List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester

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Approximate locations of monastic houses in Greater Manchester

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

For references please refer to the main articles using the links in the table.

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

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

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

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

Abbreviations and key[edit]

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

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

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

Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& (Alternative Names)
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List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester is located in Greater Manchester
Kersal Priory
Kersal Priory
Approximate locations of Kersal Priory, Manchester.

Kersal Priory[1] also known as St Leornards, classed as an Alien priory or hemitage, was populated by Cluniac monks. The priory was dependant on Lenton in Nottinghamshire. Founded between 1145-1453, granted title by Ranulf de Gernon, 4th Earl of Chester sometime after 1143 and became denizen independent from 1392 and was dissolved in 1538.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kersal Priory or Kersal Cell". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester is located in Greater Manchester
Marland Grange
Marland Grange
Approximate estimate of the location of Marland Grange, Manchester.

Marland Grange[1] was populated by Cistercian monks and was a grange of Stanlow, Cheshire, then of Whalley. The grange founded before 1212

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kersal Priory or Kersal Cell". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester is located in Greater Manchester
Warburton Priory
Warburton Priory
Approximate location of Warburton Priory, Manchester.

Warburton Priory[2] was populated by Premonstratensian Canons and classed as a cell daughter of Cockersand, Lancashire. The priory was founded c. 1200 by The church of St Mary and St Werburgh and subsequently granted to Cockersand by Adam of Dutton, it was abandoned sometime before 1271.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kersal Priory or Kersal Cell". Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

Glossary[edit]


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

See also[edit]

  • Binns, Alison (1989) Studies in the History of Medieval Religion 1: Dedications of Monastic Houses in England and Wales 1066-1216, Boydell
  • Cobbett, William (1868) List of Abbeys, Priories, Nunneries, Hospitals, And Other Religious Foundations in England and Wales and in Ireland, Confiscated, Seized On, or Alienated by the Protestant "Reformation" Sovereigns and Parliaments
  • Knowles, David & Hadcock, R. Neville (1971) Medieval Religious Houses England & Wales. Longman
  • Morris, Richard (1979) Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
  • Thorold, Henry (1986) Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales, Collins
  • Thorold, Henry (1993) Collins Guide to the Ruined Abbeys of England, Wales and Scotland, Collins
  • Wright, Geoffrey N., (2004) Discovering Abbeys and Priories, Shire Publications Ltd.
  • English Cathedrals and Abbeys, Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd.
  • Map of Monastic Britain, South Sheet, Ordnance Survey, 2nd edition, 1954


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