Throwley Priory

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Throwley Priory was an English priory south of Faversham in Kent.

History[edit]

At the end of the civil wars of 1139-53, King Stephen's chief lieutenant William of Ypres gave the churches of Throwley and Chilham to the Abbey of Saint Bertin in Saint-Omer, France.[1] The priory at Throwley was built as a cell of that Benedictine house. It was dissolved as part of Henry IV's general suppression of alien priories in 1414[2] and granted to Thomas Beaufort, the half-brother of the king's father. Beaufort gave Throwley to Syon Abbey on 13 July 1424, a gift confirmed by Henry VI in 1443.[3]

Description[edit]

The priory was located east of Throwley church. The site was later used for the parsonage. English Heritage say that no remains are visible,[2] although Hasted claims that some foundations and flint walls were incorporated into a building behind the parsonage,[1] presumably referring to Glebe Cottage.

Priors[edit]

  • Peter, occurs 1297[3]
  • Walter le Blok, occurs 1326[3]
  • Giles de Ardenburgh, occurs 1356[3]
  • Bartholomew, occurs 1370[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edward Hasted (1798). Parishes: Throwley. The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 6. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 445–461. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Throwley Priory". English Heritage. 2007. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Page (editor), Willam (1926). Alien houses: The priory of Throwley. A History of the County of Kent: Volume 2. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 239–240. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°16′0″N 0°51′25″E / 51.26667°N 0.85694°E / 51.26667; 0.85694