Barlynch Priory

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Barlynch Priory
Monastery information
Other names St Nicholas's Priory
Order Augustinian
Established Between 1154 and 1189
Disestablished 1539
Founder(s) William de Say
Location Brompton Regis, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°02′45″N 3°32′05″W / 51.0457°N 3.5348°W / 51.0457; -3.5348Coordinates: 51°02′45″N 3°32′05″W / 51.0457°N 3.5348°W / 51.0457; -3.5348
Grid reference grid reference SS925285
Visible remains Walling at Barlynch Farm

Barlynch Priory (also known as St Nicholas's Priory and sometimes spelled Barlich Priory) in Brompton Regis, Somerset, England was Augustinian priory founded, by William de Say, between 1154 and 1189 and dissolved in 1537.[1]

In 1524 the priory was at its largest with nine cannons.[2]

The only visible remains are some fragments of walling attached to Barynch farmhouse, which have been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 182).[3] It has been added to the Heritage at Risk register because of the risk of collapse.[4]

Some of the stained glass from a Jesse window at the Priory is now in the St Peter's Church in Huish Champflower.[5]


  1. ^ "Barlynch Priory". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Barlynch". Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Barlynch', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 2 (1911), pp. 132-134. British History Online. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ "Barlich Farmhouse". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Barlinch Priory, Brompton Regis, West Somerset - Exmoor (NP)". Heritage at Risk. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The complete guide. Wimborne, Dorset: Dovecote Press. ISBN 1-874336-27-X.