Poulton Priory

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Poulton Priory
Poulton Priory is located in Gloucestershire
Poulton Priory
Location within Gloucestershire
Monastery information
Full name Priory of St Mary
Order Gilbertine
Established 1350
Disestablished 1539
People
Founder(s) Thomas Seymour
Site
Location Poulton, Gloucestershire
Coordinates 51°41′56″N 1°51′50″W / 51.698975°N 1.863894°W / 51.698975; -1.863894

Poulton Priory or the Priory of St Mary was a Gilbertine priory in Poulton, Gloucestershire, England. It was founded as a chantry chapel in 1337 by Sir Thomas Seymour and became a house of Gilbertine canons in 1350. [1][2] From 1539, with the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the priory was used as the parish church for Poulton. It was demolished in 1873.[1]

A Tudor style mansion was built on the site by Sir Arthur Blomfield for the Marshall family c1897. It was later owned by James Joicey and Major Alexander Black-Mitchell. In World War II, it was used as a children's hospital.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pugh & Crittall, p. 319
  2. ^ "Pastscape - Detailed Result: Poulton Priory", Pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk (English Heritage), retrieved 13 June 2011 
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Coordinates: 51°41′56″N 1°51′50″W / 51.698975°N 1.863894°W / 51.698975; -1.863894 (Poulton Priory)