List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire

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List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire is located in Cambridgeshire
Anglesey Priory
Anglesey Priory
Barham Friary
Barham Friary
CAMBRIDGE (see below)
CAMBRIDGE (see below)
Chatteris Abbey
Chatteris Abbey
Chippenham Preceptory
Chippenham Preceptory
Denny Abbey
Denny Abbey
Duxford Preceptory
Duxford Preceptory
Eltisley Priory
Eltisley Priory
Ely Cathedral Priory
Ely Cathedral Priory
Fordham Priory
Fordham Priory
Great Wilbraham Preceptory
Great Wilbraham Preceptory
Horningsea Monastery (site)
Horningsea Monastery (site)
Holme Friary
Holme Friary
HUNTINGDON (see below)
HUNTINGDON (see below)
Ickleton Priory
Ickleton Priory
Isleham Priory
Isleham Priory
Linton Priory
Linton Priory
Marmont Priory
Marmont Priory
Newnham Whitefriars
Newnham Whitefriars
Oxney Priory
Oxney Priory
Peterborough Cathedral Abbey
Peterborough Cathedral Abbey
Ramsey Abbey
Ramsey Abbey
St Ives Priory
St Ives Priory
St Neots Priory
St Neots Priory
Sawtry Abbey
Sawtry Abbey
Shingay Preceptory
Shingay Preceptory
Soham Monastery (reputed site)
Soham Monastery (reputed site)
Spinney Abbey
Spinney Abbey
Stamford — St Michael's Priory
Stamford — St Michael's Priory
Stonley Priory (site)
Stonley Priory (site)
Swaffham Bulbeck Priory
Swaffham Bulbeck Priory
Swavesey Priory
Swavesey Priory
Thirling Cell (approx.)
Thirling Cell (approx.)
Thorney Abbey
Thorney Abbey
Waterbeach Abbey (site)
Waterbeach Abbey (site)
Wittering Priory (suggested site)
Wittering Priory (suggested site)
Locations of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire
List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire is located in Cambridge
Barnwell Priory
Barnwell Priory
Chesterton Whitefriars
Chesterton Whitefriars
Austin Friary
Austin Friary
Augustinian Priory
Augustinian Priory
Blackfriars
Blackfriars
Blackfriars
Blackfriars
Buckingham College Priory (site)
Buckingham College Priory (site)
Greyfriars (site)
Greyfriars (site)
Pied Friars
Pied Friars
Whitefriars
Whitefriars
Friars of the Sack
Friars of the Sack
St Edmund's Priory
St Edmund's Priory
St. Radegund's Priory
St. Radegund's Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Cambridge
List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire is located in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Hinchinbrook Priory (site)
Hinchinbrook Priory (site)
Huntingdon Friary
Huntingdon Friary
Huntingdon Priory (early site)
Huntingdon Priory (early site)
Huntingdon Priory
Huntingdon Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Huntingdon

The following is a list of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire, England.

In this article alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks), and also camerae of the military orders of monks (Templars and Hospitallers). The numerous monastic hospitals per se are not included here unless at some time the foundation had, or was purported to have the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptory/commandery.

The name of the county is given where there is reference to an establishment in another county. Where the county has changed since the foundation's dissolution the modern county is given in parentheses, and in instances where the referenced foundation ceased to exist before the unification of England, the kingdom is given, followed by the modern county in parentheses.

The geographical co-ordinates provided are sourced from the details provided by English Heritage Pastscape [1] and Ordnance Survey publications.

A Monastic Glossary follows the listing, which provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

Abbreviations and key[edit]

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure) or redundant intact structure
$ indicates remains limited to earthworks etc.
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown

Locations with names in italics indicate probable duplication (misidentification with another location)
or non-existent foundations (either erroneous reference or proposed foundation never implemented)
or ecclesiastical establishments with a monastic appellation but lacking monastic connection.

Trusteeship denoted as follows:
EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust
NT National Trust

Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Online References & Location
Anglesey Priory ^,
Lode
Anglesey Abbey, Lode, Cambridgeshire.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1135 by Henry I; initially established as a hospital;
apparently becoming a priory c.1212 when endowed by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester;
dissolved before 7 August 1536; granted to John Hynde c.1538;
remains incorporated into private house named 'Anglesey Abbey' 1591; (NT)
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Nicholas, Anglesey [1][2][3]

52°14′14″N 0°14′20″E / 52.237244°N 0.238784°E / 52.237244; 0.238784 (Anglesey Priory)
Barham Friary Crutched Friars
founded before 1272 (or c.1293) apparently from Welnetham, Suffolk;
later dependent on London;
dissolved 1538; granted to Philip Paris c.1539, and later to John Millecent, Esq.
chapel remained in use until house named 'Barham Hall' built on site 1830
St Margaret
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Barkham Priory;
Bercham Priory
[4][5][6][7]

52°05′25″N 0°17′47″E / 52.0903°N 0.2964°E / 52.0903; 0.2964 (Barham Friary)
Barnwell Priory,
Cambridge
The Cellarer's Chequer - geograph.org.uk - 798404.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred from St Giles, Castle Hill, Lode;
refounded c.1112 by Pain Peverel;
plundered by townsmen 1381
dissolved 11 November 1538; granted to Anthony Brown c.1546; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton c.1552;
ruins thoroughly destroyed 1810
St Giles and St Andrew [8][9]

52°12′32″N 0°08′19″E / 52.209027°N 0.13852°E / 52.209027; 0.13852 (Barnwell Priory)
Cambridge Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded before 1289;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290
[10][11]

Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1290 by Geoffrey de Picheford
[10][11]

52°12′13″N 0°07′11″E / 52.203484°N 0.119745°E / 52.203484; 0.119745 (Austin Friary, Cambridge)
Cambridge Augustinian Priory,
Castle Hill, Lode
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1092 by Picot, Lord of Bourn, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, and Hugolina, his wife;
transferred to new site at Barnwell c.1112
St Giles [8][9]

52°12′32″N 0°08′19″E / 52.209027°N 0.13852°E / 52.209027; 0.13852 (Cambridge Augustinian Priory)
Cambridge, Bethlehemite Friary (?) Bethlehemite Friars
documented 1257 — probably never established
[12]

Cambridge Blackfriars The Chapel Emmanuel College2.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1238 (or 1237-42/c.1258);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Erlington and Humphrey Metcalf c.1543;
Emmanuel College built on site 1584 (see Cambridge University)
[13][14]

52°12′14″N 0°07′26″E / 52.2038064°N 0.1237598°E / 52.2038064; 0.1237598 (Cambridge Blackfriars)
Blackfriars, Cambridge * Dominican Friars
founded 1938; extant
The Priory of Saint Michael the Archangel, Cambridge [15][16]

52°12′50″N 0°06′33″E / 52.21375°N 0.109201°E / 52.21375; 0.109201 (Blackfriars, Cambridge)
Cambridge, Buckingham College Priory PepysLibraryCambridge.jpg Benedictine monks
dependent on Crowland, Lincolnshire;
transferred from Ely Hostel 1428;
dissolved c.1540;
refounded 1542 as the College of St Mary Magdalene
Monk's College [17][18]

52°12′37″N 0°06′58″E / 52.210278°N 0.116111°E / 52.210278; 0.116111 (Buckingham College Priory, Cambridge (site))
Cambridge, Ely Hostel Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Ely & others;
founded 1321 for brothers studying at Ely;
transferred to new site at Spaldyngs Inn (see immediately below)


Cambridge, Border Hostel Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Ely & others;
transferred from Ely Hostel (see immediately above) 1350 to Spaldyngs Inn (later renamed Border Hostel);
transferred to new site at Cambridge, Buckingham College 1428


Cambridge Greyfriars Sidney Sussex Chapel.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded c.1226, "by the bounty of Edward I", on the site of an old synagogue loaned to the Franciscans and adjoining land;
rebuilt before 1330;
dissolved 1538 (the friars departed prior to the enforcement); sold to the executors of Lady Frances Sidney 1544/5;
granted to Trinity College, Cambridge 1546;
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge founded on site 1595
[19][20]

52°12′28″N 0°07′12″E / 52.2077908°N 0.1199323°E / 52.2077908; 0.1199323 (Cambridge Greyfriars (site))
Cambridge Pied Friars Pied Friars
founded 1256(?) when some friars appear to have remained in the move of the Carmelites from Chesterton to Newnham;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1273
[21][22]

Pied Friars
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) 1256(?));
transferred here between 1273 and 1279 on land bought 1273 by the proctor of the Order of Blessed Mary in England;
dissolved after 1319
[21][22]

52°12′44″N 0°06′49″E / 52.212095°N 0.113535°E / 52.212095; 0.113535 (Cambridge Pied Friars)
Cambridge White Friars Carmelite Friars
(community founded at Chesterton 1247 (or 1249));
transferred here 1249 via Newnham;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyer c.1544
[23][24]

52°12′11″N 0°06′53″E / 52.2031094°N 0.1145947°E / 52.2031094; 0.1145947 (Whitefriars, Cambridge)
Cambridge — Friars of the Sack FitzwilliamMuseum.jpg Friars of the Sack
founded 1258 at the house of John le Rus, mayor of Cambridge, from funding by Edward I;
intended by the Pope to be passed to the Gilbertines 1290, but plan abandoned because the friars were still in residence; granted to Peterhouse 1307;
site now occupied by Fitzwilliam Museum
[25][26]

52°12′02″N 0°07′05″E / 52.2004331°N 0.1181781°E / 52.2004331; 0.1181781 (Friars of the Sack, Cambridge)
Cambridge — St Mary's Friars Friars of St Mary
founded c.1279
dissolved after 1319
[22]

Cambridge — St Edmund's Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1291, St Edmund's chapel granted by 'the bounty or gift of' B_ son of Walter; originally intended by the Pope to be located at the friary of the Sack, but it was still occupied;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward Ebrington (Erlington?) and Humphrey Metcalf c.1543
The Priory Church of Saint Edmund, Cambridge [27][28]

52°11′58″N 0°07′12″E / 52.1993876°N 0.1201093°E / 52.1993876; 0.1201093 (St Edmund's Priory, Cambridge)
Cambridge — St Radegund's Priory Cambridge Jesus.jpg Benedictine nuns
cell
founded c.1133-8 by John de Cranden, Prior of Ely with endowment confirmed by Stephen;
destroyed 1313, 1376 and 1389;
dissolved 1496 for the founded of Jesus College, Cambridge, which currenty occupies the site
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Radegund [29][30][31]

52°12′33″N 0°07′29″E / 52.209086°N 0.124712°E / 52.209086; 0.124712 (St. Radegund's Priory, Cambridge)
Chatteris Abbey Benedictine nuns
founded 1006-16 by Ednoth, Bishop of Dorchester with his sister Aelfwen (or 980 by Alfwen, wife of Ethelstan, Earl of the East Angles);
destroyed 1306-10;
dissolved 3 September 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton c.1551
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chatteris
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Chateris Abbey
[32][33][34]

52°27′11″N 0°02′56″E / 52.453057°N 0.048851°E / 52.453057; 0.048851 (Chatteris Abbey)
Chesterton Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1247 (or 1249) by Edward I and other nobles;
transferred to new site at Newnham 1249 (or 1251-6)
[35][36]

52°12′57″N 0°08′18″E / 52.2158735°N 0.1384234°E / 52.2158735; 0.1384234 (Chesterton Whitefriars)
Cherry Hinton Bridgettine monks and nuns
charter for founded 1406 — house never established


Chippenham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller — under Clerkenwell, Middlesex
founded 1184 by William de Mandeville, Earl of Essex;
apparently annexed to Carbrook before 1489;
dissolved 1535; granted to Sir Edward North 1540/1
[34][37][38]

52°17′38″N 0°25′58″E / 52.2940°N 0.4327°E / 52.2940; 0.4327 (Chippenham Preceptory)
Denny Abbey Denny Abbey, geograph.jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Ely;
founded 1159 by Robert, Chamberlain of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany;
Knights Templar preceptory
founded 1169;
became hospital-preceptory c.1170;
dissolved 1308; committed to Master Roger of Wingfield 3 June 1309;
Franciscan nuns
refounded 1423 by Mary de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke (Mary de St Paulo, widow of Adomare, Earl of Pembroke) on the site of a cell of Ely;
dissolved before 28 October 1539; granted to Edward Erlington 1540, though nuns apparently continued to be in occupation to 1547;
estate exchanged for other land owned by the King;
in Crown ownership;
passed to City of London 1628 to offset the debts of the King;
converted to farmhouse 18th century;
many changes of hands 17th-19th century;
estate bought by Pembroke College and vested it into the care of the Ministry of Works 1947;
part of the Farmland Museum since 1997; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint James and Saint Leonard, Denny (1159-69);

The Nunnery of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Clare (1342-1539);
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Denney Abbey;
Denney Preceptory
[39][40]

52°17′40″N 0°11′13″E / 52.294491°N 0.186982°E / 52.294491; 0.186982 (Denny Abbey)
Duxford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1273;
committed to Master Roger of Wingfield 3 June 1309;
passed to Knights Hospitaller by John le Clerk of Wilbraham 21 December 1313, though no preceptory or camera was maintained there;
sacked 15 June 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt;
16th century Temple Farm on site
Duxford Temple [41][42]

52°05′37″N 0°09′38″E / 52.0936701°N 0.1605141°E / 52.0936701; 0.1605141 (Duxford Preceptory)
Eltisley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 9th century(?);
apparently destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870;
Benedictine nuns
founded before 1066;
dissolved before 1087
[43][44]

52°13′13″N 0°08′39″W / 52.2203202°N 0.1442385°W / 52.2203202; -0.1442385 (Eltisley Priory)
Ely Cathedral Priory + Ely Cathedral 3.jpg ?nuns (/and monks? — double monastery?)
founded c.673;
destroyed by the Danes 870;
secular canons
refounded 9th century;
Benedictine monks
founded 970;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1109; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Etheldreda

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity and Saint Etheldreda
[45][46]

52°23′55″N 0°15′48″E / 52.398568°N 0.263447°E / 52.398568; 0.263447 (Ely Cathedral Priory)
Fordham Priory # Fordham Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 62891.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1227, built by Henry, Dean of Fordham with endowments by Hugh Malebisse;
dissolved 1 September 1538; granted to Philip Parry 1540/1;
site now occupied by private house named 'Fordham Abbey'
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Mary Magdalene, Fordham [47][48][49]

52°18′03″N 0°23′22″E / 52.300918°N 0.389535°E / 52.300918; 0.389535 (Fordham Priory)
Great Wilbraham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1170;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312;
dissolved c.1350
house named 'Wilbraham Temple' built on or near preceptory site 17th century
Wilbraham Temple [50][51]

52°11′51″N 0°16′15″E / 52.197638°N 0.270925°E / 52.197638; 0.270925 (Great Wilbraham Preceptory)
Hinchingbrook Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1087 purportedly by William the Conqueror to replace Eltisely;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Williams (alias Cromwell) 1537/8;
remains incorporated into 16th century Hinchinbrooke House built on site
The Priory Church of Saint James, Hinchinbrook

The Priory of Saint James without Huntingdon
[52][53]

52°19′40″N 0°12′01″W / 52.3276584°N 0.2002805°W / 52.3276584; -0.2002805 (Hinchinbrook Priory (site))
Horningsea Monastery early Saxon monastery
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Biggin Abbey [54][55][56]

52°14′30″N 0°11′06″E / 52.2417554°N 0.1850295°E / 52.2417554; 0.1850295 (Horningsea Monastery (site))
Holme Friary unknown order documented 1260 [57]

52°29′39″N 0°12′16″W / 52.4942457°N 0.2043951°W / 52.4942457; -0.2043951 (Holme Friary)
Huntingdon Austin Friars # Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded August 1258;
destroyed 1286; rebuilt
dissolved 1539;
Cromwell House built on site: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell
St Mary [58][59]

52°19′57″N 0°11′12″W / 52.3325331°N 0.1866442°W / 52.3325331; -0.1866442 (Huntingdon Friary)
Huntingdon Priory, earlier site Benedictine monks
dependent on Thorney;
founded before 973 by King Edgar;
dissolved before 1086; transferred to new site out of the town (see immediately below); church granted to that new priory
[60]

52°19′49″N 0°11′05″W / 52.3303523°N 0.1845923°W / 52.3303523; -0.1845923 (Huntingdon Priory (early site))
Huntingdon Priory Benedictine monks
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
Augustinian Canons Regular 1086-91;
possible secular college 1087-1106;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded c.1108(?);
dissolved 11 July 1538
St Mary [61][62][63]

52°20′01″N 0°10′44″W / 52.333487°N 0.1787907°W / 52.333487; -0.1787907 (Huntingdon Priory)
Ickleton Priory # Benedictine nuns
founded 1190 by Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Oxford (or by a member of the Valoignes family);
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely 1538/9
now on site of Abbey Farm
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Ickleton
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Ikelington Priory
[64][65]

52°04′13″N 0°10′23″E / 52.0703202°N 0.1730293°E / 52.0703202; 0.1730293 (Ickleton Priory)
Isleham Priory Isleham Priory Church - geograph.org.uk - 271168.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St-Jacut-de-Mer;
founded 1086 (or c.1100);
monks moved 1254 to sister cell at Linton;
dissolved 1414; granted to Pembroke College, Cambridge which converted the church into a barn and demolished the monastery; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Isleham
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Isleham Cell
[66] & [67][68]

52°20′34″N 0°24′34″E / 52.342758°N 0.409412°E / 52.342758; 0.409412 (Isleham Priory)
Linton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St-Jacut-de-Mer: granted before 1163 "by gift of an ancestor of Alan, son of Ferlant";
monks transferred from Isleham, 1254;
granted to Pembroke Hall, Cambridge;
conventual until 1414;
restored late-19th century
St Mary the Virgin [69][70]

52°05′47″N 0°16′43″E / 52.0963923°N 0.2785689°E / 52.0963923; 0.2785689 (Linton Priory)
Marmont Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1204 (before c.1203) by Ralph de Hauvill;
referred to as a cell of Watton 1535;
dissolved 1538; granted to Percival Bowes and John Mosyer 1567/8;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Marmont
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Mirmaud Priory;
Marmonde Priory;
Welle Priory;
Welles Priory;
Upwell Priory
[71][72][73]

52°35′19″N 0°12′14″E / 52.5885536°N 0.2040195°E / 52.5885536; 0.2040195 (Marmont Priory)
Newnham Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
(community founded at Chesterton 1247 (1249));
transferred 1249 (or 1251-6) from Chesterton; site granted by Michael Malherb;
occupied until c.1292;
transferred to new site in Milne Street, Cambridge
[74]

52°11′33″N 0°06′19″E / 52.1924298°N 0.1052713°E / 52.1924298; 0.1052713 (Newnham Whitefriars)
Oxney Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Peterborough;
founded before 1272;
dissolved 1538
St Mary [75]

52°35′33″N 0°11′35″W / 52.5925621°N 0.1930225°W / 52.5925621; -0.1930225 (Oxney Priory)
Peterborough Abbey + Peterborough Front.JPG Saxon monastery
founded c.655, built by Saxulf, a monk, and Peada, King of Mercia and his brother Wulfhere;
monks 655-6;
Benedictine? monks
refounded? c.673
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870, derelict to c.966;
Benedictine monks
refounded c.966; rebuilt 966-72 by Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester with King Edgar and St Dunstan
dissolved 29 November 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1540; extant
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, Peterborough
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Medeshamstede Abbey
Peterburgh Abbey
[76][77][78]

52°34′21″N 0°14′22″W / 52.572581°N 0.239484°W / 52.572581; -0.239484 (Peterborough Cathedral Abbey)
Ramsey Abbey Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse Front.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 969, site offered by Aethelwine to St Oswald, Bishop of Worcester;
dissolved 22 November 1539;
church modified and incorporated into mansion named 'Ramsey House' built c.1600;
in use as a comprehensive school from mid-1980s; (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Benedict, Ramsey [79][80][81]
[82][83][84]

52°26′56″N 0°06′08″W / 52.449013°N 0.102278°W / 52.449013; -0.102278 (Ramsey Abbey)
St Ives Priory St Ives Priory Wall 2004 05 31.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Ramsey
founded c1017 by Earl Adelmus;
church dedicated by Bishop Siward
dissolved 1539;
house built on site
St Ive [85][86][87][88][89]

52°19′19″N 0°04′18″W / 52.3220699°N 0.0717115°W / 52.3220699; -0.0717115 (St. Ives Priory)
St Neots Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Ely;
founded 974 by Earl Alric and his wife Ethelfleda;
cell of Bec-Hellouin 1113;
new church dedicated 1113;
independent 1412;
dissolved 1539;
site currently occupied by Market Place car park
The Priory Church of Saint Neot, St. Neots
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Eynesbury Priory
[90][91]

52°13′39″N 0°16′14″W / 52.227540°N 0.270479°W / 52.227540; -0.270479 (St. Neots Priory)
Sawtry Abbey Cistercian monks — from Warden, Bedfordshire;
founded 1147 by Simon de Senlis, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton;
dissolved 1536-37
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Sawtrey Abbey
[92][93][94]

52°25′38″N 0°14′24″W / 52.427328°N 0.239999°W / 52.427328; -0.239999 (Sawtry Abbey)
Shingay Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1144-62 Walter, first prior of the Hospitallers in England on land purportedly granted by Sibylla de Raynes (daughter of the Earl of Montgomery) and the Earl of Gloucester;
Sisters of St. John nuns' cell removed to Sisters of St John Priory, Buckland, Somerset c.1180;
dissolved; granted to Richard Longe 1540/1
Shengay Preceptory [95][96]

52°06′30″N 0°05′19″W / 52.1083898°N 0.0885129°W / 52.1083898; -0.0885129 (Shingay Preceptory)
Soham Monastery Saxon monks
founded c.630 or 631 by St. Felix, first bishop of the East Saxons (who is purported to have had his see here);
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870 or 871;
parish church of St Andrew purportedly occupies the site
Seham Monastery [97]

52°20′01″N 0°20′13″E / 52.3334936°N 0.3368586°E / 52.3334936; 0.3368586 (Soham Monastery (reputed site))
Spinney Abbey Spinneyabbey1.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1216 and 1228 by Hugh de Malebisse and Beatrix his wife;
dependent on Ely 1449;
Benedictine monks 1449;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Edward North 1544/5;
site now occupied by a house and farm
Priory of St Mary and the Holy Cross, Spinney
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Spinney Priory
[98][99][100]

52°19′20″N 0°16′47″E / 52.322181°N 0.279701°E / 52.322181; 0.279701 (Spinney Abbey)
Stamford — St Michael's Priory Benedictine nuns
dependent on Peterborough
founded c.1155 by William of Waterville, Abbot of Peterborough;
with regular priests or brethren until after 1323;
appears to have claimed itself to be Cistercian before 1268;
dissolved 1536
St Mary and St Michael
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Stamford Baron Priory;
Stamford St Michael's Priory
[101][102]

52°38′49″N 0°28′58″W / 52.6470685°N 0.482685°W / 52.6470685; -0.482685 (Stamford — St Michael's Priory)
Stamford St Sepulchre Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Holy Sepulchre
founded c.1170(?) until before 1189;
Augustinian Canons Regular
under patronage of Peterborough from before 1189;
hospital founded, continuing until after 1227
Stonely Priory $ possibly initially a hospital
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1180 by William de Mandeville (according to Leland, but more likely William, Earl of Essex, possibly hospital until after 1220;
dissolved 1536; leased to Oliver Leder of Great Staughton in 1538; granted to him and his wife Frances 1544
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stonely [98][103][104]

52°17′40″N 0°22′05″W / 52.294496°N 0.3680018°W / 52.294496; -0.3680018 (Stonley Priory (site))
Swaffham Bulbeck Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1150-63 by Isabel the Bolebec;
dissolved 1536; granted to the Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely 1538/9
The Nunnery of Saint Mary, Swaffham
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Swaffham Nunnery;
Swafam Nunnery
[105][106][107][108]

52°14′31″N 0°16′51″E / 52.2420609°N 0.2808782°E / 52.2420609; 0.2808782 (Swaffham Bulbeck Priory)
Swavesey Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St Serge Abbey, Angers: granted by Count Alan Rufus;
founded before 1086;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry 1411;
a private residence named 'The Priory' is supposedly situated on or near the site
St Andrew [109][110]

52°18′21″N 0°00′12″W / 52.3058022°N 0.003444°W / 52.3058022; -0.003444 (Swavesey Priory)
Thirling Cell Augustinian Canons Regular — grange or cell Thirling Priory [111]

52°35′45″N 0°11′01″E / 52.595723°N 0.183506°E / 52.595723; 0.183506 (Thirling Cell (approx. site loc.)) (approx)
Thorney Abbey + Thorney Abbey Church - geograph.org.uk - 208930.jpg anchorites or hermits
before 972;
Benedictine monks
founded 972 by the first abbot of Peterborough;
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Earl of Bedford 1549/50;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Botulph, Thorney [112][113][114]
[115][116]

52°37′14″N 0°06′26″W / 52.6204873°N 0.1070899°W / 52.6204873; -0.1070899 (Thorney Abbey)
Trokenholt Priory hermitage
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Thorney;
founded 1154-69 (during the reign of Henry II): hermitage and chapel granted to Thorney by Nigel, Bishop of Ely;
dissolved 14th century(?)
Waterbeach Abbey Franciscan nuns
founded 1294 by Denise Munchensey;
gradually removed to Denny 1351 due to flooding;
dissolved 1351
The Nunnery of the Piety of Our Lady and Saint Clare

The Nunnery of Our Lady of Pity and Saint Clare
[117][118]

52°15′46″N 0°11′38″E / 52.2627108°N 0.1937574°E / 52.2627108; 0.1937574 (Waterbeach Abbey (site))
Whittlesey Mere Friary hermit friars[note 1];
apparently not Austin friars; uncertain order and foundation, no further reference
Wittering Priory order and foundation unknown — priory recorded extant 1308; reference to documentary evidence of its existence 1273 possibly refers to Southorpe Hospital [119]

52°36′20″N 0°27′03″W / 52.6056506°N 0.4509276°W / 52.6056506; -0.4509276 (Wittering Priory (suggested site)) (suggested)

The following locations in Cambridgeshire lack known monastic connections:


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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Whittlesey Mere: Calendar Patent Rolls 1258-66

References[edit]

  1. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: Priory of Anglesey — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.229-234)
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  4. ^ "Linton District Historical Society  Sir Philip Paris". Lintonhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: BARHAM FRIARY
  6. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: BARHAM HALL
  7. ^ British History Online — Friaries: Crutched friars, Barham — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.291-292)
  8. ^ a b British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons - Priory of Barnwell — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.234-249)
  9. ^ a b Pastscape — Detailed Result: BARNWELL PRIORY
  10. ^ a b British History Online — Friaries: Austin friars, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.287-290)
  11. ^ a b Pastscape — Detailed Result: CAMBRIDGE AUSTIN FRIARY
  12. ^ British History Online — Religious houses - Introduction — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.197-199)
  13. ^ British History Online — Friaries - Dominicans, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.269-276)
  14. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: EMMANUEL COLLEGE
  15. ^ "Welcome to Blackfriars Cambridge". Chez.com. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  16. ^ Cambridge
  17. ^ British History Online — Colleges: Buckingham College — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (p.312)
  18. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: St Mary Magdalene College Formerly Buckingham College
  19. ^ British History Online — Friaries - Franciscans, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.276-282)
  20. ^ The Grey Friars in Cambridge  Google Books. Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  21. ^ a b Pastscape — Detailed Result: CAMBRIDGE FRIARY OF PIED FRIARS
  22. ^ a b c British History Online — Friaries: Friars of St Mary, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.286-287)
  23. ^ British History Online — Friaries - Carmelites, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.282-286)
  24. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CAMBRIDGE WHITEFRIARS
  25. ^ British History Online — Friaries - Friars of the sack, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.290-291)
  26. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CAMBRIDGE FRIARY OF FRIARS OF THE SACK
  27. ^ British History Online — Houses of Gilbertine canons - Priory of St Edmund, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.254-256)
  28. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ST EDMUNDS PRIORY
  29. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns - Priory of St Radegund, Cambridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.218-219)
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  31. ^ "St. Radegund: the nunnery and its history redissolvedcovered". 131.111.243.80. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  32. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns - Abbey of Chatteris — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.220-223)
  33. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHATTERIS ABBEY
  34. ^ a b http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0013-8266(200102)116%3A465%3C176%3ATCOCA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q
  35. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHESTERTON WHITEFRIARS
  36. ^ British History Online — Chesterton: Churches — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 9 (pp.28-35)
  37. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: Chippenham Hospitallers Preceptory
  38. ^ St Margarets Church — Chippenham
  39. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: DENNY ABBEY
  40. ^ "The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey: Homepage". Dennyfarmlandmuseum.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  41. ^ British History Online — Houses of Knights Templars - Preceptory of Duxford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (p.262)
  42. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: TEMPLE FARM
  43. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ELTISLEY PRIORY
  44. ^ British History Online — Parishes: Eltisley — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 5 (pp.46-59)
  45. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - Abbey and cathedral priory of Ely — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.199-210)
  46. ^ "Ely Cathedral  Striving to be a Christian Community of Worship, Welcome and Care". Cathedral.ely.anglican.org. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  47. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: FORDHAM PRIORY
  48. ^ British History Online — Houses of Gilbertine canons - Priory of Fordham — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.256-258)
  49. ^ British Listed Buildings — Fordham Abbey - Fordham - Cambridgeshire - England
  50. ^ British History Online — Houses of Knights Templars - Preceptory of Great Wilbraham — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (p.263)
  51. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WILBRAHAM TEMPLE
  52. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - The priory of Hinchinbrook — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.389-390)
  53. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: HINCHINGBROOKE HOUSE
  54. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 371968
  55. ^ British History Online — Horndon, East: Horsell A Topographical Dictionary of England (pp.550-553)
  56. ^ Biggin Abbey — Fen Ditton — Cambridgeshire — England | British Listed Buildings
  57. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 367165
  58. ^ British History Online — Houses of Austin canons: The priory of St Mary, Huntingdon — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.393-395)
  59. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CROMWELL HOUSE
  60. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 1269111
  61. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: St. Marys Priory
  62. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 1269111
  63. ^ Plate 56 — Cromwell House, plan of undercroft | Survey of London: volume 13 (p.56)
  64. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns - Priory of Ickleton — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.223-226)
  65. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ICKLETON PRIORY
  66. ^ http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Isleham_Priory.pdf
  67. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: PRIORY OF ST MARGARET OF ANTIOCH
  68. ^ Isleham Priory Church | English Heritage
  69. ^ British History Online — Alien houses: Priory of Linton — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.314-315)
  70. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
  71. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MARMONT PRIORY
  72. ^ British History Online — Houses of Gilbertine canons: Priory of Marmont — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.258-259)
  73. ^ "National Register of Archives | Corporate details | Archive Details". The National Archives. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  74. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: NEWNHAM WHITEFRIARS
  75. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXNEY PRIORY
  76. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - The abbey of Peterborough — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 2 (pp.83-95)
  77. ^ "Welcome to Peterborough Cathedral". Peterborough-cathedral.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  78. ^ "Peterborough Cathedral, its history and architecture, with information for visitors". Easterncathedrals.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  79. ^ "Ramsey Abbey". Ramsey Abbey. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  80. ^ "Catholic Encyclopedia: Ramsey Abbey". Newadvent.org. 1 June 1911. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  81. ^ National Trust | Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse
  82. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: RAMSEY ABBEY
  83. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: RAMSEY ABBEY SCHOOL
  84. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Ramsey — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.377-385)
  85. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - The priory of St Ives — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.388-389)
  86. ^ "St. Ives, Cambridgeshire". Britainexpress.com. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  87. ^ "Microsoft Word  EUS  H  St. Ives  Cover.doc" (PDF). Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  88. ^ "The Medieval Fairs of St. Ives, Cambridgeshire". Stives-town.info. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  89. ^ "The Catholic Church in St. Ives". Sacredheart-stives.org. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  90. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - The priory of St Neots — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.385-388)
  91. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ST NEOTS PRIORY
  92. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: The abbey of Sawtry — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Huntingdon: Volume 1 (pp.391-392)
  93. ^ "Sawtry Abbey Moat and earthworks". Huntingdonshire.info. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  94. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: SAWTRY ABBEY
  95. ^ British History Online — Houses of Knights Hospitallers - Preceptory of Chippenham — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.264-266)
  96. ^ British History Online — Houses of Knights Hospitallers: Preceptory of Shingay — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.266-269)
  97. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 375165
  98. ^ a b British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons - Priory of Spinney — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.249-254)
  99. ^ Welcome to Spinney Abbey
  100. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: SPINNEY ABBEY
  101. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: STAMFORD PRIORY
  102. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns: The priory of St Michael, Stamford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 2 (pp.98-101)
  103. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: STONELY PRIORY
  104. ^ History of Stonely Priory
  105. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns - Priory of Swaffham Bulbeck — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.226-229)
  106. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THE ABBEY
  107. ^ "Cambridgeshire Collection  History On The Net". Cromwellcollection.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  108. ^ "Swaffham Bulbeck". Genuki.org.uk. 20 March 2003. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  109. ^ British History Online — Alien houses: Priory of Swavesey — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.315-318)
  110. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: SWAVESEY PRIORY
  111. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THIRLING PRIORY
  112. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks - Abbey of Thorney — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.210-217)
  113. ^ "Welcome to Thorney!". Thorney.org. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  114. ^ "Thorney Abbey Church". Thorneyabbey.info. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  115. ^ "Cambridgeshire Collection  History On The Net". Cromwellcollection.org.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  116. ^ "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Thorney Abbey". Newadvent.org. 1 July 1912. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  117. ^ British History Online — Houses of minoresses: Abbey of Waterbeach — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely: Volume 2 (pp.292-295)
  118. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WATERBEACH ABBEY
  119. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 348102
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