Ministers' Account of the former abbey of Valdye.
The abbey of Vaudey, or Vallis Dei, was situated in the hamlet of Grimsthorpe in the parish of Edenham, parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire. It was founded in 1147 by William, Earl of Albemarle, as a daughter house of Fountains Abbey. It was dissolved under the first Act of Suppression in 1536. In 1534 the clear revenue of the abbey was only £124 5s 11d ha. The Ministers' Accounts give a total of £194 3s 8d fa. Source: William Page (ed.), The Victoria history of the county of Lincoln, vol. 2 (London: 1906), pp. 143-5.