Plympton Priory, O.S.A. (Devon)

Scope and Content

Five deeds relating to the Augustinian Priory at Plympton, Devon, founded in 1121. They include an agreement with Buckland Abbey.

Acquisition Information

Rylands accession nos R35256-35260. Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the Manchester bookseller P.M. Barnard for £6 in October 1913.

Custodial History

In 1848 these five charters belonged to Mr Edward Hailstone and are mentioned, Nos. RYCH/46 and 47 being printed, in the Archaeological Journal, vol. 5, pp. 57-62; see also G. Oliver, Additional Supplement to the Monasticon dioecesis Exoniensis (Exeter, 1854), pp. 14-15. The charters were endorsed in the 14th century: Carta lxx vi, Carta lxxvii, Carta lxxv, Carta lxxxxix, and Carta cxxx respectively.