List of monastic houses on the Isle of Man

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List of monastic houses on the Isle of Man is a catalogue of abbeys, priories, friaries or other monastic house on the Isle of Man.

Abbreviations and Key[edit]

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown

Isle of Man[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Bemaken Friary Franciscan Friars
founded 1367;
dissolved 1540; granted by the Crown to Thomas Hungate of the Royal Household 18 March 1543/4
Bemaccan Friary
Douglas Priory ^ Cistercian nuns
founded before 1226 purportedly by Rǫgnvaldr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles;
dissolved 24 June 1540; granted by the Crown to Thomas Hungate of the Royal Household 18 March 1543/4;
chapel converted used as coachhouse
St Mary
supposed (doubtful) St Bridget (possibly St Mary and St Bridget)
54°08′53″N 4°29′38″W / 54.148°N 4.494°W / 54.148; -4.494 (Douglas Priory)
Mirescog Monastery Cistercian monks
dependent on Rievaulx, Yorkshire;
founded 1176;
dissolved c.1200
later called Sulby Grange
Rushen Abbey Rushen Abbey.jpg Savignac monks
dependent on Furness, Lancashire (Cumbria)
founded 1134/5, land granted by Óláfr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles;
Cistercian monks
orders merged 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1540; granted by the Crown to Thomas Hungate of the Royal Household 18 March 1543/4
54°05′56″N 4°38′15″W / 54.09889°N 4.63750°W / 54.09889; -4.63750 (Rushden Abbey)

References[edit]

  • Cowan, Ian B. & Easson, David E. (1976) Medieval Religious Houses Scotland, With an Appendix on the Houses in the Isle of Man. Longman
  • Map of Monastic Britain, South Sheet, Ordnance Survey, 2nd edition, 1954


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