List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
The following is a list of monastic houses in South Yorkshire, 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.
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
Locations with names in italics indicate probable duplication (misidentification with another location)
Alphabetical listing of establishments
|Foundation||Image||Communities & Provenance||Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
|OnLine References & Location|
|Beauchief Abbey +||Premonstratensian canons — from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire)
daughter of Welbeck;
founded 1173-6 (1183) by Robert fitz Ranulph, Lord Alfreton, Albinus, Abbot of Darley, witnessed foundation charter;
dissolved 4 February 1537; granted to Sir Nicholas Strelly 1537;
remains incorporated into present parish church, restored 19th century
|The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Beauchief
De Bello Capite Abbey
|Doncaster Greyfriars||Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded before 1284;
dissolved 20 November 1538
|Doncaster Whitefriars||Carmelite Friars
founded 1351, land granted by three people — John of Gaunt later regarded as a founder;
dissolved 13 November 1538
|Dunscroft Grange||Cistercian monks
probably residential grange dependent on Roche
founded after 1186;
dissolved with Roche? (25 June 1538)
|Ecclesfield Priory||Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Wandrille;
church granted by Richard de Lovetot;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry, Warwickshire (West Midlands);
remains incorporated into house built on site 1736
|Hampole Priory||possibly Benedictine nuns
founded before 1156 by William de Clarefai and his wife Avicia de Tany;
with regular priests or brethren from 12th century to after 1308;
by 13th century;
|The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Hampole||
|Monk Bretton Priory||Cluniac monks
dependent on Pontefract (West Yorkshire);
founded 1153-5 by Adam fitz Suan (Swain);
independent from c.1279;
refounded 1279–81; struck off Cluniac list 1291;
dissolved 21 November 1539; granted to William Blithman 1540/1; (EH)
|The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene of Lund||
|Roche Abbey||Cistercian monks
daughter of Newminster, Northumberland;
founded 30 July 1147 by Richard de Builli and Richard fitz Turgis;
dissolved 23 June 1538; granted to William Ramesden and Thomas Vavasor 1546/7;
remains incorporated into the grounds of Sandbeck Hall and landscaped by Capability Brown 1774, who demolished much of the claustral buildings; (EH)
|The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Roche
|Tickhill Austin Friars||Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded c.1260 (c.1256?) by John Clarell, (?)Dean of St Paul's or Prebendary of Southwell and rector of East Brigford;
dissolved 19 November 1538, surrendered to Sir George Lawson and commissioners;
remains incorporated into houses called 'The Friars' built on site c.1663
|Tickhill Cell(?)||Cluniac monks
possible cell dependent on Lenton, Nottinghamshire — (evidence lacking)
founded before c.1415;
dissolved after 1504
reference to Trinitarians[note 1] probably indicates Austin Friary
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