Summary Page: Former House

Name: Shap [Heppa], S. Mary Magdalene

Circary at the Time: Anglia Borealis

Years of Activity: ca. 1191-1540

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Monasticon Praemonstratense (II, 221)

Approximate modern location: South of Carlisle and Penrith, Westmoreland (Lake District), Cumbria.

Elm-Number [see below]: 15*

Comments: Founded by Thomas, son of Gospatrick, with a colony of Canons from Blanchland, which came to the site in 1200.  Abbot, later Bishop Robert Redman was of this community.  Suppressed in the disturbances of 1539-1541. 

* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.