List of monastic houses in England

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List of monastic houses in England is a catalogue of abbeys, priories, friaries and other monastic religious houses in England.

Overview[edit]

Article layout[edit]

The list is presented alphabetically by ceremonial county. Foundations are listed alphabetically within each county.

Communities/provenance: shows the status and communities existing at each establishment, together with such dates as have been established as well as the fate of the establishment after dissolution, and the current status of the site.

Formal Name or Dedication: shows the formal name of the establishment or the person in whose name the church is dedicated, where known.

Alternative Names: some of the establishments have had alternative names over the course of time. To assist in text-searching such alternatives in name or spelling have been provided.

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

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]

Bedfordshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Bedfordshire edit)[1]


Foundation Image Communities and provenance Formal name or dedication
and alternative names
Beadlow Priory Benedictine monks — from Milbrook
dependent on St Albans, Hertfordshire
founded 1140/6 by Henry d'Albini;
abandoned 1435, reverted to the Crown, the buildings falling into decay thereafter
Saint Mary Magdalen
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Beaulieu Priory
Bedford Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the custody of Oxford);
founded 1238 by Mabilea de Plateshull;
dissolved c.1539; granted to John Gostwyke
Saint Francis
Bedford Abbey Benedictine monks
founded before 971;
ceased to exist decades before 1066 (possibly destroyed in raids by the Danes 1010);
Bedford Priory secular canons collegiate
founded before 1066;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1165-6 by Simon Beauchamp;
transferred to new site at Newnham c.1080;
current parish church of St Paul built on site from 14th century
Bushmead Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1195 by Hugh Beauchamp;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Gascoign;
refectory incorporated into mansion built on site; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bushmead
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Bissemede Priory
Caldwell Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular — Holy Sepulchre
founded c.1154 (1153) (early in the reign of Henry II, or during that of Stephen) by Simon Basket (Barescote?), Alderman of Bedford, or a member of the Barescote family, or between 1199 and 1216 (during the reign of John): land granted by Robert of Houghton, confirmed by Henry III, or between 1199 and 1216 (during the reign of John): land granted by Robert of Houghton, confirmed by Henry III;
Augustinian Canons Regular before c.1280;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Leigh c.1562
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist at Caldwell
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Cauldwell Priory
Chicksands Priory ^ Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house
founded c.1150 (1147) by Pain de Beauchamp and his wife, Rose (Roese/Roais) or c.1154;
dissolved 1538; granted to London grocer Richard Snow;
cloisters incorporated into private house;
Crown Property 1936; in grounds of Military base to 1995;
restored by MOD 1997-8
Saint Mary
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Chicksand Priory
Dunstable Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1259 at the invitation of King Henry III and his consort;
dissolved before 8 May 1539
Dunstable Priory + DunstablePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1131 (or before 1125?) by Henry I;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Leonard Chamberlayne
nave of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Dunstable
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Dunstaple Priory
Elstow Abbey + St Mary and Helena Parish Church, Elstow - geograph.org.uk - 823352.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded 1078 by Judith, niece of William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Humphrey Radcliff c.1553;
nave now in use as parish church
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Helena, Elstow
Grovebury Priory,
Leighton Buzzard
Fontévrault Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Fontévrault
manor granted after 1164 by Henry II;
founded after 1189;
dissolved 1414;
farmhouse built on site
La Grave Priory;
Leighton Buzzard Priory;
Grovesbury Priory
Hardwick Preceptory # Knights Hospitaller
founded before(?)1279
dissolved before(?)1489
Harrold Priory # Augustinian Canonesses — Arroasian under protection and guidance of (possibly lay) brothers (see immediately below)
alien house: daughter of Arrouaise, Normandy
founded 1138 by Sampson le Forte;
ceded to Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire 1177
Augustinian Canonesses
became denizen: independent from 1188;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Lord Parr
site occupied by farmhouse and a mansion named 'Harrold Hall', built 1608-1610
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Peter, Harrold
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Harwood Priory
Harrold Priory Cell Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian (or possibly lay-brothers) attached to the nunnery (see immediately above)
founded c.1136-8;
dissolved before 1181
Leighton Buzzard Cell # Cistercian monks
cell or grange? dependent on Woburn;
founded before 1159
Markyate Priory Historical county location. See entry under Hertfordshire
Melchbourne Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1176 by Lady Alice de Claremonte, Countess of Pembroke;
dissolved 1486; held by the prior of England from 1489, de facto losing its status as a preceptory;
granted to John, Earl of Bedford 1550/1;
restored to the Knights by Queen Mary
Melchbourne Priory;
Melchburn Preceptory;
Mechelburn Preceptory
Millbrook Priory # Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on St Albans, Hertfordshire;
founded 1097-1119: church granted to St Albans by Nigel de Waste;
transferred to (/merged with) Beadlow 1143;
dissolved 1140-6
Saint Michael
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Millbrook Cell
Newnham Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular — from Bedford Priory (collegiate church of St Paul)
(community founded at Bedford c.1165)
transferred here c.1180;
dissolved 1540; granted to Urian Brereton 1540/1
Saint Paul
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Newenham Priory;
Newenham by Bedford Priory
Pulloxhill Grange Augustinian Canons Regular
grange of Dunstable;
dissolved; granted to Sir William Pagett 1547
Ruxox Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
cell/chapel for retired brothers from Dunstable;
founded before 1189;
dissolved after 1290
chapel dedicated to St Nicholas
Turvey Abbey * Benedictine nuns
extant;
adjacent to Benedictine monastery (see immediately below)
The Priory of Our Lady of Peace
Turvey monastery * Benedictine monks
founded 1980; extant;
adjacent to Benedictine Abbey (see immediately above)
The Monastery of Christ our Saviour
Warden Abbey # Warden Abbey (428017).jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1136 by Walter Espec;
dissolved (surrendered by the abbot and monks) 4 December 1538;
Elizabethan house built on site (of which exist only remnants)
renovated 1974; (LT)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Old Warden
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St Mary de Sartis Abbey;
Old Warden Abbey;
Wardon Abbey
Woburn Abbey # WoburnAbbey02.JPG Cistercian monks
daughter of Fountains, Yorkshire
founded 28 May 1145 by Hugh de Bolebec;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Lord Russell 1547/8
site now occupied by a mansion, estate and safari park
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Woburn

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Berkshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Berkshire edit)[2]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abingdon Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Ankerwycke Priory,
Wraysbury
Benedictine nuns
founded c.1160 by Gilbert de Mountfitchet, Kt., Lord of Wyrardisbury and his son;
dissolved before 8 July 1536; granted to Lord Windsor 1538/9 then to Sir Thomas Smith 1550/1
ruins in grounds of Ankerwycke House
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Ankerwyke
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Ankerwick Priory;
Ankerwyke Priory
Ascot Priory *,
Winkfield
Anglican nuns
founded 1861; extant
The Priory Church of Jesus Christ
Bisham Abbey # Bisham - geograph.org.uk - 1155.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular priory
founded 1337 by William Montacute;
built to the northeast of the site of the former Knights Templars' preceptory (see immediately below)
dissolved 1536
Benedictine monks
abbey
founded 1537 by Henry VIII;
the abbey incorporating parts of the former Knights Templars' structure;
(transferred from Chertsey, Surrey);
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Edward Hoby c.1554;
extant preceptory & demolished priory/abbey site now headquarters of the National Sports Council
The Priory Church of the Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bisham

The Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity, Bisham
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Bustlesham Priory;
Bisham Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded before 1139 by Robert de Ferrers;
dissolved 1308-12;
Augustinian priory later founded to northeast of site (see immediately above);
extant preceptory & demolished priory/abbey site now headquarters of the National Sports Council
Bradfield Abbey ~ monks
documented 1066
land granted by King Ine to Hean, Abbot of Abingdon, and Ceolswyth 688-90 to found a monastery; community included monks, status and site otherwise unknown
Bradley Priory ~ Benedictine monks
dependent on Abingdon (Oxfordshire)
manor, described in 1547 as 'lately a priory';
status and site otherwise unknown
Bromhall Priory #,
Sunningdale
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Chertsey, Surrey;
founded before 1200 by Edward, the Black Prince;
accidentally burnt 1462;
dissolved 1521 when the last prioress died and the remaining sisters left;
given to Saint John's College Cambridge
remains destroyed or incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Bromhall
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Broomhall Priory
Charney Manor Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Cholsey Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Cold Ash Centre * Francisan Friars Minor and sisters
Novitiate house for the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary founded 1930s; extant
The Cold Ash Centre
Cookham Abbey ~ probable double monastery
founded before 726; granted to Canterbury by Æthelbald of Mercia;
confiscated by Offa and Coenwulf;
restored before 798; granted by Archbishop Æthelheard to Cynethryth, an abbess;
site now occupied by parochial church
Coxwell Grange Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Donnington Friary ^ Crouched Friars
founded before 1404 (1392/3), land granted by Sir Richard Abberbury to the London Friary c.1376;
dissolved 1538 (recorded at suppression as Trinitarian, later corrected to Crossed Friars);
site now occupied by country house of named 'The Priory'
Donington Friary
Douai Abbey *,
Woolhampton
Douai Abbey, geograph.jpg Benedictine monks
(community founded at Douai, Belgium, 1615)
removed from Douai 1903; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, Upper Woolhampton
East Hendred Cell Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Faringdon Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Greenham Preceptory ~ Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1180 (1199) on estates granted by Matilda Countess of Clare and Gervase Paynell;
last preceptor d. 1442;
made part of the estate of the prior of England by the grand master of Rhodes 1445
dissolved 1540;
briefly restored under Queen Mary
Hurley Priory + St Mary's Church, Hurley - geograph.org.uk - 595442.jpg Benedictine monks
founded before 1087 (1065) granted by Godfrey de Magna Villa (Mandeville) to the Benedictines of Westminster to found a cell;
dissolved 1536; granted to Leonard Chamberleyn c.1544
nave of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hurley
Kintbury Abbey # possible Saxon abbey, minuter or oratory
founded before 931, not mentioned in Domesday survey;
land granted to Fontevrault Benedictine nuns and brothers 1147 by Robert Le Bossu to found a monastery;
transferred to new site at Nuneaton, Warwickshire 1155;
planned refoundation probably never established
Saint Mary
Poughley Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1160 by Ralph de Chaddleworth;
dissolved 1524 and granted to Cardinal Wolsey's college at Oxford and was occupied by scholars of the college;
remains (cellar range) now incorporated into after-dissolution farmhouse without public access
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Poughley
Reading Abbey ReadingAbbey.JPG Cluniac monks
founded 1121 by Henry I
Benedictine monks
refounded c.1210;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset c.1550;
quarried and dismantled c.1550-1643
ruins extant
The Abbey Church of Our Lady and Saint John the Evangelist, Reading
Reading Nunnery ReadingMinster.jpg nuns
founded 979
dissolved 1016; granted to Battle, Sussex by William the Conqueror;
apparently on the site now occupied by St Mary's Minster Church (restored 1551-1555 with masonry and timbers from the demolished Reading Abbey)
Reading Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1233 by permission of Adam de Lathbury, abbot of Reading, and the abbey's convent;
transferred to new site 1285-6 (see immediately below)
Reading Greyfriars + ReadingGreyfriars.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
transferred from former site (see immediately above) 1285-6 with permission of the abbot of Reading;
church built 1311;
dissolved 15 September 1538; used as hospital, a poorhouse then a town jail;
converted back to a parish church
Saint Francis
Sandleford Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1193/1202 by Jeffrey (Geoffrey), Earl of Perch and his wife Maud (Matilda);
arrangements made 1274 by Maud de Clare, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford to refound as a double house for Fontevrault Benedictine nuns and brothers, but this did not come about;
dissolved 1478
remains converted to a country house;
now an Anglican Convent School
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Sandleford
Shalford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1198, apparently granted by Simon de Ovile;
Knights Hospitaller
dissolved after 1276;
by 1338 had become a member of Greenham
Brimpton Commandery;
Brimpton Preceptory
Sheffield Lesser Priory ~ Benedictine monks
alien house: manor-grange dependent on St Martin-de-Noyon, Charleval;
founded after 1086, manor granted to Charleval by the Count of Evreux;
locally known as a 'priory'
dissolved and privately leased c.1166-7;
passed to Reading 1270
Sonning Minster Saxon minster
held by Bishop of Ramsbury/Sherborne 10th/11th century
sometimes considered joint-see with Ramsbury, Wiltshire;
current parochial church dating to 9th century, largely rebuilt 1852-3;
restored 1870-90
Hundredal Minster
Steventon Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Stratfield Saye Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: priory cell dependent on Valmont
founded 1169 or 1170 by Nicholas de Stoteville (Nicholas d'Estouteville): hermitage granted to Valmont;
dissolved 1399;
house named 'The Priory' built on site (Beech Hill in the Berkshire part of Stratfield Saye)
St Leonard
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Stratfield-Say Priory
Templeton Camera Knights Templar
possible small hospice or hostel with chapel;
passed to Knights Hospitallers in 1311; in private hands at Dissolution;
mansion named 'Templeton House' built on site 1895
Wallingford Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Wytham Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire

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Bristol[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Bristol edit) [3]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Bedminster Monastery possible Saxon monastic or secular foundation
parochial church of St John probably built on site, rebuilt 1854, destroyed by bombing in World War II


Bristol Austin Friars # Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1313 by Sir Simon and Sir William Montacute;
vacation house for alien students 1362;
dissolved September 1538; granted to Maurice Dennis c.1543
Bristol Blackfriars ^ Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1227/8 by Sir Maurice [de] Gaunt;
dissolved 10 September 1528 (1538?); granted to William Chester;
subsequently The Friars Quaker meeting house;
then Bristol Register Office;
currently in use as a restaurant
Bristol Eremites Friars # Friars Eremites
Bristol Friars of the Sack # Friars of the Sack
founded before 1266;
dissolved after 1286; friars had left before 1322, though church continued in use
Bristol Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1230/34;
dissolved 10 September 1538; granted to Mayor and citizens c.1541
Saint Francis
Bristol Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded 1256/1267 by Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward I);
dissolved 1538; site successively occupied by a mansion and a boys' school;
site now occupied by Colston Hall
The Blessed Virgin Mary
St James's Priory, Bristol + Stjameschurch.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1120s, built by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, son of Henry I;
dissolved 1539; granted to Henry Brayne c.1543;
nave in parochial use 1374;
fell into disuse 1980s;
in custodianship of the Little Brothers of Nazareth since 1996
The Priory Church of Saint James, Bristol
Bristol — St Mary Magdalen Nunnery # King David Inn on the site of the Priory of St Mary Magdalen, Bristol.jpg Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1173 by Eva, widow of Robert Fitzharding;
also given as Benedictine
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Brayne and John Marsh;
King David Inn built on site
St Mary Magdalene
Bristol — St Philip's Priory St Philip and Jacob, Bristol.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.900
The Church of Saint Philip and Saint Jacob, Bristol
Bristol — St Stephen's Priory Church of St Stephen, Bristol.jpg Benedictine monks
recorded as a cell dependent on Glastonbury, Somerset
Bristol Cathedral Abbey: St Augustine's Abbey, Bristol + Bristol.cathedral.west.front.arp.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded 1140-2 by Robert Fitzharding; first canons transferred from Shobdon, Herefordshire (1120 or) 1148;
dissolved 9 December 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1542; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bristol

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Bristol
Bristol Preceptory Temple Church Bristol Jan10.jpg Knights Templar
church built on site of templar church, now in ruins
Westbury Priory 061203 ukbris wotch 01.jpg Saxon minster, college of secular priests
founded 716;
granted to Worcester 824;
probably destroyed in Danish raids 9th century;
Benedictine monks
refounded c.963/4 by Bishop Oswald;
12 monks transferred to new site at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire 972; priory lapsed thereafter;
refounded c.1093, cell dependent on Worcester;
lapsed before c.1112;
refounded 1125;
college of secular priests 1194;
parochial church built on site
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Westbury on Trym
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Westbury on Trym Priory;
Westbury Minster

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Buckinghamshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Buckinghamshire edit)[4]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aylesbury Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1387 by James Butler, Earl of Ormond;
dissolved 1 October 1538
Aylesbury Monastery # possible nuns order and period unknown
said to have been a nunnery or Trinitarian house — probably only a holding
Biddlesden Abbey # Cistercian monks — from Garendon, Leicestershire
founded 10 July 1147 by Ernald de Bosco, seneschal of the Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Thomas Wriothesley 1540/1;
remains demolished c.1727;
site now occupied by private house named 'Biddlesden Park'
Saint Mary
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Biddlesdon Abbey;
Bittlesden Abbey
Bradwell Priory Bradwell abbey chapel 0494.JPG Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Luffield;
founded before 1136-44 (before/c.1155) by Meinfelin, Lord of Wolverton;
dissolved 1524-5 (or 1526) by Cardinal Wolsey for Christ Church, Oxford; granted to Arthur Longfield 1542/3;
now in private ownership; currently an urban studies centre
Saint Mary
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Bradewell Priory
Bulstrode Preceptory $ Knights Templar
founded before 1276;
dissolved 1308-1312;
land passed to and leased on behalf of the Knights Hospitaller, though they had no commandery here;
site identified through earthworks
Burnham Abbey * Burnham Abbey.JPG Augustinian canonesses
founded 1265/66 by Richard, King of the Romans;
dissolved 19 September 1539; granted to William Tyldesly 1544/5;
Anglican Augustinian Society of the Precious Blood
transferred from Birmingham 1916; extant
Saint Mary
Chetwode Priory + ChurchAndPrioryChetwode(AndrewSmith)Mar2006.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1244 or 1245 by Ralph de Norwich;
dissolved, being reduced to the status of a cell, annexed to Notley 1460-1;
dissolved 1535;
priory church became parochial c.1480 as the Parish Church of St Mary and St Nicholas
Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas
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Chetwode Cell
Crawley Monastery founded before 1042; (ref. as monasterium 1086) St Firmin
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North Crawley Monastery
Gare Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded 1163 in Stoke Goldington by Robert de Salcey, Peter de Goldington and Richard de Besseville;
granted to Delapré, Northamptonshire, late 12th/early 13th centuries;
apparently reduced to status of a grange by 1438;
subsequently recorded as destroyed
Gore Nunnery;
Gorefields Nunnery
Prioratus Gore, Sanctae Mariae Magdalenae, Moniales Nigrae
Hogshaw Nunnery # St John of Jerusalem nuns
cell
foundation unknown
transferred to Sisters of St John Priory, Buckland, Somerset c.1180;
site occupied by Knights Hospitaller commandery (see immediately below)
Hogshaw Commandery # Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1180 on site of earlier nunnery (see immediately above), granted by William Peverel;
dissolved 1470 becoming prior's possession; granted to Matilda Lane c.1543;
church in use until 1650; ruined by 1700
Lavendon Abbey $ Premonstratensian Canons
founded c.1154/5-1158 by John de Bidun, sheriff of Buckinghamshire;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Edmund Peckham 1543;
site now occupied by house named 'Lavendon Grange' (once the home of relatives of Sir Isaac Newton)
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lavendon
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Lavinden Abbey
Little Marlow Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1195 or before 1218 (or 1244 by Jeffrey, Lord Spensar);
dissolved in, or before 1536; granted to John Tiltey and E. Restwold 1540
Saint Mary
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Little Merlow Priory;
Minchin Marlow Priory
Luffield Priory Benedictine monks
founded after 1118 (c.1123 or 1124, or 1133) by Robert II le Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
suppression authorised by the Pope 1494;
dissolution stayed until 1504, after the death of the serving prior
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Medmenham Abbey Cistercian monks — from Woburn, Bedfordshire
founded 1201/4, or in 1202 by Hugh de Bolbec;
house built 1213;
dissolved before 8 July 1536 (delayed from 1524); granted to Robert Mone and others 1547;
converted into a manor house
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Medmenham
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Mendham Abbey
Missenden Abbey ^ Missenden Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 112141.jpg Augustinian/Arroasian Canons
alien house: daughter of St Mary de Bosco, or de Nemore, Ruisseauville, France;
founded 1133 by William de Missenden;
the house acknowledged royal supremacy 1536;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Duke of Northumberland;
now a residential college rarely open to general public
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Great Missenden
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Great Missenden Abbey
Newton Longville Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: daughter of Longville Ste Foi Abbey
founded c.1150 or before 1102 by Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham;
dissolved 1414;
granted to New College, Oxford 1441;
Manor House purportedly built on site 1550; St Faith's Church incorporates 12th-century church remains, possibly originally part of the priory church and may have been the conventual church of the priory
St Faith
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Newington-Longaville Priory;
Newton-Longville Cell
Notley Abbey ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1162 by Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham, and Lady Ermgard;
dissolved 9 December 1538; granted to Sir William Paget 1547;
site now occupied by a private house without public access
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin and Saint John the Baptist, Notley
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abbey de parco Crendon;
Crendon Parc Abbey
abbey de parco super Thamam;
Nuctele Abbey;
Noctele Abbey;
Nuttley Abbey;
Nutley Abbey
Ravenstone Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1255 by Peter de Chaseport (Chaceport), Keeper of the Royal Wardrobe;
dissolved 1525 (or 1544); granted to Sir Francis Byran 1548;
site now occupied by 19th century 'Abbey Farm'
The Priory Church of St Mary
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Ravinston Priory
Risborough Priory (?) Benedictine monks — doubtful establishment; reputedly pre-Conquest cell of Canterbury Cathedral Monks Risborough Priory
Snelshall Priory $ Snelshall Priory (site) - geograph.org.uk - 216962.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
cell dependent on Lavendon;
founded before 1166, granted to Lavendon by Sybil de Aungervill (Dangerville);
abandoned after 1203-4
Benedictine monks
founded 1203/4-1219 by Ralph Mortel (grandson of Sybil de Aungervill);
dissolved 1535; granted to Francis Piggot 1538;
site currently comprises earthworks
St Leonard
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Snellshall Priory
Tickford Priory Benedictine-Cluniac monks
alien house: cell of Marmoutier
founded 1140 or c.1100 by Fulk Paynell;
dissolved 1524; sold to Henry Atkins, MD by James I
Blessed Virgin Mary
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Newport Pagnel Priory;
Tyxford Priory
Widmere Commandery Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1248;
dissolved before 1338
Widmere Camera;
Widmere Preceptory
Wing Priory # Saxon monastery 7th century
Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St Nicholas, Angers
founded before 1086;
granted by Empress Matilda to Angers;
land and later, chapel, granted to Angers by Bodin de Ver;
in ownership of the Crown 1342-1361 and 1393-1423;
dissolved 1416; granted to St Mary de Pré, Hertfordshire by St Albans, Hertfordshire;
granted to Sir Robert Dormer by King Henry VIII
Wenge Priory

The following location in Buckinghamshire lacks known monastic connection:

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Cambridgeshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire edit) [5][6]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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
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
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
Cambridge Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded before 1289;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290
Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1290 by Geoffrey de Picheford
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
Cambridge, Bethlehemite Friary (?) Bethlehemite Friars
documented 1257 — probably never established
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)


Blackfriars, Cambridge * Dominican Friars
founded 1938; extant
The Priory of Saint Michael the Archangel, 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
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
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
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
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


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
Cambridge — St Mary's Friars Friars of St Mary
founded c.1279
dissolved after 1319
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
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
Chesterton Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1247 (or 1249) by Edward I and other nobles;
transferred to new site at Newnham 1249 (or 1251-6)
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
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
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
Eltisley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 9th century(?);
apparently destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870;
Benedictine nuns
founded before 1066;
dissolved before 1087
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
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
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
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
Horningsea Monastery early Saxon monastery
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Biggin Abbey
Holme Friary unknown order documented 1260
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Oxney Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Peterborough;
founded before 1272;
dissolved 1538
St Mary
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thirling Cell Augustinian Canons Regular — grange or cell Thirling Priory
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
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
Whittlesey Mere Friary hermit friars;
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

The following locations in Cambridgeshire lack known monastic connections:

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Cheshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cheshire edit) [7]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Barrow Camera (?) Knights Hospitaller
church granted by Robert de Bachepuz;
considered to be a confusion with Barrow Camera in Derbyshire
Great Barrow Camera
Birkenhead Priory Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Bromborough Priory Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Chester Abbey + Chester-cathedral.jpg tradition of very early foundation disputed
?nuns
founded before 875;
destroyed? in raids by the Danes 875;
secular canons
founded after 907, traditionally by Æthelflæd, daughter of King Alfred;
Benedictine monks
refounded as an abbey 1092/3 by Hugh I, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1540; granted 1534/5;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1541; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Chester (-875)

The Abbey Church of Saint Werburgh, Chester

The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester (1541)
Chester Abbey secular canons?
founded 689;
destroyed? in raids by the Danes after 875;
secular canons with associated anchorite cell;
(?re)founded c.906-7?;
part of the college of St John the Baptist;
dissolved 1547;
briefly episcopal diocesan cathedral, then co-cathedral with Coventry ?1072/5 until 1102;
in parochial use from 1102
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester (1072/5-1102)
Chester Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1236 by Alexander Stavensby, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Coke of London February 1544; site came into the possession of the Dutton family 1561
Chester Franciscan Friary * Capuchin Franciscan Friars
Chester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1237/8 (1238-40) by Albert of Pisa;
dissolved 1537 (15 August 1538); granted to John Coke
Chester Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
dissolved 1284; community probably died out before 1300
Chester — St Michael's Monastery St Michael's, Chester-2.jpg uncertain order
founded before 1162;;
Parish Church of St Michael, built 15th century; rebuilt by James Harrison 1849-50, currently in use as a Heritage Centre
St Michael
Chester Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1279 (or before 1277) by Thomas Stadham; precinct granted 1289 to build their house;
dissolved 15 August 1538; granted to John Coke (Cokkes)
Chester Priory, earlier site Benedictine? nuns
founded before 1066;
dissolved before c.1140;
refounded on new site (see immediately below)
St Mary
Chester Priory # Benedictine nuns
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) before 1066);
transferred here refounded c.1140 by Ranulph de Gernon (Randal), Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1537 (c.1540(?)); granted to Urian Brereton and son;
site excavated prior to construction of County Police Headquarters on site 1964
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Chester
Combermere Abbey Combermere Abbey.jpg Savignac monks — from Savigny
founded 3 November 1133 by Hugh de Malbane, Lord of Nantwich;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Cotton, Esq.
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Combermere
Curzon Park Abbey *, Chester Benedictine nuns
(community founded at Talacre, Wales, 1868);
transferred from Talacre 1988; extant
The Abbey Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Curzon Park, Chester
Darnhall Abbey Cistercian monks — from Abbey Dore, Herefordshire
founded 14 January 1271 to February 1274 by Edward I;
transferred to new site at Vale Royal 1281
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Darnhall
Hilbre Island Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Mobberley Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1203-4 (c.1206) by Patrick of Mobberley;
annexed as a cell dependent on Rocester, Staffordshire 1228-40;
manor house built on site 1625 (replacing earlier, ruinous house)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Wilfrid, Mobberley
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Modberley Priory
Norton Priory Norton Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
(community founded at Runcorn c.1115);
transferred from Runcorn 1134 by William FitzWilliam third Baron of Halton;
raised to abbey status 1391 (1422) (early in the reign of Henry VI or sooner);
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Brooke;
part converted into private mansion 1545;
demolished 1928;
now in ownership of Norton Priory Museum Trust open to public as a museum
The Priory Church of Saint Mary at Norton
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Norton Abbey
Poulton Abbey Savignac monks — from Combermere
site granted to Combermere 1146;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
founded 1153 by Robert, butler to Ranulf II, Earl of Chester;
building possibly completed 12 May 1158;
transferred to new site at Dieulacres, Staffordshire 1214 due to incursions by the Welsh;
subsequently re-used as a monastic grange with chapel;
dissolved; granted to William Cotton, Esq. (Sir George Cotton) c.1544;
ruinous before 1672;
demolished before 1718
St Mary and St Benedict
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Pulton Priory;
Pulton Abbey
Runcorn Priory supposed monastic house
founded c.912 by Æthelflaed of Mercia;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1115 by William FitzNigel second Baron of Halton;
transferred to new site at Norton 1134;
possibly on site now occupied by All Saints parish church
St Mary and St Bertelin
Saighton Grange Saighton Grange.jpg Benedictine monks
mainly agricultural grange converted to residential grange of the abbots of Chester 15th century;
monastic site, apart from gatehouse, demolished 1861;
house built on site;
converted into a school named 'Abbey Gate College' 1977
Stanlow Abbey Cistercian monks — from Combermere;
founded 11 November 1172 by John FitzRichard, Constable and sixth Baron of Halton;
transferred to new site at Whalley, Lancashire 1296; retained in use as a cell/grange dependent on Whalley from c.1350(?) until 1442;
dissolved 1442?; granted to Sir Robert Cotton, Kt. c.1553;
no substantial remains, site inaccessible
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Locus Benedictus de Stanlawe;
Stanlaw Abbey;
Stanlawe Abbey
Stanney Grange Cistercian monks
grange with resident monk, dependent on Stanlow and Whalley, Lancashire;
founded 1172
Cow Worth Grange
Vale Royal Abbey Cistercian monks
(community founded at Darnhall 14 January 1274 to 1277);
transferred from Darnhall 1281;
never completed; a project of Edward I;
dissolved 1545; granted to Thomas Holcroft c.1543
Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Nicholas and Saint Nicasius
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Valeroyal Abbey
Warrington Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded before 1272? (built 1379?) on the site of an earlier hospital;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Holcroft 1540/1;
church continued in use until 17th century
Warburton Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester

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Cornwall[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cornwalledit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Altarnon Monastery probable monastery
before 1066
Altarnun Monastery
Bodmin — Abbey of St Mary & St Petroc* Augustinian Cannons Regular (Canons Regular of the Lateran)
founded 1881;
raised to abbey status 1953
Bodmin Blackfriars probable mistaken reference to Bodmin Greyfriars
Bodmin Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1260;
dissolved 1538
Bodmin Greyfriars
Bodmin Priory + Celtic monks
abbey? purportedly founded 6th century by St Petroc;
Benedictine? monks
refounded 936;
nuns?
dissolved c.1113;
monks or secular
dissolved c.1124;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1124;
dissolved 27 February 1538;
buildings destroyed apart from the parish church, in parochial use as Church of England parish church;
church in use for secular and industrial purposes post-dissolution
Bodmin Monastery;
Bodmin Abbey
Breage Grange Cistercian monks
grange dependent on Hailes, Gloucestershire;
founded c.1300
Cardinham Grange # purported medieval monastery
Constantyne Monastery Celtic monks
Crantock Monastery Celtic monks
probably founded by a St Carrock;
secular
before 1066;
recorded extant 1086;
secular canons collegiate
refounded 1236;
dissolved 1549
St Corontocus
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St Karentoc's Monastery
Dingerein Monastery Celtic monks Dinurrin Monastery
Gulval Monastery Celtic monks
founded by St Gudwall (Wolvela), from Wales
Dinurrin Monastery
Kea Monastery, Old Kea Celtic monks
supposed site of monastery recorded extant 1086
St Cheus Monastery;
Old Kea Monastery
Lammana Priory, Looe Island St Michael chapel, Lammana - geograph.org.uk - 1106426.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 6th century;
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Glastonbury and chapel;
founded before 1114;
disposed of by Glastonbury between 1239 and 1329;
chantry chapel of the Dawnay family before 1329;
dissolved 1549
The Priory Church of St Michael, Lammana
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Lammana Chapel
Lansallos Monastery Celtic monks
patronised by St Ildierna
St Salwys (St Alwys)
Lannachebran Cell, St Keverne monks
founded c.6th century under the tutelage of St Achebran;
secular collegiate
refounded before 1086;
Cistercian monks
grange dependent on Beaulieu, Hampshire;
founded before 1263;
dissolved 1527; granted to Francis, Earl of Bedford 1559/60
St Keiran's Monastery;
St Keverne's Monastery;
Lanachebran Monastery
Launcells Priory Celtic monks
secular at Norman Conquest
Augustinian Canons Regular
Launceston Friary(?) Friars
Launceston Priory, earlier site monks or secular
founded before c.830;
secular canons to c.1126
Launceston Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1127;
dissolved 1539;
restored 1871;
in parochial use as the Church of St Thomas the Apostle
Lanwethinoc Monastery~, Padstow Celtic monks
founded by Bishop Wethinoc;
site possibly occupied by the medieval Church of St Petrock at Padstow
Lanuthinoc Monastery;
St Petroc's Church;
Petroc-stow Monastery;
Padstow Monastery
Madron Monastery Celtic monks
before 12th century
Manaccan Monastery Celtic monks
Mawgan in Pydar Franciscan Monastery * Franciscan monks The Franciscan Monastery of St Joseph and St Anne, St Mawgan in Pydar
Paul Grange Cistercian monks
grange(?) dependent on Hailes, Gloucestershire;
founded c.1300(?)
Probus Monastery Celtic monks or secular
founded 924, purportedly by King Athelstan;
dissolved 940;
secular canons collegiate
founded before 1086 (or during the reign of Henry I, who granted the church to Exeter Cathedral 1120);
dissolved 1549
Rialton Grange # Augustinian Canons Regular
chief manor or grange of Bodmin;
manor house built 15th century
Rieltone Grange
St Anthony's Monastery, St Anthony-in-Meneage Celtic monks
Benedictine monks
alien house: grange of St-Serge, Angers;
founded from Brittany?;
became parochial after 1066;
became a grange of Twywardreath before mid-12th century (though referred to as a cell);
founded after 1088;
dissolved after 1381
Lantenning Monastery
St Anthony-in-Roseland Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Plympton, Devon
founded before 1288;
dissolved 1538;
remains incorporated into house named 'Place House' built on site 16th Century
St Anthony-in-Roseland Cell
St Buryan's Monastery, St Buryan Celtic monks
secular collegiate
founded c.930, purportedly by King Athelstan;
dissolved 1545;
parish church (SS Andrew, Thomas the Martyr, Nicholas and Beriana) on site rebuilt 13th Century, though mostly now 15th century
St Carrok's Monastery #, St Winnow Celtic monks
dissolved/destroyed before 1086?: seized by Robert, Count of Mortain;
Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Montacute, Somerset;
founded 1100-40: granted to Montacute by William, son of Robert c.1100;
became denizen: independent from 1407;
dissolved 1537; granted to Laurence Courtney 1534/5
St Carroc Monastery;
St Syriac's Monastery;
St Cyricus and St Julitta's Monastery;
St Cadix's Monastery;
St Syriac's Cell
St German's Priory + St Germans Church 1.jpg Celtic monks
possibly founded 7th century;
secular canons
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded c.936;
see transferred to new site at Crediton, Devon 1042;
monks or secular
founded 1042;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1184 (1161-87);
dissolved 2 March 1539; granted to Catherine Champernoun, John Ridgeway and others 1541/2;
now in use as parish church; remains of claustral buildings incorporated into Port Eliot House
The Priory Church of Saint German, Saint Germans
St Goran's Monastery, St Goran Celtic monks
founded 6th century; patronised by St Goran in the time of St Petroc;
dissolved after 1083;
church and lands granted to the college of Glasney 1269
St Kew Cell ~ monks
founded 6th century (in the time of St Samson);
purported Augustinian cell
secular minster status confirmed by King Edgar, who granted land to the minster 961-3;
secular collegiate
clerks or secular canons until 1283;
Augustinian Secular Canons — from Plympton, Devon
until before 1283
church rebuilt 1496 and restored 1883
St Daw (or St Docco)

Saint Kew (from 1440)
St Matthew's Monastery uncertain order and foundation
St Mawgan Monastery + Celtic monks
lands passed to Bishop before 1085;
Cluniac monks;
Carmelite convent possibly built on site 16th century
Lanherne Monastery;
St Mawgan in Pydar Monastery
St Michael's Mount Priory + England-Saint-Michaels-Mount-1900-1.jpg Saxon Benedictine? monks
8th century-11th century;
Benedictine monks
founded 1087-90;
church consecrated 1135;
alien house: dependent on Mont-St-Michel, Normandy
granted by Edward the Confessor to Mont-St-Michel before 1050;
seized during wars with the French 1362;
dissolved c.1414;
granted by Henry VI to King's College, Cambridge;
granted by Edward IV to Syon Abbey;
used alternately as fortress and monastery and private residence with public access; (NT)
St Neot's Monastery, St Neot Celtic monks
founded 6th century?;
dissolved after 1084
Saint Aniet
St Piran's Monastery, Perranzabuloe Celtic monks
founded 6th century?;
dissolved before c.1085
Saltash Monastery uncertain order and foundation
Scilly Priory Celtic monks, monastic cells
founded before 1066;
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Tavistock, Devon;
founded before 1114;
dissolved c.1538;
Tresco Abbey Gardens created by Augustus Smith around the priory remains in 1834
The Priory Church of St Nicholas, Scilly
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Tresco Cell
Sclerder Abbey + Dames de la Retraite
founded c.1843; dissolved 1852;
Franciscan Recollects
founded 1858; dissolved 1864;
Carmelite
founded 1864; dissolved 1871;
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
founded 1904; dissolved 1910;
Minoresses — from Rennes 1914-1920;
Minoresses — from Bullingham 1922-1981;
Franciscan
c.1925;
Carmelite — from Quidenham 1981; extant
Sele Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Florent-de-Saumur;
founded before 1126;
dissolved 1396
Temple property + Knights Templar
Knights Hospitaller
Temple Templars Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded 12th century;
dissolved 1308-12;
asserted to have become a preceptory of Knights Hospitallers
Tintagel Monastery remains interpreted as Celtic monastic
dependent on Bodmin;
founded c.350;
popular tradition as medieval Benedictine nunnery: evidence lacking;
Norman castle built on site;
current academic consensus regards earlier settlement as secular
Trebeigh Preceptory # Knights Templar (purportedly);
Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1199 "by the bounty of" Henry de Pomeral and Reginald Marsh;
united with Ansty before 1432;
dissolved after 1557/8; granted to Henry Wilby and George Blythe 1573/4
Treleigh Preceptory;
Turleigh Preceptory
Tregonan Cell, St Ewe Celtic monks
dependent on St Keverne's Monastery
founded 6th century;
dissolved 11th century
Tregonan Grange Cistercian monks grange of Beaulieu, Hampshire
founded before 1263;
dissolved before 1527;
"considerable remains" existing 1755 have since disappeared
St Keverne Grange
Tregony Priory ~ Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house: priory cell dependent on Le Val, Bayeux;
founded before 1125(?);
granted to Merton, Surrey 1267
The Priory Church of St James, Tregony
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Tregoney Priory
Truro — Convent of the Epiphany ^ Community of the Epiphany, Anglican
Truro Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1259 (during the reign of Henry III) by the Reskiner family; (church consecrated 1259-60);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Anglianby 1553/4
Tywardreath Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St-Serge, Angers
founded c.1088 by Richard fitz Turold, Lord of Cardinham Castle, chief baron of Cornwall (or 1169 "by some noblemen", or 1135);
became denizen: independent c.1400;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1542/3
St Andrew
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Truwardraith Priory

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Cumbria[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cumbria edit) [8][9]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Appleby Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded 1281 (c.1290-3) by Lords Vescy, Percy, and Clifford;
dissolved 1539
Armathwaite Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded before 1200 (6 January 1089 dubiously purported), endowed by William Rufus;
dissolved 1537; granted to William Gryme or Carleil 1552/3
(church dedicated to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary)
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Armethwaite Nunnery
Bleatarn Grange Cistercian monks
grange dependent on Byland, Yorkshire;
founded during the reign of Henry II
Calder Abbey CalderAbbey.JPG Savignac monks — from Furness;
founded 10 January 1135-1137 by Ranulf Meschin, first Lord of Cumberland;
community released from jurisdiction of Furness to that of Savigny; establishment ruined;
transferred to Hood 1138;
Savignac monks — from Furness;
refounded c.1142-3, rebuilt;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Leigh 1538/9;
now in private ownership without public access
Caldre Abbey
Carlisle Cathedral Priory + CarlisleCathedral.JPG purported monastery of monks and nuns founded 686 on land granted by Ecgfrith, King of Northumbria;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.875;
rebuilt before 1092 by William Rufus and Walter, a Norman priest;
secular canons from before 1092;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1122 and built by Henry I;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian(?) 1133;
dissolved 1540: last prior appointed as first dean of the cathedral;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1133; extant
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Carlisle

The Cathedral Church of The Holy and Undivided Trinity, Carlisle (1133)
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Carlilse Priory
Carlisle Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded (before?) 1233 outside the city walls, but ordered to be demolished for a highway; moved 1237;
dissolved 1539
Carlisle Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
founded 1233;
church destroyed by fire in 1292 and rebuilt;
dissolved 1539
Cartmel Priory + CartmelPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1189/94 by William Marshall, Baron of Cartmel and Earl of Pembroke;
dissolved 1536/7; granted to John Holcroft 1540/1;
church now in parochial use
Kertmel Priory
Chapel-le-Wood Cell Premonstratensian Canons
cell dependent on Cockersand
Conishead Priory ^,
Ulverston
ConisheadPriory.JPG originally a hospital
founded 1160 (after 1154);
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1188 (before 1181) by Gamel de Pennington (or William de Lancaster II);
still occupied by canons at 16 October 1536;
country house named 'Conishead Priory' built on site: and currently the home of the Buddhist Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Conishead
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Conisheved Priory
Dacre Abbey monks
founded before 731;
destroyed c.875 by Vikings;
refounded before 926;
Parish Church of St Andrew built to the south of the site
Furness Abbey FurnessAbbey.jpg Savignac monks — from Tulketh (Lancashire)
dependent on Savigny;
(founded 4 July 1124 at Tulketh by Stephen, Count of Boulogne);
transferred from Tulketh 1126 (1124-7);
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Cromwell; (EH)
Furnes Abbey
Hawkshead Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Furness;
founded c.1160;
17th century Hawkshead Old Hall incorporates remains of grange;
currently in use as a farmhouse
Holmcultram Abbey +,
Abbeytown
HolmCultramAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Melrose, Scotland
founded 30 December 1150 by Henry, son of David, King of Scotland;
dissolved 1538;
church in parochial use until destroyed in an arson incident 9 June 2006; roofless boarded-up shell remains;
restoration awaited
Holm Cultram Abbey;
Holme Cultram Abbey
Holme Eden Abbey Benedictine nuns
removed from Fort Augustus, Invernessshire 1921;
dissolved 1983;
formerly Holme Eden Hall;
altered for use as a nursing home
Priory of Saint Scholastica
Kirkby Lonsdale Benedictine monks
manor of St Mary's Abbey, York — incorrectly asserted to have been a cell
Kirkby Stephen Benedictine monks
estate of St Mary's Abbey, York — incorrectly asserted to have been a cell
Lanercost Priory + LanercostPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — possibly from Pentney, Norfolk
founded c.1166 (or 1169) by Robert de Villibus, Lord of Gilleisland;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Lord Dacre
part converted into private house named 'Dacre Hall'
church now in parochial use; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Lanercost
Nunnery near Kirkoswald Benedictine nuns
house named 'Nunnery House' built on site
Penrith Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded c.1291;
dissolved 1539;
house named 'The Friarage' built on site 1717
Preston Patrick (?)Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Cockersand;
founded after 1192(?);
transferred to Shap before 1201;
house named 'Challons Hall' built on or near site
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary Magdelene, Preston Patrick
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Preston Abbey
Ravenstonedale Priory Ravenstonedale priory ruins.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded before c.1200;
dissolved 1539(?);
Parish Church of St Oswald built immediately to the south of the site
Ravenstonedale Cell
St Bees Priory + StBeesPriory.JPG nuns cell?
founded before c.640? (during the reign of King Oswald by Bega; brief existence;
transferred to Hartlepool, Northumbria (County Durham);
or founded after 850 (c.900) by Bega — possible brief existence, though more likely an anchorites cell;
Benedictine monks
daughter of St Mary's, York;
founded not before c.1120 by William Meschin, on site of earlier church (c.900?);
dissolved 16 October 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Challoner 1553/4;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of SS Mary and Bega, Saint Bees, Saint Bees Priory
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St Bee's Priory
St Constantine's Cells Benedictine monks
three cells, hermitage dependent on Wetheral;
founded before 1112;
Seaton Priory SeatonPriory.JPG Benedictine nuns
daughter of Nunburnholme, Yorkshire;
founded c.1190-1200 by Henry Kirby;
independent from after 1313;
dissolved 1540; granted to Hugh Askue 1541/2;
site now occupied by farmhouse named 'Seaton Hall'
Nunnery of Leakly, in Seaton;
Seton Priory;
Lekeley Priory
Shap Abbey ShapAbbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Cockersand;
(community founded at Preston Patrick before 1192(?));
transferred 1201 (1199), built (during the reign of Henry II) by Thomas Fitz Gospatrick;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas Lord Wharton 1544/5; (EH)
Hepp Abbey
Wetheral Priory WetheralPrioryGatehouse.jpg Benedictine monks — from St Mary's, York
dependent on York;
founded 1106 by Ranulph Meschin, Earl of Cumberland;
dissolved 20 October 1538; granted 1541/2
The Priory Church of Saint Constantine, Wetheral

The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Constantine, Wetheral
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Wetherall Priory

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Derbyshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Derbyshireedit) [10]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
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
Beauchief Abbey Historical county location. See entry under South Yorkshire
Beightonfields Priory Beightonfields
A Grade II listed, small country house of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, of the same name, sits on or close to the site of the former priory, a mile to the West of Barlborough.
Bradbourne Priory All Saints Church, Bradbourne - geograph.org.uk - 12719.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
cell? dependent on Dunstable, Bedfordshire
founded 1238: granted by Geoffrey de Cauceis;
dissolved ?
Church of All Saints, Bradbourne
Breadsall Priory Breadsall Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1220 and 1266;
(erroneous ref. to Friars Eremites (Austin Friars) in records of 1266);
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
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Brisoll Priory;
Bredsall Park
Calke Priory # Calke Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 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
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Calke Cell
Dale Abbey,
Deepdale
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
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Stanley Park Abbey;
(De Parco Stanley);
Le 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
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Darley Abbey;
Little Derby Friary;
Little Dirby Friary
Derby Blackfriars Georgian town houses - Friar Gate, Derby - geograph.org.uk - 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
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
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De Pratis Priory
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
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
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
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Church Gresley Priory;
Greisley Priory
Lees Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell dependent on Rocester, Staffordshire;
founded before c.1160?;
dissolved after 1517?
Leyes Priory
Locko Preceptory St. Lazarus Hospitallers and Leper Hospital
founded c1297;
dissolved 1375
The Hospital of Saint Mary Magdalene
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Lockhay 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
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Repingdon Priory
Yeaveley Preceptory,
Stydd
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
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Yeaveley and Barrow Preceptory;
Stydd Preceptory;
Stede Preceptory;
Yeveley Preceptory;
Yeaveley and Stydd Preceptory

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Devon[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Devon edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Allerton Cell Benedictine hermits
cell dependent on Tavistock
Axminster Monastery ~ Saxon monks or secular canons collegiate
founded before 757 when Cyneheard the atheling was interred in the minster;
secular canons collegiate
founded c.936 by King Athelstan;
made dependent on York, Yorkshire 1060 by Edward the Confessor;
dissolved 1535;
collegiate and parochial church of St Mary possibly built on site during the Norman period
Axmouth Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: possible monastic grange, dependent on Montebourg;
founded before 1387 (during the reign of Henry II) by Richard de Rivers, Earl of Devonshire;
dissolved 1414;
granted to Walter Erle (Earl) 1552
Barnstaple Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: daughter of St-Martin-des-Champs, Paris
founded c.1107 (before 1199) by Johel of Totness;
became denizen: independent from 1403;
dissolved 1535; granted to William, Lord Howard 1537/8
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Barnstaple

The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Barnstaple Austin Friary (?) Augustinian Friars
licensed 1348 and 1353 — apparently never established due to objection by the prior of the Cluniac house
"Berdlescomb" (i.e. Burlescombe) Priory (see Canonsleigh Abbey) Augustinian Canons Regular
recorded in the time of Richard I, (probably Canonsleigh Priory, in the parish of Burlescombe)
Bodmiscombe Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded after 1200(?) (possibly during the reign of Henry III);
dissolved before 15th century?;
apparently absorbed by Buckland 14th/15th century
Bothemescomb Preceptory
Braunton Monastery traditionally site of monastery
purportedly founded 5th century by St Branock (Brynach of Nevern)
Brightley Priory # Cistercian monks — from Waverley, Surrey
founded 3 May 1136 (or 1132, 1133 or 1138) by Richard fitz Baldwin de Brioniis, Lord of Okehampton and Sheriff of Devon;
abandoned 1141; transferred to Forde, Dorset;
site now occupied by Brightley Farm, where a building is possibly a monastic chapel
Buckfast Monastery Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon 8.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1018 by Aylward, Duk;
Buckfast Abbey (see immediately below) built on site
Buckfast Abbey * Savignac monks — from Savigny
founded 27 April 1136 by Ethelwerd, son of William Pomerei;
built on site of Benedictine monastery (see immediately above);
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Dennys 1539/40;
became ruinous
Benedictine monks
priory founded 1882, rebuilt 1884 to 1938 (church 1906 to 1938);
raised to abbey status 1902;
affiliated to the English Congregation 1960; extant
The Abbey Church of Our Lady, Buckfast
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Buckfastre Abbey
Buckland Abbey Buckland Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Quarr, Isle of Wight
founded 1278 by Amicia, Countess of Devonshire;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Richard Greynfeld (Grenville) 1541/2; converted into a mansion named the 'Cider House' by 1576; sold to Sir Francis Drake 1581; remained with that family to 1946; house granted to NT 1949 currently principally in use as a museum; (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Buckland
Canonsleigh Abbey ^ In the parish of Burlescombe; Augustinian Canons Regular — from Plympton?
priory
founded c.1161-1173 by Walter de Clavilla (William de Clarville), Lord of the manor of Burlescombe;
dissolved before 1285;
Augustinian Canonesses
abbey
founded before 1285 by Maud, Countess of Devon;
dissolved 1539;
remains now incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, Leigh (1161-1285)

The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Etheldreda, Leigh (1285-1539)
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Leigh Abbey;
probably same as Berdlescomb Priory (see above)
Chudleigh Abbey Brigittine nuns
transferred from Spettisbury, Dorset 1887;
transferred to Marley House, Rattery (now Syon Abbey) 1925
The Abbey Church of Saint Bridget of Syon, Chudleigh
Cornworthy Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1205/1238 by the Edgecomb family;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward Harris and John Williams 1560
Court Prior
Cove Knights Hospitaller
member of Bodmiscombe Preceptory
Cowick Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
founded 1144: granted as cell to Bec-Hellouin by William Fitz-Baldwin;
became denizen: granted to Eton College 1451;
granted to Tavistock after 1464;
dissolved 1538
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Cowick
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Cowick Priory
Crediton Monastery Holycrosscrediton.jpg monks
founded 739;
secular episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 909: see reputedly transferred from Bishops Tawton;
see transferred to Exeter 1050;
secular collegiate
refounded 1050;
dissolved 1548
St Gregory (possibly)
Dartmouth Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
(founded at Clifton in Dartmouth 1331);
dissolved before 1348;
church of St Petrox built on site 16th century
Dartmouth Monastery monks? uncertain order and foundation
chapel of St Patrick in the Castle annexed as a cell to a "great abbey"
Denbury Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Tavistock;
founded 1086;
dissolved 1539;
site now on Wrenwell Farm
Denbury Cell;
Denbury Grange
Dunkeswell Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Forde, Dorset;
founded 16 November 1201 by William Briwere;
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Lord Russell 1534/5;
site in multiple ownership, with the Holy Trinity parish chapel built on site 1842
Exeter Cathedral Priory + Exteter Cathedral 2923rw.jpg founded ?before c.690;
Benedictine? monks 932 (see immediately below)
secular canons
founded 1050;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1050: see transferred from Crediton; extant
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Peter

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter
Exeter Monastery Saxon
founded 868 by King Etheldred
Exeter Monastery Benedictine monks
founded 932 by King Athelstan;
monks repeatedly fled through Danish raids but recalled by Canute 1019
Exeter Nunnery (?) Augustinian Canonesses
supposedly founded c.968;
purportedly rebuilt as the Deanery 15th century[11]
Later sources deny its existence.[12]
Exeter Priory (?) Carthusian monks
licence granted to Richard Stapleton 1331/2 to build and endow a monastery — apparently never established
Exeter Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1232;
dissolved 1538;
house named 'Bedford House' built on site, demolished 1773
Exeter Blackfriars
Exeter Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1240;
transferred by Thomas Bitton (Bytten), Bishop of Exeter, to new site south of the South City Gate c.1292-1303 (see immediately below);
dissolved 1538
Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
transferred by Bishop Bytten from behind the North and West Gates c.1292-1303 (see immediately above)
Exeter — Polsloe Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before/c.1160: transferred from Oldbury, Warwickshire;
dissolved 1536 (1538); granted to John, Earl of Warwick during the reign of Edward VI;
largely demolished, remaining range converted into country house
The Priory Church of Saint Katherine, Polsloe
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Polleshoo Priory
Exeter — St James Priory # Cluniac monks
daughter of the abbey of St Martin-in-the-fields, Paris;
founded before 1143 (1141) by Baldwin de Redverus (Redvers/Rivers), Earl of Devon;
dissolved; house built on site called 'The Old Abbey'
St James
Exeter — St Nicholas Priory ^ St Nicholas Priory, Exeter Benedictine monks — from Battle, Sussex
founded 1087 by William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Denys 1540/1;
private houses built on site 1820;
monastic architecture restored;
in ownership of Exeter Corporation 1913;
open to public as a museum 1916;
(closed for repair until 2008)
The Priory Church of Saint Nicolas, Exeter
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Benedictine Priory of St Nicholas
Exminster Monastery # pre-conquest monastic or secular community
founded 8th century
Frithelstock Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
founded c.1220 by Sir Robert Beauchamp, Kt.;
dissolved 1536; granted to Arthur Viscount Lisle 1537/8
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Gregory, Frithlestock
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Frethelstoke Priory;
Fristoke Priory
Hartland Abbey Hartland Abbey.jpg secular college
founded before 1066 by Gytha, wife of Earl Godwin
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
founded 1161-9 (secular collegiate church of St Nectan and its endowments granted to Richard, Archdeacon of Poictiers by Geoffrey of Dinam; approved by Henry II and Bartholomew, Bishop of Exeter);
dissolved 21 February 1539; granted to William Abbot 1545/6;
remains (cloisters) incorporated into house named 'Hartland Abbey' built on site
Hertland Abbey


Indio Monastery uncertain order and foundation
Kerswell Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Montacute, Somerset;
founded 1119-1129;
became denizen: independent from 1407;
dissolved 1538 or 1539; granted to John Etherege (Atherege) 1546/7;
16th century house built on site
Careswell Cell
Leigh Cell Sauvignac monks
grange(?) dependent on Buckfast(?)
founded c.1137(?);
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147
Leigh Grange
Modbury Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Pierre-sur-Dives
founded c.1140 by Sir Peter-sur-Dive, sic., or (purportedly) by a member of the Chambernoun family;
extant 1430;
dissolved c.1441; granted to Eton College by Edward VI;
nominally reverted to Tavistock c.1461-67
St George
Newenham Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu, Hampshire
founded 6 January 1246 or 1247 by Reginald de Mohun, Earl of Somerset;
dissolved 1539; leased to the Duke of Suffolk; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1562/3
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Newenham
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Neuham Abbey
Otterton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Mont-St-Michel, Normandy;
founded before 1087 by the monks of Mont-St-Michel;
dissolved 1414; subsequently granted to Syon Abbey; granted to Richard Duke at the dissolution of Syon 1539;
part of claustral building converted into mansion
Otterington Priory
Ottery St Mary Monastery supposed pre-Conquest monastery ("disproved")
Pilton Priory + The Church of St Mary, Pilton - geograph.org.uk - 773454.jpg Benedictine monks
founded ?before 12th century purportedly by King Athelstan (evidence lacking and disputed);
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Pilton
Plymouth — St Dunstan's Abbey Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
founded by Miss Priscilla Lydia Sellon with the support of the Henry Phillpott, Bishop of Exeter;
transferred to Berkshire 1906;
property transferred to St Mary the Virgin at Wantage, who continued in use as St Dunstan Abbey School for Girls
The Abbey Church of Saint Dunstan, Plymouth;

St Dunstan of Glastonbury
Plymouth Blackfriars(?) purported Dominican Friars
founded 1431;
site now occupied by the Black Friars Distillery;
possible confusion with Greyfriars
Plymouth Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded 1383;
in private ownership 1513;
dissolved 1538
Plymouth Friary
Plymouth Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded before 1296-7;
dissolved 1538
Plympton Priory secular collegiate
founded 904 (before 909);
Augustinian Canons Regular church built on site 1121 by William Warlewas (Bishop of Exeter 1150-9);
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Plympton
St Michael's Monastery Benedictine monks
purported cell dependent on Malmesbury
St Michael
Sidmouth Priory (Augustinian) (?) purported foundation of Augustinian Canons Regular
probable confusion with Benedictine founded (see immediately below)
Sidmouth Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell or grange dependent on Mont St Michel
founded 11th century: manor granted by William the Conqueror ;
dissolved 1414(?);
Bridgettine monks grange of Syon Abbey c.1431;
dissolved;
remains incorporated in Marlborough Hotel
Tavistock Abbey TavistockAbbey.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 961/974 (or 975-80) (begun by Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire and completed by his son);
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Lord Russell 1539/40;
mansion built on site, now 'The Bedford Hotel'
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rumon, Tavistock
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Tavestock Abbey
Teignmouth Abbey * Benedictine nuns
(founded at Dunkirk, Flanders 1662, daughter of Ghent)
transferred from Hammersmith, London 1862
The Abbey Church of Saint Scholastica, Teignmouth
Torre Abbey Torre Abbey side entrance3.jpg Premonstratensian Canons — from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
founded 1196 by William Briwere;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir John St.Leger 1543/4;
country house built on site, now in ownership of Torbay Corporation
Torr Abbey
Totnes Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Serge, Angers
founded c.1088 by John Aluredi;
became denizen: independent from before 1416;
dissolved 1536; granted to Catherine Champernoun and others 1543/4;
rebuilt priory church in parochial use, municipal buildings built on claustral site
Totnes Trinitarian Priory Trinitarian monks
founded 1271;
dissolved 1509 (suppressed to 1519); granted to the vicars of Exeter Cathedral 1519;
seized by the Crown;
returned to the vicars 16th century until 1801
Little Totnes Priory;
Werland Priory;
Warland Priory
Townstall Monastery, Dartmouth supposed alien cell
Yodby Monastery uncertain order and foundation

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Dorset[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Dorset edit) [13][14]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbotsbury Abbey + AbbotsburyAbbey.JPG secular canons collegiate
founded c.1026 by Orcus, steward to Canute;
Benedictine monks — from Cerne;
founded 1044 (during the reign of Edward the Confessor) by Orcius or by his widow Tola;
dissolved 12 March 1539; granted to Sir Giles Strangwaies 1543/4;
much in private ownership, partly in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter
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Abbotesbury Abbey;
Abbodesbirig Abbey
Beaminster pre-conquest monastic or secular community founded before 862 Bebingmynster
Blackmoor Priory Hermitage order and foundation uncertain
hermitage in existence by 1300, with brothers apparently following a rule similar to Augustinian Friars;
dissolved/abandoned, becoming a free chapel after 1424
Hermitage
Bridport Whitefriars (?) purported foundation for Carmelite Friars
founded 1261;
probably ceased to exist before 1365
Bridport Priory order uncertain 13th century;
converted into a residence named 'St Jones'
Cerne Abbey ^,
Cerne Abbas
CerneAbbeyGatehouse.JPG monastic before 604
founded by St Augustine
hermitage;
secular ? 9th century;
Benedictine monks
founded before 987 by Engleward (Egelward);
purportedly destroyed by Canute;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Dudley and ___ Ascough 1574/5;
remains now incorporated into private house
St Peter

St Mary, St Peter and St Benedict

St Edwold (St Athelwold)
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Cernell Abbey
Charminster pre-conquest monastic or secular community;
parish church of St Mary (dating from 11th century) possible successor of minster on site
Chilcombe Camera Knights Hospitaller
dissolved before 1308
Christchurch Priory + ChristchurchPriory.jpg tradition of very early monastery;
secular canons collegiate
founded before/c.1060;
manor and church granted by Henry I to Richard de Redvers and Baldwin de Redvers, Earl of Devon;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1150, by petition of Hilary, Bishop of Chichester, and the bishop of Winchester to Richard de Redvers;
dissolved 28 November 1539; granted to Joseph Kirton 1545/6;
on site of earlier church demolished 1094;
priory church 1540, now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Christ, Christchurch

Church of the Holy Trinity, Twyneham
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Twyneham Priory;
Twinham Priory
Cranborne Priory CranbornePriory.JPG tradition of early monastery
Benedictine monks
founded c.(?)980 by Haylward Snew (Aylward Sneaw (Snow)); becoming dependent on Tewkesbury (of which Cranborne was previously the mother house) in 11th century;
abbot and 57 monks removed to Tewkesbury 1102, Cranborne reduced to priory status, becoming a cell dependent on Tewkesbury;
dissolved 31 January 1540; granted to Thomas Francis 1559/60
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Bartholomew

The Priory Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Bartholomew, Cranborne
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Cranbourne Priory;
Cranburn Cell
Dorchester Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1267 by "the ancestors of Sir John Chidiock";
dissolved 1538 (1536); granted to Sir Edmund Peckham 1543/4
Forde Abbey ^ FordeAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
daughter of Waverley, Surrey;
(community founded at Brightley, Devon 1136 or 1138)
transferred from Brightley 1146/8?;
dissolved 1539;
claustral remains now incorporated a mansion with public access
Frampton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St-Etienne, Caen, Normandy;
founded before 1077 by William the Conqueror;
dissolved before 1414; granted to St Stephen's College, Westminster 1437; granted to Sir Christopher Hatton 1571/2, who sold it to John Brown, Esq.
Fryer Mayne Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1275;
shared single preceptor with Baddesley 15th century;
formally merged with Baddesley 1471;
dissolved; granted to William Pole and Edward Downing 1563/4
Friary Mayne Preceptory;
Friar Mayne Preceptory;
Freyer Mayne Preceptory;
Mayne Preceptory;
Mayne Ospitalis
Gillingham Friary possible Dominican Friars
founded c.1267: Henry II granted oak for repair of the Dominicans' church;
no other reference
Gillingham Minster Saxon minster
19th century St Mary's Parish Church possibly on site
Hilfield Friary * Franciscan Friars
founded 1921 in farm buildings; extant
The Friary of Saint Francis, Hilfield
Holme Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Montacute
founded 1142 (mid 12th century or c.1107) by Robert de Lincoln;
became denizen: independent from 1407;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Hannon 1547;
parish church until 1746;
mansion named 'Holme Priory House' built on site of remains
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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East Holme Priory;
Holne Priory;
Holme Cell
Horton Priory Benedictine monks
abbey
founded 961 (960 or (c.)970) by Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire or his son Ordulph (Edulph);
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes 997;
refounded c.1050;
reduced to priory cell status 1122 under Henry I, dependent on Sherborne;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset 1547; then to William, Earl of Pembroke;
18th-century church built on site of ruins of previous parochial church on the site of the priory
St Wolfrida
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Horton Abbey;
Horton Cell
Iwerne Minster pre-conquest monastic or secular community;
parish church of St Mary possible successor of minster on site
Kingston Camera Knights Hospitaller
member of Fryer Mayne, with Stinsford church
Loders Priory LodersPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St-Mary-de-Montebourg, Normandy
founded c.1107 (during the reign of Henry I) by Richard Re Redveriis;
Carthusian monks under the monastery of St Anne at Coventry 1399-1414; Priory Church now in parochial use;
Brigetine nuns (under Syon, Isleworth) 1414
St Mary Magdalen
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Lodres Priory
Lulworth Abbey Trappist monks — from Val Sainte, Switzerland
founded 1795 by Mr Thomas Weld;
raised to abbey status 1813;
forced to leave England and returned to Melleray 1817
The Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, Lulworth
Melcomb Friary,
Milton Abbas
Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1418 by Rogers Esq. of Brianton;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir John Rogers 1543/4
Milton Friary;
Melcombe Regis Friary
Milton Abbey ^,
Milton Abbas
secular college
founded 938 (or 933) by King Athelstan;
Benedictine monks
founded 964;
destroyed by fire 1309; rebuilt 1322;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir John Tregonwall 1539/40; restored 1789 and 1865;
remains incorporated into a mansion 1771;
in use as a chapel for Milton Abbey School, without public access
The Priory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Mary, Milton

The Abbey Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Samson and Saint Branwalader, Milton
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Middleton Abbey
Muckleford Grange possible Tironensian monks
alien house: cell (grange?) dependent on Tiron;
estate granted to Tiron Abbey, Normandy, de facto controlled by Andwell, Hampshire
Poole — St George's Friary Friars of St George — apparently a guild property
Povington Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: grange: dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
foundation date unknown, manor granted to Bec-Hellouin by Robert Fitz Gerold;
dissolved 1230; reckoned to be a parcel of Ogbourne by 1291
Povington Grange
Shaftesbury Abbey Shaftesbury Abbey ruins.jpeg Benedictine nuns
founded c.888 by Alfred (or before 860 by Alfred, his father Æthelbald and brothers Æthelbert and Ethelred), possibly on site of 7th century Saxon minster (see immediately below);
Benedictine nuns
refounded during the reign of Edgar;
dissolved 2 March 1539; granted to William, Earl of Southampton 1547/8;
remains now within a walled garden
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Shaftesbury

The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Saint Edward, King and Martyr, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Minster Saxon nuns
possibly founded before c.670;
destroyed? in raids by the Danes before 888;
Benedictine nunnery possibly built on site (see immediately above)
Shapwick Grange purported priory order and foundation uncertain;
acquired by the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey (Greater London) after 1414; (limited corroboration for existence and status)
Shapwick Priory
Sherborne Abbey ^ SherborneAbbey.JPG founded before 672: granted by Cenwealh, King of Wessex;
Saxon minster and bishop's see
secular episcopal diocesan cathedral priory
founded 705;
Benedictine monks
cathedral priory refounded c.993;
see transferred to Old Sarum between 1075 and 1078;
raised to abbey status 1172;
dissolved 18 March 1539; granted to Sir John Horsey 1546/7;
church now in parochial use
monastic buildings now incorporated into a public school
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Shireburn Abbey
Spettisbury Priory Benedictine nuns
alien house: cell dependent on St-Pierre-de-Préaux;
founded before 1100 (during the reign of William II) by Robert de Bellomonte, Earl of Mallent (Count of Meulan) and Earl of Leicester;
annexed to Toft Monks 1324;
privately leased 1390;
granted to Witham Priory by Henry V;
dissolved 1535; granted to Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy 1543/4
dedication unknown
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Spetisbury Priory;
Spectesbury Priory
St Monica's Priory, Spetisbury Augustinian Canonesses Regular of the Windesheim Congregation 1800;
Bridgettine Nuns 1861;
Canons Regular of the Lateran 1887;
Ursuline Nuns 1907-1926;
sold at auction to Thomas Oakley 9 June 1927
The Priory of Saint Monica, Spetisbury
Stour Provost Grange Benedictine monks
alien house: grange dependent on St-Leger, Preaux;
founded c.1070;
dissolved c.1471
Sturminster Marshall pre-conquest monastic or secular community
Sturminster Newton pre-conquest monastic or secular community
Tarrant Abbey Anchoresses of "no order"
founded c.1186;
Cistercian nuns
founded c.1100 by Richard Power, Bishop of Chichester (Richard le Poor of Salisbury), built by Ralph de Kahaynes;
raised to abbey status before 1228;
dissolved 13 March 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1541/2;
site now occupied by Abbey Farm; Tarrant Abbey House possibly incorporates remains of the abbey
St Mary and All Saints
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Tarrant Crawford Abbey;
Tarrant Kains Abbey;
Tarrent Abbey;
Tarrant Cell;
possibly 'Camesterne' ('Camestrum') (St Mary Magdalene)
Wareham Nunnery WarehamPriory.JPG Benedictine? nuns
alien house: daughter of Lira, Normandy
reputedly founded c.672 (late7th/early8th century);
said to have been destroyed in raids by the Danes 876;
traditionally refounded 915 by Elfleda ;
dissolved 997-8: again destroyed by the Danes;
destroyed again 1015;
monastic property in possession of St Wandrille Abbey (which held the minster) 1086;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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monasterium of holy virgins
Wareham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Lyre Abbey, Normandy
founded 12th century (during the reign of Henry I) by Robert, Earl of Leicester on site of earlier nunnery (see immediately above);
ownership passed to Mount Grace, Yorkshire 1398;
dissolved 1414;
Carthusian monks
granted to the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey (Greater London) after 1414;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Reve and George Cotton;
house named 'The Priory of Lady St Mary House' ('The Priory') built on site 16th century, possibly incorporates remains of the priory
Lady St Mary Priory
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Warham Priory
West Lulworth Priory Cistercian monks — from Forde
founded 1149 (or 1171(?) by William de Glastonia);
transferred to Bindon 1172;
site close to 13th century Little Bindon chapel
Wilcheswood Monastery order uncertain
founded 1373 by Roger le Walleys, lord of the manor of Langton Wallis;
earliest dated charter 1295 (speculated to have followed Augustinian and Premonstratensian rules, or a small collegiate church);
apparently dissolved 1536
St Leonard
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Wilcheswood Priory;
Wilkswood Priory
Winterborn Monkton Grange Cluniac monks
alien house: grange dependent on Cluny
founded before 1214;
dissolved c.1450
Winterborn Grange;
Winterborn Monckton
Yetminster Saxon minster

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County Durham[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Durham edit) [15]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Barnard Castle Friary (?) Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded 1381: licensed by Neville, Archbishop of York, land granted by Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick; possibly not established, but if so failed before 1387?
Baxterwood Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — possibly from Gisborough, Yorkshire via Haswell
founded 1180;
transferred from Haswell after 1180 (possibly before Haswell was built);
dissolved 1196; lands appropriated by Finchale Priory
Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baxterwood
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Bactanesford Priory
Bradbury Cell Benedictine monks
chapel and cell dependent on Nun Monkton, Yorkshire
founded 12th century
Clare Abbey, Darlington Franciscan nuns — from Scorton Hall
founded 1857, property granted by Sir Caranby Haggerston;
transferred to Herefordshire, amalgamating with the house at Much Birch;
Hospitaller Order of Saint John of God
The Abbey Church of Saint Clare, Darlington
Durham Cathedral Priory + Southx.jpg secular canons
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 997 (995); extant;
founded 995 (997), built by Bishop Aldhun;
Benedictine monks
founded 1093 (or 1083) by Bishop William of St Carileph, who expelled the seculars;
dissolved 1539
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert at Durham

The Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham
Durham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
founded before 1239;
dissolved before 1240(?), friars apparently settled at the chapel of St Mary, but on meeting with opposition transferred to Hartlepool
Hartlepool Friary
Ebchester Nunnery nuns
founded before 660 by St Ebba (purportedly daughter of King Ethelfrid);
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.875;
ref to hermitage or chapel mid-12th century and 1241 (Chapel of St Mary, Yareshale (Yareshaugh)) possibly on site, private chapel of Bishops of Durham before mid-15th century
St Ebbas Nunnery
Egglestone Abbey Egglestone Abbey 1 63bb6379.jpg Premonstratensian Canons — from Easby, Yorkshire
daughter of Easby;
founded between c.1190 and c.1195, probably by Ralph Moulton: land granted by Ralph de Moulton, sub-tenant of Ralph de Lenham, who ratified the grant 1198;
refounded 1537;
dissolved 5 January 1540; granted to Robert Shelley 1548/9;
converted into a house 1548, then labourers cottages; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist
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Egleston Abbey
Finchale Priory Fichale.jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Durham;
1115 (or 1128) by Ranulf, Bishop of Durham who permitted St Godrick to establish his hermitage before 1170;
becoming priory dependent on Durham 1196;
confirmed to Durham by Hugh Pudsey, Bishop of Durham;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Durham 1534/5; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist and St Godric
Gateshead House monks
founded before 653;
apparently abandoned when monks left for Ireland
Hartlepool Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
transferred from Durham, before 1240;
dissolved 1538
Hartlepool Friary? Dominican Friars
probably copyist's error ref. to Franciscan Friary (see immediately above)
Jarrow Priory Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Jarrow Friary? Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Neasham Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1156 (before 1163) purportedly by Lord Dacres;
dissolved 1539-40; granted to James Lawson 1540/1;
house named 'Neasham Abbey' built near site 19th century
St Mary
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Nesham Priory;
Nesseham Priory
Norton Monastery? St Mary's Church incorporates remnants of a church built c.1000 — no reference of pre-Conquest community, but size suggests more than a parochial church; granted to St Cuthbert's, then to Chester-le-Street Cathedral
Owton Priory Gilbertine Canons
charter confirming founded 1204 by Alan de Wilton, probably never established (though possibly a grange at Owton Grange nr Brierton)
St Mary
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Oveton in Hartness Priory;Owton in Harness Priory
Samford Priory? Benedictine monks
probably confused for Stamford Priory, Lincolnshire
South Shields Monastery Saxon monks and nuns
founded 648 by St Aidan for St Hilda;
Benedictine? nuns
refounded? c.686;
destroyed ? 865-75
Wherhale Monastery?;
Wyrale Monastery
Wearmouth Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear

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Essex[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Essex edit) [16]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Assandun Minster ~(/+) monastic or secular community
founded 1020 by Canute;
usually identified as Ashingdon, but also Hadstock
Ashingdon Minster?;
possibly Hadstock Minster (Ashdon beside Hadstock)
Barking Abbey Historical county location. See entry under London
Bedemans Berg Priory hermitage
founded before 1135 (during the reign of Henry I);
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Colchester
founded before 1135;
dissolved 1536
dedication unknown
Beeleigh Abbey ^ BeeleighAbbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
transferred from Neasham via Parndon 1180;
founded before 1172 at Parndon by Robert Mantell;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Gate 1540/1;
remains now incorporated into private house without public access
Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Nicholas, Beeleigh
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Bileigh Abbey
(originally Maldon Abbey)
Berden Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12th century, probably by a member of the Rocheford family;
apparently initially a hospital;
dependent on Walden 1343;
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Parker 1537 (1538/9);
site now occupied by mansion named 'Berden Priory'
The Priory Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Berden
Bicknacre Priory BicknacrePriory.JPG hermitage of Jordan
founded before 1175;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1175 by Maurice Fitz Jeffery and Tiretai, Sheriff of Essex (or Maurice FitzGeoffrey of Tiltey, former Sheriff of Essex): converted to priory late 1175;
dissolved 1507 on the death of the last prior, at which time no canons remained; granted to Henry Polsted 1539/40; granted to St Mary's Hospital without Bishopsgate, London
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint John the Baptist, Bicknacre
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Woodham Ferrers Priory;
Woodham Priory;
Wudeham Priory
Blackmore Priory + BlackmorePriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1152-62 by Adam and Jordan de Samford;
dissolved 1525 for Wolsey's college at Oxford; granted to John Smith 1540/1;
priory church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Laurence
The Priory Church of Saint Lawrence, Blackmore
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Jericho Priory
Bradwell Minster + St Peter-on-the-Wall ext.jpg Roman Saxon Shore fort of Othona reused as monastery
Celtic-style community
founded c.654 by St Cedd;
St Peter's Cathedral built at fort gatehouse;
becoming a minster within Diocese of London shortly after October 664 (when Cedd died);
believed destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century;
dependent on St Valery on the Somme 1068;
sold to William of Wykeham 1391;
in use as a barn 1750;
restored as a chapel 1920;
continuing as ecumenical place of worship and pilgrimage
St Cedd's Monastery;
St Peter-on-the-Wall;
Ithancester Monastery;
Ythancester Monastery
Burstead Grange # Cistercian Monks
grange or cell dependent on Stratford;
during the flooding of Stratford the community transferred here until the re-edification of the abbey
Castle Hedingham Priory Benedictine nuns
founded ?before 1190 by Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford (or by his wife Countess Lucia (Lucy), later the first prioress);
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1536/7
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint James and the Holy Cross
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Castlehedinhgam Priory;
Heningham Priory
Chelmsford Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1277 (either at Chelmsford or originally at Fulsham);
dissolved 1538; granted to Antony Bonvixi 1542/3
Chelmesford Friary
Coggeshall Abbey + CoggeshallAbbey CapellaAntePortas.JPG Savignac monks — from Savigny
founded 3 August 1140 by King Stephen;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 5 February 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1537/8;
Little Coggeshall Abbey called 'Grange Barn';
site now occupied by a private house (re)built 1581 with limited public access; (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint John at Coggeshall
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Coxhall Abbey;
Coggeshale Abbey
Colchester Crutched Friary # Crutched Friars
founded before 1230-35 by William de Lanvelli;
by 1392 became a secular hospital or free chapel;
Crutched Friars
refounded 1496;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas, Lord Audley 1543/4;
location established during excavation 1928
Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen
Colchester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1237 by Robert, Lord FitzWalter (who became a friar);
dissolved 1538; granted to Francis Jobson and Andrew Audley 1544/5
Colchester Greyfriars
Colchester — St Botolph's Priory StBotolph'sPriory Colchester.JPG secular
founded c.1093 by Ernulphus (later first prior);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded c.1100-6;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1536/7; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Julian and Saint Botolph, Colchester (from before 1106)
Colchester — St John's Abbey ^ StJohn'sAbbeyGatehouse Colchester.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1096/7 by Eudo, courtier of William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Colchester
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Colchester Abbey;
Colchester Priory
Colne Minster founded before 1045;
subsequently site of Earl's Colne Priory
Cressing Preceptory CressingTemple.JPG Knights Templar
founded 1136 (1150) by King Stephen: donor, Maud (Matilda), queen of Stephen;
Knights Hospitaller
after 1312;
dissolved after 1381: plundered during peasants' revolt;
private farm 1515;
granted to Sir W. Hughes, Kt. 1543/4;
passed to Sir John Smyth and his family; 'The Granary' built 1623
Cressing Temple
Earl's Colne Priory EarlsColnePriory.JPG Benedictine monks
dependent on Abingdon, Berkshire (Oxfordshire)
founded before/c.1107 by Albericus de Vere (later a monk there) with consent of Henry I and Maurice, Bishop of London; on or near the site of an earlier minster extant 1045;
practically independent from 1311;
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1536/7;
17th-century house built on site, incorporated into 1865 house currently on site
Earls Colne Priory;
Monks Colne Priory;
Colne Priory;
Colum Priory;
Colun Priory
Hadstock Minster? Church of St Botolph, site of important late-Anglo-Saxon church, belonging to Ely, identified by some as Assunden Minster built c.1020 by Canute
Halstead Cell Benedictine monks
founded late 11th century (during the reign of William the Conqueror) by Ingelrica, wife of Ranulf Peverell;
dissolved; granted to Giles Leigh 1537/8
Halstede Cell
Hatfield Peverel Priory + Benedictine monks secular college
founded before 1087;
converted into priory as a cell of St Albans by William Peverel before 1100;
dissolved 1536;
priory church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Andrew
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Peverel
Hockley alternative possible location of Assandun Minster
Latton Priory ^ LattonPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1292;
abandoned 1534; granted to Sir Henry Parker 1536/7
remains now incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Latton
Leez Priory # LeezPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1200 (13th century) by Sir Ralph Gernoun;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Richard Rich 1536;
site now occupied by 16th-century mansion named 'Leez Priory'
Leighs Priory;
Leigh Priory;
Little Leighs Priory
Little Dunmow Priory + LittleDunmowPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1106 (1104) by Lady Juga;
dissolved 1536; granted to Robert, Earl of Sussex 1536/7;
part of conventual church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
Dunmow Parva Priory
Little Horkesley Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: daughter of Thetford, Norfolk (dependent on Lewes, Sussex)
founded before 1127 by Robert Fitz Godebald (Robert of Horkesley) and his wife Beatrice;
became denizen: independent from 1376;
dissolved 1525;
church destroyed by bombing in 1940
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Horkesley
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Horkesley Priory;
Horkesley Parva Priory
Little Maplestead Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
probably founded ?before 1186 by Juliana, daughter and heiress of Robert Dorsnell;
dissolved c.1463; granted to George Harper
The Church of Saint John the Baptist, Maplestead
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Maplestead Preceptory;
Maplestead Commandery
Maldon Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1293 (14th century) by Richard Gravesend, Bishop of London, and Richard Isleham, rector of South Hanningfield;
dissolved 1538; granted to George Duke and John Sterr 1544/5
Parndon Abbey # Premonstratensian Canons Regular — from Newhouse
founded before 1172 by Robert Mantell;
transferred to Beeleigh 1180;
traditional site now occupied by buildings of Harlow Newton Golf Club
Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Great Parndon
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Great Parndon Abbey
Prittlewell Priory ^,
Southend-on-Sea
PrittlewellPriory.JPG Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded between 1086 and 1121 by Robert Fitz Swain;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Audley 1537/8;
granted to Sir Richard Rich 1551;
acquired by the Earl of Nottingham 1678; then the Scratton family; sold by Daniel Scratton 19th century; bought by Robert Jones 1917;
given to Southend Borough 1920;
site now within public Priory Park, now in ownership of Southend Corporation
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Prittlewell
St Osyth's Abbey ^ StOsyth'sPrioryGatehouse.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1118 by Richard de Belmeis, Bishop of London and St Osyth, on the site of an earlier Saxon nunnery, established as Priory
raised to Abbey status;
dissolved; granted to Thomas, Lord Cromwell 1539/40
then to Sir Thomas Darey 1551/2;
after reformation incorporated into a mansion;
now in private ownership with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint Osyth, Saint Osyths
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St Osyth's Priory;
Chich Abbey
Southminster Saxon minster
Stansgate Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded 1122 by the predecessors of Lewes Priory;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
in parochial use as the parish church for Steeple until closure 9 February 1525;
dissolved 1525; granted to Cardinal's College Oxford;
granted to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 1531;
sold to Edmund Mordaut 1544
St Mary Magalen
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Stanesgate Priory
Stratford Abbey (Stratford Langthorn Abbey) Historical county location. See entry under London
Takeley Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St Valery, Picardy;
founded 1066-86;
dissolved c.1391;
now in grounds of Warish Hall
The Priory Church of Saint Valery, Takeley
Thoby Priory ThobyPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1141-51 by Michael Capra, his wife and son;
dissolved 1525; granted to Sir Richard Page, Kt. 1530/1; granted to Wolsey's college at Oxford
Thobey Priory;
Ginges Priory
Thremhall Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1150 (11th century or mid-12th century) by Gilbert de Monefixo;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Carey 1536/7;
site now occupied by a modern house
The Priory Church of Saint James the Apostle, Thremhall
Tilbury Monastery Saxon monastery
founded c.654 (630) by St Cedd;
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century
Tilty Abbey + Tilty Abbey remains, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 130542.jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1153 by Robert Ferrers, Earl of Derby and Maurice FitzJeffery;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Lord Audley 1543/4;
church now in parochial use
Tiltey Abbey
Tiptree Priory TiptreePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12th century by Ralph de Munchensi
dissolved;
16th-century house built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Tiptree
Tolleshunt Major Grange
Tolleshunt Knights — St John's Monastery * Orthodox monks and nuns
founded 1959; extant
Monastery of John the Baptist (1959)

Patriarchal Monastery of St John the Baptist (1965)

Patriarchal Stavropegic Monastery of St John the Baptist
Upminster Historical county location. See entry under London
Walden Abbey ^ AudleyEndHouse.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1136 by Jeffrey (Geoffrey de) Mandevil[le], Earl of Essex;
raised to abbey status 1190;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1538;
site now occupied by Audley End House and St. Mark's College
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint James the Apostle, Walden

The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint James the Apostle, Walden
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Saffron Walden Abbey;
Little Walden Abbey;
Walden Priory
Waltham Abbey + WalthamAbbey.JPG secular canons
founded ?1016-1035 (during the reign of Canute);
refounded before c.1060 by Earl Harold;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1177 by Henry II;
dissolved 23 March 1540; granted to Sir Antony Deny
part of church now in use as parish church
Holy Cross
West Mersea Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St Ouen, Rouen;
founded c.1046(?) by Edward the Confessor;
dissolved 1400; granted to Higham Ferrer's collegiate church 1426;
granted to Robert Dacres, Esq. 1542/3;
conventual church now in parochial use as parish church of SS Peter & Paul
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Mersea
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Mercy Priory;
West Meresey Priory
Witham Preceptory founded 1138-48, manor granted by King Stephen, his wife Matilda and son Eustace of Boulogne;
dissolved before 1200(?), apparently united with Cressing and retained as a manor
Wix Priory + WixPrioryArches.JPG Benedictine nuns
founded 1123-33 by Walter and Alexander Mascherell;
dissolved 1525;
site now occupied by Abbey Farmhouse
blocked arches of priory church form north wall of the church of St Mary The Virgin
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Wix
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Wickes Priory;
Wikes Priory;
Sopwick Priory

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Gloucestershire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Gloucestershire edit) [17]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beckford Priory Historical county location. See entry under Worcestershire
Berkeley Abbey nuns
founded before 807;
destroyed before 1051
secular collegiate
founded before 1066 (1019–1053) by Earl Godwin;
dissolved c.1135 or later (after 1338); granted to Reading, Berkshire;
current parochial church of St Mary possibly on site of minster or a property of the minster
Berkeley Minster
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possibly Oldminster
Bishop's Cleeve minster and church of St Michael granted by Offa and Ealdred 768-79;
apparently annexed to the bishop or church of Worcester before 888
Blockley Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before?855;
granted to Ealhun, Bishop of Worcester by Burhred, King of Mercia 855
Boxwell Priory Benedictine nuns
possibly destroyed in raids by the Danes
Brimpsfield Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1100;
alien house: (non-conventual: grange?), dependent on St Wandrille, Fontenay;
dissolved 1414 (before 1441); granted to Eton College, then to Windsor
Brimpsfield Grange
Bristol Blackfriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Cathedral Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Greyfriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Sack Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol St James's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol — St Mary Magdalen Nunnery Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol — St Philip's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Whitefriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Cheltenham Minster Anglo-Saxon minster here from 8th century onwards which was a monasterium or collegiate church as opposed to a monastery. Not to be confused with the more recent Cheltenham Minster, where St Mary's Parish Church was redesignated a Minster by the Bishop of Gloucester on Sunday 3rd February 2013.

Reference to minster 803 founded before 803 (c.770: apparently extant for 30 years);
absorbed by Worcester ? before 890

Cirencester Abbey Saxon minster — secular college
founded before 839 (during the reign of Egbert, King of Wessex) by Alwin;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded (1117-)1131 by Henry I;
dissolved 19 December 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547;
granted to Richard Masters 1563/4;
site now within a public park;
house named 'Abbey House' built on site
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Daylesford Monastery founded 718 (? 727) by Begia (Baegia), land granted by Æthelbald, King of Mercia;
granted to Worcester by Beorhtwulf 841;
later claimed by Evesham
dissolved
Daeglesford Priory
Deerhurst Abbey + Deerhurst St-Marys.jpg Saxon minster
founded late-7th century;
Benedictine? monks
founded after 715 purportedly by Dodo (co-founder of Tewkesbury);
destroyed? c.878;
Benedictine monks
rebuilt/(re)founded c.970 by St Oswald;
destroyed c.975;
alien house: dependent on St-Denis
rebuilt before 1056, purportedly by Edward the Confessor, who granted it to St-Denis c.1059 — alien priory;
became denizen: independent from 1443;
granted to Eton College c.1447;
restored to St Denis, for English monks 1461;
secular chaplain without monks 1467;
granted as cell to Tewkesbury;
dissolved 1540;
conventual church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
St Mary the Virgin

St Mary the Virgin and St Denis
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Derehures Abbey
Farmcote Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Hailes Abbey
Flaxley Abbey + The grounds of Flaxley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 267981.jpg Cistercian monks
daughter of Bordesley, Worcestershire
founded 30 September 1151 by Roger, Earl of Hereford;
dissolved 1536-7; granted to Sir Anthony Kingston 1544/5;
remains now incorporated into a private house without public access
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Flexley Abbey;
Dene Abbey
Gloucester Blackfriars Bristol 1873 - Blackfriars Priory.png Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1239 (before 1241) by Sir Stephen de Hermshall (or by Henry III) and consecrated 1284;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Bell 1539/40, who made it a drapering house
Gloucester Greyfriars Greyfriars, Gloucester - geograph.org.uk - 61881.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1230 (1231), granted by Lord Berkley, under the guidance of Agnellus of Pisa, with timber provided by Henry III;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Jennings 1543/4;
church converted into a brewery
Gloucester Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268 (during the reign of Henry III) purportedly by Queen Eleanor, Sir Thomas Gifford and Sir Thomas Berkley;
dissolved c.25 July 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Gloucester Cathedral Abbey + Gloucester Cathedral - 2004-11-02.jpg Benedictine monks and nuns — double house
founded before 679 (c.681) by Wulfhere, King of Mercia and his brother and successor Æthelred;
destroyed in raids by the Danes after 767;
secular canons minster
founded before 823 (c.823-5);
Benedictine monks
founded c1022;
Benedictine monks
refounded c.1058;
dissolved 2 January 1540;
granted to the Bishop and officers of Gloucester;
conventual church becoming an episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1541; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Gloucester

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity in Gloucester (1541)
St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester Gloucester StOswaldsPriory.JPG church of secular canons
traditionally founded 660 by a son of Penda of Mercia;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 890s/refounded 909 by Æthelflæd/Æthelflæda and her husband Æthelred, ealdorman of Mercia;
founded before 1153 as a priory by Henry Murdac, Archbishop of York;
granted to John Jennings 1539/40;
subsequently in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Catherine; destroyed 1643
St Oswald, King and Martyr
Hailes Abbey Hailes Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Beaulieu, Hampshire
founded 17 July 1246 (1245) by Richard, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved 24 December 1539;
granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547;
granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550; (NT)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Hayles Abbey;
Tray Abbey
Hatherop Priory Carthusian Monks
founded 1222
transferred to Hinton 1227-32
Hazleton Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Tintern, Monmouthshire;
(community founded at Kingswood earlier site 7 September 1139);
transferred from Kingswood c.1149-50;
dissolved c.1150-4; transferred to Tetbury; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Horsley Priory ^ Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Troarn;
founded between 1066 and 1087 (during the reign of William the Conqueror) by Roger, Earl of Shewsbury;
Augustinian Canons Regular
became denizen: cell granted to Bruton 1260;
vicarage 1380;
dissolved; granted to Sir Walter Denys of Dyrham 1553;
a prison late-18th century;
19th century parish church of St Mary now occupies the site or an area to the north;
other monastic buildings possibly currently in use as a hotel
dedication unknown
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Horkeslegh Priory
Kingswood Abbey, earlier site Cistercian Monks — from Tintern, Monmouthshire
daughter of Tintern;
founded 7 September 1139 by William de Berkeley;
refounded 1164-70 on new site;
transferred to Hazleton 1149-50; this site retained as a grange;
dissolved 1 February 1538 and demolished; gatehouse remains; (EH)
Kingswood Grange
Kingswood Abbey Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse.JPG Cistercian Monks — from Tintern, Monmouthshire
(community founded at Kingswood earlier site 7 September 1139);
transferred from Tetbury c.1164-70;
dissolved 1 February 1538
Kinley Priory purportedly an ancient priory, lands seized by William the Conqueror Kinline Priory
Lechlade Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 13th century by Richard, Earl of Cornwall
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lechlade
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Lechelade Priory
Leonard Stanley Priory + Leonard Stanley (Glos) Priory Church - geograph.org.uk - 68336.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1121-30 (1136) by Roger Berkey;
Augustinian Canons Regular
confirmed to Gloucester Abbey 1146;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Anthony Kingston
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard of Stanley
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Stanley St Leonard Priory;
Stanley Priory
Llanthony Secunda Priory Remains of Llanthony Priory - geograph.org.uk - 1118627.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — from Llanthony, Wales
daughter of Llanthony
founded 1136 at the instance of Robert, Bishop of Gloucester on a site granted by Miles (Milo) of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford; built by the prior and canons at Llanthony Priory;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Arthur Porter 1540/1
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lantony Priory;
Lanthony Priory
Minchinhampton Priory Benedictine nuns
alien house: dependent on Holy Trinity, Caen;
probably a grange: no evidence of nuns resident;
granted to the nuns (or minchins) of Holy Trinity, Caen 1082 by William the Conqueror;
leased before 1192;
forfeit 14th century;
reverted to the Crown 1414;
granted to Syon Abbey 1424;
granted to Andrews, Lord Windsor 1542/3;
Minchin Hampton Priory
Minsterworth Saxon minster
Newent Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on of Cormeilles Priory, Normandy;
founded before 1086 by William fitz Osbern;
dissolved 1411 by Henry IV; granted to Fotheringay College; granted to Sir Richard Lee 1547;
St Mary's Parish church possibly the Priory Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Noent Priory;
Newenton Priory
Poulton Priory chantry chapel
founded 1348 by Sir Thomas Seymour;
Gilbertine Canons
founded 1350;
dissolved 1539;
conventual church becoming the parish church
demolished and replaced 1873;
monastic remains incorporated into a wall at Priory Farm on site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Poulton
Prinknash Abbey * St. Peter's Grange, Prinknash.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1928 at St Peter's Grange;
transferred to new abbey 1972 (see immediately below);
transferred back to St Peter's Grange 29 June 2008; extant
Prinknash Abbey — former site Prinknash Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 999711.jpg Benedictine monks
(community founded 1928 at St Peter's Grange);
transferred here 1972;
transferred back to St Peter's Grange 29 June 2008 (see immediately above)
Quenington Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded between 1144 and 1162 by Walter, the first Prior of the Order in England by the bounty of Agnes de Lacy and her daughter;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Richard Morisine and Sir Anthony Kingston 1545/6;
demolished 17th century;
site now occupied by Quenington House
Queinington Preceptory
St Briavels Chantry hermitage
Cistercian monks
chantry dependent on Grace Dieu;
founded c.1361, granted to Grace Dieu; dissolution unknown
Temple Guiting Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1150, lands granted by Gilbert de Lacy and Roger de Waterville; benefactors included Roger, Earl of Hereford, and Roger d'Oilly;
dissolved 1308–1311;
possibly in ownership of Knights Hospitallers after 1338, but neither used as preceptory or camera
Guiting Preceptory
Temple Guiting Grange possible Knights Templars grange of Temple Guiting Preceptory
Tetbury Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before 680; land granted by King Æthelred of Mercia;
site possibly near current after-medieval parish church of St Mary Magdalene (built on the site of a medieval church)
Tettan Monastery
Tetbury Abbey Cistercian monks
(community founded at Kingswood earlier site 7 September 1139);
transferred from Hazleton c.1150-4 (1148-54);
site found to be unsuitable;
transferred to Kingswood c.1164-70;
monastic remains apparently incorporated into current residences in Tetbury
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Tewkesbury Abbey + TewkesburyAbbey.JPG hermitage of Theokus
Benedictine? monks
cell dependent on Cranborne;
founded c.715 by Dodo, Saxon lord;
destroyed? in raids by the Danes 9th century;
cell refounded c.980;
enlarged by Robert RitzHaimon 1102;
transferred from Cranborne 1102;
raised to abbey status 1102;
dissolved 9 January 1540; granted to Thomas Strowde, Walter Erie and James Paget 1544/5;
now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tewkesbury
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Theokesbury Abbey
Twyinging Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before c.770 (during(?) the tenure of Mildred, Bishop of Worcester);
granted to Worcester c.800 or 814
Bituinaeum Monastery;
Ad Tuueoneaam
Westbury Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Winchcombe Nunnery nuns
founded 787 by Offa;
Benedictine foundation built on site (see immediately below)
Winchcombe Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 798 by King Ranulph on site of a nunnery (see immediately above);
secular
founded 9th century?;
raised to abbey status c.969;
destroyed by fire 1151; rebuilt and rededicated 1239;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547/8;
abbot's house used as parish workhouse;
demolished 1815
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Kenelm, Winchcombe
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Winchcombe Priory
Winchelcombe Abbey
Withington Monastery Saxon monastery
founded between 674 and 704?: site granted to Abbess Dunna and her daughter Bucga for monastery by viceroy Oshere, with the consent of King Æthelred of Mercia
dissolved after early-9th century
Woodchester Monastery religious house purportedly built by Gueta, wife of Earl Godwin
Wotton under Edge Friary Crutched Friars
founded 1349(?) (1347): license for foundation granted by Edward III 1349;
dissolution unknown, probably after only a few years
Yate Monastery Saxon monastery
founded 777-9?: land granted to St Mary's, Worcester betwern 777 and 779;
dissolved after early-9th century; absorbed by Worcester c.888?

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Greater Manchester[edit]

For references or to add or amend any details or images, please refer to the individual article for each monastic house.


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Kersal Priory hermitage
Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Lenton, Nottinghamshire;
founded 1145-53: granted after 1143 by Ranulph 'de Gernon', Earl of Chester;
became denizen: independent from 1392;
dissolved 1538
St Leonard
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Kershall Priory
Marland Grange ~ Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlow, Cheshire, then of Whalley;
founded before 1212
Warburton Priory # Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter of Cockersand, Lancashire;
founded c.1200
church of St Mary and St Werburgh granted to Cockersand by Adam of Dutton;
abandoned before 1271
Warburton Cell

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Hampshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Hampshire edit) [14]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Appuldurcombe House Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Alton Abbey * Alton Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 98814.jpg Anglican Benedictine monks
founded 1895; extant
The Abbey of Our Lady and Saint John
Andover Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Florent-de-Saumur;
founded before 1087, church of St Mary granted to St-Florent by William the Conqueror, confirmed by the Pope 1146;
dissolved c.1414;
alienated to Winchester College
St Peter

Blessed Virgin Mary
Andwell Priory Tironensian monks
alien house: daughter of Tiron
founded between 1100 and 1135 (during the reign of Henry I) by Adam de Port of Maplederwell;
dedicated 1215/38 by John, Bishop of Ardfert (officiating for Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester);
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College
The Blessed Virgin Mary (or St John the Baptist?)
Baddesley Preceptory # Knights Hospitaller
transferred from Godsfield;
Hospitallers manor and estate of Godsfield here before 1167; transferred here before/c.1355;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Nicolas Trockmorton 1539/40;
house named 'Baddesley Manor' built on site
North Baddesley Preceptory;
South Badeisley Preceptory
Barton Priory Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Beaulieu Abbey ^ BeaulieuAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks
transferred from Faringdon, Berkshire
daughter of Citeaux;
founded 2 November 1203 (1204) by John;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Wriothesley Esq. 1538/9;
now part of Beaulieu Palace, in private ownership with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Beaulieu
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Bellus Locus Regis;
De Bello Loco Regis;
(Royal Beaulieu);
abbatia quae vocitatur Bellus Locus
Breamore Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1128-33 by Baldwin de Reveriis and his uncle Hugh;
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry, Marquis of Exeter 1536/7;
Elizabethan manor house (1536) on site
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Breamore
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Bromere Priory
Breamore Minster ? large pre-Conquest church suggested to have been a minster 10th century — evidence lacking St Mary
Carisbrook — St Mary's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Christchurch Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in Dorset
Damerham Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before 880-5; community mentioned in Alfred's will;
land granted to Glastonbury, Wessex (Somerset) after 944-6
Eling Monastery ? possible site of ancient monastery under Abbot Cimberth (Cynebert), (alternatively at Redbridge);
founded c.680; strong evidence that the current Parish Church of St Mary, substantially restored 1863, was the pre-conquest minster, possibly Reodford/Redbridge
possibly Reodford Monastery;
possibly Nursling Monastery
Ellingham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell, dependent on of St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
founded 1160, church of St Mary and land granted by William de Solariis to build a cell;
dissolved 1414; granted to Eton College 1462
Church of Saint Mary

Church of All Saints
Farnborough Abbey * FarnboroughAbbey.JPG Premonstratensian Canons
cell founded 1887;
French Benedictine 1895;
raised to abbey status 1903;
English Benedictine
cell of Prinknash, Gloucestershire 1947;
priory 1969;
independent community 1980;
extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, Farnborough
Fordingbridge Preceptory ? St Mary the Virgin, Fordingbridge - geograph.org.uk - 30922.jpg Knights Templar
built 12th century on site of Saxon church;
church owned by Templars, possible preceptory — lacking positive identification;
transferred to Knights Hospitallers 1308-12;
intact non-parochial chapel incorporated into present parochial church
Godsfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before/c.1171;
transferred to North Baddesley 1355; chapel on site c.1360-70
Hamble Priory Tironensian monks
alien house: daughter of Tiron
founded between 1109 and 1140 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College
Priory of St Andrew, Hamble
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Hamble-en-le-rys;
Hamblerice;
Hamble-le-Rice
Hayling Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of Jumièges
founded after/c.1067 ("by King William, and afterwards by King Henry I"), land granted by William the Conqueror;
part of estate (possibly including church and conventual buildings) inundated by the sea 1324-5 and 1340;
dissolved 1413; granted to Arundel College 1541/2; granted to the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey (Greater London);
site is now beneath the sea — a number of locations suggested as being the main site
Halling Priory;
Hailing Priory
Marwell 'Priory' Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 13th century by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester;
secular college for four priests, of whom one was titled 'prior';
dissolved after 1540; granted to Sir Henry Seymore 1551
SS Stephen, Laurence, Vincent and Quintin, Martyrs
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Merewell Priory;
Merewelle Priory
Mottisfont Abbey ^ Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1201 (13th century) by William Brimere
dissolved 1536; granted to William, Lord Sandys 1536/7;
remains now incorporated into a mansion named 'Mottisfont Abbey' built 1538-40
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Mottisfont
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Mottisfont Priory;
Motisfont Priory
Netley Abbey NetleyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu
founded 25 July 1239, projected by Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester on land granted by him before 1238; co-founder with Henry III;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Paulet 1536/7;
(EH)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Edward the Confessor, Netley
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Locus Sancti Edwardi
(Lieu-Saint-Edward);
Nettely Abbey
Nursling Monastery ? Benedictine monks
founded 8th century by St Boniface;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.878;
'The Walls' reputedly the site of monastery;
although argued that the monastery was at Romsey;
inconclusive evidence of pre-Conquest foundation from excavations during 1982
possibly Redford Monastery;
Reodford Monastery
Pamber Priory + Priory Church, Pamber - geograph.org.uk - 146956.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: daughter of St Vigor, Cerisy (Cerisy-le-Forêt);
founded 1100 (c.1120-30);
dissolved 1135;
dissolved 1414; granted to St Julian's Hospital, Southampton;
granted to Queen's College, Oxford 1446 and continues in that ownership;
priory church extant
St Mary and St John the Baptist
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Monk Sherborne Priory;
Sherborne Priory
Portchester Priory + Church within Portchester Castle.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1128-9(1133), by William de Pont de l'Arche(d'Arch), chamberlain and sheriff of Hampshire, with the assistance of Henry I within the walls of the castle;
site soon proved unsuitable;
transferred to Southwick c.1145;
dissolved 7 April 1538; granted to John White 1538/9;
priory church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
St Mary
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Porchester Priory
Portsmouth Blackfriars projected house for Dominican Friars (1225) establishment never implemented
Quarr Abbey, medieval Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Quarr Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Redbridge Monastery founded c.680; possible site of ancient monastery under Abbot Cimberth (Cynebert), though more likely at Eling Reodford Monastery
Romsey Abbey + RomseyAbbey.jpg nuns
probably founded c.907 by Edward the Elder or by Ethelwold, Saxon nobleman
Benedictine nuns
refounded 967 by King Edgar;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellow and R. Pigot 1546/7;
church now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Elfleda, Romsey
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Rumesey Abbey
Ryde — St Cecilia's Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
St Cross Priory Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
St Helen's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Sapalanda Monastery possible monastery, possibly from Winchester Cathedral Priory
Selborne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1233–34 by Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester (charter dated 20 January 1233/4, confirmed by Pope Gregory IX September 1235);
dissolved 1484: house financially and physically dilapidated;
annexed by Magdalen College, Oxford 11 September 1484 (confirmed 1485)
Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Southampton — Greyfriars Franciscan Friars
founded before 1235;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1498;
dissolved 1534;
Augustinian Friars
founded 1534;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Pollard 1544/5; granted to Arthur Darcy 1551
Southampton Austin Friars
Southampton — St Denys's Priory St Denys Priory, remnants on Priory Avenue.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1127 (1124) by Henry I;
dissolved 1536; granted to Francis Dawtrey 1538/9
St Denis Priory;
St Denys by Southampton Priory
St Leonard's Grange Cistercian monks
grange and chapel dependent on Beaulieu;
founded 13th century
Southwick Priory Church within Portchester Castle.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
(community founded at Portchester c.1128-9 (or 1133));
transferred here 1145, built 1145-53 (indulgences granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish the canons at Southwick);
dissolved 7 April 1538
Our Lady of Southwick
Temple Southington Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1240;
dissolved before 1308
Temple Preceptory;
Sotherington Preceptory
Titchfield Abbey Titchfield Abbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons — from Halesowen, Worcestershire (West Midlands)
daughter of Halesowen;
founded 1232-3 by Peter des Roches (Peter de Rupibis), Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved December 1537; granted to Thomas Wriothesley 1537;
converted into a mansion named 'Palace House' by 1542, much of which demolished 1781; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, Titchfield
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Tychfield Abbey
Ventnor Priory Historical county location. See entry under Isle of Wight
Wherwell Abbey # Benedictine nuns
founded c.986 by Elfrida, widow of King Edgar, probably on site of Saxon minster;
dissolved 21 November 1539;
country house named 'The Priory' built on site mid-18th century, immediately to the south-east of the abbey church
The Abbey Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Peter, Wherwell
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Whrewell Abbey
Winchester — St Augustine's Friary, possible earlier site ~ Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded before 1300 possibly on a site outside the city wall; in 1342 the Pope instructed the Bishop of Winchester to allow the friars to move from their premises to a site they had procured within the city wall 1341; the Pope sanctioned the move in 1346 (see immediately below)
Winchester — St Augustine's Friary ~ Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
(community founded before 1300 possibly on a site outside the city wall (see immediately above))
transfer sanctioned by the Pope 1346;
dissolved 1538;
house named 'The Friary' built in the vicinity of the site
Winchester Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded c.1231 (before 1235);
dissolved 1538
Winchester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
founded 1237;
dissolved 1538; granted 1543/4
St Francis
Winchester Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268 (1278) by Peter, rector of St Helen's, Winchester;
dissolved 1538
Winchester — Hyde Abbey HydeAbbey.jpg Benedictine monks
(community founded at New Minster 901);
transferred from New Minster, (see immediately below), 1110 (1109);
dissolved 30 April 1539; granted to Richard Bethel 1545/6
New Minster
Winchester — New Minster secular canons
founded 901 by Edward the Elder, site granted by Alfred the Great;
Benedictine monks
refounded 964;
transferred to new site at Hyde (see immediately above) 1110 (1109)
The New Minster
Winchester — Nunnaminster Abbey # StMary'sAbbeyWinchester.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded c.902 (c.900 / 9th century) by Alfred the Great and his queen Ealhswith; completed before 908 by Edward the Elder
refounded and rededicated 963 by Bishop Ethelwold;
rededicated 1108;
destroyed in the siege of Winchester;
rebuilt 1141;
dissolved 15 November 1539; granted to John Bello and John Broxholme 1546/7
St Mary
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Nunnaminster Abbey;
St Mary's Abbey
Winchester — St Swithun's Priory WinchesterOldMinster.jpg fictitious accounts of very early foundation;
Saxon monastery
built before 642-3 by King Cenwealh;
Benedictine monks
founded 648;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded c.662/3: see split from Dorchester;
damaged in raids by the Danes 860 and 879;
repaired;
demolished 1093-4 when the East end of the new cathedral church was completed (see immediately below)
The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Winchester

The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun in Winchester
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Old Minster
Winchester Cathedral Priory + WinchesterCathedral.jpg secular canons
founded c.942–1064: built 1079-1094 by Wakelin, Bishop of Winchester;
Benedictine monks
founded 964;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 8 April 1093; extant
The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun in Winchester
Wintney Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1200 (during the reign of William the Conqueror) by the son of Peter Jeffrey;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Hill, Esq., Sergeant of the King's Cellar 1538/9;
18th-century Wintney Farmhouse on site
Priory of the Blessed Virgin and St Mary Magdalene, Wintney
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Winteney Priory

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Herefordshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Herefordshire edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aconbury Priory Church of St. John the Baptist, Aconbury - geograph.org.uk - 628006.jpg Sisters of St John of Jerusalem with brethren
founded 13th century (c.1200) by Margery (Margaret), wife of Walter de Lacy on a site granted by King John;
with a hospital, and attached to the preceptory of Dinmore;
Augustinian Canonesses
refounded 1237 with Papal permission;
dissolved 1539 (?); granted to Hugh de Harry 1541/2;
priory church (restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott 1863) in pariochial use as the Parish Church of Saint John until 1967
The Priory Church of the Holy Cross, Aconbury

St John the Baptist
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Acornbury Priory
Acton Beauchamp Monastery grant of land 718 (727?) as "perpetual dwelling of servants of God", otherwise unknown
Archenfield Monastery founded before 914-917, when Cyfeiliog, 'Bishop of Archenfield' was captured by Norsemen
Aymestrey Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
transferred from Shobdon;
founded c.1150(?);
dissolution unknown: transferred to Wigmore
Barton Priory? Benedictine monks
founded before 1199 (recorded by Gervase of Canterbury — possibly Brockbury (Colwall))
Belmont Abbey * Belmont Abbey South East View Camille Enlart 1921.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1859; extant
Roman Catholic priory-cathedral
founded 1859
status raised to abbey-cathedral 1917;
dissolved 1920;
see transferred to St David's Cathedral, Cardiff
The Abbey Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Belmont
Beodune Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
transferred from Wigmore c.1155;
founded c.1155(?);
dissolution unknown; transferred to Shobdon after 1155?
Byton Priory?
Bosbury Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1217-19 by William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312;
dissolved 1410; merged with Dinmore and Garway 1410;
house named 'Temple Court' possibly
built on site 18th century
Upleadon Preceptory
Cheleburne Priory? Augustinian Canons Regular
(possibly Chirbury Priory, Shropshire)
Chalborn Priory;
possibly Pynkney Priory
possibly Chirbury Priory
Clifford Priory ^ Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Lewes, Sussex
founded 1129-30 by Simon fitz Richard;
becamedenizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1553;
site occupied by Priory Farm, which probably incorporates monastic remains
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Colwall Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Great Malvern, Worcestershire;
founded before 1199;
dissolved ?
Brockbury Priory
Craswall Priory Grandmontine monks
alien house: dependent on Grandmont;
founded c.1225 by Walter de Lacy;
dissolved 1462; granted to God's House College, Cambridge 1462
St Mary's Priory
Dinmore Monastery (?) order and foundation unknown; small monastic community apparently existed prior to the arrival of the Knights (see immediately below)
Dinmore Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1189;
chapel 14th century;
dissolved before 1535: privately leased; granted to Sir Thomas Palmer in 1548;
chapel restored 1886 by H F St John
Chapel of St John of Jerusalem;
Dynmore Preceptory
Dore Abbey +,
Abbey Dore
Dore Abbey, Hampshire.jpg Cistercian monks — from Morimond
founded 26 April 1147 by Robert Ewyas;
dissolved 1537; granted to John Scudamore 1539/40;
church restored 1633 and now in parochial use
Abbey Dore
Dulas Monastery Benedictine monks
purportedly founded here;
transferred to Ewyas Harold
Ewyas Harold Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Gloucester;
founded after 1100 by Harold son of Ralph of the Vexin: church of St Michael granted by Harold, Lord of Ewyas, purportedly first established at Dulas;
dissolved 1358
monks withdrawn due to lack of revenue
St James and St Bartholomew
Flanesford Priory ^ Flanesford Priory - geograph.org.uk - 1110385.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1346/47 by Richard, Lord Talbot;
dissolved 1537; granted to George, Earl of Shrewsbury 1538/39;
converted into a farm;
remains now incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint John the Baptist, Flanesford
Garway Preceptory Garway Church - geograph.org.uk - 46182.jpg Knights Templar
founded 1185-88: grant made by Henry II;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded after 1312;
merged with Dinmore before 1489;
dissolved before 1535 with Dinmore
Garway Clas Celtic monks — clas to 11th century?
Hentland Monastery Celtic monks
purportedly founded 6th century by St Dubricius
Hereford Cathedral Priory Hereford cathedral 001.JPG secular episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 669 (680); extant;
Benedictine monks — abbey?
founded c.1025
built early 11th century;
destroyed 1055; dissolved before 1066;
rebuilt 12th century by Bishop Renhelm
The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Ethelbert in Hereford
Saint Guthlac's Priory, Hereford probable Saxon minster
secular collegiate: St Guthlac's Collegiate Church
founded before 1066;
Benedictine monks — monastic church or chapel
founded c.1101;
united with Hereford priory;
badly damaged in the Baron's War
c.1143; and amalgamated with Hereford Priory 1143;
transferred to new site outside the town (see immediately below)
St Guthlac's in the Castle
Hereford Priory secular collegiate: St Peter's Collegiate Church
founded before 1084;
Benedictine monks
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
dependent on Gloucester;
granted to Gloucester Abbey by Hugh de Lacy 1100;
dissolved 1538; granted to John ap Rice 1542/43
St Guthlac

St Peter, St Paul and St Guthlac
Hereford Blackfriars — earlier site Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1246 by Sir John Daniel;
transferred to new site 1322 (see immediately below)
Hereford Blackfriars Ruins of Blackfriars Friary - geograph.org.uk - 577441.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1246 at earlier site (see immediately above); transferred to new site 1322;
dissolved; granted to Elizabeth Wynne 1562/63
Hereford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1228;
dissolved 1538
Hereford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
Holme Lacy projected house of Premonstratensian Canons c.1235; daughter of Lavendon; establishment never implemented St Mary and St Thomas Martyr
Kilpeck Priory # Benedictine monks
founded c.1134 by Hugh, son of William the Norman who granted the church to Gloucester;
dissolved 1428 when the cell was united to Gloucester; granted to the Bishop of Gloucester
Kilpecke Priory
Kinsham Grange Benedictine monks
alien house;
Leominster nunnery
Leominster Priory + Leominster Priory.jpg Saxon nuns (possibly also monks)
purportedly built c.660 by Merwald, King of West Mercia;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century;
secular canons collegiate
refounded 9th century;
nuns 9th century;
destroyed 1046;
Benedictine monks
founded after 1123: ruined monastery granted to Reading by Henry I, confirmed by Richard, Bishop of Hereford;
rebuilt 12th century, fully conventual by 1139;
dissolved 1539and granted to the bailiffs and burgesses of Leominster
St Peter (660);
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Leominster (12th century)
Leominster Priory Cluniac monks
Limebrook Priory Augustinian Canonesses (or Benedictine nuns?)
founded c.1189 (during or before the reign of Richard I) by Robert de Lingen or a member of the Mortimer family;
Augustinian Canonesses 1516 (in the time of Bishop Booth);
dissolved 28 December 1539; granted to John West and Robert Gratwick 1553
St Mary
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Lymbroke Priory
Moccas Clas Celtic monks
reputedly founded 6th century by St Dubricius from Hennland on Wye;
dissolved before 1066?
Mochros
Monkland Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Conches
founded before 1100;
dissolved c.1414
Much Dewchurch Clas monks of St David
founded 6th century;
parochial? before 1066
Ocle Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Lyre;
founded c.1100) by the ancestors of Robert Chandos;
granted to the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey c.1414;
granted to Sir Philip Hobby 1541/42;
site now occupied by Livers Ocle farmhouse
Acley Priory;
Livers Ocle Priory
Shobdon Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
dependent on Bristol;
founded between 1131 and 1135 (during the reign of Henry I and tenure of Robert de Bethune, Bishop of Hereford) by Oliver de Merlimound, steward for (and on behalf of) Hugh Mortimer;
transferred to [Eye, nr.] Aymestrey c.1150;
transferred from Beodune (?Byton) after 1155;
transferred to north of Wigmore
Sutton Camera Knights Hospitaller
under Dinmore
Titley Priory # Tironensian monks
apparent alien house: cell dependent on Tiron;
founded 1120-21;
dissolved 1391;
granted to Winchester College c.1535;
church rebuilt 1865;
house named "Priory Cottage" built on site 16th century
St Peter
Welsh Bicknor Clas dissolved before 1100
Wigmore Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
(community founded at Shobdon 1131-35);
transferred from [Eye, nr.] Aymestry; transferred to Beodune (? Byton)
Wigmore Abbey ^ Remains of Wigmore Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 700446.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine — from Shobdon;
(community founded at Shobdon between 1131 and 1135);
transferred here 1172-79 by Hugh Mortimer, Baron Wigmore;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Palmer 1548/49;
remains now incorporated into farm and buildings
St James
Wormsley Priory possibly originally a hermitage;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded after 1200 (13th century) (late in the reign of John or early in the reign of Henry III) by Gilbert Talbot;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward Lord Clinton 1545/46
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Leonard, Wormsley
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Priory of St Leonard de Pyon;
Wormeley Abbey

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Hertfordshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Hertfordshire edit) [1][18]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ashridge Priory monastery or college
of the Precious Blood;
Bonshommes monks
founded 1283 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved 16 November 1539
the Precious Blood
Barden Priory? Augustinian Canons Regular
possibly Berden, Essex or the hospital at Bigging (Berdene in Anstey)
St Mary
Cathale Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1189(?) (c.1200) probably by William de Mandeville;
dissolved before 1240; granted to the nuns of Cheshunt by Henry de Bohun; canons removed;
chapel survived to 1613 when land acquired by James I;
chapel remains extant 1830s
Cheshunt Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1183;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Anthony Deny 1536/7
Cestrehunt Priory;
Chesthunt Priory
Flamstead Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1150 (during the reign of Stephen) by Roger de Toney;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Richard Page 1539/40;
site now occupied by Beechwood Park School
Flamsted Priory
Hertford Priory # Benedictine monks
founded before 1093 (during the incumbency of Abbot Paul and during the reign of William the Conqueror[note 1]) by Ralph de Limesi and granted to St Albans, Hertfordshire after 1077;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Antony Denny and his wife 1537/8; conventual church demolished after 1540; passed to Sir Thomas Wiley who built the private chapel of St John, demolished 1680 on the orders of the Bishop of Lincoln;
site now occupied by parish church
St Mary
Hertford Trinitarian Priory lepers' hospital of St Mary Magdelene (founded before 1199) taken over by Trinitarians;
Trinitarian monks
founded c.1261; apparently under Easton, Wiltshire until 1448 as a hospital; later under Moatenden;
apparently abandoned before 1535(?)
St Mary Magdalene (before 1199)

Holy Trinity and St Thomas Martyr c.1261
Hitchin Whitefriars ^ Carmelite Friars
founded c.1317;
dissolved 17 October 1538;
site now occupied by Hitchin Priory Hotel, part of cloister arches still visible;
17th/18th century country house built on site
St Mary
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Hitchin 'Priory'
Hitchin Priory Gilbertine Canons[note 2]
founded 1361-2 by Edward de Kendale;
dissolved 1538
St Saviour
Hitchin Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded c.1316 by King Edward;
dissolved; granted to Edward Watson and H. Henderson 1546/7
Hitchin Minster Saxon minster
founded before 11th century (references 10th & 11th century);
parochial church before 1086
Muresley Priory,
nr Ivinghoe
Benedictine nuns
founded between 1107 and 1129, reputedly by Walter Giffard, bishop of Winchester (who died 1129), (or c.1160 or 1133);
community evicted; granted to Sir John Dance c.1537
St Margaret
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Meursley Priory;
Mursley Nunnery;
St Margaret's Priory;
St Margaret's in the Wood, Meuresley;
St Margaret's de Bosco;
Ivinghoe Nunnery;
Ivinghoe Priory;
Ivanhoe Monastery
King's Langley Priory Geograph 2310899 52ccc4eb.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1308;
dissolved 1538;
Dominican nuns — from Dartford
refounded 1557;
dissolved 1558: nuns transferred to Dartford
King's Langley Blackfriars
Lannock Knights Templar
founded before 1148 (manor granted to Templars but no preceptory founded);
Knights Hospitaller
let privately 1338
Markyate Priory # hermitage
before 1145;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1145 by Ralph de Langford, Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, through the influence of Geoffrey, Abbot of St Albans;
apparently soon destroyed by fire;
dissolved 1537; granted to George Ferrers;
site now occupied by a manor house named 'Markyate Cell' built on priory remains;
parochial church of St John the Baptist built at the south corner of the site
Holy Trinity
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Mergate Priory;
Market-Street Priory
Mirdial Priory? purported Augustinian Canons Regular (evidence lacking) St Mary
New Biggin Priory # Gilbertine Priory
priory cell
founded 1361-2 by Sir Edward de Kendale;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Cokke 1544/5;
residence built on site 1585; converted to almshouses c.1812
St Saviour
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Hitchin Nunnery
Redbourn Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on St Albans;
founded 1178 by Abbot Simon or Abbot Warin built by John, Bishop of Ardfert;
plundered by the French 1217;
apparently abandoned before 1535; granted to John Cock 1539/40
St Amphibalus
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St Amphibalus Priory;
Redburn Priory
Rowney Priory ^(?) Benedictine nuns
founded c.1164 by Conan, Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond;
plundered early 15th century;
dissolved 11 September 1457; granted to the patron, John Fray, chief baron of the Exchequer, who established a chantry; confiscated by the Crown 1548;
19th century house built on site, said to incorporate fabric from the priory
St John the Baptist
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Rowheing Priory;
Rownay Priory
Royston Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1173-9 by Ralph de Rochester (on the site of a chapel built by his uncle Eustace de Merk) built in the time of Walter Walensis, Abbot of Colchester;
dissolved 9 April 1537; granted to Robert Slete, Esq. 1540/1
priory church converted for parochial use as the Parish Church of St John the Baptist; a Georgian House also built on the site
The Priory Church of St John the Baptist and St Thomas the Martyr
St Albans Abbey + StAlbansCathedral.JPG Benedictine? monks
founded c.793;
lax? c.820;
secular collegiate and nuns from before 940;
Benedictine monks and nuns c.970 (976) to 1140;
Benedictine monks
from 1140;
dissolved 5 December 1539;
parochial thereafter;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1877; extant
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, St Albans
St Albans Nunnery Benedictine nuns — with regular priests or brethren;
attached to the abbey, living near the almonry;
founded before 940; transferred to Sopwell 1140
St Mary de Pre Priory leper hospital
founded 1194 by Warin (Garinus), Abbot of St Albans;
Benedictine nuns with regular priests or brethren
c.1328;
Benedictine nuns
founded after 1352;
abandoned 1528; annexed to St Albans; granted to Ralph Rawlet, Esq. 1540/1
St Mary de Pré Priory;
St Mary de Pre Nunnery;
De La Praye Nunnery
St Margaret's Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1129, possibly by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester, grants confirmed after his death 1129;
dissolved 1536
Ivinghoe Priory
Sawbridgeworth Priory St Mary the Great, Sawbridgeworth, Herts - geograph.org.uk - 358893.jpg Benedictine monks
probable cell dependent on Westminster Abbey
founded c.1135 (late in the reign of Henry I or during that of Stephen);
conventual church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary the Great
Sopwell Priory purportedly a hermitage prior to Benedictine foundation;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1140 by Geoffrey, Abbott of St Albans;
subject to the abbess of St Albans c.1330;
dissolved 1537
St Mary
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Sopewell Priory
Standon Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Sisters of St John Priory, Buckland, Somerset
Standon Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1147 (before 1154) (during the reign of Stephen) by Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hereford;
dissolved before 1443-4;
leased out 1330;
revived; under a preceptor 1360;
leased out before 1443-4
Temple Dinsley Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded 1147 (during the reign of Stephen): granted by Bernard de Balliol, preceptory established later;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1324; let privately 1338;
preceptory
founded after 1338;
leased to the preceptor of Ribstone and Mount St John 1498;
let out privately 1507; granted by Henry VIII to Sir Ralph Sadler
demolished 1712;
site now occupied by The Princess Helena College built 1714
Temple Dynnesley Preceptory
Ware Priory #+ Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Evroul;
founded before 1081, with endowment by Hugo de Grentemaisnil;
dissolved 1414; granted to the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey (Greater London);
granted by Henry VIII;
The old rectory or manor house built on the site early-17th century, altered 18th and 19th century;
conventual church much altered, now in parochial use as parish church of St Mary the Virgin — little, if any, remaining monastic fabric
Ware Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded 1338 by Thomas second Lord Wake of Liddell, who received the king's permission in February 1338 to give to the Friars Minors property and land;
dissolved 1538;;
private residence 1544;
incorporated into a house named 'The Priory'
Wormley Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Waltham, Essex;
founded after 1177 (when church and mannor granted to Waltham) and before c.1260;
dissolved c.1510(?): alienated from Waltham;
church restored 19th century; now in use of parish church of St Laurence
St Lawrence
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Prior Sancti Laurentii de Worem
Wymondley Priory,
Little Wymondley
hospital
founded before 1218 by Richard [de] Argentein;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded soon after; hospital continued until 1290;
dissolved 6 April 1537; granted to James Nedeham, surveyor of the king's works, 1541/2;
site now occupied by a Tudor Tithe barn
St Mary
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Little Wymondley Priory;
Wymondesley Parva Priory

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Isle of Wight[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses on the Isle of Wight edit) [14]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Appuldurcombe House,
Wroxall
AppuldurcombeHouse.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Montebourg;
founded c.1100: manor granted by Richard de Redvers to Montebourg Abbey before 1090;
dissolved 1414;
16th century Elizabethan house built on site;
hotel 1859;
leased for use as a college for young gentlemen 1867-1890s;
Benedictine monks
founded 1901-1908;
virtually abandoned 1909; used to accommodate troops in the two World Wars; damaged by a mine 1943; currently a shell internally in ruins; (EH)
St Mary
Barton Priory BartonManor approach IsleOfWight.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — from Cambridge
priory(?)
founded 1275 by John Insula, Rector of Shalfleet and Thomas de Winton, Rector of Godshill;
dissolved 1439; granted to Winchester College
The Holy Trinity
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Barton Oratory;
Burton College
Carisbrooke — St Mary's Priory # StMary'sPriory Carisbrooke IsleOfWight.JPG Cistercian monks
alien house: priory cell dependent on Lire Abbey;
founded c.1156 by Baldwin de Redvers: granted to Lire by William fitz Osbern, Marshall of William the Conqueror;
granted to Mount Grace, Yorkshire, by Richard II;
Benedictine monks
restored by Henry IV;
dissolved 1414; granted to the Carthusians at Sheen, Surrey by Henry V
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Carisbrooke
Carisbrooke Priory * CarisbrookePriory New.JPG Extant.
Formerly home to Dominican Nuns; now owned by the Carisbrooke Priory Trust, a registered charity.[19]
The Open Door
Newport Whitefriars? Carmelite Friars
Quarr Abbey QuarrAbbeyFarm.JPG Savignac monks
founded 27 April 1132 by Baldwin de Redvers (Redveriis);
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to John and George Mills 1544/5
The Abbey Church of Our Lady of the Quarry
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Quarrer Abbey
Quarr Abbey *,
Binsted
QuarrAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 24 May 1907 from Appuldurcombe House
current house constructed from the ruined masonry of the former abbey; extant
Ryde — St Cecilia's Abbey *
Appley House, Ryde
StCecilia'sAbbey Ryde IsleOfWight.jpg Solesmes nuns
returned to France from exile
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Liege Abbey;
founded at Ventnor 1882;
transferred to Appley House 1922;
priory attained abbey status 1926;
aggregated into the Solesmes Community 1950; extant
Priory of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus

Abbey of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus (1926)
St Cross Priory Tironensian monks
alien house: cell dependent Tiron;
founded after 1132 (c.1120): church founded (in the tenure of Gervase, Abbot de Insula (Quarr)) by Robert Colaws;
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College;
site apparently occupied by a viaduct and railway
St Helen's Priory StHelen'sChurch IsleOfWight.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Wenlock, Shropshire;
founded c.1090 (before 1155);
dissolved 1414
Ventnor Priory,
Steephill View
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Liege Abbey, Belgium,
founded 1882;
transferred to Appley House, Ryde 1922;
Steephill View house now demolished;
Priory Lodge, built 1970, now occupies the site
Pax Cordis Jesu

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Kent[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Kent edit) [20]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aylesford Priory * Aylesford Priory, Kent.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1242 by Richard de Grey, Lord of Cudnor (Richard, Lord Grey);
conventual church built 1242-1248;
rebuilt 1348-1417;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1541/2; church demolished, conventual buildings converted for private residence; rebuilt after fire 1930;
Carmelite Friars from 1949
'The Friars'
Badlesmere Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 8th century
Badmonden Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(?)alien house: cell dependent on Beaulieu, Normandy
dissolved 1414;
granted to St Andrew's Priory, Rochester;
dissolved 1540; granted to the dean and chapter of Rochester
Bilsington Priory ^ The Augustinian Priory, Bilsington, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 12909.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1253 by John Mansell (Maunsel), Lord Chief Justice of England;
dissolved 28 February 1536; granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1538/9;
used as a farmhouse through post-medieval period;
remains now incorporated into a house
Blakwose Priory Premonstratensian Canons
cell of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire
founded before 1158;
transferred to St Radegund's after 1203-4; retained as a grange of the abbey;
dissolved c.1377
Blackwose Priory
Boxley Abbey ^ Remains of Boxley Abbey and North Downs - geograph.org.uk - 1101929.jpg Cistercian monks
daughter of Clairvaux;
founded 23 October 1143 (1143/46) by William de Ipre, Earl of Kent;
dissolved 21 January 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1540/1;
part of remains now incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bilsington
Brockley Abbey Historical county location. See entry under London
Canterbury Austin Friars, earlier site Augustinian Friars
founded 1318 by Richard French, baker (license granted to Walter Reynolds, Archbishop of Canterbury by Edward II to alienate part of the former Friars of the Sack site to the Austin Friars);
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1324
Canterbury Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) 1318);
transferred here 1324;
rebuilt 1408;
dissolved December 1538; granted to G. Harper 1541/2
Canterbury Blackfriars ^ Canterbury - Kloster der Blackfriars und Stour.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded c.1236 (c.1221) by Henry III; church built 1237 to after 1244;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Wiseman 1559/60;
frater currently in use as a church of the Church of the First Church of Christ Scientist
Canterbury Cathedral Priory + Canterbury Cathedral - Portal Nave Cross-spire.jpeg secular canons possibly collegiate
founded c.600 (598): Roman church restored by St Augustine with the aid of Æthelberht, King of Kent;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded c.600; extant;
Benedictine monks
founded 997;
rebuilt 1070 under Archbishop Lanfranc;
dissolved 1539;
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Christ, Canterbury,

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury

Canterbury Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
some friars apparently transferred to new site at Cambridge before 1289;
dissolved after 1314
Canterbury Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded 1224;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1268
Canterbury — St Augustine's Abbey St Augustine Canterbury 02.JPG Benedictine monks (assumed)
founded (598-605) 598 by Æthelberht, King of Kent on the advice of St Augustine;
Benedictine monks
(re)founded c.960;
dissolved 30 July 1538; (EH)
St Peter and St Paul

St Peter, St Paul and St Augustine (978)

The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine, Canterbury
Canterbury — St Gregory's Priory secular monastery
founded by 1087 (before 1086) by Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded c.1123;
church destroyed by fire 1145, rebuilt;
dissolved 1536 (1537); granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1536/7
St Gregory's Hospital
Canterbury — St Mildred's Monastery purported early Saxon monastery;
probable minster 8th century
Canterbury — Priory of St Sepulchre Benedictine nuns
founded c.1100 by Anselm, Archbishop of Canterbury;
dissolved 1536; granted to James Hale 1546/7
St Sepulchre's Nunnery
Canterbury — St Mary of the Angels Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor involved in running the Franciscan International Study Centre; extant Friary of St Mary of the Angels
Cliffe Cell Cluniac monks
Combwell Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
abbey founded c.1220 by Robert de Turneham;
reduced to priory status c.1220 due to endowment shortfall;
disputed between Augustinian and Premonstratensian — found in favour of Augustinians c.1230;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Culpepper 1537/8; granted to Sir John Gage 1542/3
Cumbwell Priory;
Combwell Abbey
Darenth Priory Benedictine monks
cell, apparently dependent on Rochester
founded after 971: Archbishop Hubert granted the manor of Darent;
dissolution unknown
Dartford Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the visitation of London)
founded 1356; attached to the nunnery (see immediately below);
prior and friars recorded 1373;
dissolved 1539
Davington Priory +^ The church of St.Mary Magdalen, Davington - geograph.org.uk - 1276737.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded 1153 by Fulk de Newenham;
dissolved 1535; granted to Sir Thomas Cheney 1546/7;
church in now parochial use — priory buildings in private ownership;
restored as a private residence 19th century; since 1982 owned by Bob Geldof
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalen, Davington;

(parochially also dedicated to St Lawrence)
Dover Priory, earlier site St Mary in Castro2.jpg Saxon minster, secular canons
founded 640 by Eadbald, King of Kent;
transferred to St Martin's c.696 (see immediately below) by King Wihtred;
church apparently rebuilt 10th century;
repaired 1582, but practically unused thereafter and in ruins by 1724;
in use as a Fives' Court early-1790s;
in use as a garrison coal store during Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815);
restored 1862 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and 1888 by William Butterfield
St Mary in Castro
(St Mary in the Castle)
Dover Priory ^ secular canons
transferred to from site within the castle (see immediately above) c.696 by King Wihtred;
(?abbey 697);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1131 by Henry I and William de Corbeil, Archbishop of Canterbury;
Benedictine monks — from Canterbury (who forced withdrawal of Augustinians) 1136;
monks apparently withdrawn;
Benedictine monks — sent from Canterbury by Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury 1139;
cell dependent on Canterbury;
dissolved 1535;
remains now incorporated into a private school: Dover College
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Martin of the New Work, Dover
Dover Minster Saxon minster
founded 691;
rebuilt 1070s;
in parochial use as the Church of St Martin-le-Grand, from 16th century;
demolished 18th-19th century; remains destroyed during World War II
Dover Preceptory (?) Knights Templar
founded c.1128(?)
apparently transferred to Temple Ewell before c.1185; (EH)
Eastry Monastery (?) a monastery purportedly founded before 673 by King Egbert — existence doubtful
Elfleet Monastery (?) founded by Domneva  — probably Ebbsfleet possible duplication of Minster in Thanet Nunnery
Faversham Abbey Ruins Of Faversham Abbey, Stukeley, 1722.jpg Cluniac monks — from Bermondsey, Surrey
founded 1148 (1147) by King Stephen and his queen Maud (Matilda) (apparently only nominally Cluniac from the outset;
Benedictine monks 13th century (before 1207: by the reign of Henry III);
dissolved 8 July 1538
St Saviour
Folkestone Priory, earlier site Saxon minster and Benedictine? nuns
founded before 640 by Eadbald, King of Kent — built in the castle precinct;
destroyed in raids by the Danes before 927 (before 924);
Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Lonlay
founded 1095: church granted to Lonlay by Nigel de Munevilla and his wife;
abandoned 1137: transferred to new site (see immediately below)
St Mary and St Eanswith
Folkestone Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Lonlay;
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) before 640);
transferred here 1137, permission granted to William de Albrinsis;
became denizen:independent from 1399;
dissolved November 1539, when priory was ruinous; leased to Edward,Lord Clinton;granted to him 9 January 1539
Falkstone Priory
Greenwich Friary Historical county location. See entry under London
Higham Priory Benedictine nuns
alien house: dependent on St-Sulpice-la-Forêt;
founded c.1148(?) (1551) by King Stephen;
became denizen: independent from after 1227;
dissolved 1521-2; granted to St John's College, Cambridge by Henry VIII 1522
Lillechurch Priory;
Littlechurch Priory;
Heyham Priory
Hoo Monastery Benedictine? monks
founded c.(686-)687: land on the island (later Hoo St Werburgh) and adjoining granted tn Ecgbald and his familia
monastery under an abbot 716;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century?
Horton Priory ^ Horton Priory, Kent.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded c.1142 by Robert de Vere;
became denizen: independent from 1351-74;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Tate 1338-9;
thereafter granted to --- Mantell;
remains now incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of St John the Evangelist, Horton
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Monk's Horton Priory;
Monkshorton Priory
Hythe Monastery uncertain order and foundation
Leeds Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur (Croucheart/Crepido Corde), Kt.;
dissolved c.1540 (1539); granted to Sir Antony St Leger 1550-1
St Mary and St Nicholas
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Leedes Priory
Lesnes Abbey (Westwood Abbey) Historical county location. See entry under London
Lewisham Priory Historical county location. See entry under London
Lossenham Friary Carmelite Friars
founded c.1242-7;
destroyed by fire 1275; rebuilt;
dissolved 1538
Lossenham Whitefriars
Lydd Monastery + Saxon minster
possible monastic house founded after 774: land granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 893;
Anglo-Saxon remains incorporated into All Saints' parish church
Lyminge Abbey + Benedictine? nuns
founded c.633 by Ethelburga, daughter of Æthelberht, King of Kent, on the site of a possibly Roman villa;
monks and nuns
refounded before 736 under Abbot Cuthbert;
ravaged in raids by the Danes, but continued to after 964 (the time of Archbishop Dunstan);
Saxon church, rebuilt c.965, incorporating remains of abbey church
Liming Abbey
Maidstone Friary Carmelite Friars
13th century Allington Castle site sold to Carmelites 1951;
in private ownership early-21stC
Maidstone Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friars
license obtained 13 May 1331 by John atte Water to alienate in mortmain to the minister and Friars Minors of England property and land in Maidstone to build an oratory and dwelling-place;
establishment never implemented
Minster in Thanet Priory, earlier site Saxon minster and Benedictine? nuns
founded 669, granted by King Egbert to his niece Domneva to found a monastery;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 1011;
transferred to new site (see immediately below)
secular collegiate
Benedictine monks
granted to St Augustine's Abbey 1027 by King Cnut;
refounded as a grange of St Augustine's;
11th-13th century parochial church of St Mary reputedly built on site
St Domneva
Minster in Thanet Priory Benedictine nuns
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above)
St Mary Virgin

St Mildred
Minster Abbey * Benedictine nuns
founded 1937; built on site of the earlier abbey (see immediately above); extant
Minster in Thanet Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded c.750, built by Ermengitha, sister of Domneva
destroyed? in raids by the Danes 980
Minster in Thanet Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.670, granted to Domneva by King Egbert, her uncle;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 980;
dependent on St Augustine's, Canterbury;
granted to St Augustine's by Cnut 1027;
St Mary Virgin
Moatenden Priory Trinitarian monks
founded 1224 by Sir Michael de Ponynges;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Antony Aucher 1538/9;
site now occupied by a house named 'Moatenden Manor'
Mottenden Priory;
Headcorn Priory;
Muttiden Friary
New Romney Priory Cistercian monks and nuns — double house
alien house: grange dependent on Pontigny;
founded 1264;
dissolved c.1414
St John
New Romney Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded before 1241;
dissolved c.1287
Romney Greyfriars
Newington Priory Benedictine nuns
foundation unknown;
transferred to Minster before 1087(?)
secular canons from between 1154 and 1170;
possible secular college, probably dissolved before 1179
Ospringe Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
founded before 1234;
dissolved c.1470;
became a secular hospital
Patrixbourne Priory St Mary, Patrixbourne, Kent.jpg Saxon minster
Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house: cell dependent on Beaulieu, Normandy;
founded c.1200;
dissolved 1409;
restored 1849 by Mr Marshall of Canterbury and 1857 by Sir George Gilbert Scott;
church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
St Mary
Reculver Abbey Reculver Abbey in Kent.jpg Benedictine? monks
founded 669, granted to Bass (Bassa), priest, by Egbert, King of Kent;
destroyed in raids by the Danes;
annexed to Canterbury 949 by King Eadred: abbot and Benedictines probably removed; under a dean until c.1030
Raculfe Abbey
Rochester Cathedral Priory + Rochestercath.jpg secular canons
founded 604;
dissolved 1080;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 604; extant;
Benedictine monks
refounded 1080 by Æthelberht, King of Kent;
dissolved 1540
The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Rochester
St Mildred's Monastery purported early Saxon monastery;
probably a minster 8th century
St Radegund's Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Prémontré;
founded 1193;
dissolved 1536;
now in private ownership
Bradsole Abbey
Salmstone Priory Benedictine monks
residential grange and manor with chapel dependent on St Augustine's, Canterbury
Sandwich Whitefriars Carmellite Friars
founded before 1268 (before c.1272 )
dissolved 1538
Sittingbourne Austin Friars hospital, hermitage and chapel
Silvester, the superior, apparently became a member of Austin Friars and received a grant to alienate the foundation;
Austin Friars
founded 1255;
dissolved 1256?, Silvester apparently lapsed and the foundation ceased to be an Austin establishment
Shamele Austin Friars
Shoreham Minster Saxon minster
founded before 700;
present church on site, the Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, built between 1230 and 1270 (during the reign of Edward III) on the site of an earlier church
Strood Hospital hospital
founded 1192-3
Benedictine monks
founded 1330: required master to be a Benedictine monk;
dissolved c.1402;
continued as hospital to 1539
St Mary
Strood Preceptory Knights Templar
Sutton-at-Hone Preceptory + hospital
founded before 1199;
Knights Hospitaller
granted 1214; preceptory established;
lapsed before 1338 and farmed out;
evidently revived shortly afterwards;
dissolved 1358;
remains in use as chapel and private residence; (NT)
St John's Jerusalem
Swingfield Preceptory Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
cell foundation unknown;
transferred to Sisters of St John Priory, Buckland, Somerset c.1180;
Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1180;
dissolved 1540
St John's Commandery
St John's Chapel
Temple Ewell Preceptory +,
Ewell
St Peter and St Paul, Temple Ewell, Kent - geograph.org.uk - 325563.jpg Knights Templar
founded c.1185, benefactors William, brother of the King, and William Peverelle;
dissolved 1308-1312;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1312;
dissolved 1540;
remains incorporated into parochial church
Thanington Nunnery St James's hospital
founded before 1164;
apparently became nunnery or sisterhood before 1343, with regular priests or brethren to after 1415;
possibly ceased to be a hospital, at least for a time;
dissolved 1551; granted to Robert Dartnall 1551/2
Tanington Hospital
Throwley Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St Bertin, St Omer;
founded c.1150 by Hugh de Chilham and William de Ipra;
dissolved 1414; granted to Syon Abbey;
house named 'Glebe Cottage' built on site
Thurleigh Priory
Tonbridge Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1192 (late in the reign of Henry II) by Richard de Clare, Earl of Hartford (confirmed by the Pope 1192);
dissolved 8 February 1525;
became ruinous between 1753 and 1780;
site later occupied by a railway goods station
St Mary Magdalen
West Langdon Abbey # Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Leiston;
founded 1189 (1192) by William de Auberville;
dissolved 1535; granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1538/9;
site now occupied by 16th-century farmhouse currently in use as a holiday cottage
St Mary and St Thomas Martyr of Canterbury
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Langdon Abbey
West Malling Abbey nuns
founded 688(?); no further reference until:
Benedictine nuns
transferred from Twickenham
founded c.1090 (during the reign of William II) by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester;
transferred to Milford Haven; dissolved 1538; granted to Henry Cobham, alias Brook 1569/70
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, West Malling
West Peckham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1337 by Sir John Culpepper;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Robert Southwell 1543/4;
West Peccham Hospital;
West Peckham Camera

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Lancashire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Lancashire edit) [8]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Barnoldswick Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Fountains, Yorkshire;
founded 19 May 1147;
transferred to Kirkstall, Yorkshire 1152, thereafter retained as a grange;
currently located in a field called 'Monk's Royd'
Mount St Mary's Abbey
Beaumont Grange Savignac monks
dependent on Furness (Cumbria)
founded c.1130: granted by Warine;
a 'large and important colony';
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147
Burscough Priory
Burscough
Ruins of Burscough Priory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1186 (c.1190) by Robert Fitz Henry, Lord of Lathom and Knowsley probably for canons from Norton;
dissolved 1536
St Nicholas
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probably Blakesmere Priory
Cartmel Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Chapel-le-Wood Cell Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Cockerham Priory # CockerhamPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
cell of St Mary in the Meadows (de Pratis) at Leicester;
founded c.1207 or 1208: granted to Leicester 1153-4 by William de Lancaster;
cell 1281-90, secular chaplain appointed — most of the canons withdrawn;
dissolved 1477
Cockersand Abbey CockersandAbbey.JPG land granted to Leicester 1153-6 by William I of Lancaster;
Hospital of St Mary
founded before 1184 by Hugh Garth, hermit, with benefactions from William of Lancaster II;
Premonstratensian Canons
cell dependent on Croxton, Leicestershire;
priory refounded after 1184 by William of Lancaster (Lancastre)
raised to abbey status 1192, continuing as a hospital;
dissolved 29 January 1539; granted to John Kechin (Kitchen) 1543/4;
now in private ownership of the Dalton family
St Mary
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Thurnham Abbey
Conishead Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Furness Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Hawkshead Grange Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Heysham Monastery(?) # suggested early monastic settlement;
14th-15th century church of St Peter built on site, incorporating pre-Conquest remains 800-950
Hornby Priory # possible hospital 1160-1172;
Premonstratensian Canons
cell daughter of Croxton, Leicestershire;
founded c.1172(?) by a member of the Montbegons of Hornby (the ancestors of Sir Thomas Stanley) probably by Roger de Motgebon III;
dissolved September 1538; granted to Lord Montegle 1544/5
St Wilfrid
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Horneby Priory
Kersal Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester
Lancaster Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded 1259/60 by Sir Hugh Harrington;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Polcroft 1540/1
Lancaster Greyfriars Franciscan Friars
some evidence of short-lived house, precise site and dates of foundation and dissolution unknown
Lancaster Priory LancasterPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
founded c.1094 by Earl Roger of Poictiers (Roger, Earl of Poitiers);
alien house: dependent on Séez;
dissolved 1428
St Mary
Lytham Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Durham;
founded 1189-94 (1191-4) by Richard Fitz Rogers;
dissolved 1535 (1534); granted to Sir Thomas Holcroft;
demolished;
17th century country house built on site
St Mary and St Cuthbert
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Lythom Priory
Marland Grange Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester
Penwortham Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1104 (between 1104 and 1122) by the bounty of Warine Bussel;
dissolved c.1535; granted to John Fleetwood 1542/3
Preston Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1256(?) c.1260 by Edmond, Earl of Lancaster;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Holcroft 1540/1
Sawley Abbey SawleyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Newminster, Northumberland
daughter of Newminster;
founded probably 6 January 1147 by William de Percy, monks probably arrived 1 January 1148;
dissolved 1536; EH
Salley Abbey;
Sallay Abbey
Staining Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlow, Cheshire, then of Whalley;
founded before 1240
Tulketh Priory Sauvignac monks
founded 4 July 1124 by Stephen, Count of Boulogne;
transferred to Furness (Cumbria) 1127
Upholland Priory + The Church of St Thomas the Martyr, Upholland - geograph.org.uk - 2056849.jpg chantry and collegiate chapel
founded 1307-10;
Benedictine monks/friars?
founded 1319 (1318) by Walter Langton, Bishop of Lichfield;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Holcroft 1545/6;
remains incorporated into the Parish Church of St Thomas the Martyr
Holand Friary
Warburton Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester
Warrington Austin Friars Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Whalley Abbey WhalleyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Stanlow, Cheshire
daughter of Combermere, Cheshire;
(community founded at Stanlow 11 November 1172);
transferred here 1296, founded 4 April 1296;
dissolved 10 March 1537; granted to Richard Aston and John Braddyll 1553/4;
now in ownership of the Diocese of Blackburn
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Locus Benedictus de Whalley Abbey
Wyresdale Abbey Cistercian monks — from Furness (Cumbria) and Savigny
founded 1193 (c.1196), site possibly granted by Theobald Walter who appropriated a church to the new foundation between 1193 and 1196;
transferred to Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, then to Abingdon, Co. Limerick;
traditionally the site is below the meeting of the Marshaw Wyre and the Tarnbrook Wyre, on the north bank of the Abbeystead reservoir


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Leicestershire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Leicestershire edit)[21]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldermanshaw Priory Cluniac monks
founded before/c.1220-35;
alien house: cell dependent on Bermondsey, Surrey (London);
dissolved/ruinous before 1450;
17th century cottage built on site
Aldermans Haw
Belvoir Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on St Albans, Hertfordshire;
founded 1076-88 begun by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir 1076; completed by Abbot Paul of St Albans;
dissolved 1539
Bradley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1220 by Robert Bundy;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Newell, Esq. 1537/8
Braddley Priory
Holy Hill monastery, Breedon Breedonchurch.jpg Saxon Benedictine? monks — from Medeshamstede (Peterborough), (Cambridgeshire)
founded late-7th century;
abandoned 874 during Danish raids;
Augustinian Priory built on site (see immediately below)
Breedon Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Nostell, Yorkshire;
refounded between 1109 and 1122, on site of earlier Saxon monastery (see immediately above): church of SS Mary and Hardulph granted to Nostel by Robert de Ferrers;
dissolved November 1539; granted to John, Lord Grey 1553
Bredon Priory
Buckminster possible Saxon minster
Charley Priory dependent on Luffield, Buckinghamshire;
confirmed to Luffield by the Pope 1173-4;
founded before 1190, granted to Evroul by Countess Parnel of Leicester (Blanchmain's, Earl of Leicester);
confirmed to Ware, chief dependency of St Evroul in England 1203-6;
described as hermitage c.1220;
Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house: grange dependent on St Evroul;
founded after 1220;
ruinous 1455;
dissolved 1465; granted to Frideswide, widow;
united with Ulverscroft c.1465
Chorley and Ulverscroft Priory
Locum de S. Mariae de Charleia
Croxton Abbey Croxton Kerrial.JPG Premonstratensian Canons — from Newhouse, Lincolnshire;
founded before 1160 (1163, 1162) by William Porcarius;
dissolved 1538 (1539); granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland 1538/9
Croxton Kerrial Abbey
Dalby and Heather Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1206, granted purportedly by Robert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1538 (1540);
granted to Sir Andrew Nowell
Old Dalby Preceptory;
Dalby Preceptory
Garendon Abbey Cistercian monks
probable daughter of Waverley, Surrey;
founded 28 October 1133 by Roboert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland 1540/1;
house named 'Garendon Hall' built on site, demolished 1964
Gerondon Abbey
Grace Dieu Priory ^ GraceDieuPriory.JPG Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1239/40 by Rose (Rorsia) de Verdon;
'White Nuns of St Augustine'
dissolved 1538; granted to Humphrey Foster 1538/9;
remains incorporated into a cottage; largely demolished 1696;
in care of Grace Dieu Priory Trust;
open to public from late 2004
The Priory Church of Holy Trinity and St Mary, Belton
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Gracedieu Priory;
Belton Priory
Heather Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1199 (during the reign of King John);
reduced to camera before 1338;
dissolution unknown — administered from Dalby (itself dissolved 1540)
Hether Hospital
Hinckley Priory The Priory House, Hinckley.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: priory cell dependent on Lyre;
founded before 1173(?): church and land granted to Lyre by Robert [Blanchmaines], Earl of Leicester (confirmed by Henry II);
dissolved 1409; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster;
site later occupied by a mansion then smaller private houses
Hinkley Priory
Hinckley Dominican Priory Dominican monks
Langley Priory Benedictine nuns — from Farewell, Staffordshire
founded c.1150(?) by William Pantulf (Pontulf) and his wife burgia;
Cistercian nuns? (claimed during time of Pope Alexander III, claim apparently abandoned 13th century);
dissolved 1536 (before1537);
granted to Thomas Grey 1543/4;
incorporated into a 16th/17th century house; present house incorporates medieval fabric
The Priory Church of God and the Blessed Virgin
Launde Priory # The Chapel at Launde Abbey, part of the original priory buildings Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1119-25 by Richard Basset and his wife Maud;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas, Lord Cromwell 1539/40;
site occupied by manor house named 'Launde Abbey'
now a retreat/conference centre
St John the Baptist
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Landa Priory
Leicester Abbey Leicester Abbey nave and cloister.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1143 (1139?) by Robert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550/1
The Abbey Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Leicester
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St Mary de Pre;
St Mary de Pratis
(St Mary of the Meadows)
Leicester Austin Friary Augustinian hermits
founded 1254;
dissolved November 1538; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm
St Catherine?
Leicester Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1284;
dissolved 1538; granted to Henry, Marquis of Dorset 1546/7
Leicester Friars of the Sack ~ Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
apparently abandoned by 1295
Leicester Greyfriars Greyfriars funeral procession, John Nichols.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1230 (1265) by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester;
Burial place of King Richard III after his defeat at the Battle of Bosworth 1485 (confirmed by the recovery of his body 2013);
dissolved 1538; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6
Leicester — Holy Cross Priory * Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.jpg Dominican Friars
founded 1882; church consecrated 14 May 1958; extant
The Priory of the Holy Cross, Leicester
Minsterton Monastery possible Saxon minster
Mount St Bernard Abbey, earlier site # Cistercian monks (Cistercian order of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
founded 1835;
became a guest house when new monastery (see immediately below) opened 1844;
reformatory 1856;
closed 1885, demolished
Mount St Bernard Abbey * MountStBernardAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks (Cistercian order of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
founded 1844;
replaced earlier monastery (see immediately above); extant
Owston Abbey + St Andrew's Church, Owston.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroaisan
founded before 1161 by Sir Robert Grimbald, confirmed by Theobald, Archbishop of Canterbury;
Augustinian Canons Regular
independent from before 1260-80;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Harrington 1538/9;
site now in private ownership as Manor Farm;
church restored and now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Andrew, Owston
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Osulveston Priory
Rothley Temple Knights Templar
founded 1231: manor granted by Henry III;
chapel built c.1240;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1312 (1313);
dissolved before 1489 (1540); transferred to the Crown;
granted to Babington family;
manor house built on site
Rothley Preceptory
Swinford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1199: (granted before the reign of King John);
under Dalby before 1220;
separate camera under a seneschal 1338;
dissolved 1538
Ulverscroft Priory Ulverscroft Priory - geograph.org.uk - 172533.jpg Augustinian Eremites
founded 1134: land granted by Ranulph de Gernon, Earl of Chester;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before c.1174(?) by Robert, Earl of Leicester;
still referred to as a hermitage c.1220;
suppression avoided 1536;
dissolved 15 September 1539;
now in private ownership without public access
St Mary
Ulverscroft Monastery uncertain order and foundation

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Lincolnshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Lincolnshire edit) [22]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alkborough Priory + Alkborough Church - geograph.org.uk - 10287.jpg Benedictine monks
dependent on Spalding;
founded 1052: granted to Spalding by Thorold;
granted to Peterborough, Northamptonshire (Cambridgeshire) by Abbot Brand between 1066 and 1069;
alien house: cell 1074;
dissolved 1220;
partly rebuilt after the Reformation
St John the Baptist
Alvingham Priory ^/$ Geograph-953107-by-Simon-Huguet.jpg
AlvinghamPrioryAbbeyChurchSite.JPG
Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house
founded 1148-54 (during the reign of Stephen or Henry II) possibly by William de Friston, Hugh de Scotene, or Hamelin the Dean or Robert Cheiney, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2;
subsequently in parochial use; now redundant
St Mary
Aslackby Preceptory ^ Knights Templar
founded c.1164 (early in the reign of Henry II (or Richard I)) by John le Mareschal: church of Aslackby and chapel granted to the Templars by Hubert de Rye 1164;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1308-12, under Temple Bruer;
granted to Lord Edward Clinton 1543/4;
remains incorporated into 18th century Temple Farmhouse built on site; gatehouse demolished as unsafe 1891
Aslakeby Hospital
Axholme Priory Carthusian monks
founded 1395-6: projected before 1389 by Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, Earl Marshall of England; built from 1397 on the site of a Premonstratensian chapel;
incorporated into Carthusian order 1432;
founded 1397-8;
dissolved 18 June 1538; granted to John Candysshe (Candish) of Westbutterwick and converted into manor house
The House of the Visitation of St Mary Virgin, Axholme
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Epworth in the Isle of Axholme Priory;
Axholme Charterhouse;
Low Melwood Priory
Bardney monastery Bardney Abbey nave - geograph.org.uk - 144885.jpg Saxon monastery
founded before 697 by Æthelred, King of Mercia (becoming a monk and abbot here)
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
Bardney Abbey Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Charroux;
priory founded 1087, on site of Saxon monastery (see immediately above);
independent: raised to abbey status 1115/6;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Robert Tirwhit;
now in ownership of Bardney Parochial Council, with public access
The Priory of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Oswald

The Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Barlings Abbey, earlier site Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1154-5 by Ralph de Haya;
transferred to new site shortly after (see immediately below); earlier site becoming a grange of the new abbey
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Barlings
Barlings Abbey Barlings Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 242596.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) 1154-5);
transferred here shortly after foundation;
dissolved 1537; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Barlings
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Oxney Abbey
Barrow Monastery Benedictine? monks
founded between 669 and 672 by Wulfhere, King of Mercia and St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield;
suggested to have been a minster or secular canons' foundation;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
Barrow-on-Humber Monastery;
Ad Bavuae Monastery
Barton-on-Humber Minster Saxon minster
monks or secular canons collegiate
founded 10th century
Belvoir Priory Historical county location. See entry under Leicestershire
Bonby Priory Bonby Church - geograph.org.uk - 125429.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: cell/grange dependent on St Fromond;
founded after 1199
dissolved before 1403;
granted to Beauvale, Nottinghamshire after 1403;
became parochial church prior to the dissolution;
restored 1894
St Andrew
Boston Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1317/8;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Austin Priors
Boston Blackfriars Shodfriars Hall - geograph.org.uk - 200119.jpg
Blackfriars Theatre - geograph.org.uk - 997345.jpg
Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1288 (1222);
church and other buildings were destroyed by fire during the chamberlain's riot 1287-8;
dissolved 1538 (1539); granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1540/1; Shodfriars Hall and Blackfriars Hall (both pictured) incorporate remains of the monastic house
Boston Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded before 1268;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Boston Whitefriars, earlier site Carmelite Friars
founded 1293 by Sir ____ Orreby, Kt.;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1307 (1308)
Skirbeck Whitefriars
Boston Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
transferred to from earlier site (see immediately above) 1307 (1308);
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Boston Priory Stump&Ingram.jpeg Benedictine monks
dependent on St Mary's, York;
founded 1089 (before 1098): Alan Rufus granted church of St Botolph to St Mary's;
dissolved before 1291? (c.1300);
Parish Church of St Botolph built on site 1309-c.1520;
Knights Hospitaller purchased advowson from St Mary's 1480, church refounded as collegiate;
church restored 1845 by George Gilbert Scott, 1851-3 by George Place and by Sir Charles Nicholson in 1929
Bottesford Camera Knights Templar
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1308-12;
leased 1338;
17th century manor house built on site
Bourne Abbey + Bourne Abbey, exterior.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroaisian
founded 1138 by Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, who invited canons to settle at Bourne and granted St Peter's Church, land and resources;
dissolved 1536 (1539); granted to Richard Cotton 1538/9
the church, as since modified, in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bourne
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Bourn Abbey
Bridge End Priory $ Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1199 (during the reign of John) by Godwin, a citizen of Lincoln;
burned 1445, becoming a cell of Semprimgham after 1445;
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1541/2;
masonry used in construction of Priory Farm (50mtrs to the north); only cropmarks visible on site
The Priory Church of Saint Saviour at Bridgend in Horbling
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Holland Bridge Priory;
Hollandbridge Priory
Broadholme Priory $ Premonstratensian canonesses (initially with canons and lay brothers)
founded before 1154 by Agnes de Camville, land granted by her husband, Peter of Goxhill (or possibly in the reign of Stephen by the abbot and canons of Newsham);
dissolved 1536
St Mary
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Brodholm Priory
Bullington Priory $ Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house
founded 1148-1154 by Simon de Kyme (FitzWilliam);
dissolved 26 September 1538; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
earthworks and cropmarks remain
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bullington
Burwell Priory St.Michael's church, Burwell - geograph.org.uk - 621154.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on La Grande-Sauve;
founded (before) 1100-7 ("by the Lords of Kyme"): church granted by Ansgot of Burwell;
dissolved 1427; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1544/5; parochial church of St Michael (pictured) possibly tied to, and adjacent to the monastic house
St Michael
Bytham Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Fountains, Yorkshire;
founded 23 May 1147 by William le Gros, Count of Albermarle;
transferred to Vaudey after 1149(?)
Cammeringham Priory Premonstratensian Canons
alien house: daughter of Blanchelande (Normandy);
founded c.1192 by Richard de Haya and his wife Maud;
sold to Cistercians of Hulton, (Staffordshire) in 1396;
Cistercian monks
refounded 1396;
granted to Robert de Tirwhit 1545/6;
18th century manor house built on its cellary range
St Michael
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Cameringham Priory
Catley Priory $ Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house
founded 1146/(1148)-1154 by Peter de Belingey (Billinghay);
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Carr, of Sleford 1539/40
The Gilbertine priory of St Mary, Catley
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Catterley Priory
Covenham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Calais;
founded c.1082 by William the Conqueror at the instance of William de St Carilef (St Calais), Bishop of Durham;
transferred to Kirkstead 1303
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Covenham
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Coverham St Mary's Priory
Croyland Monastery # Croyland Abbey & Parish Church of Crowland.JPG Saxon Benedictine? monks
founded after 716/757 by Æthelbald, King of Mercia;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870;
Benedictine monastery
built on site (see immediately below)
Croyland Abbey +, Crowland Benedictine monks
restored and rebuilt 948 by King Edred; founded 971 built on site of earlier monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved 1539; eastern side of church destroyed;
part of church now in parochial use as the Parish Church and part in ruins
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Guthlac, Crowland
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Crowland Abbey
Deeping St James Priory + Deeping St James Church.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Thorney, Cambridgeshire;
founded 1139 by Baldwin Fitz Gilbert (Baldwin Fil. De Gilsberti);
dissolved before 1539; granted to the Duke of Norfolk 1540/1;
priory church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St James
St James
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Deeping Priory;
Deping Priory
Eagle Preceptory # Knights Templar — hospital and preceptory
founded before 1154 by King Stephen;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1312;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland and Robert Tirwhit 1541/2
Egle Hospital
Elsham Priory # hospital
founded before 1160;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1166 by Beatrice de Amundeville;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
The Hospital of SS Mary and Edmund at Elsham
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Ellesham Priory;
Ellesham Priory;
Allesham Priory
Fosse Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1184 by the inhabitants of Torksey;
given as Benedictine;
dissolved 11 July 1539; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2
Torksey Nunnery
Freiston Priory + Freiston church - geograph.org.uk - 33582.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Crowland;
founded after 1114: church of St James granted to Crowland by Alan de Creun;
dissolved 1539; part of church now in parochial use
St James
Gokewell Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1148(?) (before 1185) by William de Alta Ripa;
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Tirwhit 1551-2;
site now occupied by the derelict buildings of Gokewell Priory Farm
Gokwelle Priory
Grantham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1290: Pope Nicholas IV granted indulgences to penitents;
dissolved 1539;
Robert Bocher and David Vincent 1541/2
Great Limber Priory, Limber Magna Cistercian monks
alien house: grange? dependent on Aunay-sur-Odon, Normandy;
founded before 1157 by Richard de Humet;
dissolved 1393: sold by the abbot of Aunay to the priory of St Anne, Coventry;
transferred to Knights Hospitaller (see immediately below)
Lemburgh Magna Priory
Great Limber Preceptory, Limber Magna $ probably Knights Hospitaller camera/grange
refounded 1393 on site of Cistercian grange (see immediately above);
dissolved; granted to John Bellew and others 1544/5;
post-medieval house built on site; cropmarks remain
Greenfield Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1153 by Eudo de Greinesby and his son Ralph;
house disclaimed by Cistercian general chapter 1268;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Henry Stanley and Lord Strange 1567/70
Grimsby Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1132(?) (1123-33) by Henry I;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage 1544/5;
precise location unknown but evidence suggest the grounds of a country house named 'The Abbey'
The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine and Saint Olaf
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Wellow Abbey
Grimsby Nunnery Augustinian Canonesses — under the protection of the Canons at Wellow by Grimsby
founded before 1184 by an ancestor of Henry IV (probably Henry II);
given as Benedictine before 1185;
damaged by fire 1311, and by fire and flood 1459;
dissolved 15 September 1539; granted 1542/3
St Leonard
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Grimesby Nunnery
Grimsby Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1293 (before 1304) by William Fraunk with royal licence;
dissolved March 1539, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to Augusine Porter and John Bellew 1542/3
Austin Friars
Grimsby Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
probably founded before 1240;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Bellew and Robert Brokesby 1546/7
Grey Friars
Hagnaby Abbey St.Andrew's church, Hannah-cum-Hagnaby, Lincs. - geograph.org.uk - 108130.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire;
founded 1175-6 by Lady Agnes, widow of Herbert de Orreby, in his memory,;
independent: raised to abbey status 1250;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Freeman, of London 1538/9;
post-medieval house built on site;
masonry from monastic buildings reputedly used in construction of St Andrew's Church, Hanna-cum-Hagnaby (pictured)
The Priory Church of Saint Thomas Martyr of Canterbury

The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas Martyr of Canterbury
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Hagneby Abbey
Haugham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Sever
founded after 1080 and before 1101 by Hugh, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1397; granted to the Carthusians at St Mary's, Coventry
Carthusian monks
refounded 1397;
dissolved 1539?; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6
Hagham Priory
Haverholme Priory Ewerby and Evedon - Haverholme Priory.jpg Cistercian monks — from Fountains, Yorkshire
founded 1137, land granted to Fountains by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
transferred to the Gilbertines at Louth Park 1139;
Gilbertine nuns
dissolved 1538?; granted to Lord Clinton 1538/9
Haverholm Priory
Henes Cell Benedictine monks
cell (/hermitage or grange?) of York
Haines Cell
Horkstow Camera Knights Templar
cell dependent on Willoughton;
founded before 1338
Hough Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house: dependent on Notre-Dame-du-Voeu-Cherbourg;
founded c.1164;
dissolved c.1414; granted to the Carthusians at Mount Grace, Yorkshire;
granted to John, Lord Russell 1541/2;
site located to the south of All Saints Church
Hagh Priory;
Haugh Priory
Humberston Abbey # Tironensian monks — from Hambye
founded c.1160 (during the reign of Henry II) by William Fitz Ralph (William Hermeri);
Benedictine monks
refounded after 1413;
dissolved 1536;
granted to John Cheke, Esq. 1551/2;
site now occupied by medieval St Peter's Church (no evidence of this having been the abbey church)
St Mary and St Peter
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Humberestone Abbey;
Humbereston Abbey
Hirst Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Nostell;
founded before 1135 by Nigel d'Albini;
dissolved 1540 (1539); granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8
St Mary
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Hyrest Priory
Ikanho monastery alternative suggested location near Boston (see entry under Suffolk)
Saxon Benedictine? monks
founded near Boston;
(alternatively founded 653-4 by St Botolph at The Anchorage on the Alde Estuary at Iken, Suffolk)
destroyed in raids but apparently never rebuilt
St Botolph
Kirkstead Cell possible hermitage or anchorite cell preceding the abbey
Kirkstead Abbey, earlier site Cistercian monks — from Fountains, Yorkshire
founded 2 February 1139 by Hugh Brito, Lord of Tattershal;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) between 1160 and 1175
Kirkstead Abbey Kirkstead Abbey ruin - geograph.org.uk - 694757.jpg Cistercian monks — from Fountains, Yorkshire
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) 2 February 1139);
transferred here 1187; founded by Robert, son of the founder of the earlier site;
dissolved 1537; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
capella ante portas in use as parochial church
Knaith Priory Cistercian nuns (or possibly initially Benedictine nuns)
founded c.1180 (or after 1135) by Reyner Evermere;
Cistercian nuns by 1347, with priest brothers acting as chaplains (possibly Premonstratensian Canons)
recorded by some as Benedictine
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage 1539/40
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Knaith
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Heynings Priory;
Heyninges Priory
Kyme Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1150 (before 1156) by Philip de Kyme, Steward of Gilbert, Earl of Lincoln;
dissolved 6 July 1539; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland, and Robert Tirwhit 1541/2;
remains incorporated into St Mary and All Saints parish church
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kyme
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South Kyme Priory
Legbourne Priory Cistercian nuns
transferred from Karledale, Kedington or Halington
founded after 1150 by Robert fitz Gilbert of Tathwell;
sometimes referred to as an abbey;
with regular priests or brethren 12th century to 14th century;
also given as Augustinian
and Premonstratensian
dissolved before Michaelmas 1536;
briefly restored during the Lincolnshire rebellion;
dissolved; granted to Thomas Henneage 1540/1
St Mary
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Lekeburn Priory
Lincoln Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded c.1269-70: protection granted by Henry III 2 January 1270;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545-6
Lincoln Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1238;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545-6
Technical College built on site 1931
Lincoln Commandery Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1257: reference implies existence of commandery or bailiwick;
evidently ceased before 1338
Lincoln Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before/c.1266: location granted by Henry III;
abandoned (?)before 1307;
chapel 1307;
chapel served by secular chaplains 1327;
St Peter's College or Chantry 1359
Lincoln Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded c.1230: locality granted by William de Bellingworth (Beningworth), subdean of Lincoln (confirmation granted 7 February 1230-1; the old Guildhall assigned 1237);
dissolved 1539; granted to J. Pope 1544-5;
free Grammar School founded 1568 by Robert Morson;
became the Mechanics Institute 1883;
restored 1905;
opened as the City Museum 1907
Lincoln Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1260 (1269) by Odo of Kilkenny;
church demolished and rebuilt 15th century;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Broxholm 1544/5;
kitchen remained in domestic use until 17th century
Lincoln — St Catherine's Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded after 1148;
dissolved 1538; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
Lincoln — St Mary Magdalen Priory Monks Abbey, Monks Road, Lincoln (431220060).jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on St Mary's, York;
refounded from Rumburgh, Suffolk by Alan of Richmond c.1135(?);
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6;
remains now within a public park
St Mary's Priory;
de Nicholia (presumably 'Lincolnia')
Long Bennington Priory # Cistercian monks
alien house: (?)grange dependent on Savigny;
founded1200(?) by Ralph de Filgeries;
referred to as an alien priory, apparently a grange;
dissolved after 1403; granted to the Carthusians at Mount Grace, Yorkshire 1421 (confirmed 1462);
granted 1532/3;
a house called 'Priory House' near the church is purported to be located near the site of the priory
Long Benyngton Priory;
Long Bennington Grange
Louth Park Abbey Cistercian monks
dependent on Fountains, Yorkshire;
(community founded at Haverholme 1137);
transferred here 2 February 1139: land granted by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 8 September 1536; granted to Sir Henry Stanley 1569/70
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Louth Park
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Louth Abbey
Maltby Preceptory (Knights Templar? founded c.1135-54)
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312 by Ranulf, Earl of Chester;
united with Skirbeck in 1386; annexed to the estate of the prior of England 1445;
dissolved 1540
Markby Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1154-1189 (during the reign of Henry II) by Ralph fitz Gilbert;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
St Peter
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Markeby Priory
Melwood Priory Saxon monastery at Epworth Low Melwood Priory;
Melwood Priory;
The Priory in the Wood
Mere Knights Hospitaller — member of Willoughton
Minting Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Benoit-sur-Loire;
founded c.1129, granted by Ranulph de Meschines, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1414;
granted to Mount Grace 1421;
granted 1542/3
St Andrew
Newbo Abbey,
Sedgefield
Premonstratensian Canons — from Newsham
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1198 by Richard de Malebisse;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Markham 1537/8
Neubo Abbey
Newsham Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Licques;
founded 1143 by Peter de Gousel;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
likely to have remained unoccupied after suppression
St Mary and St Martial
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Newhouse Abbey;
Neus Abbey
Newstead Priory hospital
founded before 1200 by William d'Albini III;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded before 1247 probably by the son of William d'Albini;
dissolved 1536
Newstead by Stamford Priory
Newstead-on-Ancholme Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded 1171(?), granted by Henry II;
dissolved 2 October 1538; granted to Robert Henneage 1539/40
The Holy Trinity
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Newstede-on-Alcolm Priory;
Newstead Priory;
Newstead on Anchcolme Priory
Nocton Priory Medieval Fishponds - geograph.org.uk - 95307.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12th century (probably during the reign of Stephen) by Robert Darcy (de Arecy);
dissolved 1536;
Sir Henry Stanley, Lord Strange constructed a secular house from the ruins 1569-70;
house abandoned end of 17th century and the buildings demolished
St Mary Magdalene
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Nocton Park Priory
North Hykeham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependency unknown ("priory, manor or lordship of Ikham");
foundation unknown;
dissolution unknown; granted to God's House, Cambridge
Hykeham Priory
North Ormsby Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded 1148-54 by Gilbert fitz Robert of Ormsby with the consent of William le Gros, Count of Albermarle;
dissolved 30September 1538
St Mary
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Nun Ormsby Priory;
Ormsby Priory;
Northomersby Priory
Nun Cotham Priory $ Cistercian nuns
founded 1147-53 (probably during the reign of Stephen) by Alan de Muncells (Moncels);
with regular priests or brethren c.1150 to 14th century;
recorded as Gilbertine c.1200;
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
dissolved 9 July 1539; granted to Edward Shipwith 1540/1;
house built on site, of which only earthworks remain
St Mary
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Nuncotham Priory;
Cotham Priory;
Nuncoton Priory
Orford Priory $ Premonstratensian Canonesses
founded c.1155-60 by Ralph de Albini;
with regular priests or brethren before 1160-14th century;
dissolved 1539; granted to Robert Tirwhit 1539/40;
house built on site, of which only earthworks remain
Irford Priory
Partney Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before 700;
suggested to bave been a minster;
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
Partney Cell Benedictine monks
founded before 1318: chapel of St Mary Magdalene granted to the monks of Bardney by Gilbert of Ghent (confirmed by his son Walter 1115);
hospital founded early-14th century; became cell of Bardney;
dissolved before 16th century(?) (referred to as a manor of Bardney 1535)
Hospital of St Mary Magdalene
Repingas Monastery, Rippingale? Benedictine(?) monks
dependent on Peterborough, Northamptonshire (Cambridgeshire);
founded c.690;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Hrepingas Monastery
Revesby Abbey $ Savignac monks — from Rievaulx, Yorkshire
daughter of Rievaulx
founded 9 August 1143 by William de Romara, Earl of Lincoln, his wife and son;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dilapidated by dissolved 23 March 1539; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
remains comprise earthworks in a field in private ownership without public access;
(the current 19th century building north of the village of Revesby named 'Revesby Abbey' is located in a deerpark which was in the ownership of the monastic house)
St Mary and St Laurence
Sandtoft Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on St Mary's, York;
founded after 1147/before 1186 by Roger de Mobray (or Godfrey de la Wyrch);
dissolved after 1291
Sempringham Priory, earlier site The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham - geograph.org.uk - 7615.jpg Gilbertine Canons and nuns
founded 1131 by Sir Gilbert, of Sempringham (St Gilbert of Sempringham);
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1139;
now in parochial use
St Andrew
Sempringham Priory # Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) c.113;
transferred here 1139, land granted by Gilbert de Gant (St Gilbert of Sempringham's feudal lord);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1538/9;
mansion later built on site no longer exists
St Mary
Sixhills Priory Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses — double house;
founded between 1148 and 1154 by Robert? de Gresley (Grelle) (or his son);
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Thomas Henneage 1538/9;
remains incorporated into later house
Sixle Priory;
Sixhill Priory
Skendleby Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Bardney;
founded c.1318 (upon his resignation as Abbot of Bardney, Robert de Waynfleet was assigned the cells of Partney and Skendleby)
Skirbeck Commandery hospital founded 1130 by Sir John Malton;
Knights Hospitaller
granted 1230 by Sir Thomas Multon;
dissolved 1408(?); granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1541/2
Skirbeke Hospital;
St Leonard's Hospital
Spalding Priory Wenceslas Hollar - Spalding abbey (State 2).jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Crowland;
founded 1052 by Thorold de Buckenhale;
dissolved c.1071;
alien house: dependent on St-Nicholas, Angers
founded 1174;
became denizen: independent from 1397;
dissolved 1539;
granted to Sir John Cheke 1549/50
Stainfield Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1154 by Henry Percy;
dissolved 1536; granted to Robert Tirwhit 1537/8;
Stainfield Hall built on the site after dissolution
Stanfeld Priory
Stamford All Saints' College Benedictine Monks
dependent on Crowland;
founded 1109
Stamford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
on the earlier friary of Friars of the Sack;
projected 1340 by Edward III
founded 1343 (1342) by Robert of Woodhouse, Archdeacon of Richmond received permission from Clement VI for the founded; school of theology 1392;
dissolved October 1538
Stamford Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1241;
dissolved 7 October 1538
Stamford Cell in Burghley Park Benedictine Monks
dependent on Peterborough, Northamptonshire (Cambridgeshire) ;
founded c.1200
Stamford Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
dissolved 1300;
Austin Friars Friary founded here
Stamford Hall Gilbertine Canons
founded 1292;
dissolved c.1334;
Stamford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1230: Henry III granted fuel January 1230;
dissolved 8 October 1538
Stamford Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268;
dissolved 8 October 1538
Stamford Monastery St.Leonard's Priory - geograph.org.uk - 622696.jpg Saxon monks
founded 658(?);
destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
Stamford — St Leonard's Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Durham;
founded after 1083 by William, Abbot of Peterborough on site of a Saxon monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Cecil 1540/1
Stanford Priory
Stixwould Priory $ Cistercian nuns
founded c.1135 (c.1131) (early in the reign of Stephen or late in the reign of Henry I) by Lucy, dowager Countess of Chester;
with regular priests or brethren from 12th century to after 1308;
Benedictine nuns — from Stainfield
refounded
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
also given as Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses
?before 1308;
dissolved 1536;
Benedictine nuns
refounded 1536;
Premonstratensian Canonesses
refounded 1537;
dissolved 1537-9;
granted to Robert Dighton 1540/1;
remains comprise earthworks
Stykeswold Priory
Stow Monastery Saxon monks — secular college
founded before 1016 (c.975 in the time of Bishop Aelfnoth) or c.1005 by Eadnoth, Bishop of Dorchester, granted by Earl Leofric and Godiva 1055-7;
ceased at the Conquest, 1066 (1067);
Benedictine abbey built on site (see immediately below)
Stow Abbey Benedictine monks
community founded at Eynsham, Oxfordshire 1005)
transferred here 1091;
founded 1091, on the site of Saxon monastery (see immediately above);
transferred to Eynsham c.1094/5 (1109?);
conventual church in parochial use from c.1094/5
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary
St Æthelreda's nunnery, Stow Green Anglo-Saxon royal foundation at Stow Green 7th to 9th century St Æthelthryth
Swineshead Abbey Savignac monks
daughter of Furness;
founded 1 February 1135 by Robert de Gresley (Griesley);
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1552/3;
farmhouse built on site by John Lockton, incorporating monastic remains
St Mary
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Swinshed Abbey
Temple Bruer Preceptory TempleBruerPreceptory.JPG Knights Templar
founded before 1185 by Williiam of Ashby;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred c.1312;
dissolved 1540-1; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1541/2
Thornholme Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded by King Stephen;
dissolved 1536
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thornholme
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Thornholm Priory
Thornton Abbey Thornton Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 262195.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory founded 1139 by William le Gros, Count of Albermarle and Lord of Holderness;
raised to abbey status 1148
dissolved 12 December 1539
refounded as secular priests' college
suppressed by Edward VI 1547;
demolished by Sir Vincent Skinner after 1602;
stately home built on site by Skinner collapsed reportedly c.1611; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thornton
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Thornton-upn-the-Humber Abbey
Threekingham Nunnery, Tricengeham? Saxon nuns
founded c.680 by St Werburgh;
(formerly identified as Trentham, Staffordshire)
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
Threckingham Nunnery
Throckenholt Priory hermitage and chapel
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Thorney;
founded 1154-69 (during the reign of Henry I), granted to Thorney by Nigel, Bishop of Ely;
dissolved 1190
Trockenholt Priory
Thwaite Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Thornton;
founded before 1440;
dissolved before 1536(?);
incorporated into 18th century cottage named 'Thwaite Hall'
Torksey Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded possibly by Henry II, who granted privileges, or by King John;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Philip Hobby 1544/5
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Torksey
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St Leonard's Priory;
Torkesey Priory
Tunstall Priory Gilbertine Canons (and Canonesses?) — possible double house
founded before 1164 (during the reign of Stephen) by Reginald de Crevequer;
united to Bullington by his son William before 1189
St Mary
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Redbourne Priory
Tupholme Abbey Tupholme Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 383714.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1155-6 by Alan de Neville and Gibert, his brother;
dissolved 1536
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Vaudey Abbey Geograph-289655-The-Vaudey-by-Tim-Heaton.jpg Cistercian monks — from Bytham
daughter of Fountains, Yorkshire;
founded 23 May 1147 by William, Earl of Albermarle (after 1149: land granted by Geoffrey de Brachecurt and Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln);
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
West Ravendale Priory Premonstratensian Canons
alien house: dependent on Beauport, Brittany;
founded c.1202: chapel etc. granted by Alan fitz Henry, Count of Brittany;
dissolved 1389 (before 1413);
lands granted to Joan, consort of Henry IV 1413; granted to Southwell Collegiate Church 1452
Whaplode Friary Crutched Friars
founded 1244-7(?);
incited after 1238?;
abandoned 1260
Willoughton Priory[dubious ] Benedictine monks
alien house: (?)grange dependent on St Nicholas, Angers;
founded before 1148: land granted to St Nicholas, Angers by Empress Matilda;
dissolved 1403; granted to King's College, Cambridge
Willowton Priory
Willoughton Preceptory Temple Garth Willoughton Geograph-2319599-by-Jonathan-Thacker.jpg Knights Templar
founded after 1135 (during the reign of Stephen) by Roger de Builli (Buslei);
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred after 1312;
dissolved 1540; granted to John Cock and John Thurgood 1345/6
Willowton Preceptory
Wilketone Preceptory
Wilsford Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Bec-Hellouin and the priory of Envermeu;
founded between 1135 and 1154 (during the reign of Stephen) by Hugh de Evermue (Evremewe)
granted to Bourne c.1401;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
refounded c.1401;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
Willesford Priory
Winghale Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: (?)grange dependent on Séez;
founded before 1115;
dissolved 1400; granted to a secular clerk;
granted to Trinity College, Cambridge
Wenghale Priory
Witham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1164 by Margaret de Perci, Ubert de Ria and others;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1312;
merged with Temple Bruer
South Witham Preceptory

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Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldgate Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1107-8 by Queen Maud;
conventual church rebuilt 1339 onwards;
dilapidated since 1532;
dissolved 1534; granted to Sir Thomas Audley, Speaker of the House of Commons 1531/2;
largely demolished thereafter
Christchurch, Aldgate
Aldgate Abbey PA120152.JPG Franciscan nuns
founded 1293-4 by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, confirmed by his brother Edward I;
dissolved March 1539;
The Abbey Church of the Grace of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Francis, without Aldgate
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The Minories, London;
Holy Trinity, Minories
Barking Abbey Barking Abbey.jpg Benedictine? nuns and monks — double house
founded c.666 by St Erkenwald son of Anna, King of the East Angles;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870;
refounded 946-951
Benedictine nuns
refounded 965-75 by King Edgar and St Dunstan
dissolved 14 November 1539; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2
St Mary

St Mary and St Ethelburgha
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Berking Abbey;
Bedenham Abbey
Bentley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1171 by Ranulf de Glanville;
dissolved before 1532;
house named 'The Priory' possibly built on site: formerly in use as a girls' school, then a hotel;
now in ownership of R.A.F. Bentley Priory
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bentley
Bermondsey Minster Saxon monastery
founded not earlier than under Pope Constantine I (708-715)
nothing further known about its history — possibly destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century and succeeded by a new minster at Southwark
Bermondsey Abbey Bermondsey Abbey 2.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on La Charité;
priory founded 1082 by Alvin (Aylwin) Child, citizen of London (first monks arrived 1089);
became denizen: independent from 1381;
raised to abbey status 1399 by order of the Pope;
dissolved 1 January 1538; granted to Sir Richard Southwell 1541/2; and demolished soon after
St Saviour
Brockley Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Sulby, Northamptonshire;
founded before 1182 by Countess Juliana and her seneschal Michael of Thornham;
dissolved 1199-1208;
transferred to Bayham, (East) Sussex c.1180
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brockley
Bromley-by-Bow Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1122;
dissolved 1536
Bromley Priory;
Stratford-at-Bow Priory;
Stratford-by-Bow Priory
Clerkenwell Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1144 (or c.1100 by Jordan Briset, Baron, and his wife Muriel);
dissolved 1540; the tower was blown up by Protector Somerset, much of the material used to build Somerset House
St John's Clerkenwell


Clerkenwell Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1100 by Robert, Priest, or c.1144 by Jordan FitzRalph (Briset);
also given as Benedictine nuns
dissolved c.1539; granted to Walter Hanley and John Williams, Knight 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary de Fonte

The Priory Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption
Ealing Abbey * Benedictine monks — from Downside, Somerset
founded 1897;
priory 1916;
raised to abbey status 1955; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Ealing
Eastminster Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu, Hampshire;
founded 20 March 1350 by Edward III;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Arthur Darcy 1542/3
New Abbey;
The Abbey of St Mary de Graciis;
St Mary Graces Abbey
Elsing Spital Priory secular college
(community founded at London within Cripplegate before 1329)
transferred here: founded 1329 by William Elsing;
nuns
conventual hospital
founded 1331;
chapel for priory and hospital built 1332;
Augustinian Canons Regular
conventual hospital;
founded 1340; granted to John Williams, Master of the King's Jewels 1539/40;
destroyed by fire 24 December 1539/40;
priory church in parochial use from dissolution;
demolished 1923
Elsing Spittle Priory;
Priory and Hospital of St Mary-within-Cripplegate
Church of St Alphage, London Wall
Feltham Priory Anglican Benedictine nuns
founded 24 June 1868 by Father Ignatius;
transferred to Twickenham
SS Mary and Scholastica
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Feltham Nunnery
Greenwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded 1376 by Edward III and Sir John Norbury;
dissolved; refounded by Queen Mary;
dissolved by Elizabeth I
Greenwich Greyfriars # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1482: permission granted by the Pope to Edward IV, established 1485;
suppressed for rejection of papal authority 1534;
Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
refounded 1534;
dissolved 1538;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1555;
dissolved 1559;
demolished;
north-west wing of hospital currently stands on site
Haliwell Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded before 1127 (before 1150(?)) by Robert fitz Gelran (Fitzmore), canon of St Paul's; benefacted by Richard Belmeis, Bishop of London;
also given as Benedictine nuns
dissolved c.1539; granted to William Webb 1544/5
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Holywell
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Holywell Priory;
Holywell Nunnery, Shorditch
Hampton Cell Sisters of St John of Jerusalem
founded before 1180;
transferred to Sisters of St John Priory, Buckland, Somerset c.1180
Hampton Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1180(?);
manor procured by Hospitallers 1237; referred to as a camera 1338;
later guest house; leased out 1505;
dissolved 1338;
lands were leased to the royal courtier Giles Daubeney 1494, who built private house; demolished 1514;
99-year lease obtained from the Hospitallers by Wolsey June 1514;
Hampton Court built on site
Harmondsworth Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell(?) dependent on St-Catherine-du-Mont, Rouen;
founded between 1066 and 1087 (during the reign of William the Conqueror);
dissolved ?before 1391; granted to Winchester College;
granted to Sir William Paget 1547/8
Hornchurch Hospital (?)and Priory + St Andrew's Hornchurch.jpg alien house: cell dependent on the Hospice of St Bernard Montjoux (St Bernard, Monte Jovis) in Savoy;
founded probably early-1159 by Henry II;
dissolved November 1390; granted to New College, Oxford 1391;
site now occupied by St. Andrews C.E. parish church
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Bernard, Hornchurch
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Monasterium Cornutum;
Havering Priory
Hounslow Priory hospital
founded before 1200;
Trinitarians
founded after 1224 (possibly 1252);
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Lord Windsor;
Parish Church of the Holy Trinity built on site 1828
The Holy Trinity
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Hounslow Friary
Kilburn Priory Remains of Kilburn Priory as it appeared in 1722.jpg anchoresses cell
founded before/c.1130;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1139 (during the reign of Henry I) by the Convent of Westminster;
possibly Augustinian Canonesses during existence — but began and ended as Benedictine;
dissolved 1537 (1536); granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8
Kylburn Nunnery
Lesnes Abbey Lesnes Abbey.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — Arrouasian
founded June 1178 by Richard de Luci, Justiciar of England;
dissolved 1525; granted to Cardinal Wolsey's college at Oxford; granted to Sir Ralph Sadler 1536/7
The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Lesnes
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Westwood Abbey
Lewisham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St Peter, Gent;
founded 11 September 918: granted by Elstrudis, Countess of Flanders and her sons Arnulf and Adelulf, confirmed by King Edgar August 964;
confiscated and destroyed;
restored 1044 by Edward the Confessor;
dissolved 1414; granted to the Carthusians at Sheen by Henry V 1415
London Areno Friars Friars of St Mary de Areno
founded 1267 by William Arnand, a knight of Henry III;
ceased 1317 with the death of the last brother, Hugh of York (appears to be the same establishment as the London Pied Friars and Westminster Pied Friars)
London Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded 1253 by Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex;
dissolved 1538; granted to John a Losco 1550, who founded preaching house for congregation of Walloon refugees;
nave used as church, quire, transepts and tower demolished 1600;
church destroyed by fire 1862; rebuilt 1863;
bombed in 1940 during World War II;
rebuilt 1950-6 as the Dutch Church, Austin Friars
London Charterhouse ^, Charterhouse Square CharterhouseEC1.jpg secular college intended 1348; chapel built; founded by Sir Walter de Manny;
Carthusian monks
founded 1371;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1544/5;
almshouse and Charterhouse School founded by Thomas Sutton on the site 1622; which transferred to Godalming 1872; and that part of the site is now research facilities for the Barts and The London medical school
House of the Salutation of the Mother of God
London, Cornhill Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded 1224: hired a house here after living for a number of days with the Dominicans at Holborn upon arriving in London;
transferred to Newgate 1225
London Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
founded before 1269;
dissolved 1538
London, Friars of the Sack, Aldersgate Friars of the Sack
founded 1257;
transferred to Lothbury (see immediately below) before 1271-2
London, Friars of the Sack, Lothbury Friars of the Sack
(community founded at Aldersgate (see immediately above) 1257);
transferred here before 1271-1;
abandoned 1305; chapel became a chantry
London, Holborn Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded before 1224 (probably 1221);
transferred to Ludgate (see immediately below) after 1275
Monumenta Conventus Londinensis
London, Ludgate Blackfriars Dominican Friars
(community founded at Holborn (see immediately above) before 1224 (probably 1221))
transferred here after 1275;
dissolved 12 November 1538;
briefly refounded under Queen Mary at Smithfield
London, Newgate Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
(community founded at Cornhill 1224);
transferred here 1225: John Iwyn, citizen of London, allowed them the use of land and property;
school founded
church completed 1327;
dissolved 12 November 1538;
granted to the City of London 1546/7; reused as Christ Hospital
London, New Temple + TempleChurch-Exterior.jpg Knights Templar
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately below) 1121);
transferred here 1161;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1324;
part leased to lawyers for use as a hostel;
dissolved after 1540;
leased to the Benches of the Inner and Middle Temple by James I 1609;
restorations 19th century;
church severely damaged in World War II in 1941;
restored 1947-57
London, Old Temple Knights Templar
founded 1121;
transferred to new site (see immediately above) 1161
Camden Preceptory
London Pied Friars Pied Friars
(appears to be the same as London Areno Friars, and Westminster Pied Friars)
London — St Dominic's Priory St Dominic's NW5 (B).jpg Dominican Friars
opened 1867, church completed 1882
The Priory of Our Holy Father St Dominic
Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Dominic
London — St Helen's, Bishopsgate + St Helens Bishopsgate.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded before 1216 by William fitz William(s), goldsmith;
dissolved 25 November 1538; granted to Sir Richard Cromwell 1541/2;
conventual buildings were acquired by the Leathersellers' Company 1543;
conventual church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Helen, Bishopsgate;
church restored 18th, 19th, 20th century;
damaged by IRA bomb 10 April 1992; restored 1995-7
St Helen
London — St James Monkswell Chantry Carthusian monks
house or cell of the Abbot of Garendon;
chantry(?), daughter of Garendon, Leicestershire;
founded 1341
London, St Mary Spital Augustinian Canons Regular
conventual hospital or priory
founded 1197 by Walter Fitz Ealdred land granted by Walter Brunus, citizen of London, and his wife Roisia;
granted to Stephen Vaughan who made his home in the precinct
St Mary the Virgin
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St Mary Spittle, without Bishopsgate;
Domus Dei
London, St Mary of Bethlehem Friary Augustinian Canons Regular — Order of Bethlehem
conventual hospital;
St Mary of Bethlehem Sisters
founded 1247, land granted by Simon Fitz Mary to Godfrey, bishop of Bethlehem to founded a house of canons, brothers and sisters;
hospital became attached to the founded before 1329;
dissolved; hospital but was moved to Moorfields 1675-6 and then to the South side of the Thames in 1814 (see Bethlem Royal Hospital)
The Bethlehem Hospital;
Bedlam
London, St Thomas of Acon Hospital Augustinian Canons Regular
conventual hospital
London, Smithfield Blackfriars Dominican Friars
briefly founded under Queen Mary
London Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1247 by Sir Richard Grey;
church built 1253; rebuilt mid-14th century
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Moresyne and William Butts 1540/1; frater, library and kitchen granted to the King's Armourer; Michael Drayton and Thomas Woodford, nephew of the playwright Thomas Lodge, converted the former refectory for use as The Whitefriars Theatre 1608 (or possibly 1606); theatre closed 1629
London within Cripplegate (?)Priory nuns(?)/conventual hospital
founded before 1329;
became dilapidated;
abandoned 1329; transferred to Elsing
Merton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1114 (1117) by Gilbert Norman, Sheriff of Surrey;
dissolved 1538;
Merton Abbey Station built on site 19th century;
site now occupied by shopping centre with purpose-built basement from which remains are visible
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Merton

The Priory Church of Saint Mary of Merton
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Merton Abbey St Mary's Priory;
St Mary of Merton
Moor Hall Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded apparently c.1176, granted by Beatrice de Bollers, widdow;
apparently became a camera by 1338;
dissolved 1338;
chapel demolished 1960
Harefield Preceptory;
Harefield Camera;
Moor Hall Camera
Richmond Greyfriars # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1499 or 1500;
dissolved 1534; probably passed to the Austin Friars;
probably Augustinian Friars
refounded 1534;
dissolved 1536?
Richmond Austin Friars (1534-6)
Sheen Friary
Ruislip Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent Bec-Hellouin;
founded (during the reign of William the Conqueror) land granted by Ernulph de Heding;
conventual until after? c.1250;
parcel of Ogbourne, Wiltshire 1291;
dissolved 1404;
granted to Ralph Sadler 1540/1;
Manor Farm House built 16th century
Riselipp Priory
St Bartholomew's Priory + St barts the great exterior.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1123, land obtained from Henry I by Roahere, formerly a minstrel at court;
became a priory with a separate hospital;
dissolved October 1539; granted to Lord Rich 1558/9;
now St Bartholomew's Hospital, and priory church in parochial use
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield
Sheen Priory Carthusian monks
founded c.1414 by Henry V;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1540/1;
restored 26 January 1557 by Queen Mary, under Maurice Chauncy of London (who became prior)
dissolved by Elizabeth I
The Priory Church of Jesus of Bethlehem
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Richmond Priory;
Shene Priory
Sheen Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded c.1315;
dissolved c.1318; community transferred by Edward II to his manor called the 'Palace of Beaufort' at Oxford 1317-8
Southwark Cathedral Priory + Southwarkcath.jpg Saxon minster church pre-1066, allegedly built on the remains of an earlier nunnery; probably founded as a burghal minster either late in the reign of Alfred or earlier in the reign of Edward the Elder; probably succeeded the minster at Bermondsey;
Augustinian Canons Regular
(re)founded 1106;
largely destroyed by fire 1212; subsequently rebuilt;
dissolved 27 October 1539; granted to Sir Antony Brown 1544/5;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1 May 1905: see created for new diocese separated from Rochester; extant
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Overie, Southwark
Stratford Langthorne Abbey Stratford Langthorne - Charnel stone.jpg Savignac monks
founded 25 July 1135;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1538
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Stratford Langthorne
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West Ham Abbey
Stratford Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor
extant
Syon Abbey Bridgetine nuns
founded 1431;
dissolved 1539;
18th century house acquired
Charterhouse at Sheen
Tooting Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
manor held by Bec-Hellouin at the Domesday Survey;
founded before 1086: granted by Richard de Tonbridge, Lord of Clare;
dissolved before 1315(?); parcel of Ogbourne 1315;
dissolved by Henry V 1414 and granted to his brother John, Duke of Bedford; on his death 14 September 1436, it passed to Henry VI who granted to John Ardern for ten years;
granted to Eton College 1440
Tooting Bec Priory
Twickenham Abbey Bridgetine nuns
founded 1415 by Henry V (who laid the first stone 22 February and signed charter 3 March);
transferred to Syon 1431
Twickenham Priory Anglican Benedictine nuns
transferred from Feltham;
transferred to West Malling, Kent
Upminster Upminster, Essex - The Parish Church of Saint Laurence - geograph.org.uk - 645647.jpg Saxon 'minster';
possibly on site now occupied by the Parish Church of St Laurence
Westminster Abbey + Westminster abbey west.jpg legendary very early foundation;
possibly monastery founded c.616 (probably just a chapel or church) by Sebert on instruction by Bishop Mellitus;
some evidence of monastery, possibly secular, founded before 785, destroyed? in raids by the Danes 871-2?, restored
Benedictine monks
founded c.960 (959);
dissolved 16 January 1540;
episcopal cathedral 1540-1550;
restored 1556;
dissolved 1559;
collegiate church 1560;
now in use as a royal peculiar
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter in Westminster
Westminster Pied Friars Pied Friars
(appears to be the same establishment as the London Areno Friars and London Pied Friars)
Woodford Green Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor
extant
Friary and Parish of St Thomas of Canterbury

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Merseyside[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Merseyside edit) [8]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Birkenhead Priory Birkenhead Priory, exterior.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Hamon de Masci, Baron of Dunham Massey;
dissolved 1536; granted to Ralph Worseley 1544/5
St James the Great
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Birkenhedde Priory;
Bircheved Priory;
Byrkett Priory;
Birket-wood Priory
Bromborough Monastery + built by Aethelflaed, apparently incorporating an earlier foundation;
(also given as located in Devon)
granted to the Abbey of St Werburgh 1152;
irrevokably dilapidated before 1827;
demolished 1827;
successor church built on site from monastic material; demolished 1863-4;
new church built just to the south of the site
Hilbre Island Monastery Benedictine monks
founded after 1093;
cell of Our Lady of monks, Chester;
chapel (built before 1081) granted to Chester;
apparently merely a hermitage, although a prior is attributed
dissolved 1539
St Mary
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Ilbre Monastery;
Hilbury Monastery;
Holburgh Monastery

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Norfolk[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Norfolkedit) [26]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldeby Priory ^(+) Aldeby StMary's.jpg
Aldeby AbbeyFarm.jpg
Benedictine monks
dependent on Norwich;
founded c.1100-1119 (during the reign of Henry I) by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich;
lack of evidence for a conventual church infers that the monks officiated at the parochial church of St Mary which was granted to the priory;
granted to the Dean and Prebendary of Norwich
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Aldeby
Beeston Regis Priory BeestonRegisPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1216 (about the end of the reign of King John) by Lady Margery de Cressy;
Carmelite Friars
refounded 1400;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Edmond Windham and Giles Seafoule 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Beeston Regis
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Beeston Priory
Binham Priory + BinhamPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on St Albans, Hertfordshire;
founded c.1091 (before 1093) by Peter de Valoines, manor granted by William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Paston;
demolition ensued but the plan to build a mansion was abandoned;
nave of conventual church in parochial use as the Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross;
owned by Norfolk Archaeological Trust; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Binham

The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Binham?
Blackborough Priory ^ The priory of Blackborough - geograph.org.uk - 1290756.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Roger de Scales and his wife Muriel;
Benedictine monks and nuns
granted extended for use as a double house by Robert de Scales, son of the founders c.1170(?);
Benedictine nuns alone 1200;
dissolved 1537; granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1550/1;
remains incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Catherine, Blackborough
Blakeney Friary Carmelite Friars
land granted 1295/6 by Richard Stomer and others with the consent of their lord Sir William Roos;
founded 1304-16;
buildings completed 1321;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Rede 1541/2;
granted to Lady Anne Calthorpe; passed to the local Pepys family;
remains incorporated into Friarage Farmhouse
Snitterley Whitefriars;
Sniterley Whitefriars
Bradmer Friary Carmelite Friars
founded c.1241 (1242-7) by Ralph Hempnale (Hemenhale) and Sir William de Calthrop;
transferred to new site at Burnham Norton c.1253
Bromehill Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1224 by Sir Hugh de Plaiz;
dissolved 14 May 1528 for Cardinal Wolsey's college at Ipswich; priory demolished; granted to the Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge by Edward VI
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas the Martyr, Bromehill
Bromholm Priory Broomholm Priory.JPG Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Castle Acre;
founded 1113 by William de Glanville;
direct Cluniac rule c.1195;
became denizen: independent from 1390;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Woodhouse 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Bromholm
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Broomholm Priory
Burnham Norton Friary Burnham Norton Friary 8.JPG Carmelite Friars
(community founded at Bradmer c.1241 (1242-7));
transferred from Bradmer 1253 (1252);
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Lord Cobham 1541/2
Carbrooke Preceptory possibly Knights Templar
possibly founded before 1173 by granted by the husband of Maud, Countess of Clare, with preceptory unfinished;
Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1182: Maud, Countess of Clare granted churches of St Peter, Great Carbrook and St John the Baptist, Little Carbrook and manor of Carbrook;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Richard Gresham and Sir Richard Southwell 1543/4
Carbroke Preceptory
Carbrook Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem cell
founded unknown
transferred to Buckland c.1180
Carrow Priory Benedictine nuns
(community founded at Norwich between 1100 and 1135);
transferred here 1146, founded by two sisters of the earlier site which was granted land by King Stephen;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Shelton 1538;
prioress's house incorporated into later residence;
remains situated within the grounds of Reckitt & Colman's works
The Priory Church of Saint Mary of Carhowe
Castle Acre Priory CastleAcrePriory.JPG Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded 1089 (or before 1085) by William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 22 November 1537; granted to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8;
priors lodgings retained as a residence;
passed into ownership of Sir Edward Coke, and remains in that family;
in guardianship of Ministry of Works 1929; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Castle Acre

Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Castleacre Priory
Choseley Monastery Lazarites
founded before 1273 (before the reign of Edward I) by the Earl of Gifford;
dissolved 1544/5; granted Sir John Dudley, Viscount Lisle
Coxford Priory CoxfordPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
(community founded at the church of St Mary, Rudham (East) c.1140);
transferred to new site c.1216 (early in the reign of Henry III);
dissolved 22 January 1536;
granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1537
Cokesford Priory
Crabhouse Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1181 by Roger, prior, and canons of Ranham (Norman's Burrow) with the consent of their founder William de Lesewis (Leseurs) for the anchoress Lena;
flooded and temporarily abandoned c.1200;
church and many buildings partly rebuilt 1402-4;
rebuilt 1420-4;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Gage;
house named 'Crabb's Abbey' built on site
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist

St Mary, St John and St Thomas
Creake Abbey CreakeAbbey.JPG chapel
hospital
founded before 1189 (during the reign of Henry II) by Lady Alice de Nerford and her husband Sir Robert who used the chapel to found a hospital;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1206, the master becoming a canon, changing the hospital to a priory with the consent of the widowed Alice;
hospital dedicated to St Bartholomew after(?)1217;
raised to abbey status 1231 by Henry III;
canons wiped out by plague 1506, abbot survived to 12 December 1506;
passed to the Crown 1506; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary de Pratis
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North Creake Abbey;
Creek Abbey
Custhorpe Cell(?) Augustinian Canons Regular
cell(?) dependent on West Acre; possibly a chapel intermittently served by a canon
Docking Priory DockingPriorySite.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house: cell or grange dependent on Ivry-la-Bataille;
founded 12th century;
dissolved 1455;
granted as a 'priory' to Eton College 1436?
East Dereham Monastery Saxon nuns
nunnery and probable minster founded before 743 by St Withburga;
?destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870;
sole remains are a holy well, reputedly associated with the monastery
Field Dalling Grange Savignac monks
alien house
founded 1138 by Maud de Harscolye: James de Sancto Hylario granted land to the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Savigny;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
(referred to as a priory cell, but believed to be a grange);
dissolved 1414; granted by the Crown to Epworth Priory;
granted to the Spittle-on-the-Street, Lincolnshire;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry, Warwickshire (West Midlands);
granted to the Carthusian priory of Mount Grace 1462;
granted to Martyng Hastings and James Borne
Dallingfield Priory;
Field-Dalling Priory;
Fieldallyng Priory
Flitcham Priory FlitchamPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1217 (early in the reign of Henry III) by Sir Robert Aguillon (granted to Dametta de Flitcham);
in decay by 1528;
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Lord Clinton 1538/9;
house built on site 16th century
St Mary ad Fontes
Gorleston Friary Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded before 1267; William Woderove given as founder 14th century;
dissolved 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover
Great Massingham Priory GreatMassinghamPriorySite.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before/c.1260 probably by Nicholas le (/de) Syre (originally termed a hospital, with a prior as master);
dilapidated 1475-6;
refounded as a cell of West Acre;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Gresham
St Mary and St Nicholas
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Massingham Magna
Great Witchingham Grange Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Longueville;
founded after 1093: manor and other endowments granted by Walter Giffard, 1st Earl of Buckingham;
possibly directly supervised by monks from time-to-time
dissolved after 1414
Great Yarmouth — St Nicholas's Priory GreatYarmouthPriory.jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Norwich;
founded 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich;
Church of St Nicholas was associated with the priory;
dissolved 1539;
granted to Norwich Cathedral;
restored 1835;
destroyed by bombing in World War II; restored, currently in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Nicholas;
the conventual Great Hall currently in use as Priory School
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Great Yarmouth;
Great Yarmouth Austin Friars ThetfordAustinFriarsSite.jpg Augustinian Friars
cell? under Gorleston
founded 1339?: royal permission granted;
existence purported by old tradition
dissolution unknown
Great Yarmouth Blackfriars SiteOfGreatYarmouthBlackfriars.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1267 by Sir William Garbridge;
inundated by the sea 1287, and sea wall constructed;
church destroyed by fire 1525;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain 1542/3
Great Yarmouth Greyfriars Great Yarmouth Greyfriars.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded after 1226(?)-1271 by Sir William Garbridge;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Richard Williams, alias Cromwell 1541/2; leased 1582 as a lodging for important visitors, and part used by local civilian militia;
site sold to John Woodroffe 1657; later divided and sold;
monastic remains incorporated into 17th century and later buildings;
remains of the cloister were opened up late 19th century, with other remains restored 1945 and thereafter
Great Yarmouth Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1277 by Edward I;
destroyed by fire 1 April 1509;
dissolved 1538 by Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to Thomas Denton and Richard Nottingham 1544/5;
house built on site 17th century
Haddiscoe Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1218;
dissolved 1308-12
Heacham Grange Cluniac monks
alien house: grange(?) dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded before 1088: endowments including mansion and estates granted to Lewes by William de Warenne;
cell purported to have existed (evidence disputed) — possibly directly supervised by monks from time-to-time;
dissolution unknown
Hempton Priory HemptonPriorySite.JPG hospital
founded before 1135 (during the reign of Henry I) by Roger de St Martin (St Martins), with Richard Ward (who became the first prior when the hospital became a priory)
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1135;
hospital continued to after 1200;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Fermer 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Stephen, Hempton
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Fakenham Priory;
Hampton Priory
Hickling Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1185 by Theobald de Valentia, son of Robert de Valoines;
dissolved 1536; granted to the Bishop of Norwich
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Augustine and All Saints, Hickling 1545/6
Hitcham Cell Cluniac monks
founded during in the reign of William II by William Warren, Earl of Surrey;
dissolved; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8
Horsham St Faith Priory HorshamStFaithPriory Refectory.jpg Benedictine monks
(community founded at Kirkscroft 1105);
alien house: dependent on Conches;
transferred here after 1105;
became denizen: independent from 1390;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Edward Elrington 1543/4
The Priory Church of Saint Faith, Horsham
Horstead Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: priory or grange? dependent on La Trinitè, Caen;
founded c.1090 by William II to nunnery at Caen;
nuns appear not to have resided here; probably run by a monk using the title 'prior'
dissolved 1414; granted to King's College, Cambridge 1291
Horestead Grange;
Horstead Priory
Ingham Priory + Ingham Priory.JPG secular canons collegiate
founded c.1355 by Sir Miles Stapleton who was granted licence to enlarge church 1355;
Trinitarian Canons
founded 1360
abandoned between 1534 and 1536;
dissolved 1536; prospective purchaser falsely asserted the house to be of Crutched Friars;
granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1544/5;
The Swan Inn public house, adjacent to the church, also stands on the site of the priory
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity and All Saints, Ingham
King's Lynn Benedictine Priory KingsLynnPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1095;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich;
site of the prior's house consecrated and incorporated into St Margaret's churchyard early 17th century;
demolished apart from small section incorporated into later building
The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with Saint Mary Magdalen and All the Virgin Saints, King's Lynn

The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with St Nicholas, King's Lynn (from 1101)
King's Lynn Austin Friars KingsLynnAustinFriars.JPG Augustinian Friars (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1295;
dissolved 30 September 1538; granted to John Eyer 1544/5
King's Lynn Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1256 by Thomas Gedney;
dissolved 1539 (1538); granted to John Eyer 1544/5
King's Lynn Greyfriars KingsLynnGreyfriars.JPG Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded c.1230, purportedly by Thomas Feltham;
dissolved 1538
King's Lynn Sack Friary Friars of the Sack
founded before 1266;
dissolved after 1307
King's Lynn Whitefriars KingsLynnWhitefriars.JPG Carmelite Friars
founded before c.1260, possibly by Lord Bardolph;
dissolved 30 September 1538; granted to John Eyer
White Friars, King's Lynn
Kirkscroft Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Conches;
founded c.1105 by Robert FitzWalter and his wife Sybil;
transferred to new site at Horsham St Faith shortly afterwards
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Langley Abbey LangleyAbbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Alnwick, Northumberland;
founded 1198 by Robert Fitz Roger;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Berney 1546/7
Lessingham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell or grange dependent on Bec-Hellouin
founded c.1090;
dissolved c.1414
Ludham, St Benet's Abbey StBenetOfHolmAbbey.jpg
StBenetOfHolmAbbeyGatehouse.jpg
hermits
founded c.800 by Saxon monks under Suneman (or Prince Horn);
destroyed in raids by Danes 870
monks or secular canons collegiate
rebuilt c.960 by Wulfric;
Benedictine monks
refounded by Cnut;
never suppressed, granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1536;
probably abandoned before 1539
St Benet of Holm Abbey;
St Benet's of Hulme Abbey
Marham Abbey MarhamPriory.JPG Cistercian nuns
founded 1249 (1251), endowed by the Countess of Arundel;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Nicholas Hare and Robert Hare 1546/7
The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Barbara and St Edmund, Marham
Modeney Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1291;
dissolved c.1536; granted to Robert Hogan 1543/4
Modney Priory
Molycourt Priory MolycourtPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
foundation unknown (pre-Conquest);
cell dependent on Ely;
granted to Ely 1446;
dissolved with Ely 1539;
site partly occupied by farmhouse
St Mary Bello Loco
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Mullicourt Priory
Mountjoy Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Wymondham;
founded after 1189;
Augustinian Canons Regular
granted to Augustinians after 1199 (early in the reign of John) by William de Gyney (Gisnetto/Gisneto);
dissolved 1 April 1529 for Cardinal Wolsey's colleges
St Laurence

St Mary the Virgin, St Michael and St Laurence
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Monte Jovis Priory
Narford Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
purported cell dependent on West Acre;
officiating in the Chapel of St Thomas a Becket
Newbridge Hermitage hermit's chapel
founded 1094
Normansburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1160
Cluniac monks
alien house: cell dependent on Castle Acre;
refounded c.1200;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1537
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist
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Norman's Burrow Priory
Norwich Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded after 1277 (apparently)/before 1289;
dissolved 29 August 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage and William Lord Willoughby 1548/9
Norwich Blackfriars, earlier site Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1226 by Sir Thomas Gelham;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1307;
property retained by friars;
friars retired from new site when destroyed by fire 1413;
returned to St Andrew's Hall 1449
Black Hall;
Old House
Norwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above ) 1226);
licence for acquisition of site granted by Edward II by 1307;
transferred here before 1307
destroyed by fire 1413;
friars retired to Old Hall (see immediately above);
rebuilt; friars returned 1449;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Mayor and citizens of Norwich 1540/1;
now Black Hall
Norwich, Friary de Domina Friars of St Mary (actually Pied Friars)
founded before c.1290 from a legacy granted by Roger de Tybenham;
founded before 1274-5;
community perished in the Black Death 1349, house becoming private property
Norwich Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded c.1258: site secured for the friars in the parish of St Peter Hungate;
dissolved before 1307; granted to Dominicans
Norwich Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded 1226 by John de Hastingford in a house in Ciningsford;
dissolved 1538
Norwich Pied Friars Pied Friars
founded before 1290;
dissolved c.1307;
granted to the hospital of Beck in Billingford and converted into a chantry and collegiate 14th century which continued until the dissolution
Norwich Priory Benedictine nuns
founded between 1100 and 1135 (during the reign of Henry I);
transferred c.1146 to Carrow
St Mary and St John
Norwich Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1256 by Philip Cougate of Norwich;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain 1542/3;
remains now in use as a printing museum
Norwich — St Giles Hospital ^ hospital
founded 1249;
Augustinian Canons Regular
from 1310 the master and brothers wore the Austin canons' habit;
much of the medieval fabric survives in the establishment which has been in continual use since foundation
The Great Hospital;
Hospital of St Giles
Norwich — St Leonard's Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1095 (1096), built by Herbert Losinga, Bishop of Norwich for accommodation of monks whilst the Cathedral and Priory were being constructed;
continued as a cell of Norwich Cathedral 1101;
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Norwich
Norwich — St William's Cell Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Norwich;
founded before(?)1150;
St Catherine

St William
Norwich Cathedral Priory + NorwichCathedralSpire.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1096-1101 by Bishop Herbert Losinga;
dissolved 1539;
in use as episcopal diocesan cathedral 1096-present
The Cathedral and Priory Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Norwich
Norwich, Christ Church Priory Benedictine monks
foundation unknown (before 1076) by Ingulf;
dissolved before 1076(?)
Old Buckenham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1146 by William de Albini (William d'Aubigny), Earl of Chichester;
dissolved September 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Lovell
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint James and All Saints, Buckenham
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Oldbuckenham Priory;
Buckenham Priory
Pentney Priory Pentneyabbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1130 (or during the reign of William the Conqueror) by Robert de Vallileus;
annexed by Wormegay 1468;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Mildmay 1538/9;
remains incorporated into Abbey Farm and outbuildings which now occupy the site
Peterstone Priory PeterstonePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1200;
flooded 1378 and 1387;
dilapidated;
annexed to Walsingham 1449, ceasing to function as a priory;
granted 1550/1 to ?;
remains incorporated into Peterstone farmhouse
St Peter's Priory and Hospital
Rudham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1140 by William Cheney;
transferred to Coxford 1216
St Mary
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East Rudham Priory
Sheringham Cell Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
cell dependent on Notley, Buckinghamshire;
founded before 1164;
dissolved before 1345(?)
Shouldham Priory Gilbertine Canons and nuns — double house
founded after 1193 by Geoffrey Fitx Peters (Jeffery Fitz Piers) (later Earl of Essex);
dissolved 15 October 1538; granted to Thomas Mildmay 1553;
standing remains demolished c.1831;
farmhouse and garden occupy the site
The Priory Church of the Holy Cross and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Shouldham
Sleves Holm Priory # Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Castle Acre;
founded before 1290, either granted by William de Warenne in 1222-6 or established during the reign of Stephen;
became denizen: independent from between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1537
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St Giles
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Slevesholm Priory
Sporle Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St Florent-de-Saumur;
founded before 1123; church of St Mary and other endowments granted by Alan son of Flaald: papal confirmation 1123;
vacant for a time after the Black Death;
dissolved c.1414; granted to Eaton College 1440 (1558/9, according to Cobbett)
Stove Cell Cluniac monks
alleged cell dependent on Castle Acre, no record of monks in residence
Thetford Austin Friars # ThetfordAustinFriarsSite.jpg Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded c.1387 by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, who made a benefaction: land granted by Sir Thomas Morley and Simon Barbour, apparently established 1389;
dissolved September 1538; granted to Sir Richard Fulmerestoone 1540/1;
nothing of the founded currently visible, remains of the foundations are believed to exist beneath the ground
Thetford Blackfriars episcopal diocesan cathedral for the diocese of East Anglia
founded 1072;
see transferred to Norwich 9 April 1094-1096;
(converted for use as Cluniac Priory until 1114 (v. Thetford Priory, earlier site, infra), after which it lain waste for over 200 years);
Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1335: church of St Mary the Great granted by Henry, Earl of Lancaster, confirmed by the King 20 July 1335;
the Church of the Holy Trinity (founded 1072) made the friary church;
dissolved 1538;
remains of friary church, now incorporated into school buildings
Thetford — Holy Sepulchre Priory ThetfordHolySepulchre.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Holy Sepulchre
founded after 1139 by William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey on land granted by King Stephen
Augustinian Canons Regular (independent)
before c.1260;
dissolved 1536
The Canon's Priory;
The Canons
Thetford Priory, earlier site episcopal diocesan cathedral for East Anglia
founded 1072;
see transferred to Norwich 9 April 1094-1096;
Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
founded 1103-4, built by Robert Bigod;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1114;
site granted to Dominican Friars 1335 (v. Thetford Blackfriars, supra)
Thetford Priory ThetfordPriory.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Lewes, Sussex;
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) 1103-4);
transferred here 1114;
became denizen: independent from 1376;
dissolved 16 February 1540; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1540/1; (EH)
St Mary
Thetford — St George's Priory ThetfordNunnery.jpg Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Bury St Edmunds;
founded after 1020 (during the reign of Cnut) by Abbot Uvius;
abandoned 1160;
Benedictine nuns — from Ling
refounded c.1160 by Abbot Hugh de Norwold;
dissolved February 1537; granted to Richard Fulmerstone Esq. 1538/9
The Priory Church of Saint George, Thetford
Toft Monks Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Pierre, Preaux;
founded between 1087 and 1100 (during the reign of William II) Church of St Margaret and its endowments granted to the Abbey of St-Pierre, Preaux
dissolved 1414; granted to Witham, Somerset; transferred to King's College, Cambridge 1462
Walsingham Friary WalsinghamFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded 1 February 1347 by Elizabeth de Burgh (Burgo), Countess of Clare: licence granted by Edward III;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyer 1544/5
Walsginham Greyfriars
Walsingham Priory WalsinghamPriory.jpg secular chapel
founded before 1066;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1153 by Geoffrey de Favarches (or the widow of Richoldis de Favarches) incorporating the Chapel of Our Lady of Walsingham (founded before 1066);
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Sidney 1539/40;
now in private ownership with public access
Little Walsingham Priory
Welle Priory, in Gayton WellePrioryNorfolk.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Etienne, Caen;
founded c.1081 (during the reign of William the Conqueror) by William de Streis, who granted the manor of Well and the church of Gayton;
united with Panfield c.1275,
dissolved 1415; granted to St Stephen's, Westminster 1469;
granted to the Bishops of Ely 1548/9;
site currently occupied by house named 'Well Hall' built on site 18th century (c.1700)
Well Hall Priory;
Welles Priory
Wendling Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Langley;
founded c.1267 by Rev. William of Wendling;
due to be suppressed 1528 for Wolsey's Colleges, but delayed;
dissolved 1536-7; granted to Edward Dyer and H. Cressener 1573/4
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wendling
Wereham, Priory of St. Winwaloe WerehamPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Montreuil;
founded before 1199 by the Earl of Clare;
dissolved c.1321: sold 1321; granted to West Dereham 1336;
granted to Thomas Guibon and William Mynn;
conventual remains appear to be incorporated into Winnold House built on site
St Winwaloe
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Wirham Priory
West Acre Priory WestAcrePriory.JPG Black canons
probably founded before 1100 (during the reign of William II) by Oliver, parish priest;
brothers joined the Augustinian order c.1135 (possibly late in the reign of Henry I);
Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred c.1135;
dissolved 15 January 1538; granted to Thomas Gresham 1553
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, West Acre
Westacre Priory
West Dereham Abbey WestDerehamAbbey.JPG Premonstratensian Canons — from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
daughter of Welbeck;
founded 1188 by Hubert Walter, Dean of York (later Bishop of Salisbury);
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Dereham 1539/40
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Weybourne Priory Weybourne Priory.JPG Augustine Canons Regular
dependent on West Acre;
founded 1199 by Sir Ralph Mainwaring (Meyngaryn);
independent from 1314;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Heydon 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, Weybourne
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Waburn Priory
Weybridge Priory Weybridge TheBridgeInn.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell;
founded 1272 (before 1225) by Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Fulmerstone 1538/9
St Mary
Witchingham Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: cell or grange dependent on Longueville;
founded c.1093 by Walter Giffard, 1st Earl of Buckingham who granted churches, manors and land to the priory of St Faith, Longueville, Rouen;
dissolved 1414, reverting to the Crown;
granted to New College, Oxford 1460
Wormegay Priory $ WormegayPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1189-99 (during the reign of Richard I or of John) by William de Warenne;
cell dependent on Pentney 1468;
dissolved 1537; granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1550/1
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Cross and Saint John the Evangelist, Wormegay
Wretham Grange Benedictine monks
alien house: grange(?) dependent on Conches;
founded c.1260(?): granted by Roger de Tony, son of Radulph — charter witnessed by Richard de Rom;
a parcel of Wootton Wawen, with possibly a single monk, if any;
dissolution unknown;
church was rebuilt mid-14th and 15th century
granted to Sir Roland Lenthall for life 1415;
possessed by the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge 1443;
church in parochial use after suppression; abandoned 1793; now in ruins
West Wretham Grange;
Werteham Grange
Wymondham Abbey + WymondhamAbbey1.jpg Benedictine monks
dependent on St Albans, Hertfordshire;
priory founded 1107 (in the tenure of Abbot Richard de Albini) by William de Albini: charter witnessed by Roger Bigod;
raised to abbey status 1449;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir William Hadden 1545/6;
church, partly ruined, now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Wymondham
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Wymondham Priory

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Northamptonshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Northamptonshire edit)[27]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Brackley Blackfriars hospital of Ss James and John;
Dominican Friars
(1420) intended conversion of hospital never implemented
Brixworth Abbey + Brixworth Church Northamptonshire.jpg Saxon monastery Benedictine? monks
founded after 675; daughter church of Medehamstede (Peterborough), Mercia (Cambridgeshire);
probably became a minster;
destroyed? 870 in raids by the Danes;
parochial c.960-70; now parochial: All Saints' Church, Brixworth
Canons Ashby Priory + Canons Ashby Priory Front.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1147-51 (during the reign of Stephen) by Stephen de Leye;
dissolved 1536;
became nunnery; granted to Sir Francis Bryan 1537/8;
converted into secular residence;
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ashby
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Canon's Ashby Priory
Ashby Priory
Castor Priory Saxon nuns
founded before 664-5;
destroyed by the Danes c.870 (or, less likely, 1010)
Dormundescastre Priory
Catesby Priory evidently initially Benedictine nuns
founded c.1175 by Robert de Esseby (Ashby); order by papal bull c.1189;
Cistercian nuns
founded c.1175;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1175 (associated with the Cistercian nunnery);
(given as Gilbertine in the Mappa Mundi);
with regular priests or brethren (from date unknown to after 1316)
dissolved 1536; granted to John Onley 1536/7;
house built on site 16th century; demolished 1863
St Mary and St Edmund
or
St Mary, St Edmund and St Thomas the Martyr (?)
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Katebi Priory;
Katesbey Priory
Chacombe Priory The Priory, Chacombe - geograph.org.uk - 202592.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1216 and 1272 (during the reign of Henry II);
dissolved 1536; granted to Michael Fox 1544/5;
house named 'Chacombe Priory' built 17th century on the site
Chalcombe Priory
Daventry Priory Holy Cross Church, Daventry.jpg Cluniac monks
(founded initially at Preston Capes c.1090);
transferred here 1107-8;
alien house: dependent on La Charite;
allegedly seceded from Cluniac Order c.1231, although apparently reported directly to La Charite 1298, 1390 and 1405;
became denizen: independent from 1405;
dissolved 1525; granted to Christ Church, Oxford;
Holy Cross church attached to the west range of the claustral buildings, demolished and replaced 19th century
St Augustine
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Daventre Priory
Deene Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Westminster;
founded before 1066;
dissolved after 1086
Delapré Abbey DelapreAbbey.jpg Cluniac nuns
founded c.1145, built by Simon de St Liz (Senlis) II, Earl of Northampton;
dissolved 15 December 1538; granted to John Merabe 1542/3
St Mary
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Northampton, Delapre Abbey;
de Pratis
Dingley Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1154;
merged with Battisford 1461;
dissolved 1540; granted to Edward Griffith 1544
Everdon Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: grange dependent on Bernay
founded before c.1100;
considered by some a parcel of Creeting St. Mary;
dependent Eton College before 1367;
dissolved before c.1399; granted to Eton College 1440;
remains recorded 1720; not locatable by 1970
Fineshade Priory Site of Fineshade Abbey from the Jurrasic Way - geograph.org.uk - 1724702.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1208 by Richard Engayne (Engain), Lord of Blatherwike;
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Lord Russell 1541/2;
Sir Robert Kirkham converted west range into to a country residence, which was demolished along with the remains of the priory 1749;
house subsequently built on site; demolished 1956
St Mary
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Castle Hymel Priory
Fotheringhay Nunnery Cluniac nuns
founded c1141(?)
transferred to Delapré c.1145;
secular college founded on site 1411, with associated church c.1460;
dissolved 1548; granted to James Crew
Fodringhey College
Grafton Regis Priory Augustininan Canons Regular
cell or hermitage;
founded 1180-1205;
amalgamated with the Abbey of St James's, Northampton before 1400 (end of 14th century)
St Mary and St Michael
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Grafton Regis Hermitage
Guilsborough Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
camera/hospital
founded before 1285;
dissolved before 1338
Kalendar Priory Premonstratensian canons
priory?/cell, dependent on Sulby;
founded after 1155: land granted by William Buttevant;
probably ceased to exist before 1291(?)
St John
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Kayland Priory
Kaylend Priory
Luffield Priory,
Syresham
partly in Buckinghamshire. See entry under Buckinghamshire
Northampton Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1145-50 by William Peverel II of Nottingham;
dissolved August 1538; granted to Nicholas Giffard 1545/6;
housing estate now occupies site
The Abbey Church of Saint James, known as Northampton Abbey in St James End, Northampton
Northampton Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1275-90 (or possibly not before 1323 by Sir John Longville, of Wolverton);
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Dighton 1540/1
Northampton Blackfriars ~ Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1233;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Ramesden 1544/5
Northampton Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1271;
abandoned (before(?)) 1303
Northampton Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1226 by Sir Richard Gobion;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1235
Northampton Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Oxford)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) c.1235; built by 1258;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Taverner 1544/5
Northampton — St Andrew's Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on La Charité
founded 1093-1100;
became denizen: independent from 1405;
dissolved 1538;
site built over 19th century
St Andrew
Northampton Whitefriars Camelite Friars
founded before 1265 (1271) by Simon Montford and Thomas Chitwood;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Ramesden 1544/6
Northampton Nunnery Franciscan nuns
founded 1252;
dissolved after 1272
Oxney Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Peterborough Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Pipewell Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Newminster;
founded 13 September 1143 (1141) by William de Boutwylein;
dissolved 5 November 1538; granted to William, Marquess of Northampton 1547/8;
ruinous by 1548; systematically demolished and used as building material;
(not the modern 'Abbey church' to the north)
Pikewell Abbey
Preston Capes Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on La Charité;
founded c.1090 by Hugh de Leicester;
transferred to Daventry 1107-8
Rothwell Priory Augustinian canonesses
founded before 1262, probably by a member of the Clare family, purportedly by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester;
dissolved 1537-8;
former farmhouse known as 'The Nunnery' possibly built on site
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Rothwell
Sewardsley Priory Cistercian nuns
founded between 1216 and 1272 (during the reign of Henry II) by Richard de Lestre;
dependent on the Cluniacs at Delapré 1459/60 for maintenance (though no evidence that the community converted to the Cluniac order);
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Fermer 1550/1
Sewardesley Priory
Stamford — St Michael's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Stamford — St Sepulchre Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Sulby Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
mistakenly asserted to have transferred from Welford
founded 1155 by William de Wideville;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Christopher Hatton 1567/8
Sulbey Abbey;
Welford Abbey
Weedon Monastery Benedictine? nuns
founded c.680 by St Werburgh, possibly on the site of an Anglo-Saxon royal palace;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Weedon Beck Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bec-Hellouin and St Lambert de Mallassis;
founded before 1086 (after 1126);
dissolved after 1329(?); granted to Eton College 1462
Weedon Bec Priory
Weedon Pinkney Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1126 (in the tenure of Robert, Bishop of Lincoln): endowments granted by Gilo de Pinkney and other members of his family;
dependent on St Lucien, Beauvais;
granted to Biddlesden 1392; manor granted to All Souls College, Oxford 1440
Weedon Lois Priory
Wermundsey Monastery unidentified dependent on Peterborough, possibly located in Northamptonshire
founded after 675 during the tenure of Abbot Cuthbald;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Wittering Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Wothorpe Priory # possibly intended Augustinian canonesses — Arroasian c.1160(?);
Benedictine nuns
founded 12th century (purportedly during the reign of Henry I);
ruinous 1292;
merged with Stamford 1354;
granted to Richard Cecil 1540/1
St Mary
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Wyrthorp Priory

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Northumberland[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Northumberland edit)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alnwick Abbey Premonstratensian Canons — from Newhouse
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1147 by Eustace FitzJohn;
dissolved 1536-22 December 1539; granted to Ralph Sadler and Laurence Winnington 1550/1
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Alnwick
Bamburgh Friary Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1265;
dissolved 1539
Bamburgh Monastery Saxon monastery
founded 8th century;
abandoned c.875: destroyed in raids by the Danes
Bamburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Nostell, Yorkshire;
founded 1121: granted to Nostell by Henry I, confirmed 1121; effective c.1228;
dissolved c.1537
St Aidan
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Hamburgh Priory
Berwick Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded before 1299
possibly one of the houses in Berwick which survived suppression until after 10 March 1539/40
Berwick Blackfriars, earlier site Dominican Friars
founded before 1240/1 by Alexander II;
mandate by the Pope to the Bishop of St Andrews 17 June 1285, for the sale of the former house of the Friars of the Sack to the Dominicans, (see immediately below)
St Peter Martyr, of Milan
Berwick Blackfriars Friars of the Sack
founded 1267;
dissolved between 1274 and 1285;
Dominican Friars
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) before 1240/1);
transferred here 1285;
dissolved or secularised 1539(?)
St Peter Martyr, of Milan
Berwick Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1231;
dissolved or secularised between 10 March 1538/9 and Michaelmas 1539
Berwick Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1153;
sometimes confused with Holystone;
dissolved or secularised 1390/1
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St Leonard of South Berwick
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Nunnery of South Berwick
Berwick Red Friars Trinitarians
founded before 1240-80, possibly at the hospital of St Edward or Bridge House;
given as non-conventual 1447;
given as ruinous 1456, revenues united with Peebles and declared uninhabitable by 2 March 1476, union confirmed by James III
Berwick Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
purportedly founded 1270 by Sir John Gray (details possibly confused with Berwick Greyfriars);
dissolved between 10 March and Michaelmas 1539
Blanchland Abbey + Blanchland Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 615216.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Croxden, Staffordshire;
founded 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II;
dissolved 18 December 1539; granted to John Bellow and John Broxholm 1545/6;
part of church now in parochial use, other monastic buildings in current use in ownership of the Lord Crewe Trust
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Blanca Landa
Brinkburn Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — from Pentney, Norfolk
dependent on Pentney
founded before/c.1135 (during the reign of Henry I) by William Bertram I, of Mitford (or Osebertus Colunarius);
independent from before 1188(?);
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1550/1; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Brinkburn
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Berkenburne Priory
Bywell Monastery records suggest existence of a Saxon monastery Biguell Monastery
Carham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Kirkham, Yorkshire;
founded 1131 church of St Cuthbert and lands granted to Kirkham by Walter Espec;
dissolved 1539
Chibburn Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1313;
became a member of Mount St John 1358
Coquet Island Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 684;
abandoned c.800: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
cell dependent on Tynemouth
refounded before 1125: granted to Tynemouth by Robert Mowbray
Corbridge Monastery Saxon monks — probably from Hexham;
founded before 786 possibly founded before 709 by St Wilfrid;
abandoned before 877?: ?destroyed in raids by the Danes
St Andrew
Farne Island Cell Anchorites
hermitage
cell before 651;
abandoned c.800: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
last anchorite died 1246, subsequently became Benedictine cell (see immediately below)
Farne Island Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Durham;
founded c.1193 on location of extinct anchorite cell (see immediately above);
rebuilt 14th century;
dissolved c.1538
restored 1840-50
St Cuthbert
Guyzance Priory Premonstratensian Canonesses
founded c.1147-52 by Richard Tison; granted to Alnwick, confirmed by William, Bishop of Durham;
ceased 1349-50(?) when the community probably perished in the Black Death;
Premonstratensian Canons — from Alnwick
cell dependent on Alnwick;
refounded after 1350;
dissolved
The Prioy Church of Saint Wilfrid
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Brainshaugh Priory
Hexham Priory + Saxon monastery and cathedral
founded 674 by St Wilfred and St Etheldreda, begun by St Wilfrid;
diocese merged with Lindisfarne 821, cathedral status revoked;
abandoned 875: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1113;
dissolved 28 September 1536–26 February 1537; granted to Sir Reginald Carnaby 1538/9;
now called 'Hexham Abbey'; church in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham

Priory and Parish Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham
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Hexham Abbey
Holystone Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1124 by Robert de Umfravillle I;
Augustinian canonesses
transferred 13th century;
with regular priests or brethren after 1291
dissolved 1539
St Mary
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Haylston Priory
Hulne Friary Hulne Priory, geograph.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1242 (c.1240) by John de Vesci;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Reve and William Ryvet 1563/4; church demolished/ruined; part converted into a house and summerhouse 18th century; now called 'Hulne Priory'
Holm Friary;
Hulne Whitefriars
Lambley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1190 probably by Adam de Tindale and his wife Helwise (who granted land) (or by King John);
referred to as an abbey in King John's charter (granted mistakenly);
also suggested as Augustinian;
burned by the Scots 1297;
dissolved 1537; granted to John, Duke of Northumberland 1553
St Mary and St Patrick
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Lambley upon the Tyne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory,
Holy Island
Lindisfarne Abbey and St Marys.JPG Celtic monks
monastic cathedral founded 635 (634) by St Aidan: granted to Aidan by King Oswald;
Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
refounded c.668;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 793;
abandoned 875: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine monks — from Durham
cell dependent on Durham;
founded 1083 (1082 or 1073);
dissolved 1537; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Durham 1541/2; (EH)
St Cuthbert
Merchingley Priory Tironensian monks
cell (possible grange), dependent on Kelso;
founded c.1168: hermitage and chapel granted to Kelso by Walter de Bolbec;
sequestered by Edward I 1296
St Mary
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Marchingley Priory;
Mercheley Priory
Nesseham Priory erroneous reference to Benedictine nunnery. See Neasham Priory in County Durham
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Austin Friars Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Blackfriars Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Friars of the Sack Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Greyfriars Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Monastery (?) Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Priory Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne — St Bartholomew's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Trinitarians Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Whitefriars, earlier site Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Whitefriars Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Newminster Abbey Cistercian monks — from Fountains Abbey
daughter of Fountains
founded 5 January 1138 by Ranulph de Merlay;
dissolved 20 August 1537; granted to Robert Brandling 1609/10;
Abbey Farmhouse built on site, public access with permission
Novum Monasterium
Ovingham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Hexham;
founded 1378 by Mr Ufranvile: church of St Mary granted to Hexham;
dissolved 1537
Temple Thornton Camera Knights Templar
camera (sometimes considered a preceptory)
founded before 1205 (during the tenure of Walter de Bolbeck), granted by William de Lisle;
dissolved 1308-12;
passed to Knights Hospitaller after 1308; dissolved after 1338
Tynemouth Monastery Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Tynemouth Priory Historical county location. See entry under Tyne and Wear
Warkworth Priory Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Durham;
founded before 1241-9 (or between 1332 and 1353 by Henry, second Lord Percy of Alnwick, who was granted Warkworth Castle in 1332; or founded, possibly as a chantry, c.1400 by the first Earl of Northumbria);
dissolved 15th century(?); ruinous and disused before 1567 (EH)
chapel of St Mary Magdalene
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Warkworth Hermitage;
Warkworth Castle Hermitage
Warmington Cell (?) Benedictine monks
cell dependent on St Mary, York;
cited, but no cell of this name has been identified in Northumberland
Yeavering Monastery (?) extensive buildings revealed by crop markings suggest monastic settlement

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Nottinghamshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Nottinghamshire edit) [28]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beauvale Charterhouse Beauvale Priory Remains.jpg Carthusian monks
founded 1343 by Nicholas de Cauntlow (Cantilupo), Lord of Ilkeston: licence granted 1343;
dissolved 18 July 1539; granted to Richard Morison 1550/1
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Beauvale

The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Mary the Virgin with All Saints
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Beauvale Priory
Blyth Priory + Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St Holy Trinity, Rouen;
founded 1088 by Roger de Builly;
became denizen: independent from c.1409;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Andrews and William Ramesden 1543/4;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blyth
Broadholme Priory$ Historical county location. See entry under Lincolnshire
Felley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Worksop;
founded 1152: church and hermitage granted to Worksop by Ralph Britto of Annesley;
independent from 1260;
dissolved 1536
St Mary
Fiskerton Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
possible cell dependent on Thurgarton (more likely a chapel served by Canons from Thurgarton);
founded c.1139 by Ralph de Ayncourt;
granted to Edward Fynes, Lord Clinton and Thomas Morrison
Fiskarton Cell
Lenton Priory Lenton Priory.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Cluny;
founded 1102-8 by William Peverell;
became denizen: independent from 1392;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Harrington 1562/3
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity
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St Anthony's Hospital
Marske Cell (?) Benedictine monks
cell? dependent on York;
existence disputed
Marshe Cell
Mattersey Priory Mattersey Priory ruins.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded c.1185 by Roger FitzRalph, son of Ranulf de Mattersey;
destroyed by fire 1279;
dissolved 3 October 1538; granted to Antony Neville, Esq. 1539/40; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Helen, Mattersey
Newark Greyfriars # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1507 (or c.1499 by Henry VII);
dissolved 1534;
Augustinian Friars
refounded;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Andrews;
house built on site named 'The Friary'
Newark Greyfriars;
Newark Austin Friars
Newstead Priory Newstead Abbey 02.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1163 by Henry II;
dissolved 21 July 1539; granted to Sir John Byron 1541/2;
converted into a mansion named 'Newstead Abbey';
restored by George Gordon Byron, poet, c.1800;
restored by John Shaw for Col. Wildman 1819; further altered c.1862 for William Frederick Webb, African explorer, upon whose death, 1899, estate passed via his surviving children to his grandson Charles Ian Fraser who sold Newstead to philanthropist Sir Julien Cahn, who presented it to Nottingham Corporation 1931;
now in ownership of Nottingham City Council
St Mary
Nottingham Basford Cell Cluniac monks
cell dependent on Lenton?;
founded before c.1200;
dissolved after 1300
Nottingham Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor
extant
Friary and Parish of Our Lady and St Edward
Nottingham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1230;
dissolved 1539
Nottingham — Holy Sepulchre Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Holy Sepulchre
founded c.1170;
dissolved after 1188
Nottingham Roche Cell Cluniac monks
cell dependent on Lenton;
foundation unknown;
dissolved after 1405
Nottingham Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1271, site granted by Reginald de Grey;
dissolved 5 February 1539; granted to Thomas Henneage 1548/9
Ossington Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1154, granted by William, Archbishop of York;
merged with Newland, Yorkshire 1382;
church of the Holy Rood built 1782, probably stands on or near site
Rufford Abbey Rufford Hall from SW.JPG Cistercian monks
founded 13 July 1136 by Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln;
dissolved 1536; granted to George, Earl of Shrewsbury;
now in ownership of Nottinghamshire County Council
Shelford Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded (in the reign of Henry II) by Ralph Hanselyn;
dissolved 1536; granted to Michael Stanhope 1539/40;
remains incorporated into house named 'Shelford House' built c.1600, destroyed by fire 1645, rebuilt c.1678
Thurgarton Priory + Geograph-1506935-by-Alan-Murray-Rust.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1119-39 by Ralph Deincourt, with the influence of Archbishop Thurstan;
dissolved 12 June 1538;
fortified for Charles I 1643;
in use as Bishop's Palace 1884-1904;
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Thurgarton
Wallingwells Priory ^ Benedictine nuns
founded 1130 (probably c.1140-4) by Ralph de Chevrolcourt (Cheurolcourt);
also given as Augustinian
dissolved 14 December 1539; granted to Richard Pype and Francis Boyer 1563/4; granted to Richard Whalley 1548/9;
remains possibly partly incorporated into country house named Wallingwells Hall, built 18th/19th century
St Mary de Parco
Welbeck Abbey Welbeckabbeysmall123.jpg Premonstratensian Canons — from Newsham, Lincolnshire
founded 1153 by Thomas of Cuckney (Thomas Jocei); canons in residence by October 1134;
dissolved 20 June 1538;
remains incorporated into private residence, under the ownership of Sir Charles Cavendish before 1607; since altered and remodelled
The Abbey Church of Saint James, Welbeck
Winkburn Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1189-99, church granted by Henry Hosat and vill by Adam Tysun;
serving as a camera of Ossington;
dissolved 1382
Worksop Priory + Worksop Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — probably from Huntingdon
founded after 1119 by William de Lovetot;
dissolved 15 November 1538; granted to Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury 1541/2
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Worksop
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Wirksop Priory;
formerly known as Radford Priory

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Oxfordshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Oxfordshire edit)[29]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abingdon Abbey ^ Abingdon Abbey, geograph.jpg Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
probably minster and abbey;
(community supposedly founded by Hean, at Bagley Wood, near Sunningwell 675);
transferred here 695;
destroyed c.872 in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine monks
founded c.954 (950);
dissolved 9 February 1538;
remains incorporated into town buildings;
in local authority and trust ownership with public access to church
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abingdon
Barton Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell dependent on Oseney; possibly an estate without resident canons
Bicester Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1182-5, endowed by Gilbert Basset, Baron of Hedington;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
St Edburga
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Burchester Priory
Bruern Abbey # Bruern Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 994180.jpg Cistercian monks — from Waverley, Surrey;
founded 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Antony Coke 1610/1;
site now occupied by 18th century private house named 'Bruern Abbey'
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Heath of Tretone, Bruern
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Brueria Abbey;
Bruerne Abbey
Burford Priory ^ Burford Priory.jpg Hospital of St John the Evangelist founded 13th century
dissolved 1538;
restored 1637;
Anglican Benedictine
founded 1901; sold off 2008; now in use as a country house, incorporating remains of the medieval hospital
Priory of Our Lady, Burford
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The Priory
Caversham Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
status unknown, dependent on Notley, Buckinghamshire;
founded 1162;
dissolved c.1538
Charlton on Otmoor Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: grange dependent on St Evroul;
founded 1086 (1081) by Hugh Grentemoisnil;
dissolved 1414; granted to Sir Thomas White and others
Charleton Priory
Charney Manor ~ Benedictine Monks
residential manor, chapel and farm; granted to Abingdon before 1066;
range c.1280; leased as a manor house from 1494; remodelled/rebuilt 16th, 17th and 19th century;
converted and in use as a hotel 20th century
Cholsey Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 986 by King Ethelred II
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes 1006;
dissolved; granted to Sir Francis Englefield;
probable slight remains incorporated into medieval parish church
Cholsey Grange
Clanfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1279;
united to Quenington before 1433
Clanfield Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
cell
foundation unknown
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Buckland, Somerset
Clattercote Priory Gilbertine canons
hospital founded 1148-66, possibly by Robert de Chesney;
hospital ceased before 1262;
priory, refounded 1251-62;
dissolved 1538(?); granted to Thomas Lee c.1559;
site now occupied by a private house
St Leonard
Cogges Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Fécamp;
founded 1103 by Manasses Arsic;
dissolved 1414; granted to Eton College
St Mary
Cold Norton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
hospital of St George and church of St John the Evangelist
founded 1148-58 by Avelina de Norton;
dissolved 1507: no canons remaining;
granted to St Stephen's, Westminster
The Priory Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Cold Norton
Coxwell Grange # Cistercian Monks
probably grange with chapel;
founded 1205 (1204);
dependent on Beaulieu, Hampshire;
Court House Farm built on site 16th century; (NT)
Dorchester Abbey + DorchesterAbbey.JPG secular cathedral
founded 634, new see of the West Saxons created;
see transferred to Winchester 663
see of Mercia 670s;
see restored after 869 (875);
see transferred to Lincoln 1072;
secular canons collegiate
founded 1072: built on site of episcopal diocesan cathedral;
dissolved c.1140 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian (?)
founded c.1140 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edmond Ashfield 1544/5;
restored by James Cranston c.1845,
William Butterfield 1846-53,
and George Gilbert Scott 1859-74;
church continues in parochial use as the Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Birinus
East Hendred Cell Carthusian monks
grange: manor and chapel dependent on Sheen, Surrey, (Greater London), but apparently grange status, possibly without resident monks
Eynsham Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 1005 by Æthelmar (Ailmer), Earl of Cornwall, on the site of 9th century church;
destroyed and monks dispersed at the Norman Conquest, after 1066;
restored before 1086 by Remigius, Bishop of Lincoln
transferred to Stow, Lincolnshire 1091;
returned c.1094-5;
dissolved December 1539; granted to Sir Edward North and William Darcey 1543/4
St Mary
(also St Andrew and St Eadburgh given)
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Egnesham Abbey
Faringdon Abbey Cistercian monks — from Cîteaux
founded before 2 November 1203: manor granted to Citeaux by King John;
transferred to Beaulieu, Hampshire 1204;
monastic cell or grange early 13th century;
probably merged with Coxford Grange;
privately leased 1351; granted to Sir Francis Englefield
Saint Mary
Farendon Priory;
Faringdon Minster
Godstow Abbey GodstowNunneryRuin20050326 CopyrightKaihsuTai.jpg Benedictine nuns with small community of Benedictine monks under a master attached to the nunnery
founded by Easter 1133 by Ediva (Editha), widow of Sir William Launcelene, assisted by Henry I, built on land granted by John de St John;
dissolved 17 November 1539; granted by Henry VIII to his physician, Dr George Owen before 1547
St Mary and St John the Baptist
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Godeston Abbey
Goring Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded 12th century (during the reign of Henry I) by Thomas de Druval who granted a church and land;
dissolved 1539(?); granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk c.1531;
later granted to Sir Thomas Pope;
part of conventual church in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Goring
Gosford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
foundation unknown, land granted by Robert d'Oilly;
dissolved c.1180(?);
hospitallers' oratory/chapel built c.1234;
united to Quenington before 1433;
granted to Antony Stringer and John Williams 1542/3
Gosford Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
cell;
foundation unknown
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Buckland
Helenstowe Nunnery,
Abingdon
nuns
founded c.675;
site now occupied by St Helen's Church
The Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Helenstowe
Littlemore Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1154 by Robert de Sandford;
dissolved 1525, suppressed for Wolsey's college; granted to William Owen and John Bridges c.1539
St Mary, St Nicholas and St Edmund
Merton Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1156, granted by Simon, Earl of Northampton;
dissolved c.1240(?), became a limb of Sandford
Milton Cell Benedictine monks
purported cell dependent on Abingdon — evidence lacking
Minchery Priory Benedictine nuns
site now occupied by Minchery Farm, also called 'The Priory and...?....'
Minster Lovell Priory Saxon minster
Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on Ivry;
founded c.1200-6, St Kenelm's Church granted to Ivry 1200;
dissolved 1414 (1415);
granted to Eton College 1441
Oddington Grange Cistercian monks
dependent on Thame;
founded c.1141;
possibly on the site of Otley Abbey
Oseney Abbey Osney cathedral.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory
founded 1129 by Robert d'Oilly (son of the Lord of Oxford) and his wife Edith;
raised to abbey status c.1154;
mitred abbey 1481;
dissolved 17 November 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral
founded 1542: new see created;
see transferred to Christ Church, Oxford 1546;
fell into decay and demolished
St Mary
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Oseney Priory;
Aseney Priory;
Osney Abbey
Otley Abbey Cistercian monks
dependent on Waverley, Surrey;
founded 22 July 1137: land granted by Robert Gait;
abandoned, transferred to Thame c.1141;
Oddington Grange probably established on site (though possibly deserted village rather than monastic)
Ottley Abbey;
Ottelei Abbey;
Oddington Grange?
Oxford Austin Friars # Wadh3.jpg Austin Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1266-7; Henry III regarded as founder 1268;
impoverished and ruinous at dissolved July 1538;
Oxford Wadham College founded 1612 by Nicholas Wadham
Oxford Blackfriars — St Aldate's Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1221;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1245
oratory: St Mary
Oxford Blackfriars — St Ebbe's Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
(community founded at St Aldates (see immediately above) 1221);
transferred here 1245;
dissolved 1538
Oxford Cathedral Priory + Cathedral oxford.jpg Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.727 by Didanus, petty king;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.874?;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 1002; rebuilt;
secular canons
founded 1004;
Augustinian Canons Regular — from Holy Trinity, Aldgate, Middlesex (Greater London)
refounded 1122;
dissolved April 1524, suppressed for Cardinal Wolsey's college;
episcopal diocesan cathedral and college chapel
founded 1546: see transferred from Oxney; extant
The Priory Church of St Frideswide, Oxford
Oxford — Canterbury College Oxford, Canterbury College.JPG Benedictine monks
dependent on Canterbury;
founded 1331 (1349) by Simon de Islip, Archbishop of Canterbury; lapsed;
refounded 1363-70 by Archbishop Islip;
secular 1365;
constituted as a monastic college c.1368-70;
dissolved c.1539;
made part of Christ Church, Oxford 1546/7;
rebuilt 1773
Oxford Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
founded 1342: licence granted to Crutched Friars of London 29 July 1342 to acquire land in Oxford;
dwelling-place apparently moved a number of times;
Bishop forbade completion of church began 1349;
dissolved before 1362;
property disposed of 1362
Oxford — Durham College Trinity college by longlong.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Durham, County Durham;
founded 1286-91, land purchased by Durham 1286, completed 1291;
dissolved 1540;
Trinity College founded on site 1554-5 by Sir Thomas Pope and his wife Elizabeth
Oxford Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded 1261-2;
ruinous parish church of St Budoc acquired by the friars, becoming the conventual church;
dissolved, granted to Franciscan Friars c.1309
Oxford — Gloucester College Worcester College from the quad.JPG Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Gloucester, Gloucestershire;
founded 1283, house granted by John Giffard;
college founded 1291;
dissolved 1538;
Worcester College founded 1714 under the will of Sir Thomas Cookes
Glocester College;
Glocester Hall
Oxford Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
friars from Canterbury moved to Oxford via London, residing with the Dominicans for eight days in autumn 1224, then hired a house at St Ebbe's before transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1244-5
Oxford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
(community founded at St Ebbe's 1224)
transferred here from earlier site (see immediately above) 1244-5: house and land granted to the townsmen for the friars' use by Richard the Miller;
dissolved1538
Oxford — London College purportedly Benedictine monks and secular college (in fact secular only)
founded after 1421
Oxford — St Albans Hall Merton College front quad.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1140;
part of Oxford — Gloucester College;
now part of Merton College
Oxford, St Bernard's College Cistercian monks
abbey, founded 1437 (1436) by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, who granted land;
dissolved c.1542;
refounded as St John's College during the reign of Mary
St Mary and St Bernard
Oxford, St Mary's College Augustinian Canons Regular
priory, founded 1435 by Thomas Holden and his wife Elizabeth;
dissolved 1540
Oxford Trinitarian Priory, earlier site Trinitarians
founded before 1286:
granted by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall 1293;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1313
The Holy Trinity
Oxford Trinitarian Priory Trinitarians
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) before 1286;
transferred here c.1313 (site acquired before 1307);
known as 'Trinity Hall' from late-15th century, apparently dependent on Moatenden;
dissolved 1538
The Holy Trinity
Oxford Whitefriars, earlier site Camelite Friars
founded 1256: site granted by Nicholas de Meules (de Molis);
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1317-18; incorporated into the Benedictines' college, Oxford — Gloucester College, until the Dissolution 1538
Oxford Whitefriars Camelite Friars
(community founded at earier site (see immediately above) 1256);
transferred here 1317-18 by Edward II to his manor, 'the Palace of Beaumont', together with the friars at Sheen, Surrey (Greater London);
dissolved 1538; demolished 16th century
The King's Hall;
the Palace of Beaumont
Pheleley Priory Benedictine monks
founded after 1100 (during the reign of Henry I);
apparently connected with Tewkesbury, but assigned by Tewkesbury as a cell to Eynsham;
annexed to /transferred to Eynsham after c.1145
Phelely Priory
Rewley Abbey intended as a secular establishment by King Richard
Cistercian monks
dependent on Thame;
founded 11 December 1143 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved c.1536; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford 1546/7
Sandford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1240: lands granted to Temple Cowley by Thomas the younger, of Sandford;
transferred from Temple Cowley;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred after 1312;
dissolved 1371: incorporated into the camerae of the prior of England;
becoming a farmhouse;
granted to Edward Powell 1541/2
remnants now in use as part of a Four Pillars Hotel
Sandford-on-Thames Preceptory;
Saunford Hospital
Sibford Camera Knights Templar
founded before(?)1185;
dissolved 1312
Steventon Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on of St-Mary-du-Pré, Rouen and Bec-Hellouin, Normandy
founded 12th century (during the reign of Henry I) manor granted to St Mary de Pre (St Mary de Prato, called Bonne-Nouvelle), Rouen, a dependent on of Bec-Hellouin;
farmed out 1378;
dissolved 1389; granted to Westminster Abbey by Richard II;
officially a priory but actually a grange
no monastic church
prior's house now in private ownership with public access by appointment (NT)
Stenington Priory
Studley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 12th century by Bernard of Walery (de St Walerico);
dissolved 1536 (apparently suppressed), 19 November 1539 (surrendered); granted to John Croke 1539/40;
converted into an Elizabethan manor house;
now in use as the Studley Priory Hotel
St Mary
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Stodeley Priory
Temple Cowley Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1136 by Queen Matilda;
transferred to Temple Cowley c.1240 and thereafter reduced to status of camera
Thame Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Otley;
dependent on Waverley, Surrey;
(founded at Otley 22 July 1137);
transferred here c.1140: site granted by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset c.1547;
remains incorporated into 18th century country house
Tame Abbey
Wallingford Priory # Benedictine monks
cell of St Albans, Hertfordshire
founded 1097 or 1088 (1077-93, 1087-9) by Robert D'Oyley or Gilfrid, Abbot of St Alban;
dissolved 1525(-8) by Cardinal Wolsey to fund Ipswich College;
granted to John Norres c.1546;
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Wallingford
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Wallingford Cell;
Waring Cell
Wroxton Abbey Wroxton Manor.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1217 by Magister Michael Belet
dissolved c.1537 (1536); granted to Sir Thomas Pope who gave part to Trinity College, Oxford;
scant remains incorporated into mansion called 'Wroxton Abbey' built on site 1618
The Priory Church of St Mary, Wroxton
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Wroxton Priory
Westcot Camera Knights Templar
founded 13th century (during the reign of Henry III): holdings granted by Robert Achard;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1308-12
Westcott Camera
Wytham Abbey # nuns — from Helenstow;
purportedly transferred here after 700;
dispersed to other houses during hostilities c.780;

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Rutland[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Rutland edit)[30]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Brooke Priory # Earthworks - geograph.org.uk - 160194.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Kenilworth, Warwickshire
founded before/c.1153 by Hugh de Ferrers;
dissolved 1535-6; granted to Antony Coope 1536/7
St Mary
Edith Weston Priory ~ Small bay near Edith Weston - geograph.org.uk - 1005363.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Georges, Bocherville;
founded c.1114 by William de Tancarville;
sold to the Carthusians at Coventry 1394;
granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550/1

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Shropshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Shropshireedit) [31]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alberbury Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
dependent on Lilleshall;
founded c.1221-6;
Grandmontine monks
alien house: dependent on Grandmont;
refounded c.1230: confirmed by Fulk fitz Warin of Whittington, 1232;
dissolved c.1441; bought by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury;
granted to All Souls College, Oxford by Henry VI, in use as a chantry chapel; dissolved 1547;
conventual church converted into a farmhouse called 'White Abbey Farm' 1578; alterations 1857-8
St Mary
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White Abbey
Beth centuryote Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Haughmond;
farm and chapel
Bridgnorth Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1244;
dissolved 1538
Bromfield Priory + secular canons collegiate
founded before 1061;
Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Gloucester, Gloucestershire;
founded 1155;
dissolved 1540; granted to Charles Fox;
church now in parochial use
St Mary, Virgin
Buildwas Abbey BuildwasAbbey.jpg Savignac monks — from Savigny
dependent on Savigny;
founded 8 August 1135;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 1147;
dissolved 1535 (1536)
part of monastic buildings incorporated into a private house; (EH)
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Chad, Buildwas
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Bildewas Abbey
Chirbury Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — from Snead
founded c.1190 by Robert de Buthlers, Lord of Montgomery;
canons arrived c.1195;
dissolved 1536; granted Edward Hampton 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Michael, Chirbury
Church Preen Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Wenlock;
founded after 1150;
cell 1384;
dissolved before 1539
St John the Baptist
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Preen Priory
Donnington Wood Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian — from Dorchester, Oxfordshire;
(community founded at Lizard c.1143);
transferred from Lizard c.1144;
dissolved c.1148;
transferred to new site at Lilleshall
Emstrey possible Saxon minster Eiminstre
Halston Preceptory possible Knights Templar (evidence lacking)
Knights Hospitaller
refounded before 1221 (between 1165 and 1187) by Roger de Powys, Lord of Whittington;
dissolved before 1540; granted to William Horne 1562/3
Hatton Grange Cistercian monks
grange, dependent on Buildwas;
founded 1227;
dissolved before 1540
Haughmond Abbey HaughmondAbbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory?
founded c.1110 (1130-8) by William fitz Alan of Clun;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian(?)
priory;
before 1130-5;
purportedly raised to abbey status c.1155?;
listed under Augustinian general chapter c.1160-80;
dissolved 9 September 1539; granted to Edward Littleton (died 1558) 1540/1; (EH)
The Abbey Church of St John the Evangelist, Haughmond
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Haghmon Priory
Lilleshall Abbey Lilleshall Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1313407.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian — from Dorchester, Oxfordshire, via Lizard
(community founded at Lizard c.1143);
transferred from Donnington Wood c.1148;
dissolved 1538; granted to James Leveson 1539/40; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Lilleshull Priory
Lizard Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular — from Dorchester, Oxfordshire
founded c.1143;
transferred to new site at Donnington Wood c.1144; retained for use as grange
Ludlow Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1254; built c.1282;
dissolved 1538; granted to George Cotton and William Man
Ludlow Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1350 (1349) by Lawrence of Ludlow;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Hacket and Thomas Trentham 1559/60
Lydley Keys Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1155-60;
dissolved 1308-12
Lydley Preceptory
Minsterley possible Saxon minster
Morville Priory collegiate church before 1066;
Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Shrewsbury;
founded 1138 by the Earl of Shrewsbury, collegiate church granted to Shrewsbury as a cell by Robert, Bishop of Hereford;
dissolved 1540; granted to Henry Lord Lisle 1545/6
St Gregory
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Morfield Priory
Ratlinghope Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell
founded before 1200;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
priory cell dependent on Wigmore, Herefordshire;
before 1209;
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Long 1545/6
St Giles
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Ratlingcope Priory
Shrewsbury Abbey + ShrewsburyAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1083-6 (c.1080) by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel;
dissolved 1540; granted to Edward Watson and Henry Herdson 1541/2;
part of church now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Shrewsbury
(nave dedicated to The Holy Cross)
Shrewsbury Austin Friars, earlier site Augustinian Friars
founded c.1255 by the Stafford family: Henry III granted land to 'poor brethren of Cowlane' (possible Austin Friars) June 1254;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290-8
Shrewsbury Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) c.1255;
transferred here 1290-8;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Shrewsbury Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1232 by Lady Genevile;
dissolved 1539; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Shrewsbury Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1245-6 by Hawise, Countess of Powys;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Snead Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1190;
transferred to Chirbury c.1195
Stanton Long Camera Knights Templar
camera or grange;
founded c.1221 (before 1228);
dissolved 1308-12
Stitt Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
(?)cell dependent on Haughmond — evidence lacking
Wenlock Nunnery WenlockPriory.jpg Saxon nuns
founded c.680 by Merwald, King of West Mercia (or his daughter St Milburga); ruined; Cluniac house built on site (see immediately below)
Wenlock Priory possible secular canons — minster
founded c.1050: built by Earl Leofric;
Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on La Charité: monks invited by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, built on site of ruined Saxon nunnery (see immediately above);
became denizen: independent from 1395;
dissolved 26 January 1540; granted to Augustino de Augustinis 1544/5; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Milburga, Wenlock
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Much Wenlock Priory
Whitchurch possibly Saxon minster at Album Monasterium
White Ladies Priory WhiteladiesPriory.jpg Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1199(?);
dissolved 1538(?): granted to William Whorwood 1539/40;
house built on site (EH)
St Leonard
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Brewood White Ladies Priory;
Brewood Priory
Wombridge Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred from Dodlinch, Somerset before? 1226;
founded 1130-5 by William Fitz Alan de Hadley;
dissolved 1536; granted to James Leveson 1539/40;
conventual church continued in parochial use until mid-17th century when ruinous;
Lady Chapel in use until destroyed in a storm 1756;
new parish church built, rebuilt 19th century, in use as current parish church
The Holy Trinity, St Mary Virgin, and St Thomas Martyr
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Wombride Priory
Woodhouse Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded c.1250: granted by the Turberviles (Tubervilles);
dissolved August 1538; granted to Thomas Reeves and George Cotton

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Somerset[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Somerset edit) [3]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Athelney Abbey # Stone obelisk surrounded by railings set in green fields and trees possible early hermitage or monastery founded c.878?;
Benedictine? monks
founded c.888 by King Alfred (possibly enlarging pre-existing establishment);
Benedictine monks
(re)founded c.960;
dissolved 8 February 1539; granted to John Clayton 1544/5;
now on private land, the site of church is marked by a monument erected 1801
The Abbey of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Athelwine, Athelney
Bablew Grange Cluniac monks
grange and chapel dependent on Montacute
Bablew Priory
Banwell Monastery Saxon monastery
granted to Asser by Alfred c.888;
St Andrew's Church, Banwell, possibly on site (alternative possible sites)
Barlynch Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1154 and 1189 (between 1174(?) and 1220), reputedly by William de Say;
dissolved before July 1537; granted to Sir John Wallop 1538/9;
remains now on site of Barlynch Farm;
now in ownership of Working for Wildlife
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Barlinch
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Barlinch Priory
Barrow Gurney Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded c.1200 by ___ Gurney, Lord of Stoke Hamden;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Clerke 1544/5;
incorporated into Barrow Court
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St Edmund, King and Martyr
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Minchin Barrow Priory;
Minchinbarrow Priory
Bearwe Priory;
Borrow Gurney Priory
Bath Abbey + Large floodlight stone building with tower Saxon nuns
founded c.676, reputedly by King Osric, who granted land to Bertana, abbess;
destroyed and rebuilt several times;
monks
refounded before 758;
secular? 775;
Benedictine? monks
refounded 963/4;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1090;
dissolved 1539; granted to Humphrey Colles 1542/3;
conventual church now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath
Bedminster Monastery Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Brent Cell Benedictine monks
purported cell dependent on Glastonbury
East Brent Cell
Bridgwater Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded c.1245 by William Bruer (Briwere);
church consecrated 1445 (after rebuilt/extended);
dissolved 13 September 1538
Bridge Water Friary
Bristol Austin Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Eremites Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bruton Abbey BrutonAbbey.jpg Benedictine monks
abbey(?) founded c.1005 by Algar, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved before 1086(?);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1127-1135 by William de Mohun
raised to abbey status 1511;
dissolved 1 April 1539; granted to Maurice Berkely 1545/6
Buckland Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1166 by William de Arlegh (Erlegh), Lord of Durston;
dissolved c.1180;
Knights Hospitaller preceptory
refounded c.1180; dissolved 1433
together with priory of Sisters of St John of Jerusalem (see immediately below);
refounded c.1180; dissolved after 1500;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory or hospital;
refounded after 1500;
dissolved 10 February 1539; granted to Alexander Popham and William Halley 1544/5;
site now occupied by Buckland Farm
John the Baptist
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Minchin Buckland Preceptory
Buckland Sororum
Buckland Sisters of St John Priory Sisters of St John of Jerusalem
transferred from Carbrooke, Clanfield, Gosford, Hampton, Hogshaw, Shingay, Standon and Swingfield;
refounded c.1180;
together with Knights Hospitaller Preceptory on the site of former Augustinian Canons Regular priory (see immediately above);
dissolved after 1500;
Augustinian Canons Regular priory or hospital founded on site (see immediately above);
site now occupied by Buckland Farm
St Mary and St Nicholas
Burtle Priory hermitage, endowed by William son of Godfrey of Eddington 1199;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Glastonbury 1267;
refounded before 1270;
independent from 1275;
dissolved 1536; granted to John and James Bisse 1553/4:
parochial church of St Philip and St James Church built on the site
The Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Stephen
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Burtle Moor Priory;
St Stephens Chapel, Sprauellissmede;
Byrkley Priory;
Burcle Priory;
Bercle Priory;
Brademers Priory
Cannington Priory CanningtonPriory.JPG Benedictine nuns — from Dorset
founded c.1138 by Robert de Courcey;
transferred to Colwich, Staffordshire;
converted into a mansion;
reverted to nunnery;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward Rogers 1538/9;
remains incorporated into Cannington Court, built on site
Canyngton Nunnery
Charterhouse on Mendip Carthusian monks
grange (purported cell) dependent on Witham;
granted Robert May 1544/5
Cheddar Monastery reference to community 978; called a minster
Chewstoke Cell cell(?)
founded (?) by Elizabeth de Sancta Cruce;
dissolved before 1500(?)
Holy Cross
Clevedon Friary * Franciscan Friars Minor
extant
Friary and Parish of the Immaculate Conception
Cleeve Abbey Long red brick building with grey roof. Cistercian monks — from Revesby
founded between 1186 and 1191, land granted by William de Roumare (Romara), Earl of Lincoln (building apparently begun by 1198 - 24 or 25 June 1198;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas, Earl of Sussex 1541/2; (EH)
Vallis Florida;
Clyve Abbey;
Cliff Abbey
Dodlinch Priory ~ Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
possibly initially dependent on Bristol;
associated with the Victorine abbey at Bristol;
founded c.1210 by William de Courtney;
transferred to new site at Woodspring ?before 1226;
dissolved 1230
Dodelyng Priory
Downside Abbey * Ornate building with central tower. To the right is a stone building with green roof and to the left a new building with large glass windows. Benedictine monks
(community founded at Douai 1607);
transferred from Douai
founded 1814
The Abbey Church of Saint Gregory the Great, Downside, Stratton-on-Fosse
Dunster Priory + DunsterPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
dependent on Bath;
founded c.1100 (after 1090) by William de Mohun;
dissolved 1539; granted to Humphrey Colles 1542/3;
church in parochial use as the Priory Church of St George
Priory Church of St George
Frome Monastery Saxon (Benedictine?) monks — purportedly from Malmesbury;
founded after 675 by St Aldhelm;
dissolved before 690?
Glastonbury Abbey GlastonburyAbbey Somerset.JPG Saxon monks
founded c.6th century(?);
Benedictine? monks
founded c.705;
secular 9th century?
Benedictine monks
(re)founded(?) c.960;
dissolved 15 November 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset 1547/8;
granted to Sir Peter Carew 1558/9;
ruins purchased by the Bath and Wells Diocesan Trust 1908;
now in ownership of the Church of England with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Glastonbury
Green Ore Cell(?) Bendictine monks
'cell of Glaston';
probable grange of Hinton Charterhouse
Green Oare
Haselbury Priory hermitage to 1154;
Augustinian Canons Regular
William fitz Walter began house — apparently not completed; possibly destroyed in the contests of the barons
Hinton Priory HintonCharterhouse.JPG Carthusian monks
(community founded 1222 at Hatherop, Gloucestershire 1222);
transferred here May 1232;
dissolved 1539;
now in private ownership without public access
Hinton Charterhouse
Ilchester Blackfriars # Dominican Friars
founded between 1221 and 1260;
dissolved 1538;
demolished early 19th century
Ilchester Nunnery hospital founded c.1217-1220 by William Dennis (Dacus);
Augustinian Canonesses
refounded before 1281;
dissolved before 1463
Whitehall Hospital of the Holy Trinity
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Blanchesale Hospital;
Whitehall Hospital
Ilminster possible Saxon minster; land granted to Muchelney by King Ine; no record of community
Keynsham Abbey Low stone walls in grass, surrounded by trees with a house in the dissolvedtance. Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1170 by William, Earl of Gloucester
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Bridges, Esq 1552/3
Kilve Chantry Stone wall with window of ruined building. founded 1329 by Simon de Furneaux;
dissolved late 14th century
damaged by fire in 1848
Langley Priory uncertain order and foundation
house of St Mary, brothers or canons, short-lived establishment 12th century
Martock Priory granted to Humphry Colles 1542/3
Moorlynch Cell Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Glastonbury
Montacute Priory Cluniac monks
founded between c.1078 and 1102 by William, Count of Mortain
dissolved 1539; granted to Robert, Earl of Leicester 1573/4;
remains now part of Abbey Farmhouse
Montecute;
Mons Acutus
Muchelney Abbey Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are low walls of the ruins amongst the grass. Benedictine? monks
founded before 693 traditionally by King Ine;
destroyed in raids by the Danes(?)c.878
secular collegiate?
founded 939 by King Athelstan;
Benedictine monks
founded c.950 (959);
dissolved 3 January 1538; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1537/8;
(EH)
Michelney Abbey
Pennard Minster Saxon minster
Pitminster possible Saxon minster
Potbury Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
possible priory dependent on Bristol — no record of cell
Regil Grange Cistercian monks
grange? dependent on Flaxley;
founded before 1200(?)
Stavordale Priory Stavordale Priory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — Vitorine
founded before 1243 by a member of the Lovel family;
merged with Taunton 1533;
granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1544/5;
conventual church converted into a private house, renovated and extended in 1905
Slaverdale Priory
Steep Holme Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Studley, Oxfordshire;
founded before 1260;
dissolved before 1300
Taunton Priory # Somerset cricket museum.jpg secular collegiate
founded before 904;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1120 (c.1115) by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved 1539; granted to Mathew Colehurst 1544/5;
part of remains now called 'Priory Barn';
converted into a cricket museum
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Taunton
Taunton Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
licence granted 1341; revoked 1343; house never established
Templecombe Preceptory Knights Templar
granted by Serlo FitzOdo in 1185.
founded c.1185
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
granted 1312
dissolved 1539; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlayne
Combe Templariorum;
Temple Comb Preceptory
Witham Friary + WithamFriaryLayBrosChurch.jpg Carthusian monks
founded 1178/9 (1180/1);
dissolved 1539; granted to Ralph Hopton 1544/5;
church now in parochial use
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Witham

The Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John Baptist and All Saints, Witham Friary (former lay brothers' church)
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Witham Abbey
Witham Charterhouse;
Selwood Friary
Woodspring Priory ^ WoodspringPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
(community founded at Dodlinch c.1210);
transferred here before 1226;
dissolved 1539; granted to William and John Lacy 1559/60;
currently in use as an exhibuiltion centre for artwork;
(LT)
The Priory Church of the honour of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Thomas the Martyr of Canterbury, Worspring
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Worspring Priory
Worminster Saxon minster Wormester
Wyrall Nunnery alleged early nunnery St Peter
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Wyrall Hill Nunnery
Yenston Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house: cell or grange(?) dependent on St Sever;
founded before c.1090 (before 1100) by Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester (Hugh Abrincis);
mentioned in the reign of Edward I;
doubtful it ever had status of priory;
granted to Eton College c.1468; exchanged for other lands; held by Sir Thomas Bell by 1548;
house possibly built on site 16th century;
adjacent fields called 'Priory Plot' and 'Priors' possibly associated with the grange

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Staffordshire[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Staffordshire edit) [32]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Baswich Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1174 (1173-5); land granted by Gerard de Stafford;
dissolved 1538;
remains incorporated into Priory Farm built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr by Stafford
Blithbury Priory # Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Burton;
founded after 1129 by Hugh Malveysin;
dissolved 1158-65;
Benedictine nuns
founded after 1129;
apparently merged with Black Ladies, Brewood 1158-65;
dissolved before 1315(?);
alleged chapel demolished 1795
The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Blithbury

St Egidius (St Giles)
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Blythbury Priory
Brewood Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1150;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Gifford 1538/9;
late-16th/early-17th century country house built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Brewood
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Black Ladies Priory;
Briwerne Priory;
Black Ladies of Brewood Priory
Burton Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 1002 by Wulfric Spott, confirmed by charter of King Ethelred 1004;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir William Paget by Henry VIII;
refounded as a college 1541;
dissolved 1545
St Mary, Virgin and St Modwen, Virgin
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Modwennestow Abbey;
Burton upon Trent Abbey
Calwich Priory hermitage (hermetorium de Calwich)
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Kenilworth, Warwickshire
founded between c.1125 and 1149: hermitage granted to Kenilworth by Nicholas de Gresley alias fitzNiel and his wife Margery;
independent from 1349;
granted to Merton 1535-6;
Georgian-style house built on site 1849-50, now derelict
St Margaret
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Calwick Priory
Canwell Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1142 (1131-48) by Geva, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1524-6, suppressed to found Cardinal Wolsey's college Cardinal College, Oxford;
reverted to the Crown;
much of the property passed briefly to St George's Chapel, Windsor 1532
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Giles, and All Saints, Canwell
Colwich Abbey * Benedictine nuns — from Cannington, Somerset
(community founded in Paris 1651 by the English nuns at Cambrai)
settled in England 1795 after French Revolution
transferred here 1836;
returned to English Benedictine Congregation 1926;
raised to abbey status 1928
The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, Colwich
Cotton Abbey ~ Cistercian monks — from Aunay-sur-Odon
founded 1176, granted to Aunay by Bertram de Verdun
transferred to new site at Croxden 1178;
granted to Jeffrey Foljamb 1544/5
Chotes Abbey
Chotene Abbey
Croxden Abbey CroxdenAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks — from Cotton
(community founded at Cotton 1176);
transferred here 17 May 1178;
dissolved 17 September 1538; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Vale of Saint Mary at Croxden
Dieulacres Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Poulton, Cheshire
founded 1214, site granted by Randal de Blunderville, Earl of Chester after 1199;
dissolved 20 October 1539; granted to Ralph Bagnall 1552/3;
site now in private ownership at Abbey Green
St Mary, Virgin and St Benedict
Dudley Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Wenlock, Shropshire;
founded 1161 by Ralph Painell, lord of the manor;
became denizen: independent from 1395;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Bishop of Lichfield 1540/1
St James
Farewell Priory hermits or canon brothers: unknown order and foundation;
Benedictine nuns
founded before 1148 (c.1140) by Roger de Clinton;
raised to abbey status between 1154 and 1189 (during the reign of Henry II);
reduced to priory status before 1210;
dissolved 1527;
site now occupied by St Bartholomew's Church
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Farewell
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Fairwell Priory
Hawkesyard Priory Dominican Friars
Hulton Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Combermere, Cheshire;
founded 26 July 1219 by Henry de Audley;
dissolved 18 September 1538; granted to Sir Edward Aston 1542/3
Hilton Abbey
Hansury Nunnery Benedictine? nuns
founded c.680 by St Werburgh at the instance of her uncle King Ethelred
destroyed in raids by the Danes 875
Keele Preceptory Knights Templar
land granted by Henry II 1168-9;
dissolved 1308-12
granted to the Earl of Gloucester;
Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1312 (1324);
dissolved after 1338;
country house named 'Keele Hall' built on site c.1580, rebuilt 1856-61
Lapley Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on St-Remi, Riems;
founded by Ælfgar (Algar), Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1415; granted to Tong College;
granted to Sir Richard Mannors 1547/8
Lappele Priory
Lichfield Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded c.1237 (1229) by Alexander, Bishop of Lichfield;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Crumbilthorn 1544/5
Little Haywood Abbey * Benedictine nuns The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Little Haywood
Newcastle-under-Lyme Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1277;
dissolved 1538;
cattlemarket built on site 1871;
superstore built on site before 2005
Oulton Abbey * Benedictine nuns
founded 1853; with girls' boarding school, then playgroup 1968, then care home, St. Benedict's Nursing and Residential Home 1989
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Oulton
Radmore Abbey hermitage
founded 1135-9, site granted by King Stephen, confirmed by Roger, Bishop of Lichfield, who allowed the community to adopt the order of their choice
Cistercian monks
daughter of Bordesley;
converted c.1143/7-1155
monks transferred to Stoneleigh 1155;
converted to a royal hunting lodge
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Radmore
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Red Moor Priory
Ranton Priory RantonAbbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — (?)Arroasian
priory cell dependent on Haughmond, Shropshire;
founded between 1135 and 1166 by Robert fitz Noel (Noeli);
independent from 1246-7;
dissolved 1536; granted to Robert Wiseman 1538/9
St Mary
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Ronton Abbey;
de Sartis
Rocester Abbey $(?) Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1146 by Richard Bacon (Bacoun);
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Trentham 1539/40
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Roucester Abbey
Sandwell Priory Historical county location. See entry under the West Midlands
Stafford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1344 by Ralph de Stafford, permission granted by the Pope 1343;
dissolved August 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to Thomas Neve and Giles Isam
Austin Friars, Stafford
Stafford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded before 1274;
dissolved 10 August 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to James Leverson 1539/40;
house called 'Grey Friars' built on site before 1610
Priory of St Thomas nr. Stafford
Stone Priory secular canons
founded c.670 by Wulfhere, King of Mercia
destroyed in raids by the Danes 9th century, canons dispersed;
Benedictine nuns
apparently founded before 1066;
replaced or dispersed before c.1135;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Kenilworth, Warwickshire;
granted to Kenilworth;
founded c.1135 by Enisan de Waleron;
independent from after 1260;
dissolved 1536; granted to George Harper 1538/9
St Wulfad and St Rufin

St Wulfad

St Mary, St Wulfad and St Michael
Trentham Priory possible minster before 1066
possible Benedictine monks
possibly founded c.1087-1100 subsequently lapsing;
Augustinian Canons Regular
(re)founded before 1153-5 by Ranuph II, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1537 (1536)
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints, Trentham
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Trickingham Priory(?)
Tutbury Priory + Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on S-Pierre-sur-Dives;
founded after 1080 (1066-1086) by Henry de Ferrers;
became denizen: independent from after 1431-3;
dissolved 14 September 1538; granted to Sir William Cavendish 1552/3;
part of conventual church now in parochial use
St Mary Virgin
Wolverhampton Monastery Historical county location. See entry under the West Midlands

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Suffolk[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Suffolk edit) [33]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alnesbourne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1200, probably by Alberte de Neville, who granted endowments;
appropriated to Woodbridge probably c.1466;
dissolved before 1514; granted to Sir John Wingfield 1541/2
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Alnesbourne
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Alnesbourn Priory;
Alnesborn Priory;
Alensborne Priory
Babwell Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
transferred from earlier foundation at Bury St Edmunds;
founded 19 November 1262;
dissolved December 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to Anthony Harvey May 1541
Battisford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
preceptory/hospital
founded c.1154, benefactions from Henry II;
dissolved 1540
Blakenham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
manor granted to Bec-Hellouin by Walter Giffard, 'Earl of Buckingham'
founded before 1092;
dissolved before 1230, apparently reduced to grange;
transferred as a parcel to Ogbourne St George;
granted to Eton College 1460
Great Blakenham Priory
Blythburgh Blackfriars Dominican Friars
license obtained 1384 to move from Dunwich, when that location was threatened by the sea; transfer never implemented
Blythburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — from St Osyth's, Essex
dependent on St Osyth;
founded before 1135, assisted by Henry I and the Clavering family;
dissolved 12 February 1537; granted to Sir Arthur Hopton 1538/9
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Blythburgh
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Bliburgh Priory
Bruisyard Abbey secular college
(community founded at Campsey Ash 1347);
transferred here 1354;
dissolved 4 October 1366;
Franciscan nuns — from Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
founded 1364-7 by Lionel, Duke of Clarence;
dissolved 1359; granted to Nicholas Hare 1539
Brusyard Priory
Bungay Priory + BungayPriory.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded 1183 by Roger de Glanvill and his wife, Countess Gundreda;
dissolved 1336; nuns appear to have abandoned the house before April 1536; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8;
most of conventual buildings destroyed by fire 1688;
rebuilt 1699; reopened 1701 for parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and the Holy Cross, Bungay
Bury St Edmunds Abbey StEdmundsburyAbbeyPanorama.jpg Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
founded 633 by Sigeberht, King of the East Angles;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
secular (collegiate)
founded 903;
refounded c.925, endowed by King Athelstan;
Benedictine monks
founded 1020-2
dissolved 4 November 1539; granted to John Eyre 1559/60;
subsequently granted to Thomas Badyby;
abbot's palace in use as a house until 1720; other buildings incorporated into houses 17th and 19th century: extant;
remains now within a public park; (EH)
episcopal diocesan cathedral in precinct
The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, [Bury Saint Edmunds
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Beordicsworth Abbey;
Bury St Edmond Abbey
Bury St Edmunds Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
foundation attempted 1233, but discouraged by the legate and monks of the Abbey;
founded shortly after 22 June 1257: bull obtained from the Pope to establish their community;
expelled by Abbey officials;
re-established at a new site (see immediately below)
Bury St Edmunds Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
(previous, unsuccessful foundation at earlier site (see immediately above));
founded 1258, with the assistance of Henry III;
Pope Urban IV ordered the friars to demolish their buildings;
re-established at Babwell
Butley Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1171 by Sir Ranulph de Glanvill;
dissolved 1 March 1538;
remains incorporated into later buildings
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Butley
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Butleigh Priory
Campsey Ash Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1195 by Theobald de Valoines, who granted land to his sisters Joan (subsequently the first prioress) and Agnes;
(also given as Benedictine);
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Willoughby 1543/4;
post-medieval house and barn occupy site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Campsey Ash
The Blessed Virgin Mary
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Campsey Priory;
Campess Priory
Cavenham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1311?;
dissolved 1308-12(?)
Togrynd Preceptory;
Caveham Preceptory
Coddenham Preceptory
Chipley Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1291 (before 1235);
dissolved 1468; annexed to the college of Stoke by Clare 1468;
farmhouse occupies site, incorporating part of the west range of the monastic buildings, though no remains identifiably as early as 13th century
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chipley
Clare Friary * Clare Priory, geograph.jpg Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded 1248/9 by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford;
cell dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
reconstituted 1326 by Edward II as a cell dependent on Westminster, Middlesex;
refounded as a college 1490 by Edmund, Earl of March
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Friend 1539/40;
Augustinian Friars — from Ireland
refounded 1953; extant;
former infirmary/barn in use as friars' chapel
The Priory Church of Our Lady, Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Clare
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Clare Priory
Clare Priory secular collegiate founded c.1045
Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
founded 1090: collegiate church of St John the Baptist granted to Bec by Gilbert de Clare;
transferred to new site at Stoke by Clare
Coddenham Camera Knights Hospitaller
a member of Battisford
Coddenham Priory Eustace de Merch originally intended to found a house of Cistercian nuns from Nun Appleton during the reign of Henry II;
Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Royston, Hertfordshire;
founded before 1184 by Eustace de Merch, who granted the church to Royston;
dissolved 1537
Covenham Priory
Creeting St Mary Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: (probable) grange dependent on Bernay;
founded before 1156;
supervised by a prior from 1327;
dissolved before 1414; granted to Eton College 1462
Creeting St Olave Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: cell or grange, under supervision of a prior, dependent on Grestein;
founded before 1087; monks have been suggested to have used the parish church of St Olave #;
dissolved 1360; sold privately
Dodnash Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1188 by Baldwin de Toeni and his mother Alda;
dissolved 1525, suppressed for Cardinal Wolsey's colleges at Oxford and Ipswich; granted to Thomas Alverde;
in use as a farmhouse 19th century;
some of the re-used masonry incorporated into the buildings of Dodnash Priory Farm
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dodnash
Dunwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1256 by Sir Roger de Holish;
license granted 1384 to move to Blythburgh due to threat of incursion by the sea;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyre 1544/5;
destroyed by coastal erosion and submerged by the sea
Dunwich, Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1277 (?before 1272: during the reign of Henry III) by Robert Fitz John;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290, due to coastal erosion
Dunwich Greyfriars Remains of Franciscan Monastery, Dunwich - geograph.org.uk - 74176.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) before 1277 (?before 1272));
transferred here due to coastal erosion 1290;
dissolved 1538; surrendered to Ingworth, Bishop of Dover; granted to John Eyre
Dunwich Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1199;
dissolved 1308-12
passed to Knights Hopitaller, who maintained a chaplain but no preceptory here;
destroyed by coastal erosion and submerged by the sea
Dunwich Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Eye (itself dependent on Bernay);
founded after 1080, church granted to Eye by William the Conqueror;
submerged by the sea between 1272 and 1307 (in/about the reign of Edward I)
St Felix?
East Bergholt Abbey * Benedictine nuns
land purchased 1857; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, East Bergholt
Edwardstone Priory # Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Abingdon, Berkshire (Oxfordshire)
founded 1114, church granted to Abingdon by Hubert de Monchesney, confirmed 1115;
dissolved c.1160: community transferred to Earl's Colne by Abbot Walkelin
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Eye Priory EyePriory.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bernay;
founded c.1080 by Robert Malet;
became denizen: independent, refounded c.1385;
dissolved October 1534/1537
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Eye
Felixstowe Priory, possible earlier site Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Rochester, Kent;
founded c.1105 (before 1107);
church of St Felix granted to Rochester by Roger Bigod;
possibly transferred from this site to a new location (see immediately below) 14th century
Felixstowe Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell dependent on Rochester, Kent;
founded c.1105 (before 1107) (possibly at earlier site (see immediately above));
church of St Felix granted to Rochester by Roger Bigod;
absence of a church infers the monks used the parish church of St Mary
dissolved 1538: suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich (formal grant 30 December 1528);
granted to the Duke of Norfolk on the suppression of Ipswich College;
granted to Thomas Seckford (Sexford) 1576/7
Walton Priory;
Walton, St Felix;
Wilton St Felix Priory;
Fylstowe Priory;
Filstou Priory
Flixton Priory ^? Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1258 by Marjory (Margery) Harnes, widow of Bartholomew de Crek (Clerk/Creke);
dissolved 1537; granted to Richard Warton 1537;
granted to John Tasburgh 1544;
remains of conventual church possibly incorporated into Abbey Farmhouse, 16th/17th century
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Katharine, Flixton
Gislingham Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded before 1228 by Sir Robert de Burgate;
dissolved before 1308(?);
destroyed 1338; granted to John Grene and Robert Hall 1553
Giselingham Preceptory
Gorleston Friary Historical county location. See entry under Norfolk
Great Bricett Priory + Great Bricett - Church of St Mary & St Laurence.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house: dependent on St-Léonard-de-Noblat
founded c.1110 (1114-9) by Ralph fitz Brien and his wife Emma;
destroyed by fire 1416; apparently re-occupied;
dissolved 1444(?); granted by Henry VI to his college in Cambridge;
remains of conventual church incorporated into current parish church of SS Mary and Lawrence
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Bricett
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Bricett Priory;
Bresete Priory
Hadleigh Monastery supposed Saxon monastery
Hoxne Priory Farmhouse at Abbey Farm - geograph.org.uk - 349248.jpg Secular collegiate
founded before 951 by Theodred, Bishop of London
probably destroyed soon after;
joint cathedral with North Elmham before 1040 to 1072?;
Benedictine monks
church of St Peter and chapel of St Edmund, King and Martyr granted to Norwich, Norfolk by Bishop Herbert Losinga 1101;
chapel rebuilt, endowed and granted by Maurice of Windsor and his wife Egidis for a convent of monks 1130;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Gresham 1546/7
Hoxon Priory
Icanho Monastery Saxon Benedictine? monks
founded 653-4 by St Botolph;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870;
also suggested to have been in Lincolnshire
Ikanho Monastery;
?Iken Monastery
Ipswich Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded during the reign of Henry III by Henry de Manesby and others;
dissolved; granted to William Sabyne 1541/2
Ipswich Blackfriars Remains of St Mary, Blackfriars, Ipswich - geograph.org.uk - 750359.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1263;
dissolved 1538
Ipswich Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1236;
dissolved 1535
Ipswich — Holy Trinity Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1133, endowed largely by Norman Gastrode fitz Eadnoth, one of the first canons, before 1177;
dissolved 1537;
destroyed by fire and rebuilt 1194, by the bishop of Norwich;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Thomas Pope 1544/5
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Ipswich
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Christchurch
Ipswich — SS Peter & Paul Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1190 (late in the reign of Henry II) by [the ancestors of] Thomas Lacy and his wife Alice;
dissolved May 1528, suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich; granted to Richard Percival and Edmund Duffield 1611/2
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Ipswich
Ipswich Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded during the reign of William the Conqueror by Gilbert Blund;
dissolved; granted to Richard Codington 1538/9
Ipswich Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before c.1271 (1278);
rededicated 1477 after a probable major rebuild;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyre 1544/5
Ixworth Priory possible early projection c.1100 either failed or lapsed;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1170 by a member of the Blunt family
destroyed during civil warfare;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ixworth
Ixworth Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(founded c.1170, on a different site from the original foundation (see immediately above));
dissolved 1537
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ixworth
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Ixworth Abbey
Kersey Priory hospital founded 1218 by Thomas de Burgh
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1219;
dissolved 1443-4; granted to SS Mary and Nicholas, Cambridge (afterwards King's College) (1533/4?)
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Anthony, Kersey
Lavenham Priory ^ Benedictine monks
converted into mansion latterly open to public
now hotel accommodation
Leiston Abbey ^ Leiston Abbey, from a distance.jpg Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire
(community founded at Old Leiston 1183);
transferred here 1365; dissolved 1536; granted to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk 1537;
parts of the conventual church incorporated into later buildings;
remains incorportated into house named 'Abbey House' built on site 17th century; (EH)
Leyestone Abbey
Letheringham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on SS Peter & Paul, Ipswich;
founded c.1194 by William de Bovile;
dissolved 1537; granted to Elizabeth Naunton, daughter of Sir Antony Naunton of Wingfield 1553;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Letheringham
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Letherington Priory
Little Welnetham Trinitarian
Mendham Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on Castle Acre, Norfolk;
founded before 1155 by William Huntingfield;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1537; granted to Richard Freston
All Saints
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Mindham Priory
Old Leiston Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Welbeck, Nottinghamshire;
founded 1183 by Sir Ranulph de Glanvil;
obtained license from the Pope to move to another site due to flooding;
transferred to new site at Leiston 1365; old site continued in use as a cell
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Orford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded 1295-9, land granted by Robert Hewell 1205, building appears to have begun 1299;
dissolved December 1538
Redlingfield Priory ^ Benedictine nuns
founded c.1120 by Manasses, Count of Giusnes (Ghisnes) and his wife Emma;
dissolved 10 February 1537; granted to Edmund Bedingfield 1536/7; house rebuilt 1875; monastic remains incorporated into barn
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew, Redlingfield
Ringshall Cell (?) Benedictine monks
purportedly a cell; free chapel belonging to Norwich granted to Hoxne
Rumburgh Priory + St Michael Rumburgh - geograph.org.uk - 1778638.jpg possible site of Saxon minster or monastery, 11th century;
Benedictine monks
priory dependent on St Benet's Abbey, Hulme, Norfolk
founded between 1047 and 1064 by Æthelmar, Bishop of Elmham and Thurston, Abbot of St Benet of Hulme and Oxenedes
possibly subsequently dependent on St Mélanie, Rennes;
cell dependent on St Mary's, York c.1137: granted to York by Stephen, Earl of Britanny 1135;
dissolved 1528; suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich;
conventual church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Michael
ThePriory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Felix, Rumburgh
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Wisseta Priory
St Olave's Priory, Herringfleet StOlave'sPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1216 by Roger fitz Osbert;
dissolved 1537;
purchased by Sir Henry Jerringham, who built house on site 1547, incorporating monastic remains;
demolished 1784, and stone removed to repair Herringfleet church;
refectory undercroft converted to a cottage 1825 in use until 1902
The Priory Church of Saint Olave, Heringfleet

St Mary and St Olave, King and Martyr
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Herringfleet Priory
Sibton Abbey Remains of Sibton Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks from Warden, Bedfordshire
founded 22 February 1150 (1149) by William de Cayneto (Cheyney);
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; sold to John Scrivener 1610; house built on the site, demolished later 18th century
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Sibton
Snape Priory # Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Colchester, Essex
founded 1155 by William Martel, his wife and son;
dependent on Butley, granted by Henry VIII;
dissolved 19 January 1525;
Abbey Farm possibly occupies the site, though buildings appear not to incorporate monastic remains
St Mary
South Elmham Monastery apparent religious centre 7th century
Stoke by Clare Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
(community founded at Clare before 1090);
transferred here 1124 from Clare;
dissolved 1415;
became a secular college;
enlarged 1897 by Lutyens;
dissolved 1548, converted into a mansion;
present house currently in use as a school named 'Stoke College';
church rebuilt and in parochial use as the Parish Church of St John the Baptist;
Stoke-by-Nayland Monastery (?) monks or secular college
founded before 946 (?) possibly during the reign of King Edmund by Alfgar who left bequest to the community of Stoke;
land granted to Ely by King Edgar
Sudbury Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1247 by Baldwin de Shipling;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Eden, Esq. 1539/40
demolished for a residential house; 'Priory Wall' is sleeper wall of 'Priory Gate', built shortly before dissolution
Sudbury Augustinian Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
Sudbury Benedictine Priory # Benedictine monks
cell dependent on Westminster, Middlesex;
founded c.1115 by Wilfric;
chapel built early-15th century, but monastic buildings appear not to have been built;
dissolved c.1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster 1542/3;
priory house demolished 1779
St Bartholomew's Chapel
Wangford Priory Cluniac monks
cell dependent on Thetford, Norfolk;
founded before 1160 by Doudo Asini;
became denizen: independent from sometime between 1376 and 1393;
granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1540/1;
last remains demolished 19th century
Welnetham Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
dependent on London, Middlesex;
chapel of St Thomas Martyr granted to London;
founded before 1274;
dissolved 1538
Wherstead Priory uncertain order and foundation;
alleged 13th century monastery at Wervestede
Wickham Skeyth Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Colchester, Essex;
founded after 1135 (early in the reign of Stephen) by Robert de Salchovilla (Sakeville), later a monk at Colchester;
dissolved c.1164, transferred to Colchester by consent of Jordan, son of the founder
Wickham Skeith Priory
Woodbridge Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1193 by Ernald Rufus (Ernaldus Ruffus);
dissolved 1534/7; granted to Thomas Seckford, Master of Requests 1576/7; building constructed on site 1547-64, now in use as school known as 'the Abbey'
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Yenston Grange Benedictine monks
alien house: grange dependent on St-Sever;
foundation and dissolution unknown

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Surrey[edit]

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Surrey edit) [34]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Almners Priory AlmnersPriory.JPG 17th century priory
Bermondsey Abbey Historical county location. See London
Bermondsey Minster Historical county location. See London
Chertsey Abbey ChertseyAbbey Wall.JPGAbbeyHouse Chertsey.JPG Saxon Benedictine? monks
founded 666;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.872
secular
Benedictine monks
refounded before 964;
dissolved 1537
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Chertsey
Guildford Blackfriars FriaryShoppingCentreGuildford.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1275 by Queen Eleanor of Provence, widow of Henry III;
proposal by Edward III to refound as a Dominican nunnery never transpired;
dissolved 1538;
site now occupied by 'The Friary' shopping centre
St Dominic?
Guildford Friars de Ordine Martyrum Friars de Ordine Martyrum
founded 1260;
possible Polish congregation of Crutched Friars;
dissolution unknown
Guildford Crutched Friars (?) alleged house of Crutched Friars
possibly identical with Polish Crutched Friars house (see immediately above)
St Cross?
Horne Priory Carthusian monks
projected: king's license granted to Mary de St Paul, Countess of Pembroke c.1345 to endow and build a house for Carthusians, appears not to have been completed
Hourne Priory
Horsley Priory Benedictine nuns
possibly founded before c.1199, estate granted to Troarn Abbey by Roger de Montgomery before 1086;
supposedly at Rowbarnes, East Horseley;
dissolution unknown
Laleham Abbey * Benedictine monks
founded 13th century;
The Community of St Peter the Apostle (Westminster)
Leatherhead Priory (?) PrioryCottageLeatherhead.JPG Cistercian monks
alleged monastery, founded 1263; incorporated into house called 'The Priory'; evidence lacking
Merton Priory Historical county location. See entry under London
Newark Priory NewarkPriory.jpg possible hospital
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1189 (during or before the reign of Richard I) by Ruald de Calva and his wife Beatrice;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Antony Brown 1544/5
The Priory Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas a Becket, Newark
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Adbury Priory;
Aldebury Priory
Oxenford Priory (?) Benedictine nuns
foundation unknown;
manor belonged to Waverley (from before 1147), "no trace of separate foundation",
dissolved after 1305(?)
Reigate Priory