List of monastic houses in Derbyshire

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List of monastic houses in Derbyshire is located in Derbyshire
Bradbourne Priory
Bradbourne Priory
Breadsall Priory
Breadsall Priory
Calke Priory
Calke Priory
Dale Abbey
Dale Abbey
Darley Abbey
Darley Abbey
DERBY (see below)
DERBY (see below)
Gresley Priory
Gresley Priory
Lees Priory
Lees Priory
Repton Priory
Repton Priory
Locko Preceptory
Locko Preceptory
Barrow Camera
Barrow Camera
Yeaveley Preceptory
Yeaveley Preceptory
Monasteries in Derbyshire
List of monastic houses in Derbyshire is located in Derby Central
Black Friary (site)
Black Friary (site)
King's Mead Priory (site)
King's Mead Priory (site)
Augustinian Priory (site)
Augustinian Priory (site)
Cluniac Priory (traditional site)
Cluniac Priory (traditional site)
St James Priory
St James Priory
Monasteries in Derby

The following is a list of monastic houses in Derbyshire, 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
identification ambiguous or confused

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
Barrow Camera ^? Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1189: church granted by Robert de Bakepuze;
probably not inhabited by brothers for long periods;
annexed to Yeaveley before 1433;
remains possibly incorporated into Arleston House built on site 16th/17th century

52°51′48″N 1°30′03″W / 52.8632974°N 1.5008301°W / 52.8632974; -1.5008301 (Barrow Camera)
Beauchief Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Bradbourne Priory All Saints Church, Bradbourne - - 12719.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
cell? dependent on Dunstable, Bedfordshire
founded 1238: granted by Geoffrey de Cauceis;
dissolved ?
Church of All Saints, Bradbourne [2][3]

53°04′18″N 1°41′27″W / 53.0717169°N 1.6909128°W / 53.0717169; -1.6909128 (Bradbourne Priory)
Breadsall Priory Breadsall Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1220 and 1266;
(erroneous ref. to Friars Eremites (Austin Friars) in records of 1266)[note 1];
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry, Duke of Suffolk 1552;
13th-century arch retained in the basement of Elizabethan mansion built on site, became hotel and golf club 'Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel' 1980
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Breadsall
Brisoll Priory;
Bredsall Park

52°58′08″N 1°26′02″W / 52.968844°N 1.433944°W / 52.968844; -1.433944 (Breadsall Priory)
Calke Priory # Calke Abbey - - 1704721.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1131/before 1129-39 or 1130-6/before 1161 by Maud, widow of the Earl of Chester;
transferred to Repton 1153-1172;
dissolved 1538; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547;
mansion named 'Calke Abbey' built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Calke
Calke Cell
[6][7][8] & [9]

52°48′02″N 1°27′26″W / 52.800556°N 1.457222°W / 52.800556; -1.457222 (Calke Priory)
Dale Abbey,
Dale Abbey - 2.JPG hermitage 12th century
Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Calke;
cell founded 1153-8 by Serlo de Grendon;
canons recalled to Calke c.1184;
Premonstratensian Canons from Tupholme, Lincolnshire;
founded ?c.1185;
canons recalled to Tupholme c.1192;
canons transferred from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire c.1196;
canons transferred from Newsham (Newhouse), Lincolnshire c.1200;
avoided suppression 1536 by payment of substantial fine;
dissolved 30 October 1538
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dale
Stanley Park Abbey;
(De Parco Stanley);
Le Dale Abbey

52°56′39″N 1°21′02″W / 52.9441772°N 1.3505244°W / 52.9441772; -1.3505244 (Dale Abbey)
Darley Priory ^ The Abbey Public House.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
daughter of St Helen's, Derby;
founded c.1146 by Robert de Ferraris (Ferrers), Earl of Derby: transferred from St Helen's;
dissolved 22 October 1538; granted to Sir William West 1540/1;
house named 'Darley Park' built on site 18th century, demolished 1962;
a monastic building (probably the priory guest house) is now 15th century Darley Abbey public house — 'Old Abbey Inn';
partly 15th-century cottage at 7 Abbey Lane may incorporate monastic remains
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Darley
Darley Abbey;
Little Derby Friary;
Little Dirby Friary

52°56′28″N 1°28′42″W / 52.940987°N 1.478267°W / 52.940987; -1.478267 (Darley Priory)
Derby Blackfriars Georgian town houses - Friar Gate, Derby - - 606792.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1239;
dissolved 3 January 1539;
occupied by an 18th-century Friary Hotel built on site; converted into a public house 1996; currently in use as a nightclub
The Annunciation [13][14]

52°55′23″N 1°29′02″W / 52.9231216°N 1.4838731°W / 52.9231216; -1.4838731 (Derby Black Friary (site))
Derby — King's Mead Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1149-59 (c.1160) by the abbess of Derby;
dissolved 1536; granted to Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury 1543/4;
site now occupied by a 16th/17th-century building
St Mary
De Pratis Priory

52°55′35″N 1°29′22″W / 52.9264785°N 1.4893341°W / 52.9264785; -1.4893341 (Derby — King's Mead Priory (site))
Derby Priory (Augustinian) Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1137 by Towyne, a burgess of Derby;
most of the monks transferred to Darley c.1146;
reduced to cell 1154;
became a hospital 1160;
ceased before 1360
The Priory Church of Saint Helen, Derby [7][17]

52°55′37″N 1°28′52″W / 52.9270606°N 1.4812124°W / 52.9270606; -1.4812124 (Derby Augustinian Priory (site))
Derby Priory (Cluniac) Cluniac monks
alien house: priory cell dependent on Bermondsey, Surrey (Greater London);
founded before 1140;
granted to Bermondsey by Waltheof, son of Sweyn;
accidentally destroyed by fire; rebuilt c.1335;
became denizen: independent from 1395;
dissolved 1536;
The Priory Church of Saint James, Derby [18][19]

52°55′21″N 1°28′42″W / 52.9225007°N 1.4782083°W / 52.9225007; -1.4782083 (Derby Cluniac Priory (traditional site))
Gresley Priory Church Gresley Church St Geo and St Mary.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1135-40 by William de Greisley (or Fitz-Nigel);
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Cruche 1543/4;
nave of the priory church in use as parochial church of Church Gresley
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint George, Gresley
Church Gresley Priory;
Greisley Priory

52°45′35″N 1°34′01″W / 52.7597884°N 1.5668821°W / 52.7597884; -1.5668821 (Gresley Priory)
Lees Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell dependent on Rocester, Staffordshire;
founded before c.1160?;
dissolved after 1517?
Leyes Priory [23]

53°12′31″N 1°37′38″W / 53.2085322°N 1.6271728°W / 53.2085322; -1.6271728 (Lees Priory)
Locko Preceptory St. Lazarus Hospitallers and Leper Hospital
founded c1297;
dissolved 1375
The Hospital of Saint Mary Magdalene
Lockhay Preceptory

52°56′16″N 1°23′29″W / 52.9377811°N 1.3912886°W / 52.9377811; -1.3912886 (Locko Preceptory)
Repton Priory ^+ Anglo-Saxon monks and nuns — double monastery
founded before 660 traditionally by St David;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 874;
Augustinian Canons Regular  — from Calke
founded c.1153-9; rebuilt 1172 by Maud, widow of Ranulph, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 25 October 1538;
remains incorporated into Repton School buildings (founded 1557);
St Wystan's Church on site incorporates substantial remains of the Anglo-Saxon foundation
St Wystan

The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Repton
Repingdon Priory

52°50′28″N 1°33′02″W / 52.8410895°N 1.5505582°W / 52.8410895; -1.5505582 (Repton Priory)
52°50′28″N 1°33′06″W / 52.8411365°N 1.5515399°W / 52.8411365; -1.5515399 (Repton Abbey)
Yeaveley Preceptory,
Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1136 (or c.1190 or 1268?) by Ralph de Fun and Sir William Meynill;
dissolved 1535 (1540); granted to Charles, Lord Montjoy 1543/4;
remains incorporated into farmhouse;
the Church of St Saviour was part of the Hospitallers' possessions
St Mary and St John the Baptist
Yeaveley and Barrow Preceptory;
Stydd Preceptory;
Stede Preceptory;
Yeveley Preceptory;
Yeaveley and Stydd Preceptory

52°57′26″N 1°44′43″W / 52.9572962°N 1.7453563°W / 52.9572962; -1.7453563 (Yeaveley Preceptory)
52°57′26″N 1°44′43″W / 52.9572962°N 1.7453563°W / 52.9572962; -1.7453563 (Stydd Preceptory)

The following location in Derbyshire lacks monastic connection:

Beightonfields Priory: a 17th- to 19th-century country house [2]


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Map link to lists of monastic houses in England by county[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Breadsall — Patent Roll 1266, gives Austin Friars: Victoria County History, A History of the County of Derby; the error lead T. Tanner, Notitia Monastica, p.83 and Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum to assert that the house was initially of friars


  1. ^ "Detailed Result: ARLESTON HOUSE". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Detailed Result: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Houses of Austin canons — The priory of Dunstable | A History of the County of Bedford: Volume 1 (pp. 371-377)
  4. ^ "Houses of Austin canons — The priory of Breadsall | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: BREADSALL PRIORY
  6. ^ "Detailed Result: CALKE ABBEY". Pastscape. 6 January 1987. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Houses of Austin canons — The abbey of Darley | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Parishes — Calke — Chesterfield | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Houses of Austin canons — The priory of Repton, with the cell of Calke | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Houses of Premonstratensian canons — The abbey of Dale | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  11. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: DALE ABBEY
  12. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: DARLEY ABBEY
  13. ^ "Detailed Result: DERBY BLACKFRIARS". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  14. ^ "Friary — The Dominican friars of Derby | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Detailed Result: Derby Kings Mead Or De Pratis Priory". Pastscape. 24 October 1966. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  16. ^ "House of Benedictine nuns — The priory of King's Mead | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "Detailed Result: ST HELENS PRIORY". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  18. ^ "Detailed Result: ST JAMES PRIORY". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  19. ^ "House of Cluniac monks — The priory of St James, Derby | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  20. ^ "Houses of Austin canons — The priory of Gresley | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  21. ^ "Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHURCH GRESLEY PRIORY". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  22. ^ "The Andrews Pages : Church Gresley, Derbyshire (with centuryastle Gresley) : Kelly's Directory, 1891". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  23. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: LEES PRIORY OR LEYES PRIORY
  24. ^ "Hospital Of St Mary Magdalene Images". Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  25. ^ "House of Knights of St Lazarus — The preceptory of Locko | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  26. ^ "Detailed Result: REPTON SCHOOL". Pastscape. 24 October 1986. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  27. ^ "Detailed Result: Yeaveley Hospitallers Preceptory". Pastscape. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  28. ^ "House of Knights Hospitallers — The preceptory of Yeaveley and Barrow | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  29. ^ "Detailed Result: STYDD HALL". Pastscape. 19 July 1985. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  30. ^ House of Knights Hospitallers — The preceptory of Dingley | A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 2 (pp. 142-144)
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