Session140
TitleCistercians, I
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorCîteaux: Commentarii cisterciences, Pontigny
 
OrganiserTerryl N. Kinder, Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses, Pontigny
 
Moderator/ChairTerryl N. Kinder, Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses, Pontigny
 
Paper 140-a What Came First, the Elm or the Yew?: Fountains Abbey and Its Foundation Narrative
(Language: English)
Glyn Coppack, Independent Scholar, Goxhill
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Archives and Sources; Ecclesiastical History; Monasticism
Paper 140-b A Metrology of the Medieval Yorkshire Landscape
(Language: English)
Michael Spence, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Archives and Sources; Economics - Rural; Monasticism
Paper 140-c Excavations at Beaubec, County Meath, Ireland: Understanding the Role of the Monastic Grange in Creating a 'Cordon Sanitaire' around the Medieval Port of Drogheda
(Language: English)
Geraldine Stout, National Monuments Service, Ireland
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Daily Life; Monasticism; Religious Life
 
AbstractEarly narratives and a study of land values and rental yields increase our knowledge of the origin and rural land use of Fountains Abbey, while archaeological and historical investigations of the French Cistercian foundation of de Bello Becco (near the medieval walled town and port of Drogheda within the medieval Liberty of Meath, Ireland) - as well as the role of monastic estates of the Welsh religious houses of Llanthony Prima and Furness abbey in securing a border around this De Lacy stronghold - exhibit the expansion of the Cistercian Order and the intricacies of rural politics.