Monument record MDR4458 - St Helen's Abbey (site of), Derby

Type and Period (4)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

SK 3499 3674. ST. HELEN's ABBEY [GT] (site of). (1) A priory of Augustinian Canons was founded here in 1137. In 1154 an abbot and canons were taken from here to colonize Darley Abbey [SK 33 NE 1] and it continued as a priory cell until by 1160 it had become a hospital which may have become extinct by c.1350. (3) Human remains were found here c. 1817. (2, 4) The site is now occupied by the grammar school. (2-5) There are no remains of the priory. Ordnance Survey siting assumed to be correct. (6) Detailed historical and cartographic analysis. (7-11)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <1> Map: 1950. O.S. 1/1250 1950.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Glover, S. 1833. History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby. p 483.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Knowles, D & Hadcock, R. 1953. Medieval Religious Houses of England and Wales. p 136, 267.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Lysons. 1817. Magna Britannia. Vol 5, p 101 (map).
  • <5> Article in serial: Cox, J. 1904. 'The History and Chartulary of the Abbey of Darley, and the Oratory of St Helen, Derby', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Volume 26, pp 82-140.
  • <6> Personal Observation: F1 FRH 24-OCT-66.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2002. From Religious Oratory to Spar Manufactory: The Development of the Site of St Helens on King St, Derby.
  • <8> Article in serial: D'Arcy, J & Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2002. 'From Religious Oratory to Spar Manufactory: the site of St Helen's, Derby. Introduction', Derbyshire Miscellany. Vol 16, p 94.
  • <9> Article in serial: D'Arcy, J. 2002. 'St Helen's Oratory & Hospital', Derbyshire Miscellany. Vol. 16, pp 94-105.
  • <10> Article in serial: Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2002. 'The buildings on the site of the Hospital of St Helen's in the 18th century', Derbyshire Miscellany. Vol 16, pp 106-119.
  • <11> Article in serial: Steer, J (Derbyshire Archaeological Society). 2003. 'The site of the Hospital of St Helen's in the 19th century 1. The Spar Manufactory', Derbys. Misc.. Vol 16, pp 150-173.

Map

Location

Grid reference SK 34979 36746 (point)
Civil Parish DERBY, DERBY, DERBYSHIRE

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (3)

  • EDR2490
  • EDR1920
  • EDR1367

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Record last edited

Jun 3 2019 12:05PM

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