Willoughton Preceptory

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Temple Garth, Willoughton

Willoughton Preceptory was a holding of the Knights Templar in Lincolnshire, England. The preceptory stood at the farm still called Temple Garth.[1][2]

Willoughton, founded during the reign of Stephen, was the richest of the English houses of the Templars. After the suppression of the order in 1312 the house passed to the Hospitallers in 1338. It was dissolved in 1540, the lands passing to King's College, Cambridge.[1][2][3][4]

Lincolnshire preceptories[edit]

Until their disbandment in 1312, the Knights Templar were major landowners on the higher lands of Lincolnshire, where they had a number of preceptories on property which provided income, while Temple Bruer was an estate on the Lincoln Heath, believed to have been used also for military training.[5] The preceptories from which the Lincolnshire properties were managed were:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Willoughton Preceptory". Pastscape, English Heritage. 
  2. ^ a b "Local parish web site". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "GENUKI web site". 
  4. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History 2. pp. 210–213 'Houses of Knights Templars: Willoughton, Eagle, Aslackby, South Witham and Temple Bruer'. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Ward, Penny. Dennis Mills (2nd ed.), ed. The Knights Templar in Kesteven (2 ed.). Heckington: Heritage Lincolnshire Publications. ISBN 978-0-948639-47-0. 
  6. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History 2. pp. 210–213 'Houses of Knights Templars: Willoughton, Eagle, Aslackby, South Witham and Temple Bruer'. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 0°36′19″W / 53.426901°N 0.605308°W / 53.426901; -0.605308 (Temple Garth, Willoughton)