List of monastic houses in Rutland

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List of monastic houses in Rutland is located in Rutland
Edith Weston Priory (probable site)
Edith Weston Priory (probable site)
Brooke Priory
Brooke Priory
Locations of monastic houses in Rutland

The following is a list of monastic houses in Rutland, England.

In this article alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks), and also camerae of the military orders of monks (Templars and Hospitallers). The numerous monastic hospitals per se are not included here unless at some time the foundation had, or was purported to have the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptory/commandery.

The name of the county is given where there is reference to an establishment in another county. Where the county has changed since the foundation's dissolution the modern county is given in parentheses, and in instances where the referenced foundation ceased to exist before the unification of England, the kingdom is given, followed by the modern county in parentheses.

The geographical co-ordinates provided are sourced from the details provided by Historic England PastScape [1] and Ordnance Survey publications.

A Monastic Glossary follows the listing, which provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

Abbreviations and key[edit]

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure) or redundant intact structure
$ indicates remains limited to earthworks etc.
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown
identification ambiguous or confused

Locations with names in italics indicate probable duplication (misidentification with another location)
or non-existent foundations (either erroneous reference or proposed foundation never implemented)
or ecclesiastical establishments with a monastic appellation but lacking monastic connection.

Trusteeship denoted as follows:
EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust
NT National Trust

Alphabetical listing of establishments[edit]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Online References & Location
Brooke Priory # Earthworks - - 160194.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Kenilworth, Warwickshire
founded before/c.1153 by Hugh de Ferrers;
dissolved 1535-6; granted to Antony Coope 1536/7
St Mary [1][2]

52°38′48″N 0°45′04″W / 52.6466812°N 0.7510051°W / 52.6466812; -0.7510051 (Brooke Priory)
Edith Weston Priory ~ Small bay near Edith Weston - - 1005363.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Georges, Bocherville;
founded c.1114 by William de Tancarville;
sold to the Carthusians at Coventry 1394;
granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550/1

52°38′26″N 0°38′05″W / 52.6405358°N 0.6347233°W / 52.6405358; -0.6347233 (Edith Weston Priory (probable site)) (probable)


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Map link to lists of monastic houses in England by county[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Binns, Alison (1989) Studies in the History of Medieval Religion 1: Dedications of Monastic Houses in England and Wales 1066–1216, Boydell
  • Cobbett, William (1868) List of Abbeys, Priories, Nunneries, Hospitals, And Other Religious Foundations in England and Wales and in Ireland, Confiscated, Seized On, or Alienated by the Protestant "Reformation" Sovereigns and Parliaments
  • Knowles, David & Hadcock, R. Neville (1971) Medieval Religious Houses England & Wales. Longman
  • Morris, Richard (1979) Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales, J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
  • Thorold, Henry (1986) Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales, Collins
  • Thorold, Henry (1993) Collins Guide to the Ruined Abbeys of England, Wales and Scotland, Collins
  • Wright, Geoffrey N., (2004) Discovering Abbeys and Priories, Shire Publications Ltd.
  • English Cathedrals and Abbeys, Illustrated, Odhams Press Ltd.
  • Map of Monastic Britain, South Sheet, Ordnance Survey, 2nd edition, 1954