Willoughton Preceptory

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Willoughton Preceptory
Temple Garth Willoughton Geograph-2319599-by-Jonathan-Thacker.jpg
Site of Willoghton Preceptory at Temple Garth.
Location Temple Garth
Coordinates 53°25′37″N 0°36′19″W / 53.4269°N 0.6053°W / 53.4269; -0.6053Coordinates: 53°25′37″N 0°36′19″W / 53.4269°N 0.6053°W / 53.4269; -0.6053
OS grid reference SK92769325
Founded earlier than 1164 by Roger de Builli
Built by Roger de Builli
Demolished After 1540
Reference no. 327087
Willoughton Preceptory is located in Lincolnshire
Willoughton Preceptory
Location in Lincolnshire

Willoughton Preceptory was a holding of the Knights Templar in Lincolnshire, England. The preceptory stood at the farm still called Temple Garth.[1][2]

Willoughton, founded during the reign of Stephen, was the richest of the English houses of the Templars. After the suppression of the order in 1312 the house passed to the Hospitallers in 1338. It was dissolved in 1540, the lands passing to King's College, Cambridge.[1][2][3][4] 0

See also[edit]

Other Lincolnshire Templar preceptories[edit]

Lincolnshire Templar camerae and granges[edit]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Willoughton Preceptory (327087)". PastScape. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Local parish web site". Retrieved 27 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "GENUKI web site". 
  4. ^ Page, William, ed. (1906). A History of the County of Lincoln. Victoria County History. 2. pp. 210–213 'Houses of Knights Templars: Willoughton, Eagle, Aslackby, South Witham and Temple Bruer'. Retrieved 12 February 2011.