In 1372 the general chapter of the Order of Austin Friars was held at the friary. It was around the same time (the late 14th-century) that the friary was home to a friary named Thomas Ratcliffe, who was regarded as a renown preacher.
The friary was surrendered from dissolution in November 1538. The friary does not appear to have been very large. At dissolution it was home to the Prior and three friars, and owned only the land it stood upon and a few small properties within the town. The annual income of the priory was listed as only £1.