Studley Priory, Warwickshire

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Priory Farm, Studley

Studley Priory, Warwickshire, was a priory in Studley, Warwickshire, England.

The Augustinian priory was founded in the 12th century by Peter Corbizun, afterwards Peter de Studley, who transferred to Studley a priory of Augustinian Canons that he had founded at Witton, Worcestershire.[1]

In the early 13th century the patron was William I de Cantilupe who was also patron of the small priory on Steep Holm which transferred to Studley between 1260 and 1265.[2]

When the priory was closed c. 1536 at the dissolution under Henry VIII it housed the prior and eight religious brethren. The priory and manor of Studley were granted to Sir Edmund Knightley shortly after the suppression and the buildings used by him as a source of stone for other buildings. [3]

Nothing remains today apart from the use of the name priory in a few local building names such as Priory Farm which, now much modernised, embodies a few fragmentary portions of a conventual building and is a Grade II* listed building.[4] A gabled west wall of stone rubble contains the remains of a large 14th-century window. A few medieval sculptured fragments are built on to the walls.[5]


  1. ^ William Dugdale, The Antiquities of Warwickshire, 1656
  2. ^ Rendell, Stan; Rendell, Joan (1993). Steep Holm: The Story of A Small Island. Sutton Publishing Ltd. pp. 54–57. ISBN 978-0750903233. 
  3. ^ "A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 2". British History Online. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Name: PRIORY FARMHOUSE List entry Number: 1299578". English Heritage. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  5. ^ A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 3: Barlichway hundred (1945), pp. 175-187. URL:

Coordinates: 52°16′26″N 1°53′39″W / 52.2740°N 1.8943°W / 52.2740; -1.8943