Holywell Priory

Founded in the twelfth century, Holywell Priory stood along the west side of Shoreditch Street and the north side of Hog Lane (Norton Folgate), occupying the site that would later house London’s first playhouse, the Theatre. The priory was dissolved on 10 October 1539, though its southern gateway and a fragment of its southwestern wall remained for centuries after (Bowsher, Holywell Priory 232). It was the ninth richest priory in all of England (Bull).


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    Bowsher, Julian. Holywell Priory and The Theatre in Shoreditch. London Archaeologist 11.9 (2007): 231–234.

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    Bull, Raoul, Simon Davis, Hana Lewis, Christopher Phillpotts, and Aaron Birchenough. Holywell Priory and the Development of Shoreditch to c. 1600: Archaeology from the London Overground East London Line. London: MoLA, 2011. Print.

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Holywell Priory. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0, edited by Janelle Jenstad, U of Victoria, 05 May 2022, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HOLY7.htm. INP.

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Holywell Priory. The Map of Early Modern London, Edition 7.0. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. Victoria: University of Victoria. Accessed May 05, 2022. mapoflondon.uvic.ca/edition/7.0/HOLY7.htm. INP.

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2022. Holywell Priory. In J. Jenstad (Ed), The Map of Early Modern London (Edition 7.0). Victoria: University of Victoria. Retrieved from https://mapoflondon.uvic.ca/editions/7.0/HOLY7.htm. INP.

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