Swinford Preceptory

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Swinford Preceptory
Swinford Preceptory is located in Leicestershire
Swinford Preceptory
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Location within Leicestershire
Monastery information
Order Knights Hospitaller
Established Before 1199
Disestablished 1540
Mother house from 1220 : Dalby Preceptory
People
Founder(s) Robert Rivell
Site
Location Swinford, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°24′22″N 1°10′42″W / 52.406143°N 1.178227°W / 52.406143; -1.178227Coordinates: 52°24′22″N 1°10′42″W / 52.406143°N 1.178227°W / 52.406143; -1.178227
Visible remains None

Swinford Preceptory is a former monastery of the Knights Hospitaller located near to the village of Swinford, Leicestershire.

History[edit]

The preceptory was founded before 1199, with land at Swinford donated to the Knights Hospitaller by Robert Rivell.[1]

Only a small preceptory, it was under the control of Dalby Preceptory before 1220. By 1338, however, the preceptory had become a "camera" (a lesser establishment dependent upon another), under the administration of a seneschal and bailiff.[1]

The Knights Hospitaller in England were disbanded in 1540, and their preceptories dissolved as part of King Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swinford Hospitaller Preceptory, English Heritage: PastScape
  2. ^ House of Knights Hospitallers: Preceptory of Dalby and Heather, A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 2 (1954), pp. 32-33. Date accessed: 27 June 2013.