Alberbury Priory

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Alberbury Priory (Abbot's House), 1796

Alberbury Priory was a medieval monastic house in Shropshire, England, established c.1230. It was one of three houses in England belonging to the French Grandmontine Order.[1]

The monastery was small, with only 7 monks under a prior in occupancy in 1344, possibly supported by 'lay brothers' who did manual work.[2]

In 1359, the then prior of Alberbury was deposed for alleged violence, murder, and dissipation of the priory's goods. In 1364, one of his successors was outlawed for alleged murder and fled the house.[3]

It was dissolved in 1441 when King Henry VI, who had seized the alien houses during the Hundred Years War, gave it as an endowment to All Souls' College, Oxford.[4]


  1. ^ Baugh, Cox, G.C., D.C. (1982). Monastic Shropshire. Shropshire Libraries. p. 8. ISBN 0-903802-18-X. 
  2. ^ Monastic Shropshire. p. 9. 
  3. ^ Monastic Shropshire. pp. 14–15. 
  4. ^ Monastic Shropshire. p. 16. 

Coordinates: 52°43′52″N 2°55′36″W / 52.7311°N 2.9267°W / 52.7311; -2.9267