A History of the County of Norfolk: Volume 2. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1906.
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17. THE CELL OF SLEVESHOLM
The small priory of Slevesholm, dedicated to the honour of the Blessed Virgin and St. Giles, in the parish of Methwold, was founded by William de Warenne, third earl of Surrey, in the reign of Stephen. The founder gave to Paul and his brother monks the island of Slevesholm in the fen of Methwold, providing that after Paul's death a prior should be elected from the monks of Castle Acre, who was to be presented to and admitted by the Earl of Warenne and his heirs. In 1309, John, earl of Warenne, confirmed the gifts of his ancestor. (fn. 1)
Blomefield mentions four priors of this cell— Paul; Thomas; Thomas II, 1415; and Stephen, 1419. (fn. 2)