West Ravendale Priory

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West Ravendale Priory
Country England
State Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
District North East Lincolnshire
Founded 13th century
Owner Managed by English Heritage

West Ravendale Priory was a Premonstratensian priory in North East Lincolnshire, England. The site of the priory lies 7 miles (11 km) south-west of Grimsby, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the A18. Its previous position is defined by earthworks and rubble. The ruins are Grade II listed,[1] and lie within the civil parish of East Ravendale.

The priory was founded in 1202 by Alan, son of Henry, Earl of Brittany, as a cell of the Premonstratensian abbey of Beaufort in Brittany. Owing to wars with France it was taken into the possession of the English Crown, and was part of the dowry of Joan of Navarre, wife of Henry IV. After her death in 1437 the priory was assigned to the collegiate church of Southwell. The remains of the chapel of the priory survived into the early 20th century.[2]


  1. ^ "Ruins of West Ravendale Priory", National Heritage List for England, English Heritage. Retrieved 24 July 2011
  2. ^ Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 247, 248; Methuen & Co. Ltd

Coordinates: 53°28′46″N 0°09′12″W / 53.4795°N 0.1532°W / 53.4795; -0.1532