Alnesbourne Priory

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Alnesbourne Priory, also known as Alnesbourn Priory was a small Augustinian monastic house in the English county of Suffolk.[1] It was located near Nacton to the south-east of Ipswich near to the River Orwell and the current route of the A14.

The priory was probably founded in the 13th century by Albert de Neville, possibly as a satellite of Woodbridge Priory.[2][3] It was annexed by the monks of Woodbridge at some point in the 15th Century, possibly 1466.[2][4][5][6] The priory was "ruinous" by 1514,[4] although remains of the priory church can be found in the walls of Alnesbourne Priory Country Club and form the basis for the listing of the building as a Grade II listed building.[7]

The priory was in the old parish of Hallowtree or Halghetree the church of which formed part of its holding.[2][3] The village is mentioned in the Domesday book as a very small village with about four households which was held by the church of Alnesbourn St Andrew before the conquest.[8] At the time of the survey the village was held by Roger of Poitou.[8]

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  1. ^ Wilson.J.M (1872) 'Nacton', Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (available online). Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  2. ^ a b c Page.W (1975) 'Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Alnesbourn', A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2, p. 91 (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. ^ a b Page.A (1844) 'Alnesbourn Priory', Topographical and Genealogical, The County of Suffolk (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  4. ^ a b Page.W (1975) 'Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Woodbridge', A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2, pp. 111-112 (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  5. ^ Brabner.J.H.F (ed) (1895) 'Alnesbourne Priory', The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5 (available online). Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  6. ^ Lewis.S (ed) (1848) 'Allostock - Alnwick', A Topographical Dictionary of England, pp. 39-44. (available online). Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  7. ^ Alnesbourne Priory Country Club, Nacton, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  8. ^ a b Alnesbourn, Domesday Map. Retrieved 2011-05-01.

Coordinates: 52°01′23″N 1°11′46″E / 52.023°N 1.196°E / 52.023; 1.196