List of monastic houses in Oxfordshire

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List of monastic houses in Oxfordshire is located in Oxfordshire
Abingdon Abbey
Abingdon Abbey
Bicester Priory
Bicester Priory
Bruern Abbey
Bruern Abbey
Burford Priory
Burford Priory
Charney Manor
Charney Manor
Cholsey Abbey
Cholsey Abbey
Clanfield Preceptory
Clanfield Preceptory
Clattercote Priory
Clattercote Priory
Cogges Priory
Cogges Priory
Cold Norton Priory
Cold Norton Priory
Coxwell Grange
Coxwell Grange
Dorchester Abbey
Dorchester Abbey
East Hendred Grange
East Hendred Grange
Eynsham Abbey
Eynsham Abbey
Faringdon Priory
Faringdon Priory
Godstow Abbey
Godstow Abbey
Goring Priory
Goring Priory
Littlemore Priory
Littlemore Priory
Minster Lovell Priory
Minster Lovell Priory
Osney Abbey
Osney Abbey
Otley Abbey (poss. site)
Otley Abbey (poss. site)
OXFORD (see below)
OXFORD (see below)
Pheleley Priory (poss. site)
Pheleley Priory (poss. site)
Sandford Preceptory
Sandford Preceptory
Sibford Camera
Sibford Camera
Steventon Priory
Steventon Priory
Temple Cowley Preceptory
Temple Cowley Preceptory
Thame Abbey
Thame Abbey
Wallingford Priory
Wallingford Priory
Wroxton Abbey
Wroxton Abbey
Westcot Camera
Westcot Camera
Wytham Abbey
Wytham Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in Oxfordshire
List of monastic houses in Oxfordshire is located in Oxford
Austin Friars (site)
Austin Friars (site)
Oxford Cathedral Priory
Oxford Cathedral Priory
Canterbury College
Canterbury College
Crutched Friars
Crutched Friars
Durham College
Durham College
Friars of the Sack
Friars of the Sack
Gloucester College
Gloucester College
Greyfriars
Greyfriars
Merton College — site of St Albans Hall
Merton College — site of St Albans Hall
Trinitarian Priory, earlier site
Trinitarian Priory, earlier site
Trinitarian Priory
Trinitarian Priory
Whitefriars, earlier site
Whitefriars, earlier site
Whitefriars
Whitefriars
Rewley Abbey
Rewley Abbey
Locations of monastic houses in Oxford

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

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

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

The geographical co-ordinates provided are sourced from the details provided by English Heritage Pastscape [2] and Ordnance Survey publications.

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

Abbreviations and key[edit]

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

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

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

Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
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 [1][2][3][4][5]

51°40′14″N 1°16′31″W / 51.670556°N 1.275278°W / 51.670556; -1.275278 (Abingdon Abbey)
Barton Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell dependent on Oseney; possibly an estate without resident canons
[6]
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
[6][7]

51°53′42″N 1°09′09″W / 51.8950198°N 1.1525667°W / 51.8950198; -1.1525667 (Bicester 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
____________________
Brueria Abbey;
Bruerne Abbey
[8]

51°51′27″N 1°38′46″W / 51.857424°N 1.646104°W / 51.857424; -1.646104 (Bruern 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
____________________
The Priory
[9][10]

51°48′33″N 1°38′20″W / 51.809303°N 1.6388029°W / 51.809303; -1.6388029 (Burford 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
[11]

51°38′52″N 1°27′01″W / 51.6479054°N 1.4503348°W / 51.6479054; -1.4503348 (Charney Manor)
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 [12][13]

51°34′44″N 1°09′32″W / 51.5788°N 1.159°W / 51.5788; -1.159 (Cholsey Abbey)
Clanfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1279;
united to Quenington before 1433
[14][15][16]

51°42′58″N 1°35′46″W / 51.7160019°N 1.596086°W / 51.7160019; -1.596086 (Clanfield Preceptory)
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 [17][18]

52°08′21″N 1°19′56″W / 52.1392303°N 1.3321674°W / 52.1392303; -1.3321674 (Clattercote Priory)
Cogges Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Fécamp;
founded 1103 by Manasses Arsic;
dissolved 1414; granted to Eton College
St Mary [19][20]

51°47′04″N 1°28′40″W / 51.784356°N 1.4777523°W / 51.784356; -1.4777523 (Cogges Priory)
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 [21][22]

51°57′01″N 1°30′45″W / 51.9503837°N 1.5125111°W / 51.9503837; -1.5125111 (Cold Norton Priory)
Coxwell Grange # Cistercian Monks
probably grange with chapel;
founded 1205 (1204);
dependent on Beaulieu, Hampshire;
Court House Farm built on site 16th century; (NT)
[23]

51°38′38″N 1°36′45″W / 51.6440191°N 1.6125548°W / 51.6440191; -1.6125548 (Coxwell Grange)
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 [24][25]

51°40′13″N 1°16′50″W / 51.670222°N 1.28061°W / 51.670222; -1.28061 (Dorchester Abbey)
East Hendred Cell Carthusian monks
grange: manor and chapel dependent on Sheen, Surrey, (Greater London), but apparently grange status, possibly without resident monks
[26]

51°35′20″N 1°20′15″W / 51.5890029°N 1.3373923°W / 51.5890029; -1.3373923 (East Hendred Grange)
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)
____________________
Egnesham Abbey
[27][28]

51°46′41″N 1°22′31″W / 51.7779972°N 1.3752544°W / 51.7779972; -1.3752544 (Eynsham 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
[29][30]

51°39′34″N 1°35′02″W / 51.6595789°N 1.5839946°W / 51.6595789; -1.5839946 (Faringdon Priory)
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
[31][32]

51°46′42″N 1°17′59″W / 51.7783939°N 1.2996778°W / 51.7783939; -1.2996778 (Godstow 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 [33][34][35]

51°31′20″N 1°08′24″W / 51.5221557°N 1.1401105°W / 51.5221557; -1.1401105 (Goring Priory)
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 [36][37]

51°42′59″N 1°12′42″W / 51.7162611°N 1.211755°W / 51.7162611; -1.211755 (Littlemore Priory)
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
[38][39]

51°47′48″N 1°32′14″W / 51.7967259°N 1.5373564°W / 51.7967259; -1.5373564 (Minster Lovell Priory)
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
____________________
Oseney Priory;
Aseney Priory;
Osney Abbey
[40][41]

51°44′58″N 1°16′17″W / 51.7493616°N 1.2713201°W / 51.7493616; -1.2713201 (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?
[42][43]

51°50′43″N 1°12′47″W / 51.8453827°N 1.2131658°W / 51.8453827; -1.2131658 (Otley Abbey (poss site)) (possible)
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
[44][45]

51°45′21″N 1°15′16″W / 51.7558141°N 1.254319°W / 51.7558141; -1.254319 (Oxford Austin Friars (site))
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 [46][47]
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 [48][49][50]

51°45′00″N 1°15′17″W / 51.7501221°N 1.2546301°W / 51.7501221; -1.2546301 (Oxford Cathedral Priory)
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
[51][52]

51°45′04″N 1°15′16″W / 51.7509856°N 1.2544906°W / 51.7509856; -1.2544906 (Oxford — Canterbury College)
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
[45][53]

51°45′01″N 1°15′46″W / 51.7503878°N 1.2626445°W / 51.7503878; -1.2626445 (Oxford Crutched Friars)
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
[54][55]

51°45′19″N 1°15′26″W / 51.7553791°N 1.2572855°W / 51.7553791; -1.2572855 (Oxford — Durham College)
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
[56][57]

51°45′04″N 1°15′41″W / 51.7510255°N 1.2613034°W / 51.7510255; -1.2613034 (Oxford Friars of the Sack)
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
[58][59]

51°45′18″N 1°15′50″W / 51.7549408°N 1.2638381°W / 51.7549408; -1.2638381 (Oxford — Gloucester College)
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
[60][61]

51°45′02″N 1°15′45″W / 51.7505738°N 1.2624514°W / 51.7505738; -1.2624514 (Oxford Greyfriars)
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


51°45′04″N 1°15′08″W / 51.751062°N 1.252109°W / 51.751062; -1.252109 (Oxford — Merton College — site of St Albans Hall)
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 [62][63]

51°45′07″N 1°14′52″W / 51.7519088°N 1.2478495°W / 51.7519088; -1.2478495 (Oxford Trinitarian Priory, earlier site)
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 [63][64]

51°45′09″N 1°14′57″W / 51.7525498°N 1.249271°W / 51.7525498; -1.249271 (Oxford Trinitarian Priory)
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
[65][66]

51°45′16″N 1°15′50″W / 51.7544426°N 1.2640017°W / 51.7544426; -1.2640017 (Oxford Whitefriars, earlier site)
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
[58][66][67]

51°45′18″N 1°15′44″W / 51.7550603°N 1.2620974°W / 51.7550603; -1.2620974 (Oxford Whitefriars)
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 [68][69][69]

51°52′41″N 1°25′55″W / 51.8781336°N 1.4319563°W / 51.8781336; -1.4319563 (Pheleley Priory (poss. site)) (possible)
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
[70][71][72]

51°45′16″N 1°16′05″W / 51.7543746°N 1.2680545°W / 51.7543746; -1.2680545 (Rewley Abbey)
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
[73][74]

51°42′46″N 1°13′53″W / 51.7128577°N 1.23137°W / 51.7128577; -1.23137 (Sandford Preceptory)
Sibford Camera Knights Templar
founded before(?)1185;
dissolved 1312
[75]

52°01′49″N 1°29′29″W / 52.0303105°N 1.4912868°W / 52.0303105; -1.4912868 (Sibford Camera)
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 [76][77][78]

51°37′08″N 1°19′42″W / 51.6188959°N 1.3282299°W / 51.6188959; -1.3282299 (Steventon 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
____________________
Stodeley Priory
[79]

Temple Cowley Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1136 by Queen Matilda;
transferred to Temple Cowley c.1240 and thereafter reduced to status of camera
[80]

51°43′55″N 1°12′17″W / 51.7320718°N 1.2048429°W / 51.7320718; -1.2048429 (Temple Cowley Preceptory)
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 [43][81]

51°43′39″N 0°57′49″W / 51.7275°N 0.9635246°W / 51.7275; -0.9635246 (Thame 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
____________________
Wallingford Cell;
Waring Cell
[82][83]

51°36′05″N 1°07′35″W / 51.6013696°N 1.1264151°W / 51.6013696; -1.1264151 (Wallingford Priory)
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
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52°04′17″N 1°23′37″W / 52.0713589°N 1.3936463°W / 52.0713589; -1.3936463 (Wroxton Abbey)
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 [86]

51°34′52″N 1°30′38″W / 51.5811232°N 1.5106201°W / 51.5811232; -1.5106201 (Westcot Camera)
Wytham Abbey # nuns — from Helenstow;
purportedly transferred here after 700;
dispersed to other houses during hostilities c.780;
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51°46′08″N 1°20′05″W / 51.7688026°N 1.3347879°W / 51.7688026; -1.3347879 (Wytham Abbey)

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  1. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ABINGDON ABBEY AND MINSTER
  2. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ABINGDON ABBEY
  3. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Abingdon — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 (pp.51-62)
  4. ^ RBH: History of Abingdon Abbey, Berkshire
  5. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Abbey of Abingdon
  6. ^ a b Pastscape — Detailed Result: BICESTER PRIORY
  7. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Bicester — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.93-95)
  8. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: The abbey of Bruern — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.79-81)
  9. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THE PRIORY
  10. ^ Anglican Communion Religious Communities : Order of St Benedict Burford Priory
  11. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHARNEY MANOR
  12. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHOLSEY GRANGE
  13. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Reading — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 (pp.62-73)
  14. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CLANFIELD HOSPITALLERS PRECEPTORY
  15. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: 3-5 FRIARS COURT COTTAGES
  16. ^ British History Online — House of Knights Hospitallers: The preceptory of Clanfield — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.105-106)
  17. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CLATTERCOT PRIORY AND ST LEONARDS HOSPITAL
  18. ^ British History Online — House of the Gilbertine order: The priory of Clattercote — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (p.105)
  19. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: COGGES PRIORY
  20. ^ British History Online — Alien houses: The priory of Cogges — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.161-162)
  21. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: COLD NORTON PRIORY
  22. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Cold Norton — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.95-97)
  23. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: COURT HOUSE FARM AND GREAT BARN
  24. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ST PETER AND ST PAULS CHURCH
  25. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: The abbey of Dorchester — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.87-90)
  26. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: EAST HENDRED GRANGE
  27. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: EYNSHAM ABBEY
  28. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The abbey of Eynsham — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.65-67)
  29. ^ British History Online — House of Cistercian monks: The cell or grange of Faringdon — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 (pp.81-82)
  30. ^ Britannia: History of Faringdon (Berkshire)
  31. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: GODSTOW ABBEY
  32. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns: The abbey of Godstow — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.71-75)
  33. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: GORING PRIORY
  34. ^ British History Online — House of Austin nuns: The priory of Goring — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.103-104)
  35. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CHURCH OF ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY
  36. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: LITTLEMORE PRIORY
  37. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine nuns: The priory of Littlemore — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.75-77)
  38. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MINSTER LOVELL PRIORY
  39. ^ British History Online — Alien houses: The priory of Minster Lovell — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.162-163)
  40. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OSNEY ABBEY
  41. ^ British History Online — Sites and Remains of Religious Houses — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 4 (pp.364-368)
  42. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OTLEY ABBEY
  43. ^ a b British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: The abbey of Thame — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.83-86)
  44. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WADHAM COLLEGE
  45. ^ a b British History Online — Friaries: The house of Crutched friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.148-149)
  46. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXFORD BLACKFRIARS
  47. ^ British History Online — Friaries: The house of Black Friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.107-122)
  48. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of St Frideswide, Oxford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.97-101)
  49. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ST FRIDESWIDES PRIORY
  50. ^ Cathedral and Cathedral Choir | Christ Church, Oxford
  51. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: CANTERBURY COLLEGE
  52. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: Canterbury College, Oxford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.68)
  53. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXFORD FRIARY OF CRUTCHED FRIARS
  54. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: TRINITY COLLEGE
  55. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: Durham College, Oxford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.68-70)
  56. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXFORD FRIARY OF FRIARS OF THE SACK
  57. ^ British History Online — Friaries: The house of Friars of the Sack — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.149-150)
  58. ^ a b Pastscape — Detailed Result: WORCESTER COLLEGE
  59. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: Gloucester College, Oxford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.70-71)
  60. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXFORD GREYFRIARS
  61. ^ British History Online — Friaries: The house of Grey Friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.122-137)
  62. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: HOLY TRINITY PRIORY OXFORD
  63. ^ a b British History Online — Friaries: The house of Trinitarian friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.150-152)
  64. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: HOLY TRINITY PRIORY OXFORD
  65. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: OXFORD WHITEFRIARS
  66. ^ a b British History Online — Friaries: The house of White Friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.137-143)
  67. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THE KINGS HALL
  68. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: PHELELEY PRIORY
  69. ^ a b British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of Phelely — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.67-68)
  70. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: REWLEY ABBEY
  71. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: The abbey of Rewley — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.81-83)
  72. ^ British History Online — Sites and Remains of Religious Houses — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 4 (pp.364-368)
  73. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: SANDFORD TEMPLARS PRECEPTORY
  74. ^ British History Online — House of Knights Templars: The preceptory of Sandford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.106-107)
  75. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 335087
  76. ^ History Online — Alien priories: The priory of Steventon — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 (pp.112-113)
  77. ^ Historic Buildings in Oxfordshire, travel and heritage information
  78. ^ [1]
  79. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: STUDLEY PRIORY
  80. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: TEMPLE COWLEY TEMPLARS PRECEPTORY
  81. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THAME ABBEY
  82. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of Wallingford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 2 (pp.77-79)
  83. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WALLINGWELLS PRIORY
  84. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WROXTON PRIORY
  85. ^ British History Online — Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Wroxton — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 2 (pp.101-102)
  86. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 229256
  87. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 336381
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