Cross of the Knights Hospitallier
|Other names||Ossington Hospitallers Preceptory|
|Mother house||From 1382: Newland Preceptory|
|Location||Ossington, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom|
Foundation and endowment
The preceptory was founded in the mid-12th century. At, or shortly after foundation, "Archbishop William" (probably Saint William FitzHerbert, Archbishop of York; 1143-54) granted the preceptory the church at Ossington. At sometime before 1199 the churches at Averham and Winkburn, both in Nottinghamshire, were donated by Henry Hosatus.
Towards the end of the 12th century, the village of Ossington was granted to the preceptory by Roger de Buron. However, later in his life Roger joined the Cluniac Order, and bestowed the village on Lenton Priory. This caused "considerable litigation" between the two monasteries. In 1204 Roger's son, Walter Smallet, confirmed the grant of Ossington to the preceptory, but Lenton did not drop their claim until 1208.
- OSSINGTON HOSPITALLERS PRECEPTORY, English Heritage: PastScape
- 'House of Knights Hospitallers: The preceptory of Ossington', A History of the County of Nottingham: Volume 2 (1910), pp. 142-144.
- HOSPITALLERS CAMERA. Structural Images of the North East (University of Newcastle Upon Tyne). Retrieved 14 April 2013.