List of monastic houses in Surrey

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List of monastic houses in Surrey is located in Surrey
Almners Priory
Almners Priory
Chertsey Abbey
Chertsey Abbey
Guildford Friary (site)
Guildford Friary (site)
Guildford Friars de Ordine Martyrum
Guildford Friars de Ordine Martyrum
Guildford Crutched Friars
Guildford Crutched Friars
Horsley Priory
Horsley Priory
Leatherhead Priory (alleged)
Leatherhead Priory (alleged)
Newark Priory
Newark Priory
Reigate Priory
Reigate Priory
Tandridge Priory
Tandridge Priory
Wanborough Grange
Wanborough Grange
Waverley Abbey
Waverley Abbey
Woking Monastery
Woking Monastery
Locations of monastic houses in Surrey


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

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

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

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

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

Abbreviations and key[edit]

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

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

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

Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Almners Priory AlmnersPriory.JPG 17th century priory [1]

51°23′25″N 0°31′53″W / 51.3902085°N 0.5314744°W / 51.3902085; -0.5314744 (Almners Priory)
Bermondsey Abbey Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Bermondsey Minster Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in 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 [2][3]

51°23′37″N 0°30′06″W / 51.3935216°N 0.5015463°W / 51.3935216; -0.5015463 (Chertsey Abbey)
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? [4][5]

51°14′12″N 0°34′35″W / 51.236559°N 0.576297°W / 51.236559; -0.576297 (Guildford Friary (site))
Guildford Friars de Ordine Martyrum Friars de Ordine Martyrum
founded 1260;
possible Polish congregation of Crutched Friars;
dissolution unknown
[6][7]

51°13′54″N 0°35′00″W / 51.2316194°N 0.5834609°W / 51.2316194; -0.5834609 (Guildford Friars de Ordine Martyrum)
Guildford Crutched Friars (?) alleged house of Crutched Friars[note 1]
possibly identical with Polish Crutched Friars house (see immediately above)[note 2]
St Cross? [8]

51°13′54″N 0°35′00″W / 51.2316190°N 0.5834600°W / 51.2316190; -0.5834600 (Guildford Crutched Friars)
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
[9]

51°15′25″N 0°27′13″W / 51.2569532°N 0.4536742°W / 51.2569532; -0.4536742 (Horsley Priory)
Laleham Abbey * Benedictine monks
founded 13th century;
The Community of St Peter the Apostle (Westminster)
[10]

Leatherhead Priory (?) PrioryCottageLeatherhead.JPG Cistercian monks
alleged monastery, founded 1263; incorporated into house called 'The Priory'; evidence lacking
[11]

51°17′31″N 0°19′41″W / 51.2919203°N 0.3281763°W / 51.2919203; -0.3281763 (Leatherhead Priory (alleged))
Merton Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in 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
____________________
Adbury Priory;
Aldebury Priory
[12][13][14]

51°18′32″N 0°30′25″W / 51.308937°N 0.506810°W / 51.308937; -0.506810 (Newark Priory)
Oxenford Priory (?) Benedictine nuns
foundation unknown;
manor belonged to Waverley (from before 1147), "no trace of separate foundation"[note 3],
dissolved after 1305(?)


Reigate Priory ReigatePrioryMuseum.JPG hospital founded 1217-1235 by William de Warren, Earl of Surrey;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1235;
also given as Crutched Friars (possibly Flemish branch, or earlier Fratres Cruciferi 'Augustinian Hospitallers')
dissolved 1535; granted to William Lord Howard 1541/2;
conventual buildings largely demolished and replaced by a house 1541;
rebuilt as a Palladian mansion 1771;
since 1948 in use as a school located in public Priory Park, with a public museum
[15][16]

51°14′08″N 0°12′23″W / 51.2354268°N 0.2064523°W / 51.2354268; -0.2064523 (Reigate Priory)
Richmond Friary (Greyfriars and Austin Friars) Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Sheen Priory Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Sheen Friary Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Syon Priory Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Southwark Priory Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Tandridge Priory TandridgePriory.jpg hospital founded 1189 by Odo de Dammartin, possibly ceasing to exist 1218-22;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after(?) 1218 (c.1200);
dissolved 1538 (1537); granted to John Rede 1537/8
The Priory Church of Saint James, Tandridge
____________________
Tanregge Priory
[17][18][19][20]

51°15′14″N 0°01′38″W / 51.2537687°N 0.0271627°W / 51.2537687; -0.0271627 (Tandridge Priory)
Tooting Bec Priory Historical county location. See List of monastic houses in London
Wanborough Grange WanboroughGreatBarn.JPG Cistercian monks
grange of Waverley, founded 1130;
dissolved 1536;
barn restored 1997, owned by Guildford Borough Council, maintained by the Guildford Museum


51°13′54″N 0°39′48″W / 51.23157°N 0.6632°W / 51.23157; -0.6632 (Wanborough Grange)
Waverley Abbey WaverleyAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
dependent on L'Aumône;
founded 24 November 1128 (or 28 October 1129, possibly when functional for full regular life) by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Fitz William 1536/7; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Waverley [21][22][23]
[24][25]

51°12′00″N 0°45′33″W / 51.199996°N 0.759269°W / 51.199996; -0.759269 (Waverley Abbey)
Woking Monastery StPetersChurch OldWoking.JPG Saxon monastery
purported dependency of Peterborough
founded c.690 (in the time of Abbot Cuthbert)
granted to Peterborough by Brordar, and ealdorman, with the consent of Offa;
thought to have been destroyed in raids by the Danes 871
St Peter
____________________
Wockingas Monastery;
Wocingas Minster;
Old Woking Monastery;
Woking Minster
[26]

51°18′44″N 0°34′00″W / 51.3123389°N 0.5666059°W / 51.3123389; -0.5666059 (Woking Monastery)


The following establishments have no monastic connection:

Glossary[edit]


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

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guildford Crutched Friars - sole source John Speed, (1627), History of Great Britaine 2nd Ed. (in the 1st Ed. (1611) St Cross was ascribed to the Dominicans)
  2. ^ Guildford Crutched Friars - Polish congregation?: Dr Little
  3. ^ Oxenford - Dugdale, (1468), Monasticon Anglianum vi 1624

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: ALMNERS PRIORY
  2. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: CHERTSEY ABBEY
  3. ^ British History Online — House of Benedictine monks: Abbey of Chertsey — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.55-64)
  4. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: GUILDFORD BLACKFRIARS
  5. ^ British History Online — Friaries: Dominican Friars of Guildford — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.114-116)
  6. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: GUILDFORD FRIARY
  7. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: GUILDFORD FRIARY OF FRIARS DE ORDINE MARTYRUM
  8. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: GUILDFORD FRIARY
  9. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 394181
  10. ^ Laleham Abbey
  11. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 397199
  12. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: NEWARK PRIORY
  13. ^ British History Online — Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Newark — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.102-105)
  14. ^ Cobbett, William (1827). History of the Protestant Reformation. William Cobbett. 
  15. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: REIGATE PRIORY
  16. ^ British History Online — Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Reigate — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.105-107)
  17. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: TANDRIDGE PRIORY
  18. ^ British History Online — Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Tandridge — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.112-113)
  19. ^ Tandridge Priory - Tandridge - Surrey - England | British Listed Buildings
  20. ^ The history of Tanridge priory, Surrey : and some account of the Canons Regular of the Order of St. Augustine, commonly called the Austin canons : Heales, Alfred, 1827-1898 : ...
  21. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: WAVERLEY ABBEY
  22. ^ British History Online — House of Cistercian monks: Abbey of Waverley — Victoria County History: A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 2 (pp.77-89)
  23. ^ English Abbeys - Waverley Abbey
  24. ^ WAVERLEY ABBEY , Investigation History
  25. ^ A history of Waverly Abbey, in the county of Surrey : Kerry, Charles : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
  26. ^ Pastscape - Detailed Result: OLD WOKING MONASTERY
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