Maltby Preceptory

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Maltby Preceptory was a house of the Knights Hospitaller in the village of Maltby, Lincolnshire, England. There are two differing accounts regarding its history.

It was established as a house for the during the reign of King Stephen around 1135-54 by Ranulf, Earl of Chester and included the church and Maltby, and land both there and in the villages of Tathwell and Rauceby.[1][2] It closed at the dissolution of the monasteries around 1540.[1]

The Monastica Anglicanum claims it was a house of the Knights Templar and passed into the hands of the Hospitallers after the Templars were suppressed in 1312.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "British History Online". Houses of Knights Hospitallers. Victoria County History. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Pastscape". Maltby Hospitallers Preceptory. English Heritage. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°20′25″N 0°02′13″W / 53.3403°N 0.0369°W / 53.3403; -0.0369