William Peveril founded an Abbey for the order of St. Augustine on the Weedon Road at the beginning of the twelfth century in the reign of Henry I.
He endowed it with 40 acres in Duston, the church in Duston and Duston Mill. The Abbey stood for some 400 years and, during that long period, 23 abbots and canons with some 30 rectories in the area appropriated to the Abbey.
Nicholas de Flore was confirmed abbot on 19th March 1298 in the reign of Edward I, and remained so until 1334. The tomb cover of Nicholas de Flore was placed in St. Luke's Church, Duston after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, and has remained there ever since.