List of abbeys and priories in England

List of abbeys and priories in England

Contents

Abbeys and priories in England lists abbeys, priories, friaries and other monastic religious houses in England.

Overview

Article layout

The list is presented alphabetically by ceremonial county. Foundations are listed alphabetically within each county.

Communities/provenance: shows the status and communities existing at each establishment, together with such dates as have been established as well as the fate of the establishment after dissolution, and the current status of the site.

Formal Name or Dedication: shows the formal name of the establishment or the person in whose name the church is dedicated, where known.

Alternative Names: some of the establishments have had alternative names over the course of time. In order to assist in text-searching such alternatives in name or spelling have been provided.

Monastic Glossary: following the listing, provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

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 the status of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptory/commandery.

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

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
$ indicates remains limited to earthworks etc.
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown
Trusteeship denoted as follows:
NT National Trust
EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust


Alphabetical listing of establishments

Bedfordshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Bedfordshire) [1]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beadlow Priory Benedictine monks - from Milbrook
dependent on St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire
founded 1140/6 by Henry d'Albini
abandoned 1435
reverted to the Crown, the buildings falling into decay thereafter
Saint Mary Magdalen
Beaulieu Priory
Bedford Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the custody of Oxford);
founded 1238 by Mabilea de Plateshull;
dissolved c.1539; granted to John Gostwyke
Saint Francis
Bedford Abbey Benedictine monks
founded before 971
ceased to exist decades before 1066 (possibly destroyed 1010 in Danish raids);
Bedford Priory Collegiate church founded before 1066;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1165-6 by Simon Beauchamp
transferred to Newnham c.1080;
current parish church of St Paul built on site from 14thC
Bushmead Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1195 by Hugh Beauchamp;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Gascoign;
refectory incorporated into mansion built on site (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bushmead
Bissemede Priory
Caldwell Priory # Holy Sepulchre monks
founded c.1154 (1153) by Robert of Houghton;
Augustinian Canons Regular before c.1280;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Leigh c.1562
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist at Caldwell
Cauldwell Priory
Chicksands Priory ^ Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house
founded c.1154 (1147) by Pain de Beauchamp and his wife, Rose (Roese);
dissolved 1538; granted to London grocer Richard Snow;
cloisters incorporated into private house;
Crown Property 1936; in grounds of Military base to 1995;
restored by MOD 1997-8
Saint Mary
Chicksand Priory
Dunstable Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1259 at the invitation of King Henry III and his consort;
dissolved before 8 May 1539
Dunstable Priory + DunstablePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1131 (or before 1125?) by Henry I;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Leonard Chamberlayne
nave of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Dunstable
Dunstaple Priory
Elstow Abbey + Benedictine nuns
founded 1078 by Judith, niece of William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Humphrey Radcliff c.1553;
nave now in use as parish church
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Helena, Elstow
Grovebury Priory,
Leighton Buzzard
Fontévrault Benedictine monks
alien house, cell dependent on Fontévrault
manor granted after 1164 by Henry II;
founded after 1189;
dissolved 1414;
farmhouse built on site
La Grave Priory;
Leighton Buzzard Priory;
Grovesbury Priory
Hardwick Preceptory # Knights Hospitaller
founded before(?)1279
dissolved before(?)1489
Harrold Priory # Augustinian (Arroasian) canonesses under protection and guidance of (possibly lay) brothers
alien priory, daughter of Arrouaise, Normandy
founded 1138 by Sampson le Forte;
ceded to Great Missenden Abbey 1177
independent 1188
dissolved 1536; granted to William Lord Parr
site occupied by farmhouse and a mansion named 'Harrold Hall', built 1608-1610
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Peter, Harrold
Harwood Priory
Markyate Priory Historical county location. See entry under Hertfordshire
Melchbourne Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1176 by Lady Alice de Claremonte, Countess of Pembroke;
dissolved 1486; held by the prior of England from 1489, de facto losing its status as a preceptory;
granted to John, Earl of Bedford 1550/1;
restored to the Knights by Queen Mary
Melchbourne Priory;
Melchburn Preceptory;
Mechelburn Preceptory
Millbrook Priory # Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on St Albans
founded 1097-1119: church granted to St Albans by Nigel de Waste;
transferred to (/merged with) Beadlow 1143;
dissolved 1140-6
Saint Michael
Millbrook Cell
Newnham Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular - from the collegiate church of St. Paul, Bedford
(founded c.1165 at Bedford by Simon Beauchamp)
transferred here c.1180;
dissolved 1540; granted to Urian Brereton 1540/1
Saint Paul
Newenham Priory;
Newenham by Bedford Priory
Ruxox Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
cell/chapel for retired brothers from Dunstable;
founded before 1189;
dissolved after 1290
chapel dedicated to St Nicholas
Turvey Abbey * Benedictine nuns
extant;
adjacent to Benedictine monastery (see immediately below)
The Priory of Our Lady of Peace
Turvey monastery * Benedictine monks
founded 1980; extant;
adjacent to Benedictine Abbey (see immediately above)
The Monastery of Christ our Saviour
Warden Abbey # Warden Abbey (428017).jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1136 by Walter Espec;
dissolved (surrendered by the abbot and monks) 4 December 1538;
Elizabethan house built on site (of which exist only remnants)
renovated 1974 (LT)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Old Warden
St Mary de Sartis Abbey;
Old Warden Abbey;
Wardon Abbey
Woburn Abbey # WoburnAbbey02.JPG Cistercian monks
daughter of Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire
founded 28 May 1145 by Hugh de Bolebec;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Lord Russell 1547/8
site now occupied by a mansion, estate and safari park
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Woburn

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Berkshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Berkshire) [2]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abingdon Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Ascot Priory *,
Winkfield
Anglican nuns
founded 1861; extant
The Priory Church of Jesus Christ
Bisham Abbey # Bisham - geograph.org.uk - 1155.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular priory
founded 1337 by William Montacute;
built to the northeast of the site of the former Knights Templars' preceptory (see immediately below)
dissolved 1536
Benedictine monks' abbey,
founded 1537 by Henry VIII;
the abbey incorporating parts of the former Knights Templars' structure;
(transferred from Chertsey);
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Edward Hoby c.1554;
extant preceptory & demolished priory/abbey site now headquarters of the National Sports Council
The Priory Church of the Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bisham
Bustlesham Priory;
The Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity, Bisham
Bisham Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded before 1139 by Robert de Ferrers;
dissolved 1308-12;
Augustinian priory later founded to northeast of site (see immediately above);
extant preceptory & demolished priory/abbey site now headquarters of the National Sports Council
Bradley Priory ~ Benedictine monks
dependent on Abingdon
manor, described in 1547 as 'lately a priory';
status and site otherwise unknown
Bromhall Priory #,
Sunningdale
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Chertsey
founded before 1200 by Edward, the Black Prince;
accidentally burnt 1462;
dissolved 1521 when the last prioress died and the remaining sisters left;
given to Saint John's College Cambridge
remains destroyed or incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Bromhall
Broomhall Priory
Charney Manor Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Cholsey Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Cookham Abbey ~ probable double monastery
founded before 726; granted to Canterbury by Ethelbald of Mercia;
confiscated by Offa and Coenwulf;
restored before 798; granted by Archbishop Æthelheard to Cynethryth, an abbess;
site now occupied by parochial church

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Donnington Friary ^ Crouched Friars
founded before 1404 (1392/3), on land granted by Sir Richard Abberbury to the London Friary c.1376;
dissolved 1538 (recorded at suppression as Trinitarian, later corrected to Crossed Friars);
site now occupied by country house of named 'The Priory'
Donington Friary
Douai Abbey *,
Woolhampton
Douai Abbey, geograph.jpg Benedictine monks
removed from Douai, 1903-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, Upper Woolhampton
East Hendred Cell Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Faringdon Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Greenham Preceptory ~ Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1180 (1199) on estates granted by Matilda Countess of Clare and Gervase Paynell;
last preceptor d. 1442;
made part of the estate of the prior of England by the grand master of Rhodes 1445
dissolved 1540;
briefly restored under Queen Mary
Hurley Priory + Benedictine monks
founded before 1087 (1065) granted by Godfrey de Magna Villa (Mandeville) to the Benedictines of Westminster to founded a cell;
dissolved 1536; granted to Leonard Chamberleyn c.1544
nave of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hurley
Kintbury Abbey # possible Saxon abbey, minuter or oratory founded before 931, not mentioned in Domesday survey;
land granted to Fontevrault Benedictine nuns and brothers 1147 by Robert Le Bossu to founded a monastery;
transferred to Nuneaton 1155;
planned refoundation probably never established
Saint Mary
Poughley Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1160 by Ralph de Chaddleworth;
dissolved 1524 and granted to Cardinal Wolsey's college at Oxford and was occupied by scholars of the college;
remains (cellar range) now incorporated into after-dissolution farmhouse without public access
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Poughley
Reading Abbey ReadingAbbey.JPG Cluniac monks
founded 1121 by Henry I
Benedictine monks
refounded c.1210;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset c.1550;
quarried and dismantled c.1550-1643
ruins extant
The Abbey Church of Our Lady and Saint John the Evangelist, Reading
Reading Nunnery ReadingMinster.jpg nuns
founded 979
dissolved 1016; granted to Battle Abbey by William the Conqueror;
apparently on the site now occupied by St Mary's Minster Church (restored 1551-1555 with masonry and timbers from the demolished Reading Abbey)
Reading Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1233 by permission of Adam de Lathbury, abbot of Reading, and the abbey's convent;
transferred to new site 1285-6 (see immediately below)
Reading Greyfriars + ReadingGreyfriars.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
transferred from former site (see immediately above) 1285-6 with permission of the abbott of Reading;
church built 1311;
dissolved 15 September 1538; used as hospital, a poorhouse then a town jail;
converted back to a parish church
Saint Francis
Sandleford Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1193/1202 by Jeffrey (Geoffrey), Earl of Perch and his wife Maud (Matilda);
arrangements made 1274 by Maud de Clare, Countess of Gloucester and Hertford to refound as a double house for Fontevrault Benedictine nuns and brothers, but this did not come about;
dissolved 1478
remains converted to a country house;
now an Anglican Convent School
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Sandleford
Shalford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1198, apparently granted by Simon de Ovile;
Knights Hospitaller
dissolved after 1276;
by 1338 had become a member of Greenham
Brimpton Commandery;
Brimpton Preceptory
Sheffield Lesser Priory ~ Benedictine monks
alien manor-grange dependent on St Martin-de-Noyon, Charleval;
founded after 1086, manor granted to Charleval by the Count of Evreux;
locally known as a 'priory'
dissolved and privately leased c.1166-7;
passed to Reading Abbey 1270
Steventon Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Stratfield Saye Priory Benedictine monks
alien priory, hermitage granted as cell of Valmont Abbey
founded 1169 or 1170 by Nicholas de Stoteville (Nicholas d'Estouteville);
dissolved 1399;
house named 'The Priory' built on site (Beech Hill in the Berkshire part of Stratfield Saye)
St. Leonard
Stratfield-Say Priory
Templeton Camera Knights Templar
possible small hospice or hostel with chapel;
passed to Knights Hospitallers in 1311; in private hands at Dissolution;
mansion named 'Templeton House' built on site 1895
Wallingford Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire
Wytham Priory Historical county location. See entry under Oxfordshire

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Bristol

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Bristol) [3]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Bristol Austin Friars # Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1313 by Sir Simon and Sir William Montacute;
vacation house for alien students 1362;
dissolved September 1538; granted to Maurice Dennis c.1543
Bristol Blackfriars ^ Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1227/8 by Sir Maurice [de] Gaunt;
dissolved 10 September 1528 (1538?); granted to William Chester;
subsequently The Friars Quaker meeting house;
then Bristol Register Office;
currently in use as a restaurant
Bristol Eremites Friars # Friars Eremites
Bristol Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1230/34;
dissolved 10 September 1538; granted to Mayor and citizens c.1541
Saint Francis
Bristol Sack Friars # Friars of the Sack
founded before 1266;
dissolved after 1286; friars had left before 1322, though church continued in use
Bristol Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded 1256/1267 by Edward, Prince of Wales (the future Edward I);
dissolved 1538; site successively occupied by a mansion and a boys' school;
site now occupied by Colston Hall
The Blessed Virgin Mary
St James's Priory, Bristol + Stjameschurch.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1120s, built by Robert, Earl of Gloucester, son of Henry I;
dissolved 1539; granted to Henry Brayne c.1543;
nave in parochial use 1374;
fell into dissolveduse 1980s;
in custodianship of the Little Brothers of Nazareth since 1996
The Priory Church of Saint James, Bristol
Bristol - St Mary Magdalen Nunnery # Augustinian canonesses
founded 1173 by Eva, widow of Robert Fitzharding;
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Brayne and John Marsh
St Mary Magdalene
Bristol - St Philip's Priory Saxon priory
founded c.900
The Church of Saint Philip and Saint Jacob, Bristol
Bristol - St Stephen's Priory Benedictine monks
recorded as a cell of Glastonbury
Bristol Cathedral Abbey: St Augustine's Abbey, Bristol + Bristol.cathedral.west.front.arp.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1140-2 by Robert Fitzharding; first canons transferred from Shobdon 1120 or 1148;
dissolved 9 December 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1542-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Bristol

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Bristol
Bristol Preceptory Knights Templar
church built on site of templar church, now in ruins
Westbury Priory Saxon minster, college of secular priests
founded 716;
granted to Worcester Cathedral 824;
probably destroyed in Danish raids;
Benedictine monks
refounded c.963/4 by Bishop Oswald;
12 monks transferred to Ramsey 972; priory lapsed thereafter;
refounded c.1093 as dependent cell of Worcester Cathedral;
lapsed before c.1112;
refounded 1125;
college of secular priests 1194
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Westbury on Trym
Westbury on Trym Priory;
Westbury Minster

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Buckinghamshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Buckinghamshire) [4]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ankerwyke Priory,
Wraysbury
Benedictine nuns
founded c.1160 by Gilbert de Mountfitchet, kt., lord of Wyrardisbury and his son;
dissolved before 8 July 1536; granted to Lord Windsor 1538/9 then to Sir Thomas Smith 1550/1
ruins in grounds of Ankerwycke House
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
Ankerwick Priory;
Ankerwycke Priory
Aylesbury Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1387 by James Butler, earl of Ormond;
dissolved 1 October 1538
Aylesbury Monastery # order and period unknown
Biddlesden Abbey # Cistercian monks - from Garendon
founded 10 July 1147 by Ernald de Bosco, seneschal of the Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Thomas Wriothesley 1540/1;
remains demolished c.1727;
site now occupied by private house named 'Biddlesden Park'
Saint Mary
Biddlesdon Abbey;
Bittlesden Abbey
Bradwell Priory Bradwell abbey chapel 0494.JPG Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Luffield;
founded before 1136-44 (before/c.1155) by Meinfelin, lord of Wolverton;
dissolved 1524-5 (or 1526) by Cardinal Wolsey for Christ Church, Oxford; granted to Arthur Longfield 1542/3;
now in private ownership; currently an urban studies centre
Saint Mary
Bradewell Priory
Bulstrode Preceptory $ Knights Templar
founded before 1276;
dissolved 1308-1312;
land passed to and leased on behalf of the Knights Hospitaller, though they had no commandery here;
site identified through earthworks
Burnham Abbey * Burnham Abbey.JPG Augustinian canonesses
founded 1265/66 by Richard, King of the Romans;
dissolved 19 September 1539; granted to William Tyldesly 1544/5
Anglican Augustinian Society of the Precious Blood
transferred from Birmingham 1916
Saint Mary
Chetwode Priory + ChurchAndPrioryChetwode(AndrewSmith)Mar2006.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1244 or 1245 by Ralph de Norwich;
dissolved, being reduced to the status of a cell, annexed to Notley 1460;
dissolved 1535;
priory church became parochial c.1480 as the Parish Church of St Mary and St Nicholas
Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas
Chetwode Cell
Crawley Monastery founded before 1042; (ref. as monasterium 1086) St Firmin
North Crawley Monastery
Gare Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded 1163 in Stoke Goldington by Robert de Salcey, Peter de Goldington and Richard de Besseville;
granted to Delapré, Northamptonshire, late 12th/early 13th centuries;
apparently reduced to status of a grange by 1438;
subsequenly recorded as destroyed
Gore Nunnery;
Gorefields Nunnery
Prioratus Gore, Sanctae Mariae Magdalenae, Moniales Nigrae
Hogshaw Nunnery # St John of Jerusalem nuns' cell
foundation unknown
transferred to Buckland c.1180;
site occupied by Knights Hospitaller commandery (see immediately below)
Hogshaw Commandery # Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1180 on site of earlier nunnery (see immediately above), granted by William Peverel;
dissolved 1470 becoming prior's possession; granted to Matilda Lane c.1543;
church in use until 1650; ruined by 1700
Lavendon Abbey $ Premonstratensian Canons
founded c.1154/5-1158 by John de Bidun, sheriff of Buckinghamshire;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Edmund Peckham 1543;
site now occupied by house named Lavendon Grange (once the home of relatives of Sir Isaac Newton)
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lavendon
Lavinden Abbey
Little Marlow Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1195 or before 1218 (or 1244 by Jeffrey, Lord Spensar);
dissolved in, or before 1536; granted to John Tiltey and E. Restwold 1540
Saint Mary
Little Merlow Priory;
Minchin Marlow Priory
Luffield Priory Benedictine monks
founded after 1118 (c.1123 or 1124, or 1133) by Robert II le Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
suppression authorised by the pope 1494;
dissolution stayed until 1504, after the death of the serving prior
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Medmenham Abbey Cistercian monks - from Woburn Abbey
founded 1201/4, or in 1202 by Hugh de Bolbec;
house built 1213;
dissolved before 8 July 1536 (delayed from 1524); granted to Robert Mone and others 1547;
converted into a manor house
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Medmenham
Mendham Abbey
Missenden Abbey ^ Missenden Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 112141.jpg Augustinian/Arroasian Canons
alien house, daughter of St Mary de Bosco, or de Nemore, Ruisseauville, France;
founded 1133 by William de Missenden;
the house acknowledged royal supremacy 1536;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Duke of Northumberland;
now a residential college rarely open to general public
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Great Missenden
Great Missenden Abbey
Muresley Priory,
nr. Ivinghoe
Benedictine nuns
founded between 1107 and 1129, reputedly by Walter Giffard, bishop of Winchester (who died 1129), (or c.1160 or 1133);
community evicted; granted to Sir John Dance c.1537
St Margaret
Meursley Priory;
Mursley Nunnery;
St Margaret's Priory;
St Margaret's in the Wood, Meuresley;
St Margaret's de Bosco;
Ivinghoe Nunnery;
Ivinghoe Priory;
Ivanhoe Monastery
Newton Longville Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, daughter of Longville Ste Foi Abbey
founded c.1150 or before 1102 by Walter Giffard, Count of Buckingham;
dissolved 1414;
granted to New College, Oxford, 1441;
remains incorporated into manor house built on site 1550
St Faith
Newington-Longaville Priory;
Newton-Longville Cell
Notley Abbey ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1162 by Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham, and Lady Ermgard;
dissolved 9 December 1538; granted to Sir William Paget 1547;
site now occupied by a private house without public access
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin and Saint John the Baptist, Notley
abbey de parco Crendon;
Crendon Parc Abbey
abbey de parco super Thamam;
Nuctele Abbey;
Noctele Abbey;
Nuttley Abbey;
Nutley Abbey
Ravenstone Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1255 by Peter de Chaseport (Chaceport), Keeper of the Royal Wardrobe;
dissolved 1525 (or 1544); granted to Sir Francis Byran 1548;
site now occupied by 19thC Abbey Farm
The Priory Church of St Mary
Ravinston Priory
Risborough Priory (?) Benedictine monks - doubtful establishment; reputedly pre-Conquest cell of Canterbury Cathedral Monks Risborough Priory
Snelshall Priory $ Snelshall Priory (site) - geograph.org.uk - 216962.jpg Premonstratensian Canons' cell
founded 12thC, granted to Lavendon by Sybil de Aungervill (Dangerville);
abnd after1203-4
Benedictine monks
founded 1203/4-1219 by Ralph Mortel (grandson of Sybil de Aungervill);
dissolved 1535; granted to Francis Piggot 1538;
site currently comprises earthworks
St Leonard
Snellshall Priory
Tickford Priory Benedictine-Cluniac monks
alien house, cell of Marmoutier
founded 1140 or c.1100 by Fulk Paynell;
dissolved 1524; sold by James I to Henry Atkins, MD
Blessed Virgin Mary
Newport Pagnel Priory;
Tyxford Priory
Widmere Commandery Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1248;
dissolved before 1338
Widmere Camera;
Widmere Preceptory
Wing Priory # Saxon monastery 7thC
Benedictine monks'
alien cell, dependent on St Nicholas's Abbey, Angers
founded before 1086;
granted by Empress Matilda to Angers;
land and later, chapel, granted to Angers by Bodin de Ver;
in ownership of the Crown 1342-1361 and 1393-1423;
dissolved 1416; granted to St Mary de Pré nunnery, Hertfordshire by St Albans Abbey;
granted to Sir Robert Dormer by King Henry VIII
Wenge Priory

The following location in Buckinghamshire lacks known monastic connection:


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Cambridgeshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cambridgeshire) [5] [6]

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Anglesey Priory,
Lode
Anglesey Abbey - 4.9.05.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1135 by Henry I; initially established as a hospital;
apparently becoming a priory c.1212 when endowed by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester;
dissolved before 7 August 1536; granted to John Hynde c.1538;
remains incorporated into private house named Anglesey Abbey 1591 (NT)
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Nicholas
Barham Friary Crutched Friars
founded before 1272 (or c.1293) apparently from Welnetham;
later dependent on London;
dissolved 1538; granted to Philip Paris c.1539, and later to John Millecent, Esq.
Barkham Priory;
Bercham Priory
Barnwell Priory,
Cambridge
The Cellarer's Chequer - geograph.org.uk - 798404.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred from St Giles, Castle Hill, Lode infra
refounded c.1112 by Pain Peverel;
plundered by townsmen 1381
dissolved 11 November 1538; granted to Anthony Brown c.1546; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton c.1552;
ruins underwent thorough destruction 1810
St Giles and St Andrew
Cambridge Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded before 1289;
transferred to a new site (see immediately below) 1290
Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1290 by Geoffrey de Picheford
Cambridge Augustinian Priory,
Castle Hill, Lode
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1092 by Picot, lord of Bourn, Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, and Hugolina, his wife;
transferred to Barnwell supra c.1112
St Giles
Cambridge, Bethlehemite Friary (?) Bethlehemite Friars
documented 1257 - probably never established
Cambridge Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1238 (or 1237-42/c.1258);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Erlington and Humphrey Metcalf c.1543;
Emmanuel College built on site 1584 (see Cambridge University)


Blackfriars, Cambridge * Dominican Friars
founded 1938; extant
The Priory of Saint Michael the Archangel, Cambridge
Cambridge, Buckingham College Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Crowland;
transferred from Ely Hostel 1428;
dissolved c.1540;
refounded 1542 as College of St Mary Magdalene (St Mary Magdalene College)
Monk's College
Cambridge, Ely Hostel Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Ely & others;
founded 1321 for brothers studying at Ely;
transferred to later site at Spaldyngs Inn (see immediately below)
Cambridge, Border Hostel Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Ely & others;
transferred from Ely Hostel (see immediately above) 1350 to Spaldyngs Inn (later renamed Border Hostel);
transferred to Cambridge, Buckingham College supra 1428
Cambridge Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded c.1226, "by the bounty of Edward I", on the site of an old synagogue loaned to the Franciscans and adjoining land;
rebuilt before 1330;
dissolved 1538 (the friars departed prior to the enforcement); sold to the executors of Lady Frances Sidney 1544/5;
granted to Trinity College, Cambridge 1546;
Sidney Sussex College founded on site 1595
Cambridge Pied Friars Pied Friars
founded 1256(?) when some friars appear to have remained in the move of the Carmelites from Chesterton, infra, to Newnham, supra;
transferred to later site (see immediately below) 1273
Pied Friars
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
founded between 1273 and 1279 on land bought 1273 by the proctor of the Order of Blessed Mary in England;
dissolved after 1319
Cambridge White Friars Carmelite Friars
(community founded by Edward I and other nobles at Chesterton, infra);
transferred here 1249 via Newnham, infra;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyer c.1544


Cambridge - Friary of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded 1258 at the house of John le Rus, mayor of Cambridge, from funding by Edward I;
intended by the Pope to be passed to the Gilbertines 1290, but plan abandoned because the friars were still in residence; granted to Peterhouse 1307;
site now occupied by Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge - St Mary's Friars Friars of St Mary
founded c.1279
dissolved after 1319
Cambridge - St Radegund's Priory Cambridge Jesus.jpg Benedictine nuns' cell
founded c.1133-8 by John de Cranden, Prior of Ely with endowment confirmed by Stephen;
destroyed 1313, 1376 and 1389;
dissolved 1496 for the founded of Jesus College, Cambridge, which currenty occupies the site
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Radegund
Chatteris Abbey Benedictine nuns
founded 1006-16 by Ednoth, Bishop of Dorchester with his sister Aelfwen (or 980 by Alfwen, wife of Ethelstan, Earl of the East Angles);
destroyed 1306-10;
dissolved 3 September 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton c.1551
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Chateris Abbey
Chesterton Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1247 (or 1249);
transferred 1249 (or 1251-6) to Newnham, infra
Cherry Hinton Bridgettine monks and nuns
charter for founded 1406 - house never established
Chippenham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller - under Clerkenwell
founded 1184 by William de Mandeville, Earl of Essex;
apparently annexed to Carbrook before 1489;
dissolved; granted to Sir Edward North 1540/1
Denny Abbey Denny Abbey, geograph.jpg Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Ely
founded 1159 by Robert, Chamberlain of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany;
Knights Templar preceptory
founded 1169;
became hospital-preceptory c.1170;
dissolved 1308; committed to Master Roger of Wingfield 3 June 1309;
Franciscan (Minor) nuns
refounded 1423 by Mary de St Pol, Countess of Pembroke (Mary de St Paulo, widow of Adomare, Earl of Pembroke) on the site of a cell of Ely;
dissolved before 28 October 1539; granted to Edward Erlington 1540 (though nuns apparently contd to reside there to 1547);
estate exchanged for other land owned by the King;
in Crown ownership;
passed to City of London 1628 to offset the debts of the King;
converted to farmhouse 18thC;
many changes of hands 17th-19thC;
estate bought by Pembroke College and vested it into the care of the Ministry of Works 1947;
part of the Farmland Museum since 1997 (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint James and Saint Leonard, Denny (1159-69);

The Nunnery of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Clare (1342-1539);
Denney Abbey;
Denney Preceptory
Duxford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1273;
committed to Master Roger of Wingfield 3 June 1309;
passed to Knights Hospitaller by John le Clerk of Wilbraham 21 December 1313, though no preceptory or camera was maintained there;
sacked 15 June 1381 during the Peasants' Revolt;
16thC Temple Farm on site
Duxford Temple
Eltisley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 9thC;
apparently destroyed c.870 in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine nuns
founded before 1066;
dissolved before 1087
Ely Cathedral Priory + Ely Cathedral 3.jpg ?nuns/ (and monks? - double monastery?)
founded c.673;
destroyed 870 by the Danes;
secular canons 9thC
Benedictine monks
founded 970;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1109-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Etheldreda

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity and Saint Etheldreda

Fordham Priory # Fordham Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 62891.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1227, built by Henry, Dean of Fordham with endowments by Hugh Malebisse;
dissolved 1 September 1538; granted to Philip Parry 1540/1;
site now occupied by private house named 'Fordham Abbey'
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Mary Magdalene, Fordham
Great Wilbraham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1170;
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312;
dissolved c.1350
house named 'Wilbraham Temple' built on or near preceptory site 17thC
Wilbraham Temple
Hinchingbrook Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1087 purportedly by William the Conqueror to replace Eltisely, supra;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Williams (alias Cromwell) 1537/8;
remains incorporated into 16thC Hinchinbrooke House built on site
The Priory Church of Saint James, Hinchinbrook
The Priory of Saint James without Huntingdon
Horningsea Monastery early Saxon monastery
destroyed 870 in raids by the Danes
Biggin Abbey
Holme Friary unknown order documented 1260
Huntingdon Friary # Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded August 1258;
destroyed 1286; rebuilt
dissolved 1539;
Cromwell House built on site: birthplace of Oliver Cromwell
St Mary
Huntingdon Benedictine Priory, earlier site Benedictine monks
dependent on Thorney;
founded before 973 by King Edgar;
dissolved before 1086; transferred to site out of the town (see immediately below); church granted to that new priory
Huntingdon Priory Benedictine monks
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
Augustinian Canons Regular 1086-91;
possible secular college 1087-1106;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded c.1108(?);
dissolved 11 July 1538
St Mary
Ickleton Priory # Benedictine nuns
founded 1190 by Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Oxford (or by a member of the Valoignes family);
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely 1538/9
now on site of Abbey Farm
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
Ikelington Priory
Isleham Priory Isleham Priory Church - geograph.org.uk - 271168.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St-Jacut-de-Mer;
founded 1086 (or c.1100);
monks moved 1254 to sister cell at Linton infra;
dissolved 1414; granted to Pembroke College, Cambridge which converted the church into a barn and demolished the monastery; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Margaret of Antioch, Isleham
Isleham Cell
Linton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St-Jacut-de-Mer: granted before 1163 "by gift of an ancestor of Alan, son of Ferlant";
monks transferred from Isleham, supra, 1254;
granted to Pembroke Hall, Cambridge;
conventual until 1414;
restored late 19thC
St Mary the Virgin
Marmont Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1204 by Ralph de Hauvill;
referred to as a cell of Watton 1535;
dissolved 1538; granted to Percival Bowes and John Mosyer 1567/8;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mirmaud Priory;
Marmonde Priory;
Welle Priory
Newnham Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded by Edward I and other nobles originally at Chesterton, infra;
transferred 1249 (or 1251-6) from Chesterton, infra; granted by Michael Malherb;
occupied until c.1292;
transferred to a new site in Milne Street, Cambridge
Oxney Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Peterborough;
founded before 1272;
dissolved 1538
St Mary
Peterborough Abbey + Peterborough Front.JPG Saxon monastery
founded c.655, built by Saxulf, a monk, and Peada, King of Mercia and his brother Wulfhere;
destroyed 870 by the Danes and derelict to c.966;
Benedictine monks
refounded c.966; rebuilt 966-72 by Ethelwold, Bishop of Winchester with King Edgar and St Dunstan
dissolved 29 November 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1540-present
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, Peterborough
Medeshamstede Abbey
Peterburgh Abbey
Ramsey Abbey Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse Front.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 969, site offered by Aethelwine to St. Oswald, Bishop of Worcester;
dissolved 22 November 1539;
church modified and incorporated into mansion named 'Ramsey House' built c.1600;
in use as a comprehensive school from mid-1980s (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Benedict, Ramsey
St Ives Priory St Ives Priory Wall 2004 05 31.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Ramsey Abbey
founded c1017 by Earl Adelmus;
church dedicated by Bishop Siward
dissolved 1539;
house built on site
St Ive
St Neots Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Ely
founded 974 by Earl Alric and his wife Ethelfleda;
cell of Bec 1113;
new church dedicated 1113;
independent 1412;
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Neot, St. Neots
Eynesbury Priory
Sawtry Abbey Cistercian monks - from Warden Abbey;
founded 1147 by Simon de Senlis, Earl of Huntingdon and Northampton;
dissolved 1536-37
Sawtrey Abbey
Shingay Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1144-62 Walter, first prior of the Hospitallers in England on land purportedly granted by Sibylla de Raynes (daughter of the Earl of Montgomery) and the Earl of Gloucester;
Sisters of St. John nuns' cell removed to Buckland Priory c.1180;
dissolved; granted to Richard Longe 1540/1
Shengay Preceptory
Soham Monastery Saxon monks
founded c.630 or 631 by St. Felix, first bishop of the East Saxons (who is purported to have had his see here);
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870 or 871;
parish church of St Andrew purportedly occupies the site
Spinney Abbey Spinneyabbey1.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1216 and 1228 by Hugh de Malebisse and Beatrix his wife;
dependent on Ely 1449;
Benedictine monks 1449;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Edward North 1544/5;
site now occupied by a house and farm
Priory of St Mary and the Holy Cross
Spinney Priory
Stamford   St Michael's Priory Benedictine nuns
dependent on Peterborough
founded c.1115 by William of Waterville, Abbot of Peterborough;
appears to have claimed itself to be Cistercian before1268;
dissolved 1536
St Mary and St Michael
Stamford Baron Priory;
Stamford St Michael's Priory
Stonely Priory $ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1180 by William de Mandeville (according to Leland, but more likely William, Earl of Essex;
dissolved 1536; leased to Oliver Leder of Great Staughton in 1538; granted to him and his wife Frances 1544
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stonely
Swaffham Bulbeck Priory Benedictine nuns
founded probably late-12thC by Isabel the Bolebec;
dissolved; granted to the Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely 1538/9
The Nunnery of Saint Mary, Swaffham
Swaffham Nunnery;
Swafam Nunnery
Swavesey Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St Serge Abbey, Angers: granted by Count Alan Rufus;
founded before 1086;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry 1411;
a private residence named 'The Priory' is supposedly situated on or near the site
Thirling Cell Augustinian Canons Regular - grange or cell Thirling Priory
Waterbeach Abbey Minoresses
founded 1294 by Denise Munchensey;
gradually removed to Denny 1351 due to flooding;
dissolved 1351
The Nunnery of the Piety of Our Lady and Saint Clare

The Nunnery of Our Lady of Pity and Saint Clare

The following locations in Cambridgeshire lack known monastic connections:

  • Barnwell Priory Abbey: (The Church of Saint Andrew-the-Less, Barnwell), built adjacent to former Priory Church, called 'The Abbey Church'
  • Buckden Abbey: Elizabethan mansion

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Cheshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cheshire) [7]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Birkenhead Priory Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Bromborough Priory Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Chester Abbey + Chester-cathedral.jpg ?nuns -875
secular canons founded after 907;
Benedictine monks
refounded as an abbey 1092 by Hugh I, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1540; granted 1534/5;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1541-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Chester (-875)

The Abbey Church of Saint Werburgh, Chester
The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chester (1541)

Chester Abbey secular canons with associated anchorite cell
(?re)founded c.906?;
part of the college of St John the Baptist;
dissolved 1547
briefly episcopal diocesan cathedral, then co-cathedral with Coventry 1072/5-1102
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester (1072/5-1102);
parish church from 1102

Chester Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1279 (or before 1277) by Thomas Stadham; precinct granted 1289 to build their house;
dissolved 15 August 1538; granted to John Coke (Cokkes)
Chester Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1236 by Alexander Stavensby, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Coke of London February 1544; site came into the possession of the Dutton family 1561
Chester Franciscan Friary * Capuchin Franciscan Friars
Chester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1237/8 (1238-40) by Albert of Pisa;
dissolved 1537 (15 August 1538); granted to John Coke
Chester Friary of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
dissolved 1284; community probably died out before 1300
Chester Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 12thC (c.1140) by Randal, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1537 (c.1540(?)); granted to Urian Brereton and son;
site excavated prior to County Police Headquarters built on site 1964
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Chester
Combermere Abbey Combermere Abbey.jpg Savignac monks - from Savigny
founded 3 November 1133 by Hugh de Malbane, Lord of Nantwich
Cistercian monks 1147;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Cotton, Esq
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Combermere
Curzon Park Abbey *, Chester Benedictine nuns
transferred from Talacre 1988
The Abbey Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Curzon Park, Chester
Darnhall Abbey Cistercian monks - from Abbey Dore
founded 14 January 1271 to February 1274 by Edward I of England;
transferred to Vale Royal, infra 1281
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Darnhall
Hilbre Island Historical county location. See entry under Merseyside
Mobberley Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1203-4 (c.1206) by Patrick of Mobberley;
annexed as a cell of Rocester 1228-40;
manor house built on site 1625 (replacing earlier, ruinous house)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Wilfrid
Norton Priory Norton Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
(founded c.1115 at Runcorn);
transferred from Runcorn 1134 by William FitzWilliam third Baron of Halton
raised to abbey status 1391 (1422) (early in the reign of Henry VI or sooner)
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Brooke;
part converted into private mansion 1545;
demolished 1928;
now in ownership of Norton Priory Museum Trust open to public as a museum
The Priory Church of Saint Mary at Norton
Norton Abbey
Poulton Abbey Savignac monks - from Combermere
site granted to Combermere 1146;
Cistercian monks 17 September 1147;
founded 1153 by Robert, butler to Ranulf II, Earl of Chester;
transferred to Dieulacres Abbey 1214 due to incursions by the Welsh;
subsequently re-used as a monastic grange with chapel;
dissolved; granted to William Cotton, Esq. (Sir George Cotton) c.1544;
ruinous before 1672;
demolished before 1718
Pulton Priory;
Pulton Abbey
Runcorn Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1115 by William FitzNigel second Baron of Halton
transferred to Norton Priory 1134
possibly on site now occupied by All Saints parish church
St Mary and St Bertelin
Saighton Grange Saighton Grange.jpg Benedictine monks
mainly agricultural grange converted to residential grange of the abbots of Chester 15thC;
monastic site, apart from gatehouse, demolished 1861;
house built on site;
converted into a school named 'Abbey Gate College' 1977
Stanlow Abbey Cistercian monks - from Combermere;
founded 11 November 1172 by John FitzRichard, Constable and sixth Baron of Halton
transferred to Whalley Abbey 1296; continued to be maintained until 1442 as a cell/grange under Whalley;
dissolved 1442?; granted to Sir Robert Cotton, Kt c.1553
no substantial remains, site inaccessible
Locus Benedictus de Stanlawe;
Stanlaw Abbey;
Stanlawe Abbey
Vale Royal Abbey Cistercian monks
(community founded 14 January 1274 to 1277 at Darnhall);
transferred from Darnhall 1281;
never completed; a project of King Edward I;
dissolved 1545; granted to Thomas Holcroft c.1543
Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Nicholas and Saint Nicasius
Valeroyal Abbey
Warburton Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester

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Cornwall

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cornwall)



Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Bodmin - Abbey of St Mary & St Petroc* Augustinian Cannons Regular (Canons Regular of the Lateran)
founded 1881;
raised to abbey status 1953
Bodmin Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1260;
dissolved 1538
Bodmin Greyfriars
Bodmin Priory + Celtic monks
purportedly founded 6thC;
Benedictine (nuns?)
refounded 936
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1124;
dissolved 27 February 1538;
buildings destroyed apart from the parish church, in parochial use as Church of England parish church;
church usd for secular and industrial purposes post-dissolution
Bodmin Monastery
Cardinham Grange # purported medieval monastery
Crantock Monastery Celtic monks
probably founded by a St Carrock;
recorded extant 1086;
refounded as a secular college 1236;
dissolved 1549
Kea Monastery, Old Kea Celtic monks
supposed site of monastery recorded extant 1086
St Cheus Monastery
Lammana Priory, Looe Island St Michael chapel, Lammana - geograph.org.uk - 1106426.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 6thC
Benedictine monks - cell of Glastonbury and chapel before 1114;
dissolvedposed of by Glastonbury between 1239 and 1329;
chantry chapel of the Dawnay family before 1329;
dissolved 1549
The Priory Church of St Michael, Lammana
Lammana Chapel
Lannachebran Cell, St Keverne Cistercian monks
founded c.6thC under the tutelage of St Achebran;
secular college refounded before1086;
dissolved; granted to Francis, Earl of Bedford 1559/60
St Keiran's Monastery;
St Keverne's Monastery;
Lanachebran Monastery
Launceston Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
restored 1871;
in parochial use as the Church of St Thomas the Aafterle
Lanwethinoc Monastery~, Padstow Celtic monks
founded by Bishop Wethinoc
site possibly occupied by the medieval Church of St Petrock at Padstow
Lanuthinoc Monastery;
St Petroc's Church;
Petroc-stow Monastery;
Padstow Monastery
Madron Monastery Celtic monks before 12thC
Manaccan Monastery Celtic monks
Mawgan in Pydar Franciscan Monastery * Franciscan monks The Franciscan Monastery of St Joseph and St Anne, St Mawgan in Pydar
probablyus Monastery Celtic monks
founded 10thC, purportedly by Athelstan;
became college of secular canons 11thC (during the reign of Henry I, who granted the church to Exeter Cathedral 1120);
dissolved 1549
Rialton Grange # chief manor or grange of Bodmin Priory, supra;
Manor House built 15thC
Rieltone Grange
St Anthony's Monastery, St Anthony-in-Meneage Celtic monks
Benedictine monks
alien grange of St-Serge, Angers;
became a grange of Twywardreath before mid-12thC (though spoken of as a cell);
founded after 1088;
dissolved after 1381
Lantenning Monastery
St Anthony-in-Roseland Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Plympton
founded 1288;
dissolved 1538;
remains incorporated into a 16thC house named 'Place House'
St Anthony-in-Roseland Cell
St Buryan's Monastery, St Buryan Celtic monks
secular college
founded c.930, purportedly by Athelstan;
dissolved 1545;
parish church (Ss Andrew, Thomas the Martyr, Nicholas and Beriana) on site rbuilt 13thC, though mostly now 15thC
St Carrok's Monastery #, St Winnow Celtic monks
dissolved before 1086?
St Carroc Monastery;
St Syriac's Monastery;
St Cyricus and St Julitta's Monastery;
St Cadix's Monastery
St Carrok's Priory #, St Winnow Cluniac monks
alien cell, dependent on Montacute Priory
founded 1100-40;
denizen 1407;
dissolved 1536; granted to Laurence Courtney 1534/5
St Syriac's Cell
St German's Priory + St Germans Church 1.jpg Celtic monks
possibly founded7thC;
secular canons
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1184 (1161-87);
dissolved 2 March 1539; granted to Catherine Champernoun, John Ridgeway and others 1541/2;
episcopal diocesan cathedral c.936-1042
now in use as parish church; remains of claustral buildings incorporated into Port Eliot House
The Priory Church of Saint German, Saint Germans
St Goran's Monastery, St Goran Celtic monks
founded before 1083;
dissolved after1083;
1269 the church and lands granted to the college of Glasney
St Kew Cell ~ purported Augustinian cell
secular minster status confirmed by King Edgar 961-3;
secular college -1283;
church rebuilt 1496 and restored 1883
St Daw (or St Docco)
Saint Kew (from 1440)
St Mawgan Monastery + Celtic monks
lands passed to Bishop before 1085;
Cluniac monks;
Carmelite convent possibly built on site 16thC
Lanherne Monastery;
St Mawgan in Pydar Monastery
St Michael's Mount Priory + England-Saint-Michaels-Mount-1900-1.jpg Saxon monks 8th-11thC;
Benedictine monks
founded 1087-90;
church consecrated 1135;
alien priory, granted by Edward the Confessor to Mont-St-Michel, Normandy before 1050;
siezed during wars with the French 1362;
granted by Henry VI to King's College, Cambridge;
granted by Edward IV to Syon Abbey;
used alternately as fortress and monastery and private residence with public access (NT)
St Neot's Monastery, St Neot Celtic monks
dissolved after1084
Saint Aniet
St Piran's Monastery, Perranzabuloe Celtic monks
dissolved before 1085
Scilly Priory Celtic monks
Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Tavistock
founded 12thC;
Tresco Abbey Gardens created by Augustus Smith around the priory remains in 1834
The Priory Church of St Nicholas, Scilly
Tresco Cell
Sclerder Abbey + Dames de la Retraite
founded c.1843; dissolved 1852
Franciscan Recollects
founded 1858; dissolved 1864
Carmelite
founded 1864; dissolved 1871;
Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
founded 1904; dissolved 1910
Minoresses - from Rennes 1914-1920;
Minoresses - from Bullingham 1922-1981;
Franciscan
c.1925;
Carmelite - from Quidenham 1981;
now no longer an abbey
Temple property + Knights Templar
Knights Hospitaller
Temple Templars Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded 12thC;
dissolved 1308-12
Tintagel Monastery remains interpreted as Celtic monastic
founded c.350
popular tradition as medieval Benedictine nunnery: evidence lacking;
Norman castle built on site;
current academic consensus regards earlier settlement as secular
Trebeigh Preceptory # Knights Templar (purportedly);
Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1199 "by the bounty of" Henry de Pomeral and Reginald Marsh;
united with Ansty before 1432;
dissolved after1557/8; granted to Henry Wilby and George Blythe 1573/4
Treleigh Preceptory;
Turleigh Preceptory
Tregonan Cell, St Ewe Celtic monks
dependent on St Keverne's Monastery
founded 6thC;
dissolved 11thC
Tregonan Grange Cistercian monks grange of Beaulieu Abbey
founded before 1263;
dissolved before 1527;
"considerable remains" existing 1755 have since disappeared
St Keverne Grange
Tregony Priory ~ Augustinian Canons Regular
alien priory cell, dependent on Le Val, Bayeux;
founded before 1125(?);
granted to Merton Priory 1267
The Priory Church of St James, Tregony
Tregoney Priory
Truro - Convent of the Epiphany^ Community of the Epiphany, Anglican
Truro Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1259 (during the reign of Henry III) by the Reskiner family; (church consecrated 1259-60);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Anglianby 1553/4
Tywardreath Priory Benedictine monks
alien priory, daughter of the monastery of St- Serge, Angers
founded c.1088 by Richard fitz Turold, Lord of Cardinham Castle, chief baron of Cornwall (or 1169 "by some noblemen", or 1135);
independent c.1400;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1542/3
St Andrew
Truwardraith Priory

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Cumbria

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Cumbria) [8] [9]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Appleby Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1281 (c.1290-3) by Lords Vescy, Percy, and Clifford;
dissolved 1539
Armathwaite Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded before 1200 (6 January 1089 dubiously purported), endowed by William Rufus;
dissolved 1537; granted to William Gryme or Carleil 1552/3
(church dedicated to Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary)
Armethwaite Nunnery
Calder Abbey CalderAbbey.JPG Savignac monks - from Furness;
founded 10 January 1135-1137 by Ranulf Meschin, first Lord of Cumberland;
community released from jurisdiction of Furness to that of Savigny; establishment ruined;
transferred to Hood 1138;
Savignac monks from Furness;
refounded c.1142-3;
Cistercian monks
transferred 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Leigh 1538/9;
now in private ownership without public access
Caldre Abbey
Carlisle Cathedral Priory + CarlisleCathedral.JPG purported monastery of monks and nuns founded 686 on land granted by Ecgfrith, King of Northumbria;
destroyed by the Danes;
rebuilt before 1092 by William Rufus and Walter, a Norman priest;
secular canons -1092;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1122 and built by Henry I;
dissolved 1540: last prior appointed as first dean of the cathedral;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1133-present
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Carlisle

The Cathedral Church of The Holy and Undivided Trinity, Carlisle (1133)
Carlilse Priory

Carlisle Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded (before?) 1233 outside the city walls, but ordered to be demolished for a highway; moved 1237;
dissolved 1539
Carlisle Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
founded 1233;
church destroyed by fire in 1292 and rebuilt;
dissolved 1539
Cartmel Priory + CartmelPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1189/94 by William Marshall, Baron of Cartmel and Earl of Pembroke;
dissolved 1536/7; granted to John Holcroft 1540/1;
church now in parochial use
Kertmel Priory
Chapel-le-Wood Cell Premonstratensian Canons
cell, dependent on Cockersand Abbey
Conishead Priory ^,
Ulverestoredon
ConisheadPriory.JPG originally a hospital 1160;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1188 by Gamel de Pennington (or William de Lancaster II);
still occupied by canons at 16 October 1536;
country house named 'Conishead Priory' built on site: and currently the home of the Buddhist Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Conishead
Conisheved Priory
Dacre Abbey monks
founded before 731;
destroyed c.875 by Vikings;
refounded before 926;
Parish Church of St Andrew built to the south of the site
Furness Abbey FurnessAbbey.jpg Savignac monks
(founded 1124 at Tulkeith by Stephen, Count of Boulogne);
transferred from Tulkeith 1126 (1124-7);
Cistercian monks
transferred 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Cromwell; (EH)
Furnes Abbey
Hawkshead Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Furness;
17thC Hawkshead Old Hall incorporates remains of grange;
currently in use as a farmhouse
Holmcultram Abbey +,
Abbeytown
HolmCultramAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks - from Melrose
founded 1150 by Henry, son of David, King of Scotland;
dissolved 1538;
church in parochial use until destroyed in an arson attack 9 June 2006; roofless boarded-up shell remains;
restoration awaited
Holm Cultram Abbey;
Holme Cultram Abbey
Holme Eden Abbey Benedictine nuns
removed from Fort Augustus 1921;
dissolved 1983;
formerly Holme Eden Hall;
altered for use as a nursing home
Priory of Saint Scholastica
Kirkby Lonsdale Benedictine monks
manor of St Mary's Abbey, York - incorrectly asserted to have been a cell
Kirkby Stephen Benedictine monks
estate of St Mary's Abbey, York - incorrectly asserted to have been a cell
Lanercost Priory + LanercostPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular - possibly from Pentney Priory
founded c.1166 (or 1169) by Robert de Villibus, Lord of Gilleisland;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Lord Dacre
part converted into private house named 'Dacre Hall'
church now in parochial use (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Lanercost
Nunnery near Kirkoswald Benedictine nuns
house named 'Nunnery House' built on site
Penrith Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded c.1291;
dissolved 1539;
house named 'The Friarage' built on site 1717
Preston Patrick ?Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
founded before 1192(?);
transferred Shap, infra, before 1201;
Challons Hall built on or near site
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary Magdelene, Preston Patrick
Preston Abbey
Ravenstonedale Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded before c.1200;
1539(?);
Parish Church of St Oswald built immediately to the south of the site
Ravenstonedale Cell
St Bees Priory + StBeesPriory.JPG founded after 850 by Bega - possible brief existence, though more likely an anchorites cell;
Benedictine monks
daughter of St Mary's Abbey, York;
founded c.1120 on site of earlier church (c.900?);
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Challoner 1553/4;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of SS Mary and Bega, Saint Bees, Saint Bees Priory
St Bee's Priory
Seaton Priory SeatonPriory.JPG Benedictine nuns
daughter of Nunburnholme;
founded c.1190-1200 by Henry Kirby;
independent after 1313;
dissolved 1540; granted to Hugh Askue 1541/2;
site now occupied by farmhouse named 'Seaton Hall'
Nunnery of Leakly, in Seaton;
Seton Priory;
Lekeley Priory
Shap Abbey Shap abbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Cockersand;
founded before 1192(?) at Preston Patrick, infra, transferred 1201 (1199), built (in the reign of Henry II) by Thomas Fitz Gospatrick;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas Lord Wharton 1544/5 (EH)
Hepp Abbey
Wetheral Priory WetheralPrioryGatehouse.jpg Benedictine monks - from St Mary's Abbey, York
founded 1106 by Ranulph Meschin, Earl of Cumberland; dependent on York;
dissolved 20 October 1538; granted 1541/2
The Priory Church of Saint Constantine
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Constantine
Wetherall Priory

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Derbyshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Derbyshire) [10]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Bakewell Monastery monks or secular
founded before 949
Barrow Camera Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1189;
annexed to Yeaveley before 1433;
remains possibly incorporated into 16th/17thC Arleston House which now occupies site
Beauchief Abbey Premonstratensian Canons - from Welbeck
founded 1173-6 (1183) by Robert fitz Ranulph, Lord Alfreton;
dissolved 4 February 1537; granted to Sir Nicholas Strelly 1537;
(administratively now located in South Yorkshire)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas of Canterbury
Beauchief Priory;
De Bello Capite Abbey
Bradbourne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell of Dunstable Priory
founded 1238: granted by Geoffrey de Cauceis;
dissolved ?
Church of All Saints, Bradbourne
Breadsall Priory Breadsall Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1220 and 1266;
(erroneous ref. to Friars Eremites (Austin Friars) in records of 1266);
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry, Duke of Suffolk 1552;
13thC arch retained in the basement of Elizabethan mansion built on site, became hotel and golf club 'Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel' 1980
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Breadsall
Brisoll Priory
Calke Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1131/before 1129-39 or 1130-6/before 1161 by Maud, widow of the Earl of Chester;
transferred to Repton 1153-1172;
dissolved 1538; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547;
mansion named 'Calke Abbey' built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Calke
Calke Cell
Dale Abbey,
Deepdale
Dale Abbey - 2.JPG hermitage 12thC
Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Calke;
cell founded 1153-8 by Serlo de Grendon;
canons recalled to Calke c.1184;
Premonstratensian Canons from Tupholme;
founded ?c. 1185;
canons recalled to Tupholme c.1192;
canons transferred from Welbeck c.1196;
canons transferred from Newsham (Newhouse) c.1200;
avoided suppression 1536 by payment of substantial fine;
dissolved 30 October 1538
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Stanley Park Abbey;
(De Parco Stanley);
Le Dale Abbey
Darley Priory ^ The Abbey Public House.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
daughter of St Helen's Derby;
founded c.1146 by Robert de Ferraris (Ferrers), Earl of Derby: transferred from St Helen's;
dissolved 22 October 1538; granted to Sir William West 1540/1;
house named 'Darley Park' built on site 18thC, demolished 1962;
a monastic building (probably the priory guest house) is now 15thC Darley Abbey public house - 'Old Abbey Inn';
partly-15thC cottage at 7 Abbey Lane may incorporate monastic remains
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Darley
Darley Abbey;
Little Derby Friary;
Little Dirby Friary
Derby Augustinian Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1137 by Towyne, a burgess of Derby;
most of the monks transferred to Darley, supra, c.1146;
reduced to cell 1154;
became a hospital 1160;
ceased before 1360
The Priory Church of Saint Helen, Derby
Derby Cluniac Priory Cluniac monks'
alien priory cell, dependent on Bermondsey;
founded before 1140;
granted as a cell to Bermondsey by Waltheof, son of Sweyn;
accidentally burned down; rebuilt c.1335;
denizen 1395;
dissolved 1536;
The Priory Church of Saint James, Derby
Derby Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1239;
dissolved 3 January 1539;
site now occupied by an 18thC building named 'Friary Hotel'
The Annunciation
Derby - King's Mead Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1149-59 (c.1160) by the abbess of Derby;
dissolved 1536; granted to Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury 1543/4;
site now occupied by a 16th/17thC building
St Mary
De Pratis Priory
Gresley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1135-40 by William de Greisley (or Fitz-Nigel);
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Cruche 1543/4;
nave of the priory church in use as parochial church of Church Gresley
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint George, Gresley
Church Gresley Priory;
Greisley Priory
Lees Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell of Rocester
founded before c.1160?;
dissolved after 1517?
Leyes Priory
Locko Preceptory St. Lazarus Hospitallers and Leper Hospital
founded c1297;
dissolved 1375
The Hospital of Saint Mary Magdalene
Lockhay Preceptory
Repton Priory ^ Anglo-Saxon monks and nuns - double monastery
founded before 660 traditionally by St David;
destroyed by the Danes 874;
Augustinian Canons Regular from Calke
founded c.1153-9; rebuilt 1172 by Maud, widow of Ranulph, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 25 October 1538;
remains incorporated into Repton School buildings (founded 1557);
St Wystan's Church on site incorporates substantial remains of the Anglo-Saxon foundation
St Wystan
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Repton
Repingdon Priory
Waingroves Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1147(?) on land granted by Ralph fitz Stephen, camerarius of the king;
possibly merged with Yeaveley before 1199 (1189-99);
house supposedly built on site 1690, remains of which incorporated into house named 'Waingroves Hall' built 1800

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Devon

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Devon)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Allerton Cell Benedictine hermits
cell, dependent on Tavistock, infra
Axminster Monastery ~ Saxon
founded before 757 when Cyneheard the atheling was interred in the minster;
secular college
founded c.936 by Athelstan;
made dependent on York 1060 by Edward the Confessor;
dissolved 1535;
collegiate and parochial church of St Mary possibly built on site during the Norman period
Axmouth Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, possible monastic grange, dependent on Montebourg;
founded before 1387 (during the reign of Henry II) by Richard de Rivers, Earl of Devonshire;
dissolved 1414;
granted to Walter Erle (Earl) 1552
Barnstaple Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, daughter of St-Martin-des-Champs, Paris
founded c.1107 (before 1199) by Johel of Totness;
denizen 1403;
dissolved 1535; granted to William, Lord Howard 1537/8
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Barnstaple

The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Barnstaple Austin Friary(?) Augustinian Friars
licensed 1348 and 1353 - apparently never established due to objection by the prior of the Cluniac house
Berdlescomb Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
recorded in the time of Richard I, (possibly Canonsleigh Priory)
Bodmiscombe Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded after 1200(?) (possibly in the reign of Henry III);
dissolved before 15thC?;
apparently absorbed by Buckland, infra, 14th/15thC
Bothemescomb Preceptory
Braunton Monastery traditionally site of monastery
purportedly founded 5thC by St Branock (Brynach of Nevern)
Brightley Priory # Cistercian monks - from Waverley
founded 3 May 1136 (or 1132, 1133 or 1138) by Richard fitz Baldwin de Brioniis, Lord of Okehampton and Sheriff of Devon;
abandoned 1141; transferred to Forde, infra;
site now occupied by Brightley Farm, where a building is possibly a monastic chapel


Buckfast Monastery Abadia buckfast.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1018 by Aylward, Duk;
Buckfast Abbey (see immediately below) built on site
Buckfast Abbey * Savignac monks - from Savigny
founded 27 April 1136 by Ethelwerd, son of William Pomerei;
built on site of Benedictine monastery (see immediately above);
Cistercian monks 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1539; granted to to Sir Thomas Dennys 1539/40;
Benedictine monks
founded 1882
The Abbey Church of Our Lady, Buckfast
Buckfastre Abbey
Buckland Abbey Buckland Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks - from Quarr
founded 1278 by Amicia, Countess of Devonshire;
dissolved 1539; granted to to Sir Richard Greynfeld (Grenville) 1541/2; converted into a mansion named the 'Cider House' by 1576; sold to Sir Francis Drake 1581; remained with that family to 1946; house granted to NT 1949 currently principally in use as a museum; (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Buckland
Canonsleigh Abbey ^ Augustinian Canons Regular priory  from Plympton?, infra
founded c.1161-1173 by Walter de Clavilla (William de Clarville), Lord of Burlescombe;
dissolved before 1285;
Augustinian Canonesses
founded before 1285 by Maud, Countess of Devon;
dissolved 1539;
remains now incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist, Leigh

The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Etheldreda, Leigh
Leigh Abbey;
(possibly) Berdlescomb Priory
Chudleigh Abbey Brigittine nuns
transferred from Spettisbury 1887;
transferred to Marley House, Rattery (now Syon Abbey) 1925
The Abbey Church of Saint Bridget of Syon, Chudleigh
Cornworthy Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1205/1238 by the Edgecomb family;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward Harris and John Williams 1560
Court Prior
Cove Knights Hospitaller
member of Bodmiscombe Preceptory
Cowick Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house, granted as cell to Bec-Hellouin 1144 by William Fitz-Baldwin;
granted to Eton College 1451;
granted to Tavistock Abbey after 1464;
dissolved 1538
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew
Cowick Priory
Dartmouth Friary Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
(founded at Clifton in Dartmouth 1331);
dissolved before 1348;
church of St Petrox built on site 16thC
Dartmouth Monastery monks? uncertain order or foundation
chapel of St Patrick in the Castle annexed as a cell to a "great abbey"
Denbury Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Tavistock, infra;
founded 1086;
dissolved 1539;
site now on Wrenwell Farm
Denbury Cell;
Denbury Grange
Dunkeswell Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Forde, infra;
founded 16 November 1201 by William de Briwere;
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Lord Russell 1534/5;
site in multiple ownership, with the Holy Trinity parish chapel built on site 1842
Exeter Cathedral Priory + Exteter Cathedral 2923rw.jpg founded ?before c.690;
'Benedictine' monks 932 (see immediately below)
secular canons
founded 1050;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1050-present
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Peter

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter
Exeter Monastery Saxon
founded 868 by King Etheldred
Exeter Monastery Benedictine monks
founded 932 by Athelstan;
monks repeatedly fled through Danish raids but recalled by Canute 1019
Exeter Nunnery # Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.968;
probably rebuilt as the Deanery 15thC
Exeter Priory (?) Carthusian monks
licence granted to Richard Stapleton 1331/2 to build and endow a monastery - apparently never established
Exeter Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1232;
dissolved 1538;
Bedford House built on site, demolished 1773
Exeter Blackfriars
Exeter Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1240;
transferred by Bishop Bytten to site south of the South City Gate c.1292-1303 (see immediately below);
dissolved 1538
Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
transferred by Bishop Bytten from behind the North and West Gates c.1292-1303 (see immediately above)
Exeter - Polsloe Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before/c.1160 by William, Lord Brewer (Briwere), Bishop of Exeter: transferred from Oldbury;
dissolved 1536 (1538); granted to John, Earl of Warwick in the reign of Edward VI;
largely demolished, remaining range converted into country house
The Priory Church of Saint Katherine, Polsloe, Exeter
Polleshoo Priory
Exeter - St James Priory # Cluniac monks
daughter of the abbey of St Martin-in-the-fields, Paris;
founded before 1143 (1141) by Baldwin de Redverus (Redvers/Rivers), Earl of Devon;
dissolved; house built on site called 'The Old Abbey'
St James
Exeter - St Nicholas Priory ^ St Nicholas Priory, Exeter Benedictine monks - from Battle
founded 1087 by William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Denys 1540/1;
private houses built on site 1820;
monastic architecture restored;
in ownership of Exeter Corporation 1913;
open to public as a museum 1916;
(closed for repair until 2008)
The Priory Church of Saint Nicolas, Exeter
Benedictine Priory of St Nicholas
Exminster Monastery # pre-conquest monastic or secular community
founded 8thC
Frithelstock Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
founded c.1220 by Sir Robert Beauchamp, Kt;
dissolved 1536; granted to Arthur Viscount Lisle 1537/8
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Gregory, Frithlestock
Frethelstoke Priory;
Fristoke Priory
Hartland Abbey secular college
founded before 1066 by Gytha, wife of Earl Godwin
Augustinian Canons Regular - Arroasian
founded 1161-9 (secular collegiate church of St Nectan and its endowments granted to Richard, Archdeacon of Poictiers by Geoffrey of Dinam; approved by Henry II and Bartholomew, Bishop of Exeter);
dissolved 21 February 1539; granted to William Abbot 1545/6;
remains (cloisters) incorporated into house named 'Hartland Abbey' built on site
Hertland Abbey


Indio Monastery uncertain order and foundation
Kerswell Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, cell of Montacute
founded 1119-1129;
denizen 1407;
dissolved 1538 or 1539; granted to John Etherege (Atherege) 1546/7;
16thC house built on site
Careswell Cell
Leigh Cell Sauvignac monks
grange(?), dependent on Buckfast(?)
founded c.1137(?);
Cistercian monks 17 September 1147
Leigh Grange
Modbury Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St-Pierre-sur- Dives
founded c.1140 by Sir Peter-sur-Dive, or (purportedly) by a member of the Chambernoun family;
extant 1430;
dissolved c.1441; granted to Eton College by Edward VI;
nominally reverted to Tavistock c.1461-7
St George
Newenham Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu
founded 6 January 1246 or 1247 by Reginald de Mohun, Earl of Somerset;
dissolved 1539; leased to the Duke of Suffolk; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1562/3
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Newenham
Neuham Abbey
Otterton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, cell of Mont-St-Michel Abbey, Normandy
founded before 1087 by the monks of the abbey;
dissolved 1414; subsequently granted to Syon Abbey; granted to Richard Duke at the dissolution of Syon 1539;
part of claustral building converted into mansion
Otterington Priory
Ottery St Mary Monastery supposed pre-Conquest monastery ("disproved")
Pilton Priory Benedictine monks
founded ?before 12thC purportedly by King Athelstan (evidence lacking and disputed);
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Pilton
Plymouth - St Dunstan's Abbey Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity
founded by Miss Priscilla Lydia Sellon with the support of the Henry Phillpott, Bishop of Exeter;
transferred to Berkshire 1906;
property transferred to St Mary the Virgin at Wantage, who continued in use as St Dunstan Abbey School for Girls
The Abbey Church of Saint Dunstan, Plymouth;
St Dunstan of Glastonbury
Plymouth Blackfriars(?) purported Dominican Friars
founded 1431;
site now occupied by the Black Friars Distillery;
possible confusion with Greyfriars
Plymouth Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded 1383;
in private ownership 1513;
dissolved 1538
Plymouth Friary
Plymouth Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded before 1296-7;
dissolved 1538
Plympton Priory ecclesiastical college
founded 904 (before 909);
Augustinian Canons Regular church built on site 1121 by William Warlewas (Bishop of Exeter 1150-9);
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Plympton
St Michael's Monastery Benedictine monks
purported cell, dependent on Malmesbury
St Michael
Sidmouth Priory purported foundation of Augustinian Canons Regular
probable confusion with Benedictine founded (see immediately below)
Sidmouth Priory Benedictine monks
alien house or grange, daughter of Mont St Michel
founded 11thC: manor granted by William the Conqueror ;
dissolved 1414;
Bridgettine monks grange of Syon Abbey c.1431;
dissolved
remains incorporated in Marlborough Hotel
Tavistock Abbey TavistockAbbey.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 961/974 (or 975-80) (begun by Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire and completed by his son);
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Lord Russell 1539/40;
mansion built on site, now 'The Bedford Hotel'
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Rumon, Tavistok
Tavestock Abbey
Teignmouth Abbey * Benedictine nuns
(founded at Dunkirk, Flanders 1662, daughter of Ghent) transferred from Hammersmith 1862
The Abbey Church of Saint Scholastica, Teignmouth
Torre Abbey Torre Abbey side entrance3.jpg Premonstratensian Canons - from Welbeck
founded 1196 by William de Briwere;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir John St.Leger 1543/4;
country house built on site, now in ownership of Torbay Corporation
Torr Abbey
Totnes Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, cell of St-Serge, Angers
founded c.1088 by John Aluredi;
independent before 1416;
dissolved 1536; granted to Catherine Champernoun and others 1543/4;
rebuilt priory church in parochial use, municipal buildings built on claustral site
Totnes Trinitarian Priory Trinitarian monks
founded 1271;
dissolved 1509 (suppressed to 1519); granted to the vicars of Exeter Cathedral 1519;
seized by the Crown;
returned to the vicars 16thC until 1801
Little Totnes Priory;
Werland Priory;
Warland Priory
Townstall Monastery, Dartmouth supposed alien cell
Yodby Monastery uncertain order or foundation

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Dorset

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Dorset) [11] [12]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abbotsbury Abbey + AbbotsburyAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded c.1026 by Orcius, steward to Canute;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Giles Strangwaies 1543/4;
much in private ownership, partly in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter
Beaminster pre-conquest monastic or secular community founded before 862 Bebingmynster
Blackmoor Priory Hermitage order or foundation uncertain
Bridport Priory order uncertain 13thC;
converted into a residence named 'St Jones'
Cerne Abbey ^,
Cerne Abbas
CerneAbbeyGatehouse.JPG monastic before 604;
secular ? 9thC;
Benedictine monks
founded before 987 by Engleward;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Dudley and others 1574/5;
remains now incorporated into private house
St Peter and St Edwold
Cernell Abbey
Charminster pre-conquest monastic or secular community;
parish church of St Mary (dating from 11thC) possible successor of minster on site
Chilcombe Camera Knights Hospitaller
dissolved before 1308
Christchurch Priory + ChristchurchPriory.jpg secular canons' college
founded before/c.1060;
manor and church granted by Henry I to Richard de Redvers and Baldwin de Redvers, Earl of Devon;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1150, by petition of Hilary, Bishop of Chichester, and the bishop of Winchester to Richard de Redvers;
dissolved 1539; granted to Joseph Kirton 1545/6;
on site of earlier church demolished 1094;
priory church 1540, now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Christ, Christchurch

Church of the Holy Trinity, Twyneham
Twyneham Priory;
Twinham Priory
Cranborne Priory CranbornePriory.JPG tradition of early monastery
Benedictine monks
founded c.(?)980 by Haylward Snew (Aylward Sneaw (Snow)); becoming dependent on Tewkesbury (of which Cranborne was previously the mother house) in 11thC;
abbot and 57 monks removed to Tewkesbury 1102, Cranborne reduced to priory status, becoming a cell of Tewkesbury;
dissolved 31 January 1540; granted to Thomas Francis 1559/60
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Bartholomew

The Priory Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Bartholomew, Cranborne
Cranbourne Priory;
Cranburn Cell
Dorchester Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1267 by "the ancestors of Sir John Chidiock";
dissolved 1538 (1536); granted to Sir Edmund Peckham 1543/4
Forde Abbey ^ FordeAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
daughter of Waverley;
(founded at Brightley, Devon 1136 or 1138) transferred from Brightley 1146/8?;
dissolved 1539;
claustral remains now incorporated a mansion with public access
Frampton Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St-Etienne, Caen, Normandy;
founded before 1077 by William the Conqueror;
dissolved before 1414; granted to St Stephen's College, Westminster 1437; granted to Sir Christopher Hatton 1571/2, who sold it to John Brown, Esq.
Fryer Mayne Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1275;
shared single preceptor with Baddesley 15thC;
formally merged with Baddesley 1471;
dissolved; granted to William Pole and Edward Downing 1563/4
Friary Mayne Preceptory;
Friar Mayne Preceptory;
Freyer Mayne Preceptory;
Mayne Preceptory;
Mayne Ospitalis
Gillingham Friary possible Dominican Friars
founded 1267
Gillingham Minster Saxon minster
19thC St Mary's Parish Church possibly on site
Hilfield Friary * Franciscan Friars
founded 1921 in farm buildings; extant
The Friary of Saint Francis, Hilfield
Holme Priory Cluniac monks
alien priory, dependent on Montacute
founded 1142 (mid 12thC or c.1107) by Robert de Lincoln;
denizen 1407;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Hannon 1547;
parish church -1746;
mansion named 'Holme Priory House' built on site of remains
The Blessed Virgin Mary
East Holme Priory;
Holne Priory;
Holme Cell
Horton Priory Benedictine monks' abbey
founded 961 (960 or (c.)970) by Ordgar, Earl of Devonshire or his son Ordulph (Edulph);
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes 997;
refounded c.1050;
reduced to priory cell status 1122 under Henry I, dependent on Sherborne Abbey;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset 1547; then to William, Earl of Pembroke;
18thC church built on site of ruins of previous parochial church on the site of the priory
St Wolfrida
Horton Abbey;
Horton Cell
Iwerne Minster pre-conquest monastic or secular community;
parish church of St Mary possible successor of minster on site
Kingston Camera Knights Hospitaller
member of Fryer Mayne, with Stinsford church
Loders Priory LodersPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St-Mary-de-Montebourg Abbey, Normandy
founded c.1107 (in the reign of Henry I) by Richard Re Redveriis;
Carthusian monks under the monastery of St Anne at Coventry 1399-1414; Priory Church now in parochial use;
Brigetine nuns (under Syon, Isleworth) 1414
St Mary Magdalen
Lodres Priory
Lulworth Abbey Trappist monks - from Val Sainte, Switzerland
founded 1795 by Mr Thomas Weld;
raised to abbey status 1813;
forced to leave England and returned to Melleray 1817
The Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity, Lulworth
Melcomb Friary,
Milton Abbas
Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1418 by Rogers Esq. of Brianton;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir John Rogers 1543/4
Milton Friary;
Melcombe Regis Friary
Milton Abbey ^,
Milton Abbas
secular college
founded 938 (or 933) by Athelstan;
Benedictine monks
founded 964;
destroyed by fire 1309; rebuilt 1322;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir John Tregonwall 1539/40; restored 1789 and 1865;
remains incorporated into a mansion 1771;
in use as a chapel for Milton Abbey School, without public access
The Priory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Mary, Milton

The Abbey Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Samson and Saint Branwalader, Milton
Middleton Abbey
Muckleford Grange possible Tironensian monks
alien cell (grange?) on estate granted to Tiron Abbey, Normandy, de facto controlled by Andwell in Hampshire
Poole — St George's Friary Friars of St George - apparently a guild property
Povington Priory Benedictine monks
alien grange: manor granted to Bec-Hellouin in Normandy by Robert Fitz Gerold
founded unknown;
dissolved 1230; reckoned to be a parcel of Ogbourne by 1291
Povington Grange
Shaftesbury Abbey Benedictine nuns
founded c.888 by Alfred (or by Alfred, his father Ethelbald and brothers Ethelbert and Ethelred) or before 860 in the reign of Edgar, possibly on site of 7thC Saxon minster (see immediately below);
dissolved 2 March 1539; granted to William, Earl of Southampton 1547/8;
remains now within a walled garden
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Shaftesbury

The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Saint Edward, King and Martyr, Shaftesbury
Shaftesbury Minster Saxon nuns
possibly founded before c.670;
destroyed? before 888 in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine nunnery possibly built on site (see immediately above)
Shapwick Grange purported priory uncertain order or foundation;
acquired by Carthusian monks at Sheen after 1414; (limited corroboration for existence and status)
Shapwick Priory
Sherborne Abbey ^ SherborneAbbey.JPG Saxon minster and bishop's see, cathedral priory founded 705 (granted by Cenwealh, King of Wessex, before 672);
Benedictine monks
founded c.993;
(see transferred to Old Sarum 1075-8);
raised to abbey status 1172;
dissolved 18 March 1539; granted to Sir John Horsey 1546/7;
church now in parochial use
monastic buildings now incorporated into a public school
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Shireburn Abbey
Spettisbury Priory Benedictine nuns
alien cell of abbey of St-Pierre-de-Préaux, Normandy
founded before 1100 (in the reign of William II) by Robert de Bellomonte, Earl of Mallent (Count of Meulan) and Earl of Leicester;
annexed to Toft Monks 1324;
privately leased 1390;
granted to Witham Priory by Henry V;
dissolved 1535; granted to Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy 1543/4
dedication unknown
Spetisbury Priory;
Spectesbury Priory
St Monica's Priory, Spetisbury Augustinian Canonesses Regular of the Windesheim Congregation 1800;
Bridgettine Nuns 1861;
Canons Regular of the Lateran 1887;
Ursuline Nuns 1907-1926;
sold at auction to Thomas Oakley 9 June 1927
The Priory of Saint Monica, Spetisbury
Stour Provost Grange Benedictine monks
alien grange of St-Leger, Preaux
founded c.1070;
dissolved c.1471
Sturminster Marshall pre-conquest monastic or secular community
Sturminster Newton pre-conquest monastic or secular community
Tarrant Abbey Anchoresses of "no order"
founded c.1186;
Cistercian nuns
founded c.1100 by Richard Power, Bishop of Chichester (Richard le Poor of Salisbury), built by Ralph de Kahaynes;
raised to abbey status before 1228;
dissolved 13 March 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1541/2;
site now occupied by Abbey Farm; Tarrant Abbey House possibly incorporates remains of the abbey
St Mary and All Saints
Tarrant Crawford Abbey;
Tarrant Kains Abbey;
Tarrent Abbey;
Tarrant Cell;
possibly 'Camesterne' ('Camestrum') (St Mary Magdalene)
Wareham Nunnery WarehamPriory.JPG Benedictine? nuns
alien house, daughter of Lira, Normandy
reputedly founded c.672 (late7th/early8thC);
said to have been destroyed in raids by the Danes 876;
traditionally refounded 915 by Elfleda ;
dissolved 997-8 (again destroyed by the Danes;
destroyed again 1015;
monastic property in possession of St Wandrille Abbey (which held the minster) 1086;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
monasterium of holy virgins
Wareham Priory Benedictine monks
alien priory, cell of Lyre Abbey, Normandy
founded 12thC (in the reign of Henry I) by Robert, Earl of Leicester on site of earlier nunnery (see immediately above);
ownership passed to Mount Grace, Yorkshire 1398;
dissolved 1414;
Carthusian monks
granted to Sheen after 1414;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Reve and George Cotton;
house named 'The Priory of Lady St Mary House' ('The Priory') built on site 16thC, possibly incorporates remains of the priory
Lady St. Mary Priory
Warham Priory
West Lulworth Priory Cistercian monks - from Forde, supra
founded 1149 (or 1171(?) by William de Glastonia);
transferred to Bindon 1172;
site close to 13thC Little Bindon chapel
Wilcheswood monastery order and foundation uncertain
earliest dated charter 1295 (speculated to have followed Augustinian and Premonstratensian rules, or a small collegiate church
apparently dissolved 1536
Wilcheswood Priory;
Wilkswood Priory
Winterborn Monkton Grange Cluniac monks
alien grange, dependent on Cluny
founded before 1214;
dissolved c.1450
Winterborn Grange;
Winterborn Monckton


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County Durham

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in County Durham) [13]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Barnard Castle Friary (?) Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded 1381: licensed by Neville, Archbishop of York, land granted by Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick; possibly not established, but if so failed before 1387?
Baxterwood Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - possibly from Gisborough via Haswell
founded 1180;
transferred from Haswell, infra, after 1180 (possibly before Haswell was built);
dissolved 1196; lands appropriated by Finchale Priory
Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baxterwood
Bactanesford Priory
Bradbury Cell Benedictine monks'
chapel and cell of Nun Monkton
founded 12thC
Durham Cathedral Priory + Southx.jpg secular canons
founded 995 (997), built by Bishop Aldhun;
Benedictine monks
founded 1093 (or 1083) by Bishop William of St Carileph, who expelled the seculars;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 997 (995)-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert at Durham

The Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham

Durham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
founded before 1239;
dissolved before 1240(?), friars apparently settled at the chapel of St Mary, but on meeting with opposition transferred to Hartlepool, infra
Hartlepool Friary
Ebchester Nunnery nuns
founded before 660 by St Ebba (purportedly daughter of King Ethelfrid);
destroyed c.875 by the Danes;
ref to hermitage or chapel mid-12thC and 1241 (Chapel of St Mary, Yareshale (Yareshaugh)) possibly on site, private chapel of Bishops of Durham before mid-15thC
St Ebbas Nunnery
Egglestone Abbey Egglestone Abbey 1 63bb6379.jpg Premonstratensian Canons - from Easby c.1195, 1198-1540
converted into a house 1548
then labourers cottages (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist
Finchale Priory Fichale.jpg Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Durham;
1115 (or 1128) by Randal, Bishop of Durham; Flambard, Bishop of Durham permitted St Godrick to establish his hermitage before 1170;
becoming priory dependent on Durham 1196;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Durham 1534/5; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St John the Baptist
St John the Baptist and St Godric
Gateshead House monks
founded before 653;
apparently abandoned when monks left for Ireland
Hartlepool Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Newcastle)
transferred from Durham, supra, before 1240;
dissolved 1538
Hartlepool Friary? Dominican Friars
probably copyist's error ref to Franciscan Friary (see immediately above)
Jarrow Priory Benedictine monks?
founded 681/2 by St Benedict Biscopius and King Egfrid of Northumbria;
destroyed c.867 in raids by the Danes;
destroyed again? 973;
destroyed by William the Conqueror 1069;
Benedictine monks
refounded 1074 (1072);
cell, dependent on Durham Priory 1083;
dissolved 1536; granted to William, Lord Eure
remains demolished 18thC
The Priory Church of Saint Paul, Jarrow
St Paul's Monastery;
Jarrow Monastery;
St Paul's Priory;
Priory of St Paul;
St Paul's Monastery
Jarrow Friary? Dominican Friars
possible ref. to Yarm Friary, North Yorks
possibly Yarm Friary (Jarue Friary)
Norton Monastery? St Mary's Church incorporates remnants of a church built c.1000 - no reference of pre-Conquest community, but size suggests more than a parochial church; granted to St Cuthbert's, then Chester-le-Street Cathedral
Owton Priory Gilbertine Canons
charter confirming founded 1204 by Alan de Wilton, probably never established (though possibly a grange at Owton Grange nr Brierton)
St Mary
Oveton in Hartness Priory;Owton in Harness Priory
Sanford Priory? Benedictine monks
probably confused for Stamford Priory, Lincolnshire
South Shields Monastery Saxon monks and nuns
founded 648 by St Aidan for St Hilda;
Benedictine? nuns
refounded? c.686;
destroyed ? 865-75

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Essex

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Essex) [14]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Assandun Minster ~/(+) monastic or secular community
founded 1020 by Canute;
usually identified as Ashingdon, but also Hadstock, infra
Ashingdon Minster?;
possibly Hadstock Minster (Ashdon beside Hadstock)
Barking Abbey Historical county location. See entry under London
Bedemans Berg Priory hermitage
founded before 1135 (in the reign of Henry I);
Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Colchester
founded before 1135;
dissolved 1536
dedication unknown
Beeleigh Abbey ^ BeeleighAbbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
transferred from Neasham via Parndon 1180;
founded before 1172 at Parndon by Robert Mantell;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Gate 1540/1;
remains now incorporated into private house without public access
Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Nicholas, Beeleigh
Bileigh Abbey
(originally Maldon Abbey)
Berden Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC probably by a member of the Rocheford family;
apparently initially a hospital;
dependent on Walden 1343;
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry Parker 1537 (1538/9);
site now occupied by mansion named 'Berden Priory'
The Priory Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Berden
Bicknacre Priory BicknacrePriory.JPG hermitage of Jordan
founded before 1175;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1175 by Maurice Fitz Jeffery and Tiretai, Sheriff of Essex (or Maurice FitzGeoffrey of Tiltey, former Sheriff of Essex): converted to priory late 1175;
dissolved 1507 on the death of the last prior, at which time no canons remained; granted to Henry Polsted 1539/40; granted to St Mary's Hospital without Bishopsgate, London
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint John the Baptist
Woodham Ferrers Priory;
Woodham Priory;
Wudeham Priory
Blackmore Priory + BlackmorePriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1152-62 by Adam and Jordan de Samford;
dissolved 1525 for Wolsey's college at Oxford; granted to John Smith 1540/1;
priory church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Laurence
The Priory Church of Saint Lawrence, Blackmore
Jericho Priory
Bradwell Minster + St Peter-on-the-Wall ext.jpg Roman Saxon Shore fort of Othona reused as monastery
Celtic-style community
founded c.654 by St Cedd;
St Peter's Cathedral built at fort gatehouse;
becoming a minster within Diocese of London shortly after October 664 (when Cedd died);
believed destroyed in raids by the Danes 9thC;
dependent on St Valery on the Somme 1068;
sold to William of Wykeham 1391;
in use as a barn 1750;
restored as a chapel 1920;
continuing as ecumenical place of worship and pilgrimage
St Cedd's Monastery;
St Peter on-the-Wall;
Ithancester Monastery;
Ythancester Monastery
Burstead Grange Cistercian Monks
grange or cell, dependent on Stratford Abbey
during the flooding of Stratford the community transferred here until the re-edification of the abbey
Castle Hedingham Priory Benedictine nuns
founded ?before 1190 by Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford (or by his wife Countess Lucia (Lucy), later the first prioress);
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1536/7
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint James and Holy Cross
Castlehedinhgam Priory;
Heningham Priory
Chelmsford Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded before 1277 (either at Chelmsford or originally at Fulsham);
dissolved 1538; granted to Antony Bonvixi 1542/3
Chelmesford Friary
Coggeshall Abbey + CoggeshallAbbey CapellaAntePortas.JPG Savignac monks - from Savigny
founded 3 August 1140 by Stephen;
Cistercian monks 1147;
dissolved 5 February 1538; granted to Sir T. Seymor 1537/8;
site now occupied by a private house (r)built 1581 with limited public access (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint John at Coggeshall
Little Coggeshall Abbey called 'Grange Barn'
Coxhall Abbey;
Coggeshale Abbey
St. Botolph's Priory, Colchester StBotolph'sPriory Colchester.JPG secular
founded c.1093 by Ernulphus (later first prior);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded c.1100-6;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1536/7; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Julian and Saint Botolph, Colchester (from before 1106)
St. John's Abbey, Colchester ^ StJohn'sAbbeyGatehouse Colchester.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1096/7 by Eudo, courtier of William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Colchester
Colchester Abbey;
Colchester Priory
Colchester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1237 by Robert, Lord FitzWalter (who became a friar);
dissolved 1538; granted to Francis Jobson and Andrew Audley 1544/5
Colchester Greyfriars
Colchester Crutched Friary # Crutched Friars
founded 1235 by William de Lanvelli;
by 1392 became a secular hospital or free chapel;
Crutched Friars 1496;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas, Lord Audley 1543/4;
location established during excavation 1928
Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen
Colne Minster founded before 1045;
subsequently site of Earl's Colne Priory, infra
Cressing Preceptory CressingTemple.JPG Knights Templar
founded 1136 (1150) by King Stephen: donor, Maud (Matilda), queen of Stephen;
Knights Hospitaller
after 1312;
dissolved after 1381: plundered during peasants' revolt;
private farm 1515;
granted to Sir W. Hughes, Kt. 1543/4;
passed to Sir John Smyth and his family; 'The Granary' built 1623
Cressing Temple
Earl's Colne Priory EarlsColnePriory.JPG Benedictine monks
dependent on Abingdon
founded before/c.1107 by Albericus de Vere (later a monk there) with consent of Henry I and Maurice, Bishop of London; on or near the site of an earlier minster extant 1045;
practically independent 1311;
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1536/7;
17thC house built on site, incorporated into 1865 house currently on site
Earls Colne Priory;
Monks Colne Priory;
Colne Priory;
Colum Priory;
Colun Priory
Halstead Cell Benedictine monks
founded late 11thC (in the reign of William the Conqueror) by Ingelrica, wife of Ranulf Peverell;
dissolved; granted to Giles Leigh 1537/8
Halstede Cell
Hatfield Broad Oak Priory + HatfieldBroadOakPriory.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1135 by Aubrey de Vere, father of the 1st Earl of Oxford;
alien priory, cell of Abbey of St. Melaine at Rennes in Brittany
dissolved 1534; granted to Sir Edward North 1543
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Melaine, Hatfield Broad Oak
Hatfield Regis Priory;
Hatfield Broadoak Priory
Hatfield Peverel Priory + Benedictine monks secular college
founded before 1087;
converted into priory as a cell of St Albans by William Peverel before 1100;
dissolved 1536;
priory church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Andrew
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Hatfield Peverel
Latton Priory ^ LattonPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1292;
abnd 1534; granted to Sir Henry Parker 1536/7
remains now incorporated into farm buildings
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Latton
Leez Priory # LeezPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1200 (13thC) by Sir Ralph Gernoun;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Richard Rich 1536;
site now occupied by 16thC mansion named 'Leez Priory'
Leighs Priory;
Leigh Priory;
Little Leighs Priory
Little Dunmow Priory + LittleDunmowPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1106 (1104) by Lady Juga;
dissolved 1536; granted to Robert, Earl of Sussex 1536/7;
part of conventual church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
Dunmow Parva Priory
Little Horkesley Priory Cluniac monks
daughter of Thetford
founded before 1127 by Robert Fitz Godebald;
denizen 1376;
dissolved 1525;
church destroyed by bombing in 1940
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Horkesley
Horkesley Priory;
Horkesley Parva Priory
Little Maplestead Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
probably founded ?before 1186 by Juliana, daughter and heiress of Robert Dorsnell;
dissolved c.1463; granted to George Harper
The Church of Saint John the Baptist, Maplestead
Maplestead Preceptory;
Maplestead Commandery
Maldon Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1293 (14thC);
dissolved 1538; granted to George Duke and John Sterr 1544/5
Parndon Abbey Premonstratensian Canons Regular - from Newhouse
founded before 1172
transferred to Beeleigh 1180
Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Great Parndon
Great Parndon Abbey
Prittlewell Priory ^,
Southend-on-Sea
PrittlewellPriory.JPG Cluniac monks
dependent on Priory of St Pancras at Lewes;
founded between 1086 and 1121 by Robert Fitz Swain;
denizen from between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Audley 1537/8;
granted to Sir Richard Rich 1551;
acquired by the Earl of Nottingham 1678; then the Scratton family; sold by Daniel Scratton 19thC; bought by Robert Jones 1917;
given to Southend Borough 1920;
site now within public Priory Park, now in ownership of Southend Corporation
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Prittlewell
St Osyth's Abbey ^ StOsyth'sPrioryGatehouse.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1118 by Richard de Belmeis, Bishop of London and St Osyth, on the site of an earlier Saxon nunnery, established as Priory
raised to Abbey status;
dissolved; granted to Thomas, Lord Cromwell 1539/40
then to Sir Thomas Darey 1551/2;
after reformation incorporated into a mansion;
now in private ownership with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint Osyth, Saint Osyths
St Osyth's Priory;
Chich Abbey
Stansgate Priory Cluniac monks
cell, dependent on Lewes
founded 1122 by the predecessors of Lewes Priory;
denizen 1351-74;
in parochial use as the parish church for Steeple until closure 9 February 1525;
dissolved 1525; granted to Cardinal's College Oxford;
granted to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem 1531;
sold to Edmund Mordaut 1544
St Mary Magalen
Stanesgate Priory
Stratford Abbey (Stratford Langthorn Abbey) Historical county location. See entry under London
Takeley Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1066-86;
alien house, dependent on St Valery, Picardy;
dissolved c.1391;
now in grounds of Warish Hall
The Priory Church of Saint Valery, Takeley
Thremhall Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 11thC or mid12thC by Gilbert de Monefixo;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Carey 1536/7;
site now occupied by a modern house
The Priory Church of Saint James the Apostle, Thremhall
Tolleshunt Major Grange
Walden Abbey ^ Benedictine monks
founded 1136 by Jeffrey (Geoffrey de) Mandevil[le], Earl of Essex;
raised to abbey status 1190;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1538;
site now occupied by Audley End House and St. Mark's College
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint James the Apostle, Walden

The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint James the Apostle, Walden
Saffron Walden Abbey;
Little Walden Abbey;
Walden Priory
Waltham Abbey + WalthamAbbey.JPG secular canons
founded ?1016-1035s (in the reign of Canute);
refounded c.1060 by Earl Harold;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1177 by Henry II;
dissolved 23 March 1540; granted to Sir Antony Deny
part of church now in use as parish church
Holy Cross
West Mersea Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1046 by Edward the Confessor;
alien house, dependent on St Ouen, Rouen;
dissolved 1400; granted to Higham Ferrer's collegiate church 1426;
granted to Robert Dacres, Esq. 1542/3;
conventual church now in use as parochial church of Ss Peter & Paul
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Mersea
Mercy Priory;
West Meresey Priory
Wix Priory WixPrioryArches.JPG Benedictine nuns
founded 12thC by Walter and Alexander Mascherell;
site now occupied by Abbey Farmhouse
blocked arches of priory church form north wall of the church of St. Mary The Virgin
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Wix
Wickes Priory;
Wikes Priory;
Sopwick Priory

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Gloucestershire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Gloucestershire) [15]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beckford Priory Saxon minster
founded before 803;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1128-35;
alien house, dependent on Ste-Barbe-en-Auge, Normandy (granted by Henry I)
dissolved 1414;
lands granted to Eton College 1443;
granted to Sir Richard Lee 1547;
known as 'The Manor';
mansion named 'Salesian House' (also known as 'Beckford Hall') built on site 17thC; now in use as Roman Catholic College;
crypt alone remains of the monastic founded
St Barbara
Beckford Cell;
Beccanford Priory
Berkeley Abbey nuns
founded before 807;
destroyed before 1051
secular college
founded before 1066 (1019-1053) by Earl Godwin;
dissolved c.1135 or later (after 1338); granted to Reading Abbey;
current parochial church of St Mary possibly on site of minster or a property of the minster
Berkeley Minster
possibly Oldminster
Bishop's Cleeve minster and church of St Michael granted by Offa and Ealdred 768-79;
apparently annexed to the bishop or church of Worcester before 888
Brimpsfield Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1100;
alien house (non-conventual: grange?), dependent on St Wandrille, Fontenay;
dissolved 1414 (before 1441); granted to Eton College, then to Windsor
Brimpsfield Grange
Bristol Blackfriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Cathedral Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Greyfriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Sack Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol St James's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol — St Mary Magdalen Nunnery Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol — St Philip's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Whitefriars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Cheltenham Minster reference to minster 803 founded before 803 (c.770: apparently extant for 30 years);
absorbed by Worcester ? before 890
Cirencester Abbey Saxon minster — secular college
founded before 839 (in the reign of Egbert) by Alwin;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded (1117-)1131 by Henry I;
dissolved 19 December 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547;
granted to Richard Masters 1563/4;
site now within a public park
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Daylesford Monastery founded 718 (? 727) by Begia (Baegia), land granted by King Ethelbald;
granted to Worcester by Beorhtwulf 841;
later claimed by Evesham
dissolved
Daeglesford Priory
Farmcote Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Hailes Abbey
Flaxley Abbey + The grounds of Flaxley Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 267981.jpg Cistercian monks
daughter of Bordesley
founded 30 September 1151 by Roger, Earl of Hereford;
dissolved 1536-7; granted to Sir Anthony Kingston 1544/5;
remains now incorporated into a private house without public access
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Flexley Abbey;
Dene Abbey
Gloucester Blackfriars Bristol 1873 - Blackfriars Priory.png Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1239 by Sir Stephen de Hermshall (or by Henry III) and consecrated 1284;
granted to Thomas Bell 1539/40, who made it a drapering house
Gloucester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1230 (1231), granted by Lord Berkley, under the guidance of Agnellus of Pisa, with timber provided by Henry III;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Jennings 1543/4;
church converted into a brewery
Gloucester Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268 (in the reign of Henry III) purportedly by Queen Eleanor, Sir Thomas Gifford and Sir Thomas Berkley;
dissolved c.25 July 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Gloucester Cathedral Abbey + Gloucester Cathedral - 2004-11-02.jpg Benedictine monks and nuns - double house
founded c.681 by Wulfhere, King of Mercia and his brother and successor Æthelred;
secular canons minster
founded c.823-5
Benedictine monks
founded 1022;
dissolved 1539;
granted to the Bishop and officers of Gloucester;
conventual church becoming an episcopal diocesan cathedral 1541-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Gloucester

The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and the Holy and Indivisible Trinity in Gloucester (1541)
St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester Gloucester StOswaldsPriory.JPG church of secular canons
traditionally founded 660 by a son of Penda of Mercia;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 890s/refounded 909 by Æthelflæd/Æthelflæda and her husband Æthelred, ealdorman of Mercia;
founded before 1153 as a priory by Henry Murdac, Archbishop of York;
granted to John Jennings 1539/40;
subsequently in parochial use as the Parish Church of St. Catherine; destroyed 1643
St Oswald, King and Martyr
Hailes Abbey Hailes Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks - from Beaulieu
founded 17 July 1246 (1245) by Richard, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved 24 December 1539;
granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547;
granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550; (NT)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Hayles Abbey;
Tray Abbey
Hatherop Priory Carthusian Monks
founded 1222
transferred to Hinton 1227-32
Hazleton Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Tintern
(community founded 1139 at Kingswood, infra;
transferred from Kingswood c.1149-50;
dissolved c.1150-4; transferred to Tetbury; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Horsley Priory Benedictine monks
founded in the reign of William the Conqueror by Roger, Earl of Shewsbury;
alien house, cell of Troarn;
Augustinian Canons Regular cell granted to Bruton Priory 1260;
vicarage 1380;
dissolved; granted to Sir Walter Denys of Dyrham 1553;
a prison late-18thC
19thC parish church of St Mary now occupies the site or an area to the north
dedication unknown
Horkeslegh Priory
Kingswood Abbey, earlier site # Cistercian Monks - from Tintern
(community founded 7 September 1139 by William de Berkeley);
refounded 1164-70 on new site;
transferred to Hazleton, supra, 1149-50; Kingswood reduced to grange;
dissolved 1 February 1538 and demolished; gatehouse remains; (EH)
Kingswood Grange
Kingswood Abbey Cistercian Monks
transferred from Tetbury c.1164-70;
dissolved 1 February 1538
Lechlade Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 13thC by Richard, Earl of Cornwall
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lechlade
Lechelade Priory
Llanthony Secunda Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - from Llanthony
daughter of Llanthony
founded 1136 at the instance of Robert, Bishop of Gloucester on a site granted by Miles (Milo) of Gloucester, Earl of Hereford; built by the prior and canons at Llanthony Priory;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Arthur Porter 1540/1
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Lantony Priory;
Lanthony Priory
Minchinhampton Priory Benedictine nuns
granted to Andrews, Lord Windsor 1542/3;
alien house, dependent on Holy Trinity, Caen;
probably a grange — no evidence of nuns resident;
granted to the nuns (or minchins) of Holy Trinity, Caen 1082 by William the Conqueror;
leased before 1192;
forfeit 14thC;
reverted to the Crown 1414;
granted to Syon Abbey 1424
Minchin Hampton Priory
Newent Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1086 by William fitz Osbern;
alien house, dependent on of Cormeilles Priory, Normandy
dissolved 1411 by Henry IV; granted to Fotheringay College; granted to Sir Richard Lee 1547;
St Mary's Parish church possibly the Priory Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Noent Priory;
Newenton Priory
Poulton Priory chantry chapel founded 1348 by Sir Thomas Seymour;
Gilbertine Canons
founded 1350;
dissolved 1539;
conventual church becoming the parish church
demolished and replaced 1873;
monastic remains incorporated into a wall at Priory Farm on site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary
Prinknash Abbey * Benedictine monks
founded 1928 at St Peter's Grange;
transferred to new abbey 1972 (see immediately below);
transferred back to St Peter's Grange 29 June 2008
Prinknash Abbey - former site Benedictine monks
(community founded 1928 at St Peter's Grange);
transferred to new abbey 1972;
transferred back to St Peter's Grange 29 June 2008 (see immediately above)
Quenington Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded between 1144 and 1162 by Walter, the first Prior of the Order in England by the bounty of Agnes de Lacy and her daughter;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Richard Morisine and Sir Anthony Kingston 1545/6;
demolished 17thC;
site now occupied by Quenington House
Queinington Preceptory
Temple Guiting Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1150, lands granted by Gilbert de Lacy and Roger de Waterville; benefactors included Roger, Earl of Hereford, and Roger d'Oilly;
dissolved 1308-1311;
possible in ownership of Knights Hospitallers after 1338, but used as preceptory or camera
Guiting Preceptory
Temple Guiting Grange possible Knights Templars grange of Temple Guiting Preceptory
Tetbury Monastery Saxon monastery
founded before 680; land granted by King Æthelred of Mercia;
site possibly near current after-medieval parish church of St Mary Magdalene (built on the site of a medieval church)
Tettan Monastery
Tetbury Abbey Cistercian monks
(community founded 7 September 1139 at Hazelton);
transferred from Hazleton, supra, c.1150-4 (1148-54);
site found to be unsuitable;
transferred to Kingswood, supra, c.1164-70;
monastic remains apparently incorporated into current residences in Tetbury
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Tewkesbury Abbey + TewkesburyAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Cranborne;
founded c.980 (or 715 by brothers Odo and Doddo);
enlarged by Robert RitzHaimon 1102;
transferred from Cranborne 1102;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas Strowde, Walter Erie and James Paget 1544/5;
now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tewkesbury
Theokesbury Abbey
Westbury Priory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Winchcombe Nunnery nuns
founded 787 by Offa;
Benedictine foundation built on site (see immediately below)
Winchcombe Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 798 by King Ranulph on site of a nunnery (see immediately above);
secular
founded 9thC?;
raised to abbey status c.969;
destroyed by fire 1151; rebuilt and rededicated 1239;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Thomas Seymour 1547/8;
abbot's house used as parish workhouse;
demolished 1815
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Kenelm, Winchcombe
Winchcombe Priory
Winchelcombe Abbey
Wotton under Edge Friary Crutched Friars
founded 1349(?) (1347): license granted for founded by Edward III 1349;
dissolved ?, probably after only a few years

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Greater Manchester

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester) [7]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Kersal Priory hermitage
Cluniac monks
alien cell, dependent on Lenton
founded 1145-53 (granted after 1143 by Ranulph 'de Gernon', Earl of Chester);
denizen 1392;
dissolved 1538
St Leonard
Kershall Priory
Warburton Priory # Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter of Cockersand;
founded c.1200
church of St Mary and St Werburgh granted to Cockersand Abbey by Adam of Dutton;
abandoned before 1271
Warburton Cell

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Hampshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Hampshire) [12]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alton Abbey * Anglican Benedictine monks
founded 1895; extant
The Abbey of Our Lady and Saint John
Andover Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St-Florent, Saumur;
founded before1087, church of St Mary granted to St-Florent by William the Conqueror, confirmed by Pope Eugenius III 1146;
dissolved c.1414;
alienated to Winchester College
St Peter

Blessed Virgin Mary
Andwell Priory Tironensian monks
alien house, daughter of Tiron
founded in the reign of Henry I by Adam de Port of Maplederwell;
dedicated 1215/38 by John, Bishop of Ardfert (officiating for Peter de Roches, Bishop of Winchester);
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College
The Blessed Virgin Mary (or St John the Baptist?)
Baddesley Preceptory # Knights Hospitaller
transferred from Godsfield
Hospitallers manor and estate of Godsfield here before 1167; transferred here before/c.1355;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Nicolas Trockmorton 1539/40;
house named 'Baddesley Manor' built on site
North Baddesley Preceptory;
South Badeisley Preceptory
Breamore Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1128-33 by Baldwin de Reveriis and his uncle Hugh;
dissolved 1536; granted to Henry, Marquis of Exeter 1536/7;
Elizabethan manor house (1536) on site
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Michael
Bromere Priory
Breamore Minster? large pre-Conquest church suggested to have been a minster 10thC - evidence lacking St Mary
Ellingham Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, daughter of St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte
founded 1160, church of St Mary and land granted by William de Solariis to build a cell;
dissolved 1414; granted to Eton College 1462
Church of Saint Mary
Church of All Saints
Farnborough Abbey * Image Stmchurch2.jpg Premonstratensian Canons'
cell, founded 1887;
French Benedictine 1895;
raised to abbey status 1903;
English Benedictine
cell of Prinknash 1947;
priory 1969;
independent community 1980;
extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Michael the Archangel
Godsfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before/c.1171;
transferred to North Baddesley 1355; chapel on site c.1360-70
Hamble Priory Tironensian monks
alien house, daughter of Tiron
founded between 1109 and 1140 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College
Priory of St. Andrew, Hamble
Hamble-en-le-rys;
Hamblerice;
Hamble-le-Rice
Hayling Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of Jumièges
founded after/c.1067 ("by King William, and afterwards by King Henry I"), land granted by William the Conqueror;
part of estate (possibly including church and conventual buildings) inundated by the sea 1324-5 and 1340;
dissolved 1413; granted to Arundel College 1541/2; granted to Sheen;
site is now beneath the sea — a number of locations suggested as being the main site
Halling Priory;
Hailing Priory
Netley Abbey Netley1-abbey.jpg Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu
founded 25 July 1239 projected by Peter des Roches, Bishop of Winchester on land granted by him before 1238; co-founder with Henry III;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Paulet 1536/7
(EH)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Edward the Confessor
Locus Sancti Edwardi
(Lieu-Saint-Edward);
Nettely Abbey
Nursling Monastery? Benedictine monks
founded 8thC by St Boniface;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.878;
'The Walls' reputedly the site of monastery;
although argued that the monastery was at Romsey;
inconclusive evidence of pre-Conquest foundation from excavations during 1982
Redford Monastery (possibly)
Pamber Priory + Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St Vigor, Cerisy (Cerisy-le-Forêt
founded 1100 (c.1120-30);
dissolved 1135;
dissolved 1414; granted to St Julian's Hospital, Southampton;
granted to Queen's College, Oxford 1446 and continues in that ownership;
priory church extant
St Mary and St John the Baptist
Monk Sherborne Priory;
Sherborne Priory
Portchester Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1128-9(1133), by William de Pont de l'Arche(d'Arch), chamberlain and sheriff of Hampshire, with the assistance of Henry I within the walls of the castle;
site soon proved unsuitable;
transferred to Southwick, infra, c.1145;
dissolved 7 April 1538; granted to John White 1538/9;
priory church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
St Mary
Porchester Priory
Redbridge Monastery founded c.680; possible site of ancient monastery under Abbot Cimberth (Cynebert), though more likely at Eling, supra Reodford Monastery
Selborne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1233–34 by Peter de Roches, Bishop of Winchester (charter dated 20 January 1233/4, confirmed by Pope Gregory IX September 1235);
dissolved 1484: house financially and physically delapidated;
annexed by Magdalen College, Oxford 11 September 1484 (confirmed 1485)
Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Southampton - Greyfriars Franciscan Friars
founded 1235
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1498;
dissolved 1534;
Augustinian Friars
founded 1534;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Pollard 1544/5; granted to Arthur Darcy 1551
Southwick Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(community founded at Portchester c.1128-9);
transferred here 1145, built 1145-53 (indulgences granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury to establish the canons at Southwick);
dissolved 7 April 1538
Our Lady of Southwick
Titchfield Abbey Titchfield Abbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
founded 1232 by Peter de Roches (Peter de Rupibis), Bishop of Winchester;
granted to Thomas Wriothesley 1537;
converted into a mansion named 'Palace House' by 1542, much of which demolished 1781; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint John the Evangelist
Tychfield Abbey
Wherwell Abbey # Benedictine nuns
founded c .986, probably on site of Saxon minster
dissolved 1539;
country house named 'The Priory' built on site mid-18thC, immediately to the south-east of the abbey church
The Abbey Church of the Holy Cross, Wherwell;
Whrewell Abbey
Winchester  St Augustine's Friary - possible earlier site ~ Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded before 1300 possibly on a site outside the city wall; in 1342 Pope Clement VI instructed the Bishop of Winchester to allow the friars to move from their premises to a site they had procured within the city wall 1341; the Pope sanctioned the move in 1346 (see immediately below)
Winchester - St Augustine's Friary~ Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded before 1300 possibly on a site outside the city wall (see immediately above); transfer sanctioned by the Pope 1346;
dissolved 1538;
house named 'The Friary' built in the vicinity of the site
Winchester - Black Friars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded c.1231;
dissolved 1538
Winchester - Grey Friars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
founded 1237;
dissolved 1538; granted 1543/4
St Francis
Winchester - White Friars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268 (1278) by Peter, rector of St Helen's, Winchester;
dissolved 1538
Winchester - Hyde Abbey Hyde Abbey Gate.jpg Benedictine monks
(community founded at New Minster 901);
transferred from New Minster, (see immediately below), 1109;
dissolved; granted to Richard Bethel 1545/6
New Minster
Winchester - New Minster Benedictine monks
founded 901 by Alfred the Great;
transferred to new site at Hyde Abbey (see immediately above) 1109
The New Minster
Winchester - Nunnaminster Abbey # Benedictine nuns
founded c.902 (9thC) by Alfred the Great and his queen Ealhswith; completed before 908 by Edward the Elder
refounded and rededicated 963 by Bishop Ethelwold;
rededicated 1108;
destroyed in the siege of Winchester;
rebuilt 1141;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bello and John Broxholme 1546/7
St Mary
Nunnaminster Abbey;
St Mary's Abbey
Winchester - St Swithun's Priory Benedictine monks
founded 648;
episcopal diocesan cathedral (founded c.662/3);
demolished 1093-4 when the East end of the new cathedral church was completed (see immediately below)
Old Minster
Winchester Cathedral Priory + Winchester cathedral side.jpeg secular canons
founded c.942–1064: built 1079-1094 by Wakelin, Bishop of Winchester;
Benedictine monks
founded 964;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral from 8 April 1093
The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Winchester

The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun in Winchester
Wintney Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1200 (in the reign of William the Conqueror) by the son of Peter Jeffrey;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Hill, Esq, Sergeant of the King's Cellar 1538/9;
18th-century Wintney Farmhouse on site
Priory of the Blessed Virgin and St Mary Magdalene
Winteney Priory

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Herefordshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Herefordshire)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aconbury Priory Sisters of St John of Jerusalem with brethren
founded 13thC (c.1200) by Margery (Margaret), wife of Walter de Lacy on a site granted by King John;
with a hospital, and attached to the preceptory of Dinmore;
Augustinian Canonesses
refounded 1237 by Papal permission;
dissolved 1539(?); granted to Hugh de Harry 1541/2;
priory church (restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott 1863) in pariochial use as the Parish Church of Saint John until 1967
The Priory Church of the Holy Cross, Aconbury
St John the Baptist
Acornbury Priory
Acton Beauchamp granted of land 718 (727?) as "perpetual dwelling of servants of God", otherwise unknown
Archenfield Monastery founded before 914-7, when Cyfeiliog, 'Bishop of Archenfield' was captured by Norsemen
Aymestrey Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
transferred from Shobdon, infra;
founded c.1150(?);
dissolved (?); transferred to Wigmore, infra, c.1131-5
Barton Priory? Benedictine monks
founded before 1199 (recorded by Gervase of Canterbury - possibly Brockbury (Colwall)
Belmont Abbey * Belmont Abbey South East View Camille Enlart 1921.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1859-present
Roman Catholic priory-cathedral 1859-1917
abbey-cathedral 1917-1920
See transferred to St David's Cathedral, Cardiff
The Abbey Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Belmont
Beodune Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
transferred from Wigmore, infra
founded c.1155(?);
dissolved (?); transferred to Shobdon, infra, after 1155(?)
Byton Priory?
Bosbury Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1217-19;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312;
dissolved 1410
Cheleburne Priory? Augustinian Canons Regular
(possibly Chirbury Priory, Shropshire)
Chalborn Priory;
Pynkney Priory (possibly)
Chirbury Priory (possibly)
Clifford Priory ^ Cluniac monks
founded 1129-30 by Simon fitz Richard;
alien house, dependent on Lewes
became denizen between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke 1553;
site occupied by Priory Farm, which probably incorporates monastic remains
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Colwall Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Great Malvern;
founded before 1199;
dissolved (?)
Brockbury Priory
Craswall Priory Grandmontine monks
founded c.1225 by Walter de Lacy;
alien house, dependent on Grandmont;
dissolved 1462; granted to God's House College, Cambridge 1462
St Mary's Priory
Dinmore Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1189;
chapel 14thC;
dissolved before 1535: privately leased; granted to Sir Thomas Palmer in 1548;
chapel restored 1886 by H F St John
Chapel of St John of Jerusalem;
Dynmore Preceptory
Dinmore Monastery small monastic community apparently existed prior to the arrival of the Knights
Dore Abbey,
Abbey Dore
Dore Abbey, Hampshire.jpg Cistercian monks - from Morimond
founded 1147 by Robert Ewyas;
dissolved 1537; granted to John Scudamore 1539/40;
church restored 1633 and now in parochial use
Abbey Dore
Dulas Monastery Benedictine monks
purportedly founded here;
transferred to Ewyas Harold, infra
Ewyas Harold Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Gloucester;
founded after 1100 by Harold son of Ralph of the Vexin: church of St Michael granted by Harold, Lord of Ewyas, purportedly first established at Dulas, supra;
dissolved 1358
monks withdrawn through lack of revenue
St James and St Bartholomew
Flanesford Priory ^ Flanesford Priory - geograph.org.uk - 1110385.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1346/1347 by Richard, Lord Talbot;
dissolved 1537; granted to George, Earl of Shrewsbury 1538/9;
converted into a farm;
remains now incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint John the Baptist, Flanesford
Garway Preceptory Garway Church - geograph.org.uk - 46182.jpg Knights Templar
founded 1185-8: grant made by Henry II;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded after 1312;
merged with Dinmore, supra, before 1489;
dissolved before 1535 with Dinmore
Garway Clas Celtic monks — clas to 11thC?
Hentland Monastery Celtic monks
purportedly founded 6thC by St Dubricius
Hereford Cathedral Priory Hereford cathedral 001.JPG secular cathedral
founded 669; (680)
Benedictine monks - abbey?
founded c.1025
built early 11thC;
destroyed 1055;
rebuilt 12thC by Bishop Renhelm
The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Ethelbert in Hereford
Hereford - St Guthlac's Priory probable Saxon minster
Benedictine monks - monastic church or chapel
founded c.1101;
badly damaged in the Baron's War c.1143;
transferred to new site outside the town (see immediately below)
St Guthlac's in the Castle
Hereford Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Gloucester;
Hugh de Lacy granted St Peter's Collegiate Church (founded before 1084) to Gloucester Abbey for it to become a dependent house 1100; St Guthlac's Collegiate Church (founded before 1066) united with it, and amalgamated 1143: transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
dissolved 1538; granted to John ap Rice 1542/3
St Guthlac
St Peter, St Paul and St Guthlac
Blackfriars, Hereford — earlier site Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1246 by Sir John Daniel;
transferred to new site 1322 (see immediately below)
Hereford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded before 1228;
dissolved 1538
Hereford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
Holme Lacy Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Lavendon
projected c.1235, establishment never implemented
St Mary and St Thomas Martyr
Kilpeck Priory # Benedictine monks
founded c.1134 by Hugh, son of William the Norman who granted the church to Gloucester;
dissolved 1428 when the cell was united to Gloucester; granted to the Bishop of Gloucester
Kilpecke Priory
Kinsham Grange Benedictine monks
alien house;
Leominster Priory + Leominster Priory.jpg Saxon nuns (possibly also monks)
purportedly built c.660 by Merwald, King of West Mercia;
destroyed by the Danes 9thC;
secular canons college refounded 9thC;
nuns 9thC;
destroyed 1046;
Benedictine monks
founded 1123: destroyed monastery granted to Reading by Henry I, confirmed by Richard, Bishop of Hereford;
rbuilt 12thC, fully conventual by 1139;
dissolved 1539; granted to the bailiffs and burgesses of Leominster
St Peter (660);
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Leominster (12thC)
Limebrook Priory Augustinian Canonesses (or Benedictine nuns?)
founded c.1189 (in or before the reign of Richard I) by Robert de Lingen or a member of the Mortimer family;
Augustinian Canonesses 1516 (in the time of Bishop Booth);
dissolved 28 December 1539; granted to John West and Robert Gratwick 1553
St Mary
Lymbroke Priory
Moccas Clas Celtic monks
reputedly founded 6thC by St Dubricius from Hennland on Wye;
dissolved before 1066?
Mochros
Monkland Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on Conches
founded before 1100;
dissolved c.1414
Much Dewchurch Clas monks of St David
founded 6thC;
parochial? before1066
Ocle Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1160 (or c.1100) by the ancestors of Robert Chandos;
alien cell, daughter of Lyre;
granted to Sheen Priory c.1414;
granted to Sir Philip Hobby 1541/2;
site now occupied by Livers Ocle farmhouse
Acley Priory;
Livers Ocle Priory
Shobdon Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded between 1131 and 1135 (in the reign of Henry I and Robert de Bethune, Bishop of Hereford) by Hugh Mortimer;
transferred to [Eye, nr.] Aymestrey supra;
transferred from Beodune (?Byton), supra;
transferred to north of Wigmore, infra
Sutton Camera Knights Hospitaller
under Dinmore
Titley Priory # Tironensian monks
founded 1120-1;
apparent alien cell, dependent on Tiron;
dissolved 1391;
granted to Winchester College c.1535;
church rebuilt 1865;
house named 'Priory Cottage' built on site 16thC
St Peter
Upleadon Preceptory Knights Templar
founded by William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke;
Knights Hospitaller after 1312;
merged with Dinmore and Garway 1410
Bosbury Preceptory
Wigmore Priory Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded 1100 by Ralph de Mortimer; transferred from [Eye, nr.] Aymestry, supra; transferred to Beodune (? Byton), supra
Wigmore Abbey ^ Remains of Wigmore Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 700446.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine - from Shobdon, supra
transferred 1172-9;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Palmer 1548/9;
remains now incorporated into farm and buildings
Wormsley Priory possibly originally a hermitage;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded after 1200 (13thC) (late in the reign of John or early in the reign of Henry III) by Gilbert Talbot;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward Lord Clinton 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Leonard, Wormsley
Priory of St Leonard de Pyon;
Wormeley Abbey

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Hertfordshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Hertfordshire) [16] [1]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Ashridge Priory Bonshommes monks
founded 1283 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved 16 November 1539
the Precious Blood
Berden Priory? Augustinian Canons Regular
possibly Berden, Essex or the hospital at Bigging (Berdene in Anstey)
St Mary
Cathale Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1189(?) (c.1200) probably by William de Mandeville;
dissolved before 1240; granted to the nuns of Cheshunt by Henry de Bohun; canons removed;
chapel survived to 1613 when land acquired by James I;
chapel remains extant 1830s
Cheshunt Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1183;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Anthony Deny 1536/7
Cestrehunt Priory;
Chesthunt Priory
Flamstead Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1150 (in the reign of Stephen) by Roger de Toney;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Richard Page 1539/40;
site now occupied by Beechwood Park School
Flamsted Priory
Hertford Trinitarian Priory lepers' hospital of St Mary Magdelene (founded ante1199) taken over by Trinitarians;
Trinitarian monks
founded c.1261; apparently under Easton -1448; later uner Moatenden;
apparently abandoned before 1535(?)
St Mary Magdalene (ante1199)
Holy Trinity and St Thomas Martyr c.1261
Hitchin Friary ^ Carmelite Friars
founded c.1317;
dissolved 17 October 1538;
site now occupied by Hitchin Priory Hotel, part of cloister arches still visible;
17th/18thC country house built on site
St Mary
Hitchin 'Priory'
Hitchin Black Friary Dominican Friars
founded c.1316 by King Edward;
dissolved; granted to Edward Watson and H. Henderson 1546/7
Hitchin Minster Saxon minster founded before 11thC (references 10th & 11thC);
parochial church ante1086
King's Langley Priory Dominican Friars
founded before 1308;
dissolved 1538;
Dominican nuns - from Dartford
refounded 1557;
dissolved 1558: nuns transferred to Dartford
Lannock Knights Templar
founded before 1148 (manor granted to Templars but no preceptory founded);
Knights Hospitaller
let privately 1338
Markyate Priory # hermitage
before 1145;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1145 by Ralph de Langford, Dean and Chapter of St Paul's, through the influence of Geoffrey, Abbot of St Albans;
apparently soon destroyed by fire;
dissolved 1537; granted to George Ferrers;
site now occupied by a manor house named 'Markyate Cell' built on priory remains;
parochial church of St John the Baptist built at the south corner of the site
Holy Trinity
Mergate Priory;
Market-Street Priory
Mirdial Priory? Augustinian Canons Regular (lacking evidence) St Mary
New Biggin Priory # Gilbertine Priory
priory cell
founded 1361-2 by Sir Edward de Kendale;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Cokke 1544/5;
residence built on site 1585; converted to almshouses c.1812
St Saviour
Hitchin Nunnery
Redbourn Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on St Albans
founded 1178 by Abbot Simon or Abbot Warin built by John, Bishop of Ardfert;
plundered by the French 1217;
apparently abandoned 1535; granted to John Cock 1539/40
St Amphibalus
St Amphibalus Priory;
Redburn Priory
Rowney Priory ^(?) Benedictine nuns
founded c.1164 by Conan, Duke of Brittany and Earl of Richmond;
plundered early 15thC;
dis 11 September 1457; granted to the patron, John Fray, chief baron of the Exchequer, who established a chantry; confiscated by the Crown 1548;
19thC house built on site, said to incorporate fabric from the priory
St John the Baptist
Rowheing Priory;
Rownay Priory
Royston Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1173-9 by Ralph de Rochester (on the site of a chapel built by his uncle Eustace de Merk) built in the time of Walter Walensis, Abbot of Colchester;
dissolved 9 April 1537; granted to Robert Slete, Esq 1540/1
priory church converted for parochial use as the Parish Church of St John the Baptist; a Georgian House also built on the site
The Priory Church of St John the Baptist and St Thomas the Martyr
St Albans Abbey + StAlbansCathedral.JPG founded c.793
Benedictine monks 976;
dissolved 5 December 1539;
parochial thereafter
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1877-present
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, St Albans
St Albans Nunnery Benedictine nuns - attached to the abbey, living near the almonry;
founded before 940; transferred to Sopwell, infra, 1140
St Mary de Pre Priory leper hospital founded 1194 by Warin (Garinus), Abbot of St Albans, to c.1328
Benedictine nuns
founded after 1352;
abandoned 1528; annexed to St Albans; granted to Ralph Rawlet, Esq 1540/1
St Mary de Pré Priory;
St Mary de Pre Nunnery;
De La Praye Nunnery
Sopwell Priory purportedly a hermitage prior to Benedictine founded;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1140 by Geoffrey, Abbott of St Albans;
subject to the abbess of St Albans c.1330;
dissolved 1537
St Mary
Sopewell Priory
Standon Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Buckland
Standon Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded 1147 (in the reign of Stephen) by Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hereford;
dissolved 1308-12;
leased out 1330;
revived; under a preceptor 1360;
leased out before 1443-4
Temple Dinsley Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded 1147 (in the reign of Stephen): granted by Bernard de Balliol, preceptory established later;
dis 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1324; let privately 1338;
preceptory founded after 1338;
leased to the preceptor of Ribstone and Mount St John 1498;
let out privately 1507; granted by Henry VIII to Sir Ralph Sadler
demolished 1712;
site now occupied by The Princess Helena College built 1714
Temple Dynnesley Preceptory
Ware Priory Benedictine monks
founded ante1081 with endowment by Hugo de Grentemaisnil;
alien priory, dependent on St-Evroul;
dissolved 1414; granted by Henry VIII
Ware Friary Franciscan Friars Minor (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded 1338 by Thomas second Lord Wake of Liddell, who received the king's permission in February 1338 to give to the Friars Minors propery and land;
dissolved 1538;;
private residence 1544;
incorporated into a house named 'The Priory'
Wormley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Waltham
founded after 1177 (when church and mannor granted to Waltham Abbey) and before c.1260
dissolved c.1510(?): alienated from Waltham Abbey;
rst 19thC; now in use of parish church of St Laurence
St Lawrence
Prior Sancti Laurentii de Worem
Wymondley Priory,
Little Wymondley
hospital founded 1218 by Richard [de] Argentein;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded soon after; hospital continued until 1290;
dissolved 6 April 1537; granted to James Nedeham, surveyor of the king's works, 1541/2;
site now occupied by a Tudor Tithe barn
St Mary
Little Wymondley Priory;
Wymondesley Parva Priory

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Isle of Wight

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses on the Isle of Wight) [12]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Appuldurcombe House,
Wroxall
AppuldurcombeHouse.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1090: manor granted by Richard de Redvers to Montebourg Abbey;
alien house, dependent on Montebourg;
dissolved 1414;
16th century Elizabethan house built on site;
hotel 1859;
leased for use as a college for young gentlemen 1867-1890s;
Benedictine monks 1901-1908;
virtually abandoned 1909; used to accomodate troops in the two World Wars; damaged by a mine 1943; currently a shell internally in ruins (EH)
Barton Priory BartonManor approach IsleOfWight.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
priory(?)
founded 1275 by John Insula, Rector of Shalfleet and Thomas de Winton, Rector of Godshill;
dissolved 1439; granted to Winchester College
The Holy Trinity
Barton Oratory;
Burton College
Carisbrooke - St Mary's Priory # StMary'sPriory Carisbrooke IsleOfWight.JPG Cistercian monks
alien priory cell, dependent on Lire Abbey
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Carisbrooke
Carisbrooke Priory * CarisbrookePriory New.JPG extant The Open Door
Quarr Abbey (Cistercian) QuarrAbbeyFarm.JPG Savignac monks
founded 27 April 1132 by Baldwin de Redvers (Redveriis);
Cistercian monks
transferred 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to John and George Mills 1544/5
The Abbey Church of Our Lady of the Quarry
Quarrer Abbey
Quarr Abbey *,
Binsted
QuarrAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 24 May 1907 from Appuldurcombe House
current house constructed from the ruined masonry of the former abbey; extant
Ryde - St Cecilia's Abbey *
Appley House, Ryde
StCecilia'sAbbey Ryde IsleOfWight.jpg Solesmes nuns
returned to France from exile
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Liege Abbey;
founded at Ventnor 1882;
transferred to Appley House 1922;
priory attained abbey status 1926;
aggregated into the Solesmes Community 1950; extant
Priory of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus

Abbey of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus (1926)
St Cross Priory Tironensian monks
founded after 1132 (c.1120): church founded (in the tenure of Gervase, Abbot de Insula (Quarr)) by Rpbert Colaws;
alien cell, dependent Tiron;
dissolved 1391; granted to Winchester College
St Helen's Priory StHelen'sChurch IsleOfWight.jpg Cluniac monks
founded c.1090; alien house, dependent on Much Wenlock;
dissolved 1414
Ventnor Priory,
Steephill View
Benedictine nuns
daughter of Liege Abbey, Belgium,
founded 1882
transferred to Appley House, Ryde 1922;
Steephill View house now demolished;
Priory Lodge, built 1970, now occupies the site
Pax Cordis Jesu

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Kent

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Kent) [17]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aylesford Priory * Aylesford Priory, Kent.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1242 by Richard de Grey, Lord of Cudnor (Richard, Lord Grey);
conventual church built 1242-1248;
rebuilt 1348-1417
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1541/2; church demolished, conventual buildings converted for private residence; rebuilt after fire 1930;
Carmelite Friars from 1949
'The Friars'
Badlesmere Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 8thC
Badmonden Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(?)alien cell, dependent on Beaulieu, Normandy
Bilsington Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1253 by John Mansell (Maunsel), Lord Chief Justice of England;
dissolved 28 February 1536; granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1538/9;
used as a farmhouse through post-medieval period;
remains now incorporated into a house
Blakwose Priory Premonstratensian Canons
cell of Lavendon
founded before 1158;
transferred to St Radegunds Abbey after1203-4; becoming grange thereof;
dissolved c.1377
Blackwose Priory
Boxley Abbey ^ Cistercian monks
daughter of Clairvaux;
founded 23 October 1143 (1143/46) by William de Ipre, Earl of Kent;
dissolved 21 January 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Wyat 1540/1;
part of remains now incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bilsington
Brockley Abbey Historical county location. See entry under London
Canterbury — Austin Friars, earlier site Augustinian Friars
founded 1318 by Richard French, baker (license granted to Archbishop Reynolds by Edward II to alienate part of the former Friars of the Sack site to the Austin Friars);
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1324
Canterbury — Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded 1324: transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
rebuilt 1408;
dissolved December 1538;
granted to G. Harper 1541/2
Canterbury Cathedral Priory + Canterbury Cathedral - Portal Nave Cross-spire.jpeg secular canons possibly collegiate
founded c.600 (598): Roman church restored by St Augustine with the aid of King Ethelbert;
Benedictine monks
founded 1070;
dissolved 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral c.600-present
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Christ, Canterbury,

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury

Canterbury - Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded c.1236 (c.1221) by Henry III; church built 1237-after1244;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Wiseman 1559/60;
frater currently in use as a church of the Church of the First Church of Christ Scientist
Canterbury — Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded 1224;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1268
Canterbury — Sack Friars Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
some friars apparently transferred to Cambridge before 1289;
dissolved after 1314
Canterbury - St Augustine's Abbey Benedictine monks (assumed)
founded 598 by King Ethelbert on the advice of St Augustine;
dissolved 605;
Benedictine monks
(re)founded c.960;
dissolved 1538 (EH)
St Peter and St Paul

The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine, Canterbury
Canterbury - St Gregory's Priory secular monastery
founded by 1087 by Archbishop Lanfranc;
Augustinian Canons Regular by mid-12thC
church destroyed by fire 1145, rebuilt;
dissolved 1537; granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1536/7
St Gregory's Hospital
Canterbury - Priory of St Sepulchre Benedictine nuns
founded c.1100 by Archbishop Anselm;
dissolved 1536; granted to James Hale 1546/7
St Sepulchre's Nunnery
Canterbury - St Mary of the Angels Friars * Franciscan OFM Franciscan Friars involved in running the Franciscan International Study Centre
Cliffe Cell Cluniac monks
Combwell Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
abbey founded c.1220 by Robert de Turneham;
reduced to priory status c.1220 due to endowment shortfall;
disputed between Augustinian and Premonstratensian — found in favour of Augustinians c.1230;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Culpepper 1537/8; granted to Sir John Gage 1542/3
Cumbwell Priory;
Combwell Abbey
Darenth Priory Benedictine monks
cell, apparently dependent on on Rochester
founded after 971: Archbishop Hubert granted the manor of Darent;
dissolved (?)
Dartford Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the visitation of London)
founded 1356; attached to the nunnery (see immediately below)
dissolved 1539
Davington Priory + Benedictine nuns
founded 1153 by Fulk de Newenham;
dissolved 1535; granted to Sir Thomas Cheney 1546/7;
church in now parochial use — priory buildings in private ownership;
restored as a private residence 19thC; since 1982 owned by Bob Geldof
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalen, Davington;
(parochially also dedicated to St Lawrence)
Dover Priory, earlier site St Mary in Castro2.jpg Saxon minster - secular canons
founded 640 by Eadbald, King of Kent
transferred to St Martin's c.696 (see immediately below) by King Wihtred;
church apparently rebuilt 10thC;
repaired 1582, but practically unused thereafter and in ruins by 1724;
in use as a Fives' Court early-1790s;
in use as a garrison coal store during Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815);
restored 1862 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and 1888 by William Butterfield
St Mary in Castro
(St Mary in the Castle)
Dover Priory secular canons
transferred to from site within the castle (see immediately above) c.696 by King Wihtred;
(?abbey 697);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1131 by Henry I and Archbishop William de Corbeuil;
Benedictine monks - from Canterbury (who forced withdrawal of Augustinians) 1136;
monks apparently withdrawn;
Benedictine monks - sent from Canterbury by Archbishop Theobald 1139 - cell dependent on Canterbury;
dissolved 1535;
remains now incorporated into a private school: Dover College
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Martin of the New Work, Dover
Dover Minster Saxon minster
founded 691;
rebuilt 1070s;
in parochial use as the Church of St Martin-le-Grand, from 16thC;
demolished 18th-19thC; remains destroyed during World War II
Dover Preceptory (?) Knights Templar
founded c.1128(?)
apparently transferred to Temple Ewell before c.1185 (EH)
Eastry Monastery (?) a monastery purportedly founded before 673 by King Egbert - existence doubtful
Elfleet Monastery (?) founded by Domneva - probably Ebbsfleet
Faversham Abbey Cluniac monks - from Bermondsey
founded 1147 by King Stephen and his queen Maud (Matilda) (apparently only nominally Cluniac from the outset;
Benedictine monks 13thC (before 1207: by the reign of Henry III);
dissolved 8 July 1538
St Saviour
Folkestone Priory, earlier site Saxon nunnery and minster
Benedictine? nuns
founded before 640 by Eadbald, King of Kent - built in the castle precinct;
destroyed by the Danes before 927 (before 924);
Benedictine monks
alien house:
church granted to Lonlay by Nigel de Munevilla and his wife 1095;
abandoned 1137: transferred to new site (see immediately below)
St Mary and St Eanswith
Folkestone Priory Benedictine monks
alien house
transferred from old site (see immediately above) 1137;
independent 1399;
dissolved November 1539, when priory was ruinous
Greenwich Friary Historical county location. See entry under London
Higham Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1148(?) (1551) by King Stephen;
alien house, dependent on St Sulpice;
independent after1227;
dissolved 1521-2; granted to Cambridge College by Henry VIII
Lillechurch Priory;
Littlechurch Priory;
Heyham Priory
Hoo Monastery Benedictine monks
founded c.(686-)687: land on the island (later Hoo St Werburgh) and adjoining granted tn Ecgbald and his familia
monastery under an abbot 716;
destroyed 9thC?
Hythe Monastery uncertain order or foundation
Leeds Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1119 by Robert de Crevecoeur (Croucheart), Knight;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Antony St Leger 1550-1
St Mary and St Nicholas
Leedes Priory
Lesnes Abbey (Westwood Abbey) Historical county location. See entry under London
Lewisham Priory Historical county location. See entry under London
Lossenham Friary Carmelite Friars
founded c.1242-7;
destroyed by fire 1275; rebuilt;
dissolved 1538
Lossenham Whitefriars
Lydd Monastery + Saxon minster
possibly monastic founded after 744: land granted to Archbishop; destroyed by the Danes 893;
Anglo-Saxon remains incorporated into All Saints' parish church
Lyminge Abbey Benedictine? nuns
founded c.633 by Ethelburga, daughter of King Ethelbert of Kent, on the site of a possibly Roman villa;
monks and nuns
refounded before 736 under Abbot Cuthbert;
ravaged by the Danes, but continued to after 964 (the time of Archbishop Dunstan;
Saxon church, rebuilt c.965 incorporating remains of abbey church
Maidstone Friary Carmelite Friars
13thC Allington Castle site sold to Carmelites 1951;
in private ownership early-21stC
Maidstone Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friars
license obtained 13 May 1331 by John atte Water to alienate in mortmain to the minister and Friars Minors of England property and land in Maidstone to build an oratory and dwelling-place;
establishment never implemented
Minster in Thanet Priory, earlier site Saxon minster and nunnery
founded 669, granted by King Egbert of Kent to his niece Domneva to founded monastery;
destroyed by the Danes 1011;
transferred to new site (see immediately below)
Benedictine monks
granted to St Augustine's Abbey 1027 by King Cnut;
refounded as a grange of St Augustine's;
11th-13thC parochial church of St Mary reputedly built on site
Moatenden Priory Trinitarian monks
founded 1224 by Sir Michael de Ponynges;
dissolved; granted to Sir Antony Aucher 1538/9;
site now occupied by a house named 'Moatenden Manor'
Mottenden Priory;
Headcorn Priory;
Muttiden Friary
New Romney Priory Cistercian monks and nuns - double house
founded 1264
alien grange, dependent on Pontigny;
dissolved c.1414
St John
Patrixbourne Priory Saxon minster
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1200;
alien cell, dependent on Beaulieu, Normandy;
dissolved 1409;
restored 1849 by Mr Marshall of Canterbury and 1857 by Sir George Gilbert Scott;
church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
St Mary
Rochester Cathedral Priory + Rochestercath.jpg secular canons 604-1080;
Benedictine monks
founded 1080 by King Ethelbert;
dissolved 1540
parochial/conventual use as an episcopal diocesan cathedral 604
The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Rochester
Reculver Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 669
destroyed by Vikings
Romney Friary Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded ante1241;
dissolved 1287
New Romney Greyfriars;
Romney Friary
St Mildred's Monastery purportedly early Saxon monastery;
probably a minster 8thC
St Radegund's Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
now in private ownership
Bradsole Abbey
Sandwich Whitefriars Carmellite Friars
founded before c.1272
dissolved 1538
Sutton-at-Hone Preceptory + hospital founded ante1199;
Knights Hospitaller
granted 1214; preceptory established: ceased to exist before 1338;
remains in use as chapel and private residence (NT)
St John's Jerusalem
Swingfield Preceptory Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
founded (?)
transferred to Buckland c.1180;
Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1180;
dissolved 1540
St John's Commandery
St John's Chapel
Temple Ewell Preceptory,
Ewell
Knights Templar
founded c.1185;
dissolved 1312;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1312;
dissolved 1540;
remains now incorporated into parochial church
Thanington Nunnery St James's hospital founded before 1164;
became nunnery or sisterhood before 1343;
possibly ceased to be a hospital, at least for a time;
dissolved 1551
Throwley Priory # Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Hugh de Chilham and William de Ipra;
alien house, cell of St Bertin, St Omer;
dissolved 1414; granted to Syon Abbey;
house named 'Glebe Cottage' built on site
Thurlegh Priory
Tonbridge Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded (late in the reign of Henry II) by Richard de Clare, Earl of Hartford (confirmed by Celestine III 1192;
site later occupied by a railway goods station
St Mary Magdalen
West Langdon Abbey # Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Leiston
founded 1189 (1192);
dissolved 1535; granted to the Archbishop of Canterbury 1538/9;
site now occupied by 16thC farmhouse currently in use as a holiday cottage
Langdon Abbey
West Malling Abbey * nuns
founded 688(?); no further reference until:
Benedictine nuns
transferred from Twickenham
founded c.1090 (in the reign of William II) by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester;
transferred to Milford Haven; dissolved 1538; granted to Henry Cobham, alias Brook 1569/70
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, West Malling
West Peckham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded by Sir John Culpepper;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Robert Southwell 1543/4;
West Peccham Hospital;
West Peckham Camera

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Lancashire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Lancashire) [8]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beaumont Grange Savignac monks
dependent on Furness
founded c.1130: granted by Warine;
a 'large and important colony';
Cistercian monks
17 September 1147
Burscough Priory
Burscough
Ruins of Burscough Priory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1186 (c.1190) by Robert Fitz Henry, Lord of Lathom and Knowsley probably for canons from Norton;
dissolved 1536
St Nicholas
probably Blakesmere Priory
Cartmel Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Chapel-le-Wood Cell Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Cockerham Priory # CockerhamPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
cell of St Mary in the Meadows (de Pratis) at Leicester;
founded c.1207 or 1208: (granted to Leicester 1153-4 by William de Lancaster)
cell 1281-90 (secular chaplain appointed — most of the canons withdrawn;
dissolved 1477
Cockersand Abbey CockersandAbbey.JPG Hospital of St Mary before 1184;
Premonstratensian Canons - priory
refounded after 1184 by William Lancastre
raised to abbey status 1192, continuing as a hospital;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Kechin (Kitchen) 1543/4
now in private ownership of the Dalton family
Thurnham Abbey
Conishead Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Furness Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Hawkshead Grange Historical county location. See entry under Cumbria
Heysham Monastery(?) # suggested early monastic settlement;
14th-15thC church of St Peter built on site, incorporating pre-Conquest remains 800-950
Hornby Priory # possible hospital 1160-1172;
Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter of Croxton;
founded c.1172 by the Montbegons of Hornby, the ancestors of Sir Thomas Stanley
dissolved 1538; granted to Lord Montegle 1544/5
Horneby Priory
Kersal Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester
Lancaster Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded 1259/60 by Sir Hugh Harrington;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Polcroft 1540/1
Lancaster Greyfriars Franciscan Friars
some evidence of short-lived house, precise site and dates of foundation and dissolution unknown
Lytham Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent Durham
founded 1189-94 by Richard Fitz Rogers;
dissolved 1535 (1534); granted to Sir Thomas Holcroft;
demolished;
17thC country house built on site
Lythom Priory
Marland Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlaw, then of Whalley;
founded before 1212
Preston Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1256(?) c.1260 by Edmond, Earl of Lancaster;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Holcroft 1540/1
Staining Grange Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlaw, then of Whalley;
founded before 1240;
Tulketh Priory Sauvignac monks
founded 1124;
transferred to Furness 1127
Warburton Priory Historical county location. See entry under Greater Manchester
Whalley Abbey WhalleyAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks - from Stanlow
founded c.1172
dissolved 1537; granted to Richard Aston and John Braddyll 1553/4
now in ownership of the Diocese of Blackburn
Locus Benedictus de Whalley Abbey
Wyresdale Abbey Cistercian monks - from Furness and Savigny
founded c.1196
traditionally the site is below the meeting of the Marshaw Wyre and the Tarnbrook Wyre, on the north bank of the Abbeystead reservoir


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Leicestershire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Leicestershire) [18]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldermanshaw Priory Cluniac monks
founded c. before 1220-35;
alien cell, dependent on Bermondsey;
dissolved/ruinous before 1450;
17thC cottage built on site
Belvoir Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on St Albans Abbey;
begun by Robert de Todeni, lord of Belvoir 1076; completed by Abbot Paul of St Albans;
dissolved 1539
Bradley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1220 by Robert Bundy;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Newell, Esq. 1537/8
Braddley Priory
Holy Hill monastery, Breedon Saxon Benedictine? monks - from Medeshamstede (Peterborough)
founded late-7thC;
abandoned 874 during Danish raids;
Augustinian Priory built on site (see immediately below)
Breedon Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell dependent on Nostel;
refounded between 1109 and 1122, on site of earlier Saxon monastery (see immediately above): church of SS Mary and Hardulph granted to Nostel by Robert de Ferrers;
dissolved November 1539; granted to John, Lord Grey 1553
Bredon Priory
Buckminster possibly Saxon minster
Charley Priory confirmed to Luffield by Alexander III 1173-4;
founded before 1190, granted to Evroul by Countess Parnel of Leicester (Blanchmain's, Earl of Leicester);
confirmed to Ware, chief dependency of St Evroul in England 1203-6;
described as hermitage c.1220;
Augustinian Canons Regular
alien grange, dependent on St Evroul;
founded after 1220;
ruinous 1455;
dissolved 1465; granted to Frideswide, widow;
united with Ulverscroft c.1465
Chorley and Ulverscroft Priory
Locum de S. Mariae de Charleia
Croxton Abbey Premonstratensian Canons - from Newhouse
founded 1163 (1162) by William Porcarius;
dissolved 1538 (1539); granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland 1538/9
Croxton Kerrial Abbey
Dalby and Heather Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1206, granted purportedly by Robert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1538;
granted to Sir Andrew Nowell
Old Dalby Preceptory
Garendon Abbey Cistercian monks
probable daughter of Waverley Abbey
founded 28 October 1133 by Roboert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland 1540/1;
house named 'Garendon Hall' built on site, demolished 1964
Gerondon Abbey
Grace Dieu Priory ^ GraceDieuProry01.jpg Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1239/40 by Rose (Rorsia) de Verdon); 'White Nuns of St Augustine';
dissolved 1538; granted to Humphrey Foster 1538/9;
remains incorporated into a cottage; largely demolished 1696;
in care of Grace Dieu Priory Trust;
open to public from late 2004
The Priory Church of Holy Trinity and St Mary, Belton
Gracedieu Priory;
Belton Priory
Heather Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1199 (in the reign of King John);
reduced to camera before 1338;
dissolved unknown — administered from Dalby (itself dissolved 1540)
Hether Hospital
Hinckley Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1173(?): church and land granted to Lyre by Robert [Blanchmaines], Earl of Leicester (confirmed by Henry II);
alien priory cell, dependent on Lyre;
dissolved 1409; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster;
site later occupied by a mansion then smaller private houses
Hinkley Priory
Hinckley Priory Dominican monks
Langley Priory Benedictine nuns - from Farewell
founded c.1150 by William Pantulf (Pontulf) and his wife burgia;
Cistercian nuns? (claimed during time of Alexander III, claim apparently abandoned 13thC);
dissolved 1536 (before1537);
granted to Thomas Grey 1543/4;
incorporated into a 16th/17thC house; present house incorporates medieval fabric
The Priory Church of God and the Blessed Virgin
Launde Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1119-25 by Richard Basset and his wife Maud;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas, Lord Cromwell 1539/40;
site occupied by manor house named 'Launde Abbey'
now a retreat/conference centre
St John the Baptist
Landa Priory
Leicester Abbey Leicester Abbey nave and cloister.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1143 (1139?) by Robert Bossu, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550/1
The Abbey Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Leicester
St Mary de Pre;
St Mary de Pratis
(St Mary of the Meadows)
Leicester Austin Friary Augustinian hermits
founded 1254;
dissolved November 1538; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm
St Catherine?
Leicester Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1284;
dissolved 1538; granted to Henry, Marquis of Dorset 1546/7
Leicester Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1320 (1265) by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6
Leicester Priory * Dominican Friars
founded 1882; church consecrated 14 May 1958; extant
The Priory of the Holy Cross, Leicester
Leicester Sack Friary ~ Friars of the Sack
founded before 1274;
abandoned? before1295
Melton Mowbray Grange Cluniac monks
cell or grange(?), dependent on Lewes;
granted to Thomas, Lord Cromwell 1537/8
Mount St Bernard Abbey, earlier site # Cistercian monks (Cistercian order of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
founded 1835;
became a guest house when new monastery (see immediately below) opened 1844;
reformatory 1856;
closed 1885, demolished
Minsterton possibly Saxon minster
Mount St Bernard Abbey * Mount St Bernards Abbey.JPG Cistercian monks (Cistercian order of the Strict Observance (Trappists)
founded 1844;
replaced earlier monastery (see immediately above)
Owston Abbey + Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1161 by Sir Robert Grimbald (confirmed by Archbishop Theobald);
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Harrington 1538/9;
site now in private ownership as Manor Farm
church restored and now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Andrew
Osulveston Priory
Rothley Temple Knights Templar
founded 1231: manor granted by Henry III;
chapel built c.1240;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1313; dissolved 1540; transferred to the Crown;
granted to Babington family;
manor house built on site
Rothley Preceptory
Swinford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1199: (granted before the reign of King John);
under Dalby before 1220;
separate camera under a seneschal 1338;
dissolved 1538
Ulverscroft Priory Ulverscroft Priory - geograph.org.uk - 172533.jpg Augustinian Eremites
founded 1134: land granted by Ranulph de Gernon, Earl of Chester;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before c.1174(?) by Robert, Earl of Leicester;
still referred to as a hermitage c.1220;
suppression avoided 1536;
dissolved 15 September 1539;
now in private ownership without public access
St Mary
Ulverscroft Monastery uncertain order or foundation

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Lincolnshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Lincolnshire) [19]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alkborough Priory Benedictine monks
dependent on Spalding;
founded 1052: granted to Spalding by Thorold;
alien cell 1074;
dissolved 1220
Alvingham Priory Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house
founded 1148-54 (in the reign of Stephen or Henry II) possibly by William de Friston, Hugh de Scotene, or Hamelin the Dean or Robert Cheiney, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2
St Mary
Aslackby Preceptory ^ Knights Templar
founded c.1164 (early in the reign of Henry II (or Richard I)) by John le Mareschal: church of Aslackby and chapel granted to the Templars by Hubert de Rye 1164;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1308-12, under Temple Bruer;
granted to Lord Edward Clinton 1543/4;
remains incorporated into 18thC Temple Farmhouse built on site; gatehouse demolished as unsafe 1891
Aslakeby Hospital
Axholme Priory Carthusian monks
founded 1395-6: projected before 1389 by Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham, Earl Marshall of England; built from 1397 on the site of a Premonstratensian chapel;
incorporated into Carthusian order 1432;
founded 1397-8;
dissolved 18 June 1538; granted to John Candysshe (Candish) and converted into manor house
The Priory Church of the Visitation of St Mary Virgin, Axholme
Epworth in the Isle of Axholme Priory;
Axholme Charterhouse;
Low Melwood Priory
Bardney monastery Bardney Abbey nave - geograph.org.uk - 144885.jpg Saxon monastery
founded before 697 by King Ethelred (becoming a monk and abbot here)
destroyed 870 in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
Bardney Abbey Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Charroux;
priory founded 1087, on site of Saxon monastery (see immediately above);
independent — raised to abbey status 1115/6;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Robert Tirwhit;
now in ownership of Bardney Parochial Council, with public access
The Priory of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Oswald

The Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Barlings Abbey, earlier site Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1154-5 by Ralph de Haya;
transferred to new site shortly after (see immediately below); earlier site becoming a grange of the new abbey
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Barlings
Barlings Abbey Barlings Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 242596.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
(community transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) shortly after foundation (1154-5));
dissolved 1537
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Barlings
Oxney Abbey

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Barrow monastery Benedictine? monks
founded between 669 and 672 by King Wulfhere of Mercia and St Chad, Bishop of Lichfield;
suggested to have been a minster or secular canons' founded;
destroyed c.870 in raids by the Danes
Barrow-on-Humber Monastery;
Ad Bavuae Monastery
Barton-on-Humber Minster Saxon minster or secular canons founded 10thC
Belvoir Priory Historical county location. See entry under Leicestershire
Bonby Priory Bonby Church - geograph.org.uk - 125429.jpg Benedictine monks- alien cell/grange of St Fromond Priory
founded after 1199 to 1403;
granted to Beauvale Priory, (Nottinghamshire) after 1403;
became parochial church prior to the dissolution;
restored 1894
St Andrew
Boston Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1317/8;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and Burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Austin Priors
Boston Blackfriars Blackfriars Theatre - geograph.org.uk - 997345.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1288 (1222);
church and other buildings were destroyed by fire during the chamberlain's riot 1287-8;
dissolved 1538 (1539); granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1540/1
Boston Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded before 1268;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and Burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Boston Whitefriars, earlier site Carmelite Friars
founded 1293 by Sir --- Orreby, Knight;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1308
Skirbeck Whitefriars
Boston Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
transferred to from earlier site (see immediately above) 1308;
dissolved 1539; granted to the Mayor and Burgesses of Boston 1545/6
Boston Priory Stump&Ingram.jpeg Benedictine monks
dependent on St Mary's, York;
founded 1089 (before 1098): Alan Rufus granted church of St Botolph to St Mary's;
dissolved before 1291? (c.1300);
Parish Church of St Botolph built on site 1309-c.1520;
Knights Hospitaller purchased advowson from St Mary's 1480, church refounded as collegiate;
church restored 1845 by George Gilbert Scott, 1851-3 by George Place and by Sir Charles Nicholson in 1929
Bottesford Camera Knights Templar
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1308-12;
leased 1338;
17thC manor house built on site
Bourne Abbey + Bourne Abbey, exterior.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroaisian
founded 1138 by Baldwin Fitz Gilbert de Clare, who invited canons to settle at Bourne and granted St Peter's Church, land and resources;
dissolved 1536 (1539); granted to Richard Cotton 1538/9
the church, as since modified, in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bourne
Bourn Abbey
Bridge End Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded before 1199 (in the reign of John) by Godwin, a citizen of Lincoln;
burned 1445, later becoming a cell of Semprimgham;
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1541/2;
masonry used in construction of Priory Farm (50mtrs to the north); only cropmarks visible on site
The Priory Church of Saint Saviour at Bridgend in Horbling
Holland Bridge Priory;
Hollandbridge Priory
Bullington Priory $ Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house
founded 1148-1154 by Simon de Kyme (FitzWilliam);
dissolved 26 September 1538; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
earthworks and cropmarks remain
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bullington
Burwell Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on La Grande-Sauve;
founded 1100-7 ("by the Lords of Kyme"): church granted by Ansgot of Burwell;
dissolved 1427; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1544/5
St Michael
Bytham Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Fountains;
founded 23 May 1147 by William le Gros, Count of Albermarle;
transferred to Vaudey after 1149(?)
Cammeringham Priory Premonstratensian Canons
alien house, daughter of Blanchelande Abbey (Normandy);
founded 1192 by Richard de Haya and his wife Maud;
sold to Cistercians of Hulton Abbey (Staffordshire) in 1396;
Cistercian monks
refounded 1396;
granted to Robert de Tirwhit 1545/6;
18thC manor house built on its cellary range
Cameringham Priory
Catley Priory Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house
founded 1146-1154 by Peter de Belingey (Billinghay);
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Carr, of Sleford 1539/40
The Gilbertine priory of St Mary, Catley
Catterley Priory
Covenham Priory Benedictine monks - alien cell
very small cell founded c.1082;
transferred to Kirkstead Abbey, infra, 1303
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Covenham
Coverham St Mary's Priory
Croyland Monastery # Croyland Abbey & Parish Church of Crowland.JPG Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
founded after 716/757 by Ethelbald, King of Mercia;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870;
Benedictine monastery
built on site (see immediately below)
Croyland Abbey +, Crowland Benedictine monks
restored and rebuilt 948 by King Edred; founded 971 built on site of earlier monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved 1539; eastern side of church destroyed;
part of church now in parochial use as the Parish Church and part in ruins
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Guthlac, Crowland
Deeping St James Priory + Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Thorney;
founded 1139 by Baldwin Fitz Gilbert (Baldwin Fil. De Gilsberti);
dissolved before 1539; granted to the Duke of Norfolk 1540/1;
priory church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St James
St James
Deeping Priory;
Deping Priory
Eagle Preceptory # Knights Templar - hospital and preceptory
founded before 1154 by King Stephen;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
refounded 1312;
dissolved 1540; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland and Robert Tirwhit 1541/2
Egle Hospital
Elsham Priory hospital founded before 1166 (1160-6) ;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1166 by Beatrice de Amundeville;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
The Hospital of SS. Mary and Edmund at Elsham
Ellesham Priory;
Ellesham Priory;
Allesham Priory
Fosse Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1184 by the inhabitants of Torksey;
given as Benedictine;
dissolved 11 July 1539; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2
Torksey Nunnery
Freiston Priory + Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Crowland;
founded 1114: church of St James granted to Crowland by Alan de Creun;
dissolved 1539; part of church now in parochial use
St James
Gainsborough Preceptory Knights Templar - member of Willoughton
the Parish church of All Saints suggested to be on site of a Templars' church, itself possibly on the site of an earlier church
Gokewell Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1148(?) (before 1185) by William de Alta Ripa;
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Tirwhit 1551-2;
site now occupied by the derelict buildings of Gokewell Priory Farm
Gokwelle Priory
Grantham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1290: Nicholas IV granted indulgences to penitents;
dissolved 1539;
Robert Bocher and David Vincent 1541/2
Great Limber Priory, Limber Magna Cistercian monks
alien house(/grange?), dependent on abbey of Aunay-sur-Odon, Normandy;
founded 1157 by Richard de Humet;
dissolved 1393: sold by the abbot of Aunay to the priory of St Anne, Coventry;
transferred to Knights Hospitaller (see immediately below)
Lemburgh Magna Priory
Great Limber Preceptory, Limber Magna probably Knights Hospitaller camera/grange
refounded 1393 on site of Cistercian grange (see immediately above);
dissolved; granted to John Bellew and others 1544/5;
post-medieval house built on site; cropmarks remain
Greenfield Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1153 by Eudo de Greinesby and his son Ralph;
house disclaimed by Cistercian general chapter 1268;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Henry Stanley and Lord Strange 1567/70
Grimsby Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1132(?) (1123-33) by Henry I;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage 1544/5;
precise location unknown but evidence suggest the grounds of a country house named 'The Abbey'
The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine and Saint Olaf
Wellow Abbey
Grimsby Nunnery Augustinian Canonesses - under the protection of the Canons at Wellow by Grimsby
founded before 1184 by an ancestor of Henry IV (probably Henry II);
given as Benedictine before 1185;
damaged by fire 1311, and by fire and flood 1459;
dissolved 15 September 1539; granted 1542/3
St Leonard
Grimesby Nunnery
Grimsby Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1293 (before 1304) by William Fraunk with royal licence;
dissolved March 1539, suppressed by Ingworth; granted to Augusine Porter and John Bellew 1542/3
Austin Friars
Grimsby Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
probably founded before 1240;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Bellew and Robert Brokesby 1546/7
Grey Friars
Hagnaby Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Welbeck;
founded 1175 by Herbert de Orreby and his wife, Lady Agnes;
independent, raised to abbey status 1250;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Freeman, of London 1538/9;
post-medieval house built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Thomas Martyr of Canterbury

The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas Martyr of Canterbury
Hagneby Abbey
Haugham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St-Sever
founded before 1101 by Hugh, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1397; granted to the Carthusians at St Mary's, Coventry
Carthusian monks
refounded 1397;
dissolved 1539?; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6
Hagham Priory
Haverholme Priory Cistercian monks - from Fountains
founded 1137, land granted to Fountains by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
transferred to the Gilbertines at Louth Park, infra, 1139;
Gilbertine nuns
dissolved 1538?; granted to Lord Clinton 1538/9
Haverholm Priory
Henes Cell Benedictine monks
cell (/hermitage or grange?) of York
Haines Cell
Horkstow Camera Knights Templar
cell, dependent on Willoughton;
founded before 1338
Hough Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house, dependent on on Notre-Dame-du-Voeu-Cherbourg;
founded c.1164;
dissolved c.1414; granted to Mount Grace;
granted to John, Lord Russell 1541/2;
site located to the south of All Saints Church
Hagh Priory;
Haugh Priory
Humbereston Abbey # Tironensian monks
founded 1160 by William Fitz Ralph (William Hermeri);
Benedictine monks
refounded after 1413;
dissolved 1536;
granted to John Cheke, Esq 1551/2;
site now occupied by medieval St Peter's Church (no evidence of this having been the abbey church)
St Mary and St Peter
Humberestone Abbey;
Humbereston Abbey
Hirst Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell, dependent on Nostell;
founded before 1135 by Nigel d'Albini;
dissolved 1540 (1539); granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8
St Mary
Hyrest Priory
Ikanho monastery alternative suggested location near Boston (see entry under Suffolk
Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
founded near Boston;
destroyed in raids but apparently never rebuilt
probably The Anchorage on the Alde Estuary at Iken, Suffolk
St Botolph
Kirkstead Cell possibly hermitage or anchorite cell preceeding Kirkstead Abbey, infra
Kirkstead Abbey, earlier site Cistercian monks - from Fountains
founded 12 February 1139 by Hugh Brito, Lord of Tattershal;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) between 1160 and 1175
Kirkstead Abbey Kirkstead Abbey ruin - geograph.org.uk - 694757.jpg Cistercian monks - from Fountains
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above)
founded by Robert, son of the founder of the earlier site;
dissolved 1537; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
capella ante portas in use as parochial church
Knaith Priory Cistercian nuns (or possibly initially Benedictine nuns)
founded c.1180 (or after 1135) by Reyner Evermere;
Cistercian nuns by 1347, with priest brothers acting as chaplains (possibly Premonstratensian Canons)
recorded by some as Benedictine
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage 1539/40
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Knaith
Heynings Priory;
Heyninges Priory
Kyme Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1150 by Philip de Kyme, Steward of Gilbert, Earl of Lincoln;
dissolved 6 July 1539; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland, and Robert Tirwhit 1541/2;
remains incorporated into St Mary and All Saints parish church
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Kyme
South Kyme Priory
Legbourne Priory Cistercian nuns
transferred from Karledale, Kedington or Halington
founded after 1150 by Robert fitz Gilbert of Tathwell;
sometimes referred to as an abbey;
also given as Augustinian
and Premonstratensian
dissolved before Michaelmas 1536;
briefly restored during the Lincolnshire rebellion;
dissolved; granted to Thomas Henneage 1540/1
St Mary
Lekeburn Priory
Lincoln Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded c.1269-70: protection granted by Henry III 2 January 1270;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545-6
Lincoln Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1238;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545-6
Technical College built on site 1931
Lincoln Commandery Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1257: reference implies existence of commandery or bailiwick;
evidently ceased before 1338
Lincoln - Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded c.1266: location granted by Henry III
abandoned (?)before 1307;
chapel 1307;
chapel served by secular chaplains 1327;
St Peter's College or Chantry 1359
Lincoln Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded c.1230: locality granted by William de Bellingworth (Beningworth), subdean of Lincoln (confirmation granted 7 February 1230-1; the old Guildhall assigned 1237);
dissolved 1539; granted to J. Pope 1544-5;
free Grammar School founded 1568 by Robert Morson;
became the Mechanics Institute 1883;
restored 1905;
opened as the City Museum 1907
Lincoln Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1269 by Odo of Kilkenny;
church demolished and rebuilt 15thC;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Broxholm 1544/5;
kitchen remained in domestic use until 17thC
Lincoln - St Catherine's Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded after 1138;
dissolved 1538; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
Lincoln - St Mary Magdalen Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on York;
refounded of Rumburgh by Alan of Richmond c.1135(?);
dissolved 1539; granted to John Bellew and John Broxholm 1545/6;
remains now within a public park
St Mary's Priory;
de Nicholia (presumably 'Lincolnia')
Long Bennington Priory # Cistercian monks
alien (?)grange, dependent on Savigny;
founded1200(?) by Ralph de Filgeries;
referred to as an alien priory, apparently a grange;
dissolved after 1403; granted to the Carthusian priory of Mount Grace, Yorkshire, 1421 (confirmed 1462);
granted 1532/3;
a house called 'Priory House' near the church is purported to be located near the site of the priory
Long Benyngton Priory;
Long Bennington Grange
Louth Park Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Haverholme
founded 2 February 1139: land granted by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 8 September 1536; granted to Sir Henry Stanley 1569/70
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Louth Park
Louth Abbey
Maltby Preceptory (Knights Templar? founded c.1135-54)
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1312 by Ranulf, Earl of Chester;
united with Skirbeck in 1386; annexed to the estate of the prior of England 1445;
dissolved 1540
Markby Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1154-1189 (in the reign of Henry II) by Ralph fitz Gilbert;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
St Peter
Markeby Priory
Melwood Priory Saxon monastery at Epworth Low Melwood Priory;
Melwood Priory;
The Priory in the Wood
Mere Knights Hospitaller - member of Willoughton
Minting Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St-Benoit-sur-Loire;
founded c.1129, granted by Ranulph de Meschines, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1414;
granted to Mount Grace 1421;
granted 1542/3
St Andrew
Newbo Abbey,
Sedgefield
Premonstratensian Canons - from Newsham
daughter of Newsham
founded 1198;
Richard de Malebisse;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Markham 1537/8
Neubo Abbey
Newsham Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Licques
founded 1143 by Peter de Gousel;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
likely to have remained unoccupied after suppression
St Mary and St Martial
Newhouse Abbey;
Neus Abbey
Newstead Priory hospital founded ante 1200 by William d'Albini III;
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded before 1247 probably by the son of William d'Albini;
dissolved 1536
Newstead by Stamford Priory
Newstead-on-Ancholme Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded 1171(?), granted by Henry II;
dissolved 2 October 1538; granted to Robert Henneage 1539/40
The Holy Trinity
Newstede-on-Alcolm Priory;
Newstead Priory;
Newstead on Anchcolme Priory
Nocton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC (probably in the reign of Stephen) by Robert Darcy (de Arecy);
dissolved 1536;
Sir Henry Stanley, Lord Strange constructed a secular house from the ruins 1569-70;
house abandoned end of 17thC and the buildings demolished
St Mary Magdalene
Nocton Park Priory
North Hykeham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house dependency unknown ("priory, manor or lordship of Ikham");
foundation unknown;
dissolution unknown; granted to God's House, Cambridge
Hykeham Priory
North Ormsby Priory Gilbertine Canons
founded 1148-54 by Gilbert fitz Robert of Ormsby with the consent of William le Gros, Count of Albermarle;
dissolved 30September 1538
St Mary
Nun Ormsby Priory;
Ormsby Priory;
Northomersby Priory
Nun Cotham Priory $ Cistercian nuns
founded 1147-53 (probably in the reign of Stephen) by Alan de Muncells (Moncels);
with regular priests or brethren c.1150 to 14thC;
recorded as Gilbertine c.1200;
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
dissolved 9 July 1539; granted to Edward Shipwith 1540/1;
house built on site, of which only earthworks remain
St Mary
Nuncotham Priory;
Cotham Priory;
Nuncoton Priory
Orford Priory $ Premonstratensian Canonesses
founded c.1155-60 by Ralph de Albini;
with regular priests or brethren before 1160-14thC;
dissolved 1539; granted to Robert Tirwhit 1539/40;
house built on site, of which only earthworks remain
Irford Priory
Partney Abbey Saxon monastery
founded before 700;
suggested to bave been a minster;
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
Partney monastery Benedictine monks
founded before 1318: chapel of St Mary Magdalene granted to the monks of Bardney by Gilbert of Ghent (confirmed by his son Walter 1115);
hospital founded early-14thC; became cell of Bardney;
dissolved before 16thC(?) (referred to as a manor of Bardney 1535)
Hospital of St Mary Magdalene
Repingas Monastery, Rippingale? Benedictine(?) monks
dependent on Peterborough;
founded c.690;
destroyed 870
Hrepingas Monastery
Revesby Abbey $ Savignac monks - from Rievaulx
daughter of Rievaulx
founded 9 August 1143 by William de Romara, Earl of Lincoln, his wife and son;
Cistercian monks 17 September 1147;
delapidated by dissolved 23 March 1539; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9;
remains comprise earthworks in a field in private ownership without public access;
(the current 19thC building north of the village of Revesby named 'Revesby Abbey' is located in a deerpark which was in the ownership of the monastic house)
St Mary and St Laurence
Sandtoft Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on St Mary's, York;
founded after 1147/before 1186 by Roger de Mobray (or Godfrey de la Wyrch);
dissolved after 1291
Sempringham Priory, earlier site The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham - geograph.org.uk - 7615.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded 1131 by Sir Gilbert, of Sempringham (St Gilbert of Sempringham);
now in parochial use
St Andrew
Sempringham Priory # Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house
founded 1139, land granted by Gilbert de Gant (St Gilbert of Sempringham's feudal lord);
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1538/9;
mansion later built on site no longer exists
St Mary
Sixhills Priory Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses - double house;
founded between 1148 and 1154 by Robert? de Gresley (Grelle) (or his son);
dissolved 29 September 1538; granted to Thomas Henneage 1538/9;
remains incorporated into later house
Sixle Priory;
Sixhill Priory
Skendleby Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Bardney;
founded c.1318 (upon his resignation as Abbot of Bardney, Robert de Waynfleet was assigned the cells of Partney, supra, and Skendleby)
Skirbeck Commandery hospital founded 1130 by Sir John Malton;
Knights Hospitaller
granted 1230 by Sir Thomas Multon;
dissolved; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1541/2
Skirbeke Hospital;
St Leonard's Hospital
Spalding Priory Wenceslas Hollar - Spalding abbey (State 2).jpg Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Crowland Abbey;
founded 1052 by Thorold de Buckenhale;
granted to Sir John Cheke 1549/50
Stainfield Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1154 by Henry Percy;
dissolved 1536; granted to Robert Tirwhit 1537/8;
Stainfield Hall built on the site after dissolution
Stanfeld Priory
Stamford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
on the earlier friary of Friars of the Sack, infra;
projected 1340 by Edward III
founded 1343 (1342) by Robert of Woodhouse, Archdeacon of Richmond received permission from Clement VI for the founded; school of theology 1392;
dissolved October 1538
Stamford Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1241;
dissolved 7 October 1538
Stamford Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded 1274;
dissolved 1300;
Austin Friars Friary founded here, supra
Stamford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1230: Henry III granted fuel January 1230;
dissolved 8 October 1538
Stamford Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1268;
dissolved 8 October 1538
Stamford Monastery Saxon monks
founded 658?;
destroyed 9thC;
Benedictine priory built on site (see immediately below)
Stamford - St Leonard's Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Durham;
founded after 1083 by William, Abbot of Peterborough on site of a Saxon monastery (see immediately above);
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Cecil 1540/1
Stanford Priory
Stixwould Priory $ Cistercian nuns
founded c.1135 (early in the reign of Stephen or late in the reign of Henry I) by Lucy, dowager Countess of Chester;
Benedictine nuns - from Stainfield
refounded
house disclaimed by Cistercian General Chapter 1268;
also given as Gilbertine Canons and Canonesses
?before 1308;
dissolved 1536;
Benedictine
refounded 1536;
Premonstratensian Canonesses
refounded 1537;
dissolved 1537-9;
granted to Robert Dighton 1540/1;
remains comprise earthworks
Stykeswold Priory
Stow Monastery Saxon monks - secular college
founded before 1016 (c.975 in the time of Bishop Aelfnoth) or by Eadnoth, Bishop of Dorchester, granted by Earl Leofric and Godiva 1055-7;
ceased at the Conquest, 1066;
Benedictine abbey built on site (see immediately below)
Stow Abbey secular college founded 1005; ceased 1016;
Benedictine monks - transferred from Eynsham
founded 1091, on the site of Saxon monastery (see immediately above)
transferred to Eynsham c.1094/5 (1109?);
conventual church in parochial use from c.1094/5
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary
St Æthelreda's nunnery, Stow Green Anglo-Saxon royal founded at Stow Green 7th to 9thC St Æthelthryth
Swineshead Abbey Savignac monks
daughter of Furness;
founded 1 February 1135 by Robert de Gresley (Griesley);
Cistercian monks
transferred 17 September 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1552/3;
farmhouse built on site by John Lockton, incorporating monastic remains
St Mary
Swinshed Abbey
Temple Bruer Preceptory TempleBruerPreceptory.JPG Knights Templar
founded before 1185 by Williiam of Ashby;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred c.1312;
dissolved 1540-1; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1541/2
Thornholme Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded by King Stephen;
dissolved 1536
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thornholme
Thornholm Priory
Thornton Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
priory founded 1139 by William le Gros, Count of Albermarle and Lord of Holderness;
raised to abbey status 1148
dissolved 12 December 1539
refounded as secular priests' college
suppressed by Edward VI 1547;
demolished by Sir Vincent Skinner after 1602;
stately home built on site by Skinner collapsed reportedly c.1611; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Thornton
Thornton-upn-the-Humber Abbey
Threekingham Nunnery, Tricengeham? Saxon nuns
founded c.680 by St Werburgh;
(formerly identified as Trentham, Staffordshire))
destroyed c.870 in raids by the Danes
Threckingham Nunnery
Thwaite Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Thornton;
founded before 1440;
dissolved 1536(?);
incorporated into 18thC cottage named 'Thwaite Hall'
Torksey Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded possibly by Henry II, who granted privileges, or by King John;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Philip Hobby 1544/5
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Torksey
St Leonard's Priory;
Torkesey Priory
Tunstall Priory 'Gilbertine Canons (and Canonesses?) - possibly double house
founded before 1164 (in the reign of Stephen) by Reginald de Crevequer;
united to Bullington by his son William before 1189
St Mary
Redbourne Priory
Tupholme Abbey Tupholme Abbey ruins - geograph.org.uk - 383714.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
founded by Alan de Neville and Gibert, his brother
Vaudey Abbey Geograph-289655-The-Vaudey-by-Tim-Heaton.jpg Cistercian monks - from Bytham, supra
daughter of Fountains
founded 23 May 1147 by William, Earl of Albermarle (after 1149: land granted by Geoffrey de Brachecurt and Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
West Ravendale Priory Premonstratensian Canons
alien house, dependent on Beauport Abbey, Brittany);
founded 1202: chapel etc. granted by Alan fitz Henry, Count of Brittany;
dissolved 1389;
lands granted to Joan, consort of Henry IV 1413; granted to Southwell Collegiate Church 1452
Whaplode Friary Crutched Friars
founded 1244-7(?);
incited after 1238?;
abandoned 1260

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Willoughton Priory Benedictine monks
alien (?)grange, dependent on St Nicholas, Angers;
founded before 1148: land granted to St Nicholas, Angers by Empress Matilda;
dissolved 1403; granted to King's College, Cambridge
Willowton Priory
Willoughton Preceptory Knights Templar
founded after 1135 (in the reign of Stephen) by Roger de Builli (Buslei);
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred after 1312;
dissolved 1540; granted to John Cock and John Thurgood 1345/6
Willowton Preceptory
Wilketone Preceptory
Wilsford Priory # Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on Bec-Hellouin and the priory of Envermeu;
founded (in the reign of Stephen) by Hugh de Evermue (Evremewe)
granted to Bourne c.1401;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
refounded c.1401;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
Willesford Priory
Winghale Priory Benedictine monks
alien (?)grange, dependent on Séez;
founded before 1115;
dissolved 1400; granted to a secular clerk;
granted to Trinity College, Cambridge
Wenghale Priory
Witham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1164 by Margaret de Perci, Ubert de Ria and others;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1312;
merged with Temple Bruer
South Witham Preceptory

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London

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in London) [20][21][22]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldgate Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1107-8 by Queen Maud;
conventual church rebuilt 1339 onwards;
delapidated since 1532;
dissolved 1534; granted to Sir Thomas Audley, Speaker of the House of Commons 1531/2;
largely demolished thereafter
Christchurch, Aldgate
Aldgate Abbey PA120152.JPG Franciscan nuns
founded 1293-4 by Edmund, Earl of Lancaster, confirmed by his brother Edward I;
dissolved March 1539;
The Abbey Church of the Grace of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Francis, without Aldgate
The Minories, London;
Holy Trinity, Minories
Barking Abbey Barking Abbey.jpg Benedictine nuns and monks - double house
founded c.666 by Erkinwald son of Anna, King of the East Angles;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Lord Clinton 1551/2
Berking Abbey;
Bedenham Abbey
Bentley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1171 by Ranulf de Glanville;
dissolved before 1532;
house named 'The Priory' possibly built on site: formerly in use as a girls' school, then a hotel;
now in ownership of R.A.F. Bentley Priory
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalen, Bentley
Bermondsey Minster Saxon monastery
founded not earlier than under Pope Constantine I (708-715)
nothing further known about its history - possibly destroyed by the Danes 9thC and succeeded by a new minster at Southwark, infra
Bermondsey Abbey Bermondsey Abbey 2.jpg Cluniac monks
priory founded 1082 by Alvin (Aylwin) Child, citizen of London (first monks arrived 1089);
alien house, dependent on La Charité;
denizen 1381;
raised to abbey status 1399 by order of the Pope;
dissolved 1 January 1538; granted to Sir Richard Southwell 1541/2; and demolished soon after
St Saviour
Brockley Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Sulby;
founded before 1182 by Countess Juliana and her seneschal Michael of Thornham;
dissolved 1199-1208;
transferred to Bayham c.1180
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Brockley
Bromley-by-Bow Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1122;
dissolved 1536
Bromley Priory;
Stratford-at-Bow Priory;
Stratford-by-Bow Priory
Clerkenwell Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1144 (or c.1100 by Jordan Briset, Baron, and his wife Muriel);
dissolved 1540; the tower was blown up by Protector Somerset, much of the material used to build Somerset House
St John's Clerkenwell


Clerkenwell Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded 1100 by Robert, Priest, or c.1144 by Jordan FitzRalph (Briset);
also given as Benedictine nuns
dissolved c. 1539; granted to Walter Hanley and John Williams, Knight 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary de Fonte

The Priory Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption
Ealing Abbey * Benedictine monks - from Downside 1897;
priory 1916;
raised to abbey status 1955; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Ealing
Eastminster Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Beaulieu;
founded 20 March 1350 by Edward III;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Arthur Darcy 1542/3
New Abbey;
The Abbey of St Mary de Graciis;
St Mary Graces Abbey
Elsing Spital Priory college founded 1329 by William Elsing, nuns transferred from London within Cripplegate, infra;
hospital founded 1331;
chapel for priory and hospital built 1332;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1340; granted to John Williams, Master of the King's Jewels 1539/40; burned 24 December 1539/40; priory church in parochial use from dissolved;
demolished 1923
Elsing Spittle Priory;
Priory and Hospital of St Mary-within-Cripplegate
Church of St Alphage, London Wall
Feltham Priory Anglican Benedictine nuns
founded 24 June 1868
transferred to Twickenham
Feltham Nunnery
Greenwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded 1376 by Edward III and Sir John Norbury;
dissolved; refounded by Queen Mary;
dissolved by Elizabeth I
Greenwich Greyfriars # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1482: permission granted by the Pope to Edward IV, established 1485;
suppressed for rejection of papal authority 1534;
Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
refounded 1534;
dissolved 1538;
Observant Franciscan Friars
refounded 1555;
dissolved 1559;
demolished;
north-west wing of hospital currently stands on site
Haliwell Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded before 1127 (before1150) by Robert fitz Gelran (Fitzmore), canon of St Paul's; benefacted by Richard Belmeis, Bishop of London;
also given as Benedictine nuns
dissolved c.1539; granted to William Webb 1544/5
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Holywell
Holywell Priory;
Holywell Nunnery, Shorditch
Hampton Cell Sisters of St John of Jerusalem
founded before 1180
transferred to Buckland c.1180
Hampton Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1180(?);
manor procured by Hospitallers 1237; referred to as a camera 1338;
later guest house; leased out 1505;
dissolved 1338;
lands were leased to the royal courtier Giles Daubeney 1494, who built private house; demolished 1514;
99-year lease obtained from the Hospitallers by Wolsey June 1514;
Hampton Court built on site
Harmondsworth Priory Benedictine monks
founded between 1066 and 1087 (during the reign of William the Conqueror);
alien cell(?), dependent on St-Catherine-du-Mont, Rouen;
dissolved ?before 1391; granted to Winchester College;
granted to Sir William Paget 1547/8
Hornchurch Hospital (?)and Priory + St Andrew's Hornchurch.jpg alien cell, dependent on the Hospice of St Bernard Montjoux (St Bernard, Monte Jovis) in Savoy;
founded probably early-1159 by Henry II;
dissolved November 1390; granted to New College, Oxford 1391;
site now occupied by St. Andrews C.E. parish church
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Bernard, Hornchurch
Monasterium Cornutum;
Havering Priory
Hounslow Priory hospital founded before 1200;
Trinitarians
founded after1224 (possibly 1252);
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Lord Windsor;
Parish Church of the Holy Trinity built on site 1828
The Holy Trinity
Hounslow Friary
Kilburn Priory Remains of Kilburn Priory as it appeared in 1722.jpg anchoresses cell founded ante/c.1130;
Benedictine nuns
founded 1139 (in the reign of Henry I) by the Convent of Westminster;
possibly Augustinian Canonesses during existence — but began and ended as Benedictine;
dissolved 1537 (1536); granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1547/8
Kylburn Nunnery
Lesnes Abbey Lesnes Abbey.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — Arrouasian
founded June 1178 by Richard de Luci, Justiciar of England;
dissolved 1525; granted to Cardinal Wolsey's college at Oxford; granted to Sir Ralph Sadler 1536/7
The Abbey Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Lesnes
Westwood Abbey
Lewisham Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on St Peter, Gent;
founded 11 September 918: granted by Elstrudis, Countess of Flanders and her sons Arnulf and Adelulf (confirmed by King Edgar August 964);
confiscated;
restored 1044 by Edward the Confessor;
dissolved 1414; granted to Sheen Priory by Henry V 1415
London Areno Friars Friars of St Mary de Areno
founded 1267 by William Arnand, a knight of Henry III;
ceased 1317 with the death of the last brother, Hugh of York (appears to be the same establishment as the London Pied Friars, infra, and Westminster Pied Friars, infra)
London Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded 1253 by Humphrey Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex;
dissolved 1538; granted to John a Losco 1550, who founded preaching house for congregation of Walloon refugees;
nave used as church, quire, transepts and tower demolished 1600;
church destroyed by fire 1862; rebuilt 1863;
bombed in 1940 during World War II;
rebuilt 1950-6 as the Dutch Church
London Charterhouse ^, Charterhouse Square CharterhouseEC1.jpg secular college intended 1348; chapel built; founded by Sir Walter de Manny;
Carthusian monks
founded 1371;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Thomas Audley 1544/5;
almshouse and Charterhouse School founded by Thomas Sutton on the site 1622; which transferred to Godalming 1872; and that part of the site is now research facilities for the Barts and The London medical school
House of the Salutation of the Mother of God
London, Cornhill Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of London)
founded 1224: hired a house here after living for a number of days with the Dominicans at Holborn upon arriving in London;
transferred to Newgate 1225, infra
London Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
founded before 1269;
dissolved 1538
London, Friars of the Sack, Aldersgate Friars of the Sack
founded 1257;
transferred to Lothbury, infra, before 1271-2
London, Friars of the Sack, Lothbury Friars of the Sack
transferred from Aldersgate, supra, before 1271-1;
abandoned 1305; chapel became a chantry
London, Holborn Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded before 1224 (probably 1221);
transferred to Ludgate, infra, after 1275
Monumenta Conventus Londinensis
London, Ludgate Blackfriars Dominican Friars
transferred from Holborn,supra, 1275;
dissolved 12 November 1538;
briefly refounded under Queen Mary at Smithfield, infra
London, Newgate Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
transferred from Cornhill, supra, 1225: John Iwyn, citizen of London, allowed them the use of land and property;
school founded
church completed 1327;
dissolved 12 November 1538;
granted to the City of London 1546/7; reused as Christ Hospital
London, New Temple + TempleChurch-Exterior.jpg Knights Templar
transferred from old site (see immediately below) 1161;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1324;
part leased to lawyers for use as a hostel;
dissolved after1540;
leased by James I to the Benches of the Inner and Middle Temple 1609;
restorations 19thC;
church serverely damaged in World War II in 1941;
restored 1947-57
London, Old Temple Knights Templar
founded 1121;
transferred to new site (see immediately above) 1161
Camden Preceptory
London Pied Friars Pied Friars
(appears to be the same as London Areno Friars, infra, and Westminster Pied Friars, supra)
London, St Dominic's Priory Dominican Friars
opened 1867, church completed 1882
The Priory of Our Holy Father St Dominic
London - St Helen's, Bishopsgate + St Helens Bishopsgate.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded before 1216 by William fitz William(s), goldsmith;
dissolved 25 November 1538; granted to Sir Richard Cromwell 1541/2;
conventual buildings were acquired by the Leathersellers' Company 1543;
conventual church now in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Helen, Bishopsgate;
church restored 18th, 19th, 20thC;
damaged by IRA bomb 10 April 1992; restored 1995-7
St Helen
London, St Mary Spital hospital or priory
founded 1197 by Walter Fitz Ealdred land granted by Walter Brunus, citizen of London, and his wife Roisia;
granted to Stephen Vaughan who made his home in the precinct
St Mary the Virgin
St Mary Spittle, without Bishopsgate
London, St Mary of Bethlehem Friary St Mary of Bethlehem Sisters
founded 1247, land granted by Simon Fitz Mary to Godfrey, bishop of Bethlehem to founded a house of canons, brothers and sisters;
hospital became attached to the founded before 1329;
dissolved; hospital but was moved to Moorfields 1675-6 and then to the South side of the Thames in 1814 (see Bethlem Royal Hospital)
The Bethlehem Hospital;
Bedlam
London, Smithfield Blackfriars Dominican Friars
briefly founded under Queen Mary
London Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1247 by Sir Richard Grey;
church built 1253; rebuilt mid-14thC
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Moresyne and William Butts 1540/1; frater, library and kitchen granted to the King's Armourer; Michael Drayton and Thomas Woodford converted the former refectory for use as The Whitefriars Theatre 1608 (or possibly 1606); theatre closed 1629
London within Cripplegate (?)Priory nunnery(?)
foundation unknown;
became delapidated;
abandoned 1329; transferred to Elsing, supra
Merton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1414;
dissolved 1538;
Merton Abbey Station built on site 19thC;
site now occupied by shopping centre with purpose-built basement from which remains are visible
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Merton
The Priory Church of Saint Mary of Merton
Merton Abbey St Mary's Priory
Moor Hall Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded apparently c.1176, granted by Beatrice de Bollers, widdow;
apparently became a camera by 1338;
dissolved 1338;
chapel demolished 1960
Harefield Preceptory;
Harefield Camera;
Moor Hall Camera
Richmond Greyfriars # Observant Franciscan Friars
founded 1499 or 1500;
dissolved 1534; probably passed to the Austin Friars between 1534-6
Ruislip Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent Bec-Hellouin;
founded (in the reign of William the Conqueror) land granted by Ernulph de Heding;
conventual until after? c.1250;
parcel of Ogbourne 1291;
dissolved 1404;
granted to Ralph Sadler 1540/1;
Manor Farm House built 16thC
Riselipp Priory
St Bartholomew's Priory + St barts the great exterior.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1123, land obtained from Henry I by Roahere, formerly a minstrel at court;
became a priory with a separate hospital;
dissolved October 1539; granted to Lord Rich 1558/9;
now St Bartholomew's Hospital, and priory church in parochial use
The Priory Church of St Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield
Sheen Priory Carthusian monks
founded c.1414 by Henry V;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1540/1;
restored 26 January 1557 by Queen Mary, under Maurice Chauncy of London (who became prior)
dissolved by Elizabeth I
The Priory Church of Jesus of Bethlehem
Richmond Priory;
Shene Priory
Southwark Cathedral Priory + Southwarkcath.jpg Saxon minster church pre-1066, allegedly built on the remains of an earlier nunnery; probably founded as a burghal minster either late in the reign of Alfred or earlier in the reign of Edward the Elder; probably succeeded the minster at Bermondsey;
Augustinian Canons Regular
(re)founded 1106;
largely destroyed by fire 1212; subsequently rebuilt;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Antony Brown 1544/5;
in use as episcopal diocesan cathedral 1905-present
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Overie, Southwark
Stratford Langthorne Abbey Savignac monks
founded 1135;
Cistercian monks 1147;
dissolved 1538
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Stratford Langthorne
West Ham Abbey
Syon Abbey Bridgetine nuns
founded 1431;
dissolved 1539;
18thC house acquired
Charterhouse at Sheen
Tooting Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
manor held by Bec-Hellouin at the Domesday Survey;
founded before 1086: granted by Richard de Tonbridge, Lord of Clare;
dissolved ante1315(?); parcel of Ogbourne 1315;dissolved by Henry V 1414 and granted to his brother John, Duke of Bedford; on his death 14 September 1436, it passed to Henry VI who granted to John Ardern for ten years;
granted to Eton College 1440
Tooting Bec Priory
Twickenham Abbey Bridgetine nuns
founded 1415 by Henry V (who laid the first stone 22 February and signed charter 3 March);
transferred to Syon 1431
Twickenham Priory Anglican Benedictine nuns
transferred from Feltham, supra;
transferred to West Malling
Westminster Abbey + Westminster abbey west.jpg legendary very early founded;
possibly monastery founded c.616 (probably just a chapel or church) by Sebert on instruction by Bishop Mellitus;
some evidence of monastery, possibly secular, founded before 785, dstr by the Danes 9thC, restored
Benedictine monks
founded c.960 (959);
dissolved 16 January 1540;
episcopal cathedral 1540-1550;
restored 1556;
dissolved 1559;
collegiate church 1560;
now in use as a royal peculiar
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter in Westminster
Westminster Pied Friars Pied Friars
(appears to be the same establishment as the London Areno Friars, infra, and London Pied Friars, infra)


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Merseyside

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Merseyside) [8]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Birkenhead Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Hamon de Masci, Baron of Dunham Massey;
dissolved 1536
St James the Great
Bromborough Monastery built by Aethelflaed, apparently incorporating an earlier founded;
granted to the Abbey of St Werburgh 1152;
irrevokably delapidated before 1827;
demolished 1827;
successor church built on site from monastic material; demolished 1863-4;
new church built just to the south of the site
Hilbre Island Monastery Benedictine monks
cell of Our Lady of monks, Chester;
chapel (built before 1081) granted to Chester;
apparently merely a hermitage, although a prior is attributed
Stanlow Abbey Cistercian monks
founded 11 November 1172 by John, Constable and Baron Holton of Chester;
daughter of Combermere;
transferred to Whalley;
dissolved 1296;
cell, dependent on Whalley 1296;
grange, dependent on Whalley c.1350(?);
granted to Sir Robert Cotton, Knight 1553
Stanlow Abbey;
Stanlawe Abbey
Warrington Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded before 1272? (built 1379?) on the site of an earlier hospital;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Holcroft 1540/1;
church continued in use until 17thC

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Norfolk

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Norfolk) [23]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Aldeby Priory ^ (+) Aldeby StMary's.jpg
Aldeby AbbeyFarm.jpg
Benedictine monks
dependent on Norwich;
founded c.1100-1119 (in the reign of Henry I) by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich;
lack of evidence for a conventual church infers that the monks officiated at the parochial church of St Mary which was granted to the priory;
granted to the Dean and Prebendary of Norwich
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Aldeby
Beeston Regis Priory BeestonRegisPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1216 (about the end of the reign of King John) by Lady Margery de Cressy;
Carmelite Friars
refounded 1400;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Edmond Windham and Giles Seafoule 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Beeston Regis
Beeston Priory
Binham Priory + BinhamPriory(DavidWilliams)Sep2004.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on St Albans;
founded c.1091 (before 1093) by Peter de Valoines, manor granted by William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir Thomas Paston;
demolition ensued but the plan to build a mansion was abandoned;
nave of conventual church in parochial use as the Priory Church of St Mary and the Holy Cross;
owned by Norfolk Archaeological Trust; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Binham

The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Binham?
Blackborough Priory ^ The priory of Blackborough - geograph.org.uk - 1290756.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Roger de Scales and his wife Muriel;
Benedictine monks and nuns
granted extended for use as a double house by Robert de Scales, son of the founders c.1170(?);
Benedictine nuns alone 1200;
dissolved 1537; granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1550/1;
remains incorporated into a private house
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Catherine, Blackborough
Blakeney Friary Carmelite Friars
land granted 1295/6 by Richard Stomer and others with the consent of their lord Sir William Roos;
founded 1304-16;
buildings completed 1321;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Rede 1541/2;
granted to Lady Anne Calthorpe; passed to the local Pepys family;
remains incorporated into Friarage Farmhouse
Snitterley Whitefriars;
Sniterley Whitefriars
Bradmer Friary Carmelite Friars
founded c.1241 (1242-7) by Ralph Hempnale (Hemenhale) and Sir William de Calthrop;
transferred to new site at Burnham Norton, infra, c.1253
Bromehill Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1224 by Sir Hugh de Plaiz;
dissolved 14 May 1528 for Cardinal Wolsey's college at Ipswich; priory demolished; granted to the Fellows of Christ's College, Cambridge by Edward VI
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas the Martyr, Bromehill
Bromholm Priory Broomholm Priory.JPG Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Castle Acre;
founded 1113 by William de Glanville;
direct Cluniac rule c.1195;
denizen 1390;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Woodhouse 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Bromholm
Broomholm Priory
Burnham Norton Friary Burnham Norton Friary 8.JPG Carmelite Friars
initially founded at Bradmer, supra, c.1241 (1242-7);
transferred here 1252;
dissolved 1538; granted to William, Lord Cobham 1541/2
Carbrooke Preceptory possibly Knights Templar
possibly founded before 1173 by granted by the husband of Maud, Countess of Clare, with preceptory unfinished;
Knights Hospitaller
founded c.1182: Maud, Countess of Clare granted churches of St Peter, Great Carbrook and St John the Baptist, Little Carbrook and manor of Carbrook;
dissolved 1540; granted to Sir Richard Gresham and Sir Richard Southwell 1543/4
Carbroke Preceptory
Carbrook Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem cell
founded unknown
transferred to Buckland c.1180
Carrow Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1146 by two sisters of the Benedictine nunnery of St Mary and St John (said to be within the city of Norwich), land granted by King Stephen;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Shelton 1538;
prioress's house incorporated into later residence;
remains situated within the grounds of Reckitt & Colman's works
The Priory Church of Saint Mary of Carhowe
Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Priory.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Lewes
founded 1089 (or before 1085) by William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey;
denizen 1351-74;
dissolved 22 November 1537; granted to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8;
priors lodgings retained as a residence;
passed into ownership of Sir Edward Coke, and remains in that family;
in guardianship of Ministry of Works 1929; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Castle Acre

Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Castleacre Priory
Chosell Monastery Lazarites
founded before the reign of Edward I, by the Earl of Gifford;
dissolved 1544/5; granted Sir John Dudley, Viscount Lisle
Coxford Priory Coxford Priory, Broomsthorpe - geograph.org.uk - 383479.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1140 by William Cheney at the church of St Mary, Rudham (East);
transferred to new site c.1216 (early in the reign of Henry III);
dissolved 1536;
granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk
Cokesford Priory
Crabhouse Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1181 by Roger, prior, and canons of Ranham (Norman's Burrow) with the consent of their founder William de Lesewis (Leseurs) for the anchoress Lena;
flooded and temporarily abandoned c.1200;
church and many buildings partly rebuilt 1402-4;
rebuilt 1420-4;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir John Gage
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Evangelist

St Mary, St John and St Thomas
Crabb's Abbey
Creake Abbey CreakeAbbey(MartinAddison)Apr2001.jpg chapel founded 1206 by Lady Alice de Nerford and her husband Sir Robert;
Sir Robert used the chapel to found a hospital dedicated to St Bartholomew after(?)1217;
Augustinian Canons Regular
adopted Augustinian rule becoming a priory 1227;
raised to abbey status 1251 by Henry III;
canons wiped out by plague 1506, abbot survived to 12 December 1506;
passed to the Crown 1506 (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary de Pratis
North Creake Abbey;
Creek Abbey
Docking Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell or grange, dependent on Imry;
founded 12thC;
dissolved 1455;
granted as a 'priory' to Eton College 1436?
East Dereham Monastery Saxon monastery
destroyed before 743
Field Dalling Grange Savignac monks
founded 1138 by Maud de Harscolye: James de Sancto Hylario granted land to the abbey of the Holy Trinity, Savigny;
alien house;
Cistercian monks
transferred 17 September 1147
(referred to as a priory cell, but believed to be a grange)
dissolved 1414; granted by the crown to Epworth Priory;
granted to the Spittle-on-the-Street, Lincolnshire;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry;
granted 1462 to the Carthusian priory of Mount Grace;
granted to Martyng Hastings and James Borne
Dallingfield Priory;
Field-Dalling Priory;
Fieldallyng Priory
Flitcham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1217 (early in the reign of Henry III) by Sir Robert Aguillon (granted to Dametta de Flitcham);
in decay by 1528;
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward Lord Clinton 1538/9;
house built on site 16thC
St Mary ad Fontes
Gorleston Friary Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded before 1267; William Woderove given as founder 14thC;
dissolved 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, suffragan bishop of Dover
Great Massingham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before/c.1260 probably by Nicholas le (/de) Syre (originally termed a hospital, with a prior as master);
delapidated 1475-6;
refounded as a cell of West Acre;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Gresham
St Mary and St Nicholas
Massingham Magna
Great Witchingham Grange Cluniac monks
dependent on Longueville;
founded after 1093: manor and other endowments granted by Walter Giffard, Lord of Longueville and Earl of Buckingham;
possibly directly supervised by monks from time-to-time
dissolved after 1414
Great Yarmouth - St Nicholas's Priory GreatYarmouthPriory.jpg Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Norwich Cathedral
founded 1101 by Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Norwich;
Church of St Nicholas was associated with the priory;
dissolved 1539;
granted to Norwich Cathedral
restored 1835;
destroyed by bombing in World War II; restored, currently in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Nicholas;
the conventual Great Hall currently in use as Priory School
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth Austin Friars ThetfordAustinFriarsSite.jpg Augustinian Friars
cell? under Gorleston
founded 1339?: royal permission granted;
existence purported by old tradition
dissolved unknown[note 1]</noinclude>
Great Yarmouth Blackfriars SiteOfGreatYarmouthBlackfriars.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1267 by Sir William Garbridge;
inundated by the sea 1287, and sea wall built;
church destroyed by fire 1525;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain 1542/3
Great Yarmouth Greyfriars Great Yarmouth Greyfriars.jpg Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded after 1226(?)-1271 by Sir William Garbridge;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Richard Williams, alias Cromwell 1541/2; leased 1582 as a lodging for important visitors, and part used by local civilian militia;
site sold to John Woodroffe 1657; later divided and sold;
monastic remains incorporated into 17thC and later buildings;
remains of the cloister were opened up late 19th century, with other remains restored 1945 and thereafter
Great Yarmouth Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1277 by Edward I;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Denton and Richard Nottingham 1544/5
Heacham Grange Cluniac monks
grange(?), dependent on Lewes;
founded before 1088: endowments including mansion and estates granted to Lewes by William de Warenne;
cell purported to have existed (evidence disputed) - possibly directly supervised by monks from time-to-time;
dissolved unknown
Hempton Priory hospital founded before 1135 (in the reign of Henry I) by Roger de St Martin (St Martins), with Richard Ward (who became the first prior when the hospital became a priory)
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1135;
hospital continued to after 1200;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Fermer 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Stephen, Hempton
Fakenham Priory;
Hampton Priory
Hickling Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1185 by Theobald de Valentia, son of Robert de Valoines;
dissolved 1536; granted to the Bishop of Norwich
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Augustine and All Saints, Hickling 1545/6
Hitcham Cell Cluniac monks
founded in the reign of William II by William Warren, Earl of Surrey;
dissolved; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8
Horsham St Faith Priory HorshamStFaithPriory Refectory.jpg Benedictine monks
initially founded 1105 at Kirkscroft, infra;
alien house, dependent on Conches;
transferred here after 1105;
denizen 1390;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Edward Elrington 1543/4
The Priory Church of Saint Faith, Horsham
Horestead Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1090 by William II to nunnery at Caen;
alien house (priory or grange?), dependent on La Trinitè, Caen;
nuns appear not to have resided here; probably run by a monk using the title 'prior'
dissolved 1414; granted to King's College, Cambridge 1291
Horestead Grange
Ingham Priory Ingham Priory.JPG collegiate
founded c.1355 by Sir Miles Stapleton who was granted licence to enlarge church 1355;
Trinitarians
1360
abandoned between 1534 and 1536;
dissolved 1536; prospective purchaser falsely asserted the house to be of Crutched Friars;
granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1544/5;
The Swan Inn public house, adjacent to the church, also stands on the site of the priory
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity and All Saints, Ingham
King's Lynn Benedictine Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1095;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich;
site of the prior's house consecrated and incorporated into St Margaret's churchyard early 17thC;
demolished apart from small section incorporated into later building
The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with Saint Mary Magdalen and All the Virgin Saints, King's Lynn

The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with St Nicholas, King's Lynn (from 1101)
King's Lynn Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1295;
dissolved 30 September 1538; granted to John Eyer 1544/5
King's Lynn Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1256 by Thomas Gedney;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyer 1544/5
King's Lynn Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded c.1230, purportedly by Thomas Feltham;
dissolved 1538
King's Lynn Sack Friary Friars of the Sack
founded before 1266;
dissolved after 1307
King's Lynn Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before c.1260, possibly by Lord Bardolph;
dissolved 30 September 1538; granted to John Eyer
White Friars, King's Lynn
Kirkscroft Priory Benedictine monks
founded c. 1105 by Robert FitzWalter and his wife Sybil;
alien house, dependent on Conches;
transferred to new site at Horsham St Faith, supra, shortly afterwards
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Langley Abbey LangleyAbbey.jpg Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Alnwick;
founded 1198 by Robert Fitz Roger;
dissolved 1536; granted to John Berney 1546/7
Lessingham Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell or grange, dependent on Bec-Hellouin
founded c.1090;
dissolved c.1414
Marham Abbey Cistercian nuns
founded 1249 (1251), endowed by the Countess of Arundel;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Nicholas Hare and Robert Hare 1546/7
The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Barbara and St Edmund, Marham
Modeney Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1291;
dissolved c.1536; granted to Robert Hogan 1543/4
Modney Priory
Molycourt Priory Benedictine monks
founded unknown (pre-Conquest);
granted to Ely;
dissolved with Ely 1539;
site partly occupied by farmhouse
St Mary Bello Loco
Mullicourt Priory
Mountjoy Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Wymondham;
founded after 1189;
Augustinian Canons Regular
granted to Augustinians after 1199 (early in the reign of John) by William de Gyney (Gisnetto/Gisneto);
dissolved 1 April 1529 for Cardinal Wolsey's colleges
St Laurence
St Mary the Virgin, St Michael and St Laurence
Monte Jovis Priory
Narford Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
purported cell, dependent on West Acre;
officiating in the Chapel of St Thomas a Becket
Newbridge Hermitage hermit's chapel
founded 1094
Normansburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1160
Cluniac monks
refounded c.1200, dependent on Castle Acre;
denizen from sometime between 1351 and 1374;
dissolved 1537
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist
Norman's Burrow Priory
Norwich Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded after 1277 (apparently)/before 1289;
dissolved 29 August 1538; granted to Sir Thomas Henneage and William Lord Willoughby 1548/9
Norwich Blackfriars, earlier site Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1226 by Sir Thomas Gelham;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1307;
property retained by friars;
friars retired from new site when destroyed by fire 1413;
returned to St Andrew's Hall 1449
Black Hall;
Old House
Norwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars
licence for acquisition of site granted by Edward II 1307;
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above)
destroyed by fire 1413;
friars retired to Old Hall (see immediately above);
rebuilt; friars returned 1449;
dissolved 1538; granted to the Mayor and citizens of Norwich 1540/1;
now Black Hall
Norwich Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded 1226 by John de Hastingford in a house in Ciningsford;
dissolved 1538
Norwich, Pied Friars Pied Friars
founded before 1290;
granted to the hospital of Beck in Billingford and converted into a chantry and collegiate 14thC which continued until the dissolution
Norwich, Friary de Domina Friars of St Mary
founded c.1290 from a legacy granted by Roger de Tybenham;
founded before 1274-5;
community perished in the black death 1349; house becoming private property
Norwich, Sack Friars Friars of the Sack
founded c.1258: site secured for the friars in the parish of St Peter Hungate;
dissolved before 1307; granted to Dominicans
Norwich Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1256 by Philip Cougate of Norwich;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain 1542/3;
remains now in use as a printing museum
Norwich — St Giles Hospital ^ hospital founded 1249;
Augustinian Canons Regular
from 1310 the master and brothers wore the Austin canons' habit;
much of the medieval fabric survives in the establishment which has been in continual use since founded
The Great Hospital;
Hospital of St Giles
Norwich - St Leonard's Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1096, built by Bishop Herbert Losinga for accommodation of monks whilst the Cathedral and Priory were being built;
continued as a cell of Norwich Cathedral 1101;
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Norwich
Norwich Cathedral Priory + NorwichCathedralSpire.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1096-1101 by Bishop Herbert Losinga;
dissolved 1539;
in use as episcopal cathedral 1096-present
The Cathedral and Priory Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Norwich
Norwich, Christ Church Priory Benedictine monks - founded 1176 by Ingulf
Old Buckenham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1146 by William de Albini (William d'Aubigny), Earl of Chichester;
dissolved September 1536; granted to Sir Thomas Lovell
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint James and All Saints, Buckenham
Oldbuckenham Priory;
Buckenham Priory
Pentney Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1130 (or in the reign of William the Conqueror) by Robert de Vallileus;
annexed by Wormegay 1468;
dissolved 1537; granted to Thomas Mildmay 1538/9;
remains incorporated into Abbey Farm and outbuildings which now occupy the site
Peterstone Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1200;
flooded 1378 and 1387;
delapidated;
annexed to Walsingham 1449, ceasing to function as a priory;
granted 1550/1 to ?;
remains incorporated into Peterstone farmhouse
St Peter's Priory and Hospital
Shouldham Priory Gilbertine canons and nuns - double house
founded after 1193 by Geoffrey Fitx Peters (Jeffery Fitz Piers) (later Earl of Essex);
dissolved 15 October 1538; granted to Thomas Mildmay 1553;
standing remains demolished c.1831;
farmhouse and garden occupy the site
The Priory Church of the Holy Cross and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Shouldham
Sporle Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on St Florent-de-Saumur;
founded before 1123; church of St Mary and other endowments granted by Alan son of Flaald: papal confirmation 1123;
vacant for a time after the Black Death;
dissolved c.1414; granted to Eaton College 1440 (1558/9, according to Cobbett)
Thetford Austin Friars # ThetfordAustinFriarsSite.jpg Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded c.1187 by John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: land granted by Sir Thomas Morley and Simon Barbour;
dissolved September 1538; granted to Sir Richard Fulmerestoone 1540/1;
nothing of the founded currently visible, remains of the foundations are believed to exist beneath the ground
Thetford Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1335: church of St Mary the Great (the Cathedral of East Anglia 1072-94, then converted for use as Cluniac Priory (infra) until 1114, after which it lain waste for over 200 years) granted by Henry, Earl of Lancaster (confirmed by the king 20 July 1335;
the Church of the Holy Trinity (founded 1072) made the friary church;
dissolved 1538;
remains of friary church, now incorporated into school buildings
Thetford - Holy Sepulchre Priory ThetfordHolySepulchre.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Holy Sepulchre
founded after 1139 by William de Warenne, Earl of Surrey on land granted by King Stephen
Augustinian Canons Regular (independent)
before c.1260;
dissolved 1536
The Canon's Priory;
The Canons
Thetford Priory, earlier site cathedral of East Anglia 1072-94;
Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Lewes;
founded 1103-4, built by Robert Bigod;
transferred to new site (see immediately below);
site granted to Dominican Friars (supra)
Thetford Priory ThetfordPriory.jpg Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Lewes;
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1114;
denizen 1376;
dissolved 16 February 1540; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1540/1; (EH)
St Mary
Thetford - St George's Priory ThetfordNunnery.jpg Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Bury St Edmunds;
founded early-11thC (in the reign of Cnut) by Abbot Uvius;
abandoned 1160;
Benedictine nuns - from Ling
refounded c.1160 by Abbot Hugh de Norwold;
dissolved February 1537; granted to Richard Fulmerstone Esq. 1538/9
The Priory Church of Saint George, Thetford
Toft Monks Priory # Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St-Pierre, Preaux;
founded (in the reign of William II) Church of St Margaret and its endowments granted to the Abbey of St-Pierre, Preaux
dissolved 1414; granted to Witham Priory; transferred to King's College, Cambridge 1462
Walsingham Friary WalsinghamFriary.jpg Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded 1 February 1347 by Elizabeth de Burgh (Burgo), Countess of Clare: licence granted by Edward III;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyer 1544/5
Walsginham Greyfriars
Walsingham Priory WalsinghamPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1153 by Geoffrey de Favarches (or the widow of Richoldis de Favarches)

incorporating the Chapel of Our Lady of Walsingham (founded before 1066);
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Sidney 1539/40;
now in private ownership with public access

Little Walsingham Priory
Welle Priory, in Gayton Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on St-Etienne, Caen;
founded c.1081 (in the reign of William the Conqueror) by William de Streis, who granted the manor of Well and the church of Gayton;
united with Panfield c.1275,
dissolved 1415; granted to St Stephen's, Westminster 1469;
granted to the Bishops of Ely 1548/9;
site currently occupied by house named 'Well Hall' built on site 18thC (c.1700)
Well Hall Priory;
Welles Priory
Wendling Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Langley;
founded c.1267 by Rev. William of Wendling;
due to be suppressed 1528 for Wolsey's Colleges, but delayed;
dissolved 1536-7; granted to Edward Dyer and H. Cressener 1573/4
Wereham, Priory of St Winwaloe The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wendling Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on Montreuil;
founded before 1199 by the Earl of Clare;
sold 1321; granted to West Dereham Abbey 1336;
granted to Thomas Guibon and William Mynn;
conventual remains appear to be incorporated into Winnold House built on site
St Winwaloe
Wirham Priory
West Acre Priory Black canons
probably early founded before 1100 (in the reign of William II) by Oliver, parish priest;
brothers joined the Augustinian order c.1135 (possibly late in the reign of Henry I);
Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred c.1135;
dissolved 15 January 1538; granted to Thomas Gresham 1553
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, West Acre
Westacre Priory
West Dereham Abbey Premonstratensian Canons - from Welbeck
daughter of Welbeck;
founded 1188 by Hubert Walter, Dean of York (later Bishop of Salisbury);
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Dereham 1539/40
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Weybourne Priory Weybourne Priory.JPG Augustine Canons Regular
dependent on West Acre;
founded 1199 by Sir Ralph Mainwaring (Meyngaryn);
independent 1314;
dissolved 1536; granted to Rihard Heydon 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and All Saints, Weybourne
Waburn Priory
Weybridge Priory Weybridge TheBridgeInn.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1272 (before 1225) by Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Fulmerstone 1538/9
St Mary
Witchingham Priory Cluniac monks - alien cell or grange
founded c.1093 by Walter Giffard, Earl of Buckingham who granted churches, manors and land to the priory of St Faith,Longueville, Rouen;
dissolved 1414, reverting to the Crown;
granted to New College, Oxford 1460
Wormegay Priory $ Augustinian Canons Regular
priory
founded 1189-99 (in the reign of Richard I or of John) by William de Warenne;
cell of Pentney 1468;
dissolved 1537; granted to the Bishop of Norwich 1550/1
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Cross and Saint John the Evangelist, Wormegay
Wretham Grange Benedictine monks
alien grange(?), dependent on Conches;
founded c.1260(?): granted by Roger de Tony, son of Radulph — charter witnessed by Richard de Rom;
a parcel of Wootton Wawen, with possibly a single monk, if any;
dissolution unknown;
church was rebuilt mid-14th and 15thC
granted to Sir Roland Lenthall for life 1415;
possessed by the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge 1443;
church in parochial use after suppression; abandoned 1793; now in ruins
West Wretham Grange;
Werteham Grange
Wymondham Abbey + WymondhamAbbey1.jpg Benedictine monks
dependent on St Albans
founded 1017 (in the tenure of Abbot Richard de Albini) by William de Albini: charter witnessed by Roger Bigod;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir William Hadden 1545/6;
church, partly ruined, now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Wymondham
Wymondham Priory

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Northamptonshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Northamptonshire) [24]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Brixworth Abbey + Brixworth Church Northamptonshire.jpg Saxon monastery Benedictine? monks
founded after 675; daughter church of Medehamstede (Peterborough);
probably became a minster;
destroyed? 870 in raids by the Danes;
parochial c.960-70; now parochial: All Saints' Church, Brixworth
Canons Ashby Priory + Canons Ashby Priory Front.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1147-51 (in the reign of Stephen) by Stephen de Leye;
dissolved 1536;
became nunnery; granted to Sir Francis Bryan 1537/8;
converted into secular residence;
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ashby
Canon's Ashby Priory
Ashby Priory
Castor Priory Saxon nuns
founded before 664-5;
destroyed by the Danes c.870 (or, less likely, 1010)
Dormundescastre Priory
Catesby Priory evidently initially Benedictine nuns
founded c.1175 by Robert de Esseby (Ashby); order by papal bull c.1189;
Cistercian nuns
founded c.1175;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded after 1175 (associated with the Cistercian nunnery);
(given as Gilbertine in the Mappa Mundi);
with regular priests or brethren (from date unknown to after 1316)
dissolved 1536; granted to John Onley 1536/7;
house built on site 16thC; demolished 1863
St Mary and St Edmund
or
St Mary, St Edmund and St Thomas the Martyr (?)
Katebi Priory;
Katesbey Priory
Chacombe Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded in the reign of Henry II;
dissolved 1536; granted to Michael Fox 1544/5;
house named 'Chacombe Priory' built 17thC on the site
Chalcombe Priory
Daventry Priory Cluniac monks
(founded initially at Preston Capes, infra, c.1090);
transferred here 1107-8;
alien house, dependent La Charite;
allegedly seceded from Cluniac Order c.1231, although apparently reported directly to La Charite 1298, 1390 and 1405;
denizen 1405;
dissolved 1525; granted to Christ Church, Oxford;
church demolished and replaced 19thC
St Augustine
Daventre Priory
Deene Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent Westminster;
founded before 1066;
dissolved after 1086
Delapré Abbey DelapreAbbey.jpg Cluniac nuns
founded c.1145, built by Simon de St Liz (Senlis) II, Earl of Northampton;
dissolved 15 December 1538; granted to John Merabe 1542/3
St Mary
Northampton, Delapre Abbey;
de Pratis
Dingley Preceptory Knights Hospitallers
founded before 1154;
merged with Battisford 1461;
dissolved 1540; granted to Edward Griffith 1544
Everdon Priory # Benedictine monks
alien grange, dependent Bernay Abbey
founded before c.1100;
considered by some a parcel of Creeting St. Mary;
dependent Eton College before 1367;
dissolved before c.1399; granted to Eton College 1440;
remains recorded 1720; not locatable by 1970
Fineshade Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1208 by Richard Engayne (Engain), Lord of Blatherwike;
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Lord Russell 1541/2;
Sir Robert Kirkham converted west range into to a country residence, which was demolished along with the remains of the priory 1749;
house subsequently built on site; demolished 1956
St Mary
Castle Hymel Priory
Fotheringhay Nunnery Cluniac nuns
founded c1141(?)
transferred to Delapré c.1145;
secular college founded on site 1411, with associated church c.1460;
dissolved 1548; granted to James Crew
Fodringhey College
Grafton Regis Priory Augustininan Canons Regular
cell or hermitage;
founded 1180-1205;
amalgamated with the Abbey of St James's, Northampton before 1400 (end of 14thC)
St Mary and St Michael
Grafton Regis Hermitage
Guilsborough Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
camera/hospital
founded before 1285;
dissolved before 1338
Kalendar Priory Premonstratensian canons
priory?/cell, dependent Sulby;
founded after 1155: land granted by William Buttevant;
probably ceased to exist before 1291(?)
St John
Kayland Priory
Kaylend Priory
Luffield Priory,
Syresham
partly in Buckinghamshire. See entry under Buckinghamshire
Northampton Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1145-50 by William Peverel II of Nottingham;
dissolved August 1538; granted to Nicholas Giffard 1545/6;
housing estate now occupies site
The Abbey Church of Saint James, Northampton
Northampton Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1275-90 (or possibly not before 1323 by Sir John Longville, of Wolverton);
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Dighton 1540/1
Northampton Blackfriars ~ Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1233;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Ramesden 1544/5
Northampton Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded before 1271;
abandoned 1303 (before(?)1303)
Northampton Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1226 by Sir Richard Gobion;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1235
Northampton Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Oxford)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) c.1235; built by 1258;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Taverner 1544/5
Northampton — St Andrew's Priory Cluniac monks
alien priory, dependent La Charité
founded 1093-1100;
denizen 1405;
dissolved 1538;
site built over 19thC
St Andrew
Northampton Whitefriars Camelite Friars
founded before 1265 (1271) by Simon Montford and Thomas Chitwood;
dissolved 1538; granted to William Ramesden 1544/6
Northampton Nunnery Franciscan nuns
founded 1252;
dissolved after 1272
Peterborough Abbey Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Oxney Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Pipewell Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Newminster;
founded 13 September 1143 (1141) by William de Boutwylein;
dissolved 5 November 1538; granted to William, Marquess of Northampton 1547/8;
ruinous by 1548; systematically demolished and used as building material;
(not the modern 'Abbey church' to the north)
Pikewell Abbey
Preston Capes Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent La Charité;
founded c.1090 by Hugh de Leicester;
transferred to Daventry, infra, 1107-8
Rothwell Priory Augustinian canonesses
founded before 1262, probably by a member of the Clare family, purportedly by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester;
dissolved 1537-8;
former farmhouse known as 'The Nunnery' poss built on site
The Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Rothwell
Sewardsley Priory Cistercian nuns
founded in the reign of Henry II by Richard de Lestre;
dependent Delapré Cluniac Priory 1459/60 for maintenance (though no evidence that the community converted to that order;
dissolved 1459-60; granted to Richard Fermer 1550/1
Sewardesley Priory
Stamford — St Michael's Priory Historical county location. See entry under Cambridgeshire
Sulby Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Newsham;
transferred from Welford
founded 1155 by William de Wideville;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Christopher Hatton 1567/8
Sulbey Abbey;
Welford Abbey
Weedon Monastery Benedictine? nuns
founded c.680 by St Werburgh, possibly on the site of an Anglo-Saxon royal palace;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Weedon Beck Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent Bec-Hellouin and St Lambert de Mallassis;
founded before 1086 (after 1126);
dissolved after 1329(?); granted to Eton College 1462
Weedon Bec Priory
Weedon Pinkney Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 1126 (in the tenure of Robert, Bishop of Lincoln): endowments granted by Gilo de Pinkney and other members of his family;
dependent St Lucien, Beauvais;
granted to Biddlesden 1392; manor granted to All Souls College, Oxford 1440
Weedon Lois Priory
Wermundsey Monastery unidentified dependent Peterborough possibly located in Northamptonshire
founded after 675 during the tenure of Abbot Cuthbald;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 870
Wittering Priory order and foundation unknown - priory recorded extant 1308; reference to documentary evidence of its existence 1273 possibly refers to Southorpe Hospital
Wothorpe Priory # possibly intended Augustinian canonesses — Arroasian c.1160(?);
Benedictine nuns
founded 12thC (purportedly in the reign of Henry I);
ruinous 1292;
merged with Stamford 1354;
granted to Richard Cecil 1540/1
St Mary
Wyrthorp Priory

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Northumberland

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Northumberland)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alnwick Abbey Premonstratensian Canons - from Newhouse
daughter of Newsham;
founded 1147 by Eustace FitzJohn;
dissolved 1536-22 December 1539; granted to Ralph Sadler and Laurence Winnington 1550/1
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Alnwick
Bamburgh Friary Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded before 1265;
dissolved 1539
Bamburgh Monastery Saxon monastery
founded 8thC;
abandoned c.875: destroyed in raids by the Danes
Bamburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Nostell;
founded 1121: granted to Nostell by Henry I, confirmed 1121; effective c.1228;
c.1537
St Aidan
Hamburgh Priory
Blanchland Abbey + Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Croxden Abbey;
founded 1165 by Walter de Bolbec II;
dissolved 18 December 1539; granted to John Bellow and John Broxholm 1545/6;
part of church now in parochial use, other monastic buildings in current use in ownership of the Lord Crewe Trust
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Blanca Landa
Brinkburn Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - from Pentney
dependent on Pentney
founded before/c.1135 (in the reign of Henry I) William Bertram I, of Mitford (or Osebertus Colunarius);
independent before 1188(?);
dissolved 1536; granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1550/1; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Brinkburn
Berkenburne Priory
Bywell Monastery records suggest existence of a Saxon monastery Biguell Monastery
Carham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Kirkham;
founded 1131 church of St Cuthbert and lands granted to Kirkham by Walter Espec;
dissolved 1539
Chibburn Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1313;
became a member of Mount St John 1358
Coquet Island Priory Benedictine monks
founded before 684;
abandoned c.800: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
cell, dependent on Tynemouth
refounded before 1125: granted to Tynemouth by Robert Mowbray
Corbridge Monastery Saxon monks - probably from Hexham;
founded before 786possibly founded before 709 by St Wilfrid;
abandoned before 877?: ?destroyed in raids by the Danes
St Andrew
Farne Island Cell Anchorites
hermitage
cell before 651;
abandoned c.800: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
last anchorite died 1246, subsequently became Benedictine cell (see immediately below)
Farne Island Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Durham;
founded c.1193 on location of extinct anchorite cell (see immediately above);
rebuilt 14thC;
dissolved c.1538
restored 1840-50
St Cuthbert
Guyzance Priory Premonstratensian Canonesses
founded c.1147-52 by Richard Tison; granted to Alnwick, confirmed by William, Bishop of Durham;
ceased 1349-50(?) when the community probably perished in the black death
Premonstratensian Canons - from Alnwick
cell, dependent on Alnwick;
refounded after 1350;
dissolved
The Prioy Church of Saint Wilfrid
Brainshaugh Priory
Hexham Priory + Saxon monastery and cathedral
founded 674 by St Wilfred and St Etheldreda, begun by St Wilfrid;
diocese merged with Lindisfarne 821, cathedral status revoked;
abandoned 875: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1113;
dissolved 28 September 1536 – 26 February 1537; granted to Sir Reginald Carnaby 1538/9;
now called 'Hexham Abbey'; church in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham

Priory and Parish Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham,br />Hexham Abbey
Holystone Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1124 by Robert de Umfravillle I
Augustinian canonesses
transferred 13thC;
with regular priests or brethren after 1291
dissolved 1539
St Mary
Hulne Friary Hulne Priory, geograph.jpg Carmelite Friars
founded 1242 (c.1240) by John de Vesci;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Reve and William Ryvet 1563/4; church demolished/ruined; part converted into a house and summerhouse 18thC; now called 'Hulne Priory'
Holm Friary;
Hulne Whitefriars
Lambley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1190 probably by Adam de Tindale and his wife Helwise (who granted land) (or by King John);
referred to as an abbey in King John's charter (granted mistakenly);
also suggested as as Augustinian;
burned by the Scots 1297;
dissolved 1537; granted to John, Duke of Northumberland 1553
St Mary and St Patrick
Lambley upon the Tyne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory,
Holy Island
Lindisfarne Abbey and St Marys.JPG Celtic monks
monastic cathedral founded 635 (634) by St Aidan: granted to Aidan by King Oswald;
Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
refounded c.668;
destroyed in raids by the Danes 793;
abandoned 875: destroyed in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine monks - from Durham
cell, dependent on Durham;
founded 1083 (1082 or 1073);
dissolved 1537; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Durham 1541/2; (EH)
St Cuthbert
Merchingley Priory Tironensian monks
cell (possible grange), dependent on Kelso;
founded c.1168: hermitage and chapel granted to Kelso by Walter de Bolbec;
sequestered by Edward I 1296
St Mary
Marchingley Priory
Nesseham Priory erroneous reference to Benedictine nunnery. See Neasham Priory in County Durham
Newminster Abbey Cistercian monks - from Fountains Abbey
daughter of Fountains
founded 5 January 1138 by Ranulph de Merlay;
dissolved 20 August 1537; granted to Robert Brandling 1609/10;
Abbey Farmhouse built on site, public access with permission
Novum Monasterium
Ovingham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell, dependent on Hexham;
founded 1378 by Mr Ufranvile: church of St Mary granted to Hexham;
dissolved 1537
Temple Thornton Camera Knights Templar
camera (sometimes considered a preceptory)
founded before 1205 (during the tenure of Walter de Bolbeck), granted by William de Lisle;
dissolved 1308-12;
passed to Knights Hospitaller after 1308; dissolved after 1338
Warkworth Priory Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Durham;
founded before 1241-9 (or between 1332 and 1353 by Henry, second Lord Percy of Alnwick, who was granted Warkworth Castle in 1332; or founded, possibly as a chantry, c.1400 by the first Earl of Northumbria);
dissolved 15thC(?); ruinous and disused before 1567 (EH)
chapel of St Mary Magdalene
Warkworth Hermitage;
Warkworth Castle Hermitage
Warmington Cell (?) Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on St Mary, York;
cited, but no cell of this name has been identified in Northumberland
Yeavering Monastery (?) extensive buildings revealed by crop markings suggest monastic settlement

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Nottinghamshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Nottinghamshire) [25]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beauvale Charterhouse Beauvale Priory Remains.jpg Carthusian monks
founded 1343 by Nicholas de Cauntlow (Cantilupo), Lord of Ilkeston: licence granted 1343;
dissolved 18 July 1539; granted to Richard Morison 1550/1
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Beauvale

The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Mary the Virgin with All Saints
Beauvale Priory
Blyth Priory + Benedictine monks
alien priory, dependent on St Holy Trinity, Rouen;
founded 1088 by Roger de Builly;
independent c.1409;
dissolved 1536; granted to Richard Andrews and William Ramesden 1543/4;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blyth
Broadholme Priory $ Premonstratensian canonesses (initially with canons and lay brothers)
founded before 1154 by Agnes de Camville, land granted by her husband, Peter of Goxhill (or possibly in the reign of Stephen by the abbot and canons of Newsham);
dissolved 1536
St Mary
Brodholm Priory
Felley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Worksop;
founded 1152: church and hermitage granted to Worksop by Ralph Britto of Annesley;
independent 1260;
dissolved 1536
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Beauvale

The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Mary the Virgin with All Saints
Lenton Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Cluny;
founded 1102-8by William Peverell;
denizen 1392;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Harrington 1562/3
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity
St Anthony's Hospital
Marske Cell Benedictine monks
cell?, dependent on York;
existence disputed
Marshe Cell
Mattersey Priory Mattersey Priory ruins.jpg Gilbertine Canons
founded c.1185 by Roger FitzRalph, son of Ranulf de Mattersey;
destroyed by fire 1279;
dissolved 3 October 1538; granted to Antony Neville, Esq 1539/40 (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Helen, Mattersey
Newark Friary # Franciscan Friars, Observant
founded 1507 (or c.1499 by Henry VII);
dissolved 1534;
Augustinian Friars
refounded;
dissolved 1539; granted to John Andrews;
house built on site named 'The Friary'
Newark Greyfriars;
Newark Austin Friars
Newstead Priory Newstead Abbey 02.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1163 by Henry II;
dissolved 21 July 1539; granted to Sir John Byron 1541/2;
converted into a mansion named 'Newstead Abbey';
restored by George Gordon Byron, poet, c.1800;
restored by John Shaw for Col. Wildman 1819; further altered c.1862 for William Frederick Webb, African explorer, upon whose death, 1899, estate passed via his surviving children to his grandson Charles Ian Fraser who sold Newstead to philanthropist Sir Julien Cahn, who presented it to Nottingham Corporation 1931;
now in ownership of Nottingham City Council
St Mary
Nottingham Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Monor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded before 1230;
dissolved 1539
Nottingham Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before 1271, site granted by Reginald de Grey;
dissolved 5 February 1539; granted to Thomas Henneage 1548/9
Ossington Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1154, granted by William, Archbishop of York;
merged with Newland 1382;
church of the Holy Rood built 1782, probably stands on or near site
Rufford Abbey Rufford Hall from SW.JPG Cistercian monks
founded 13 July 1136 by Gilbert de Gant, Earl of Lincoln;
dissolved 1536; granted to George, Earl of Shrewsbury;
now in ownership of Nottinghamshire County Council
Shelford Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded (in the reign of Henry II) by Ralph Hanselyn;
dissolved 1536; granted to Michael Stanhope 1539/40;
remains incorporated into house named 'Shelford House' built c.1600, destroyed by fire 1645, rebuilt c.1678
Thurgarton Priory + Geograph-1506935-by-Alan-Murray-Rust.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1119-39 by Ralph Deincourt, with the influence of Archbishop Thurstan;
dissolved 12 June 1538;
fortified for Charles I 1643;
in use as Bishop's Palace 1884-1904;
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Thurgarton
Wallingwells Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1130 (probably c. 1140-4) by Ralph de Chevrolcourt(Cheurolcourt);
also given as Augustinian
dissolved 14 December 1539; granted to Richard Pype and Francis Boyer 1563/4; granted to Richard Whalley 1548/9;
remains possibly partly incorporated into country house built 18th/19thC
St Mary de Parco
Welbeck Abbey Welbeckabbeysmall123.jpg Premonstratensian Canons - from Newsham
founded 1153 by Thomas of Cuckney (Thomas Jocei); canons in residence by October 1134;
dissolved 20 June 1538;
remains incorporated into private residence, under the ownership of Sir Charles Cavendish before 1607; since altered and remodelled
The Abbey Church of Saint James, Welbeck
Worksop Priory + Worksop Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular - probably from Huntingdon
founded after 1119 by William de Lovetot;
dissolved 15 November 1538; granted to Francis, Earl of Shrewsbury 1541/2
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Worksop
Wirksop Priory;
formerly known as Radford Priory

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Oxfordshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Oxfordshire) [26]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Abingdon Abbey ^ Abingdon Abbey, geograph.jpg Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
probably minster and abbey;
(supposedly founded 675 by Hean, at Bagley Wood, near Sunningwell);
transferred here 695;
destroyed c. 872 in raids by the Danes;
Benedictine monks
founded c.954 (950);
dissolved 9 February 1538;
remains incorporated into town buildings;
in local authority and trust ownership with public access to church
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abingdon
Barton Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
?cell, dependent on Osney; possibly an estate without resident canons
Bicester Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1182-5, endowed by Gilbert Basset, Baron of Hedington;
dissolved 1536; granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk 1538/9
St Edburga
Burchester Priory
Bruern Abbey # Bruern Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 994180.jpg Cistercian monks from Waverley
founded 1147;
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir Antony Coke 1610/1;
site now occupied by 18thC private house named 'Bruern Abbey'
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Heath of Tretone, Bruern
Brueria Abbey;
Bruerne Abbey
Burford Priory Burford Priory.jpg Hospital of St John the Evangelist 13thC
dissolved 1538;
restored 1637;
Anglican Benedictine
founded 1901
Priory of Our Lady, Burford
The Priory
Caversham Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
status unknown, dependent on on Notley;
founded 1162;
dissolved c.1538
Charlton on Otmoor Priory Benedictine monks
alien grange, dependent on St Evroul;
founded 1086 (1081) by Hugh Grentemoisnil;
dissolved 1414; granted to Sir Thomas White and others
Charleton Priory
Charney Manor ~ Benedictine Monks
residential manor, chapel and farm; granted to Abingdon before 1066;
range c.1280; leased as a manor house from 1494; remodelled/rebuilt 16th, 17th and 19thC;
converted and in use as a hotel 20thC
Cholsey Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 986 by Ethelred of England
probably destroyed in raids by the Danes 1006;
dissolved; granted to Sir Francis Englefield;
probable slight remains incorporated into medieval parish church
Cholsey Grange
Clanfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded before 1279;
united to Quenington before 1433
Clanfield Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
cell
foundation unknown
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Buckland
Clattercote Priory Gilbertine canons
hospital founded 1148-66, possibly by Robert de Chesney;
hospital ceased before 1262;
priory, refounded 1251-62;
dissolved 1538(?); granted to Thomas Lee c.1559;
site now occupied by a private house
St Leonard
Cogges Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Fécamp;
founded 1103 by Manasses Arsic;
dissolved 1414; granted to Eton College
St Mary
Cold Norton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
hospital of St George and church of St John the Evangelist
founded 1148-58 by Avelina de Norton;
dissolved 1507: no canons remaining;
granted to St Stephen's, Westminster
The Priory Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Cold Norton
Coxwell Grange # Cistercian Monks
probably grange with chapel;
founded 1205 (1204);
dependent on Beaulieu;
Court House Farm built on site 16thC (NT)
Dorchester Abbey + DorchesterAbbey.JPG secular cathedral
634-663, after 869-1072;
secular canons
founded 1072: built on site of episcopal diocesan cathedral;
Augustinian Canons
founded c.1140 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edmond Ashfield 1544/5;
restored by James Cranston c.1845,
William Butterfield 1846-53,
and George Gilbert Scott 1859-74;
church continues in parochial use as the Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Birinus
East Hendred Cell Carthusian monks
manor and chapel, dependent on Sheen, but apparently grange status, possibly without resident monks
Eynsham Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 1005 by Æthelmar (Ailmer), Earl of Cornwall, on the site of 9thC church;
destroyed and monks dispersed at the Norman Conquest, after 1066;
restored before 1086 by Remigius, Bishop of Lincoln
transferred to Stow 1091;
returned c.1094-5;
dissolved December 1539; granted to Sir Edward North and William Darcey 1543/4
St Mary
also St Andrew and St Eadburgh given
Egnesham Abbey
Faringdon Abbey Cistercian monks - from Cîteaux
founded before 2 November 1203: manor granted to Citeaux by King John;
transferred to Beaulieu 1204;
monastic cell or grange early 13thC;
probably merged with Coxford Grange;
privately leased 1351; granted to Sir Francis Englefield
Saint Mary
Farendon Priory;
Faringdon Minster
Godstow Abbey GodstowNunneryRuin20050326 CopyrightKaihsuTai.jpg Benedictine nuns with small community of Benedictine monks under a master attached to the nunnery
founded by Easter 1133 by Ediva (Editha), widow of Sir William Launcelene, assisted by Henry I, built on land granted by John de St John;
dissolved 17 November 1539; granted by Henry VIII to his physician, Dr George Owen before 1547
St Mary and St John the Baptist
Godeston Abbey
Goring Priory Augustinian canonesses
founded 12thC (in the reign of Henry I) by Thomas de Druval who granted a church and land;
dissolved 1539(?); granted to Charles, Duke of Suffolk c.1531;
later granted to Sir Thomas Pope;
part of conventual church in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Goring
Gosford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
foundation unknown, land granted by Robert d'Oilly;
dissolved c.1180(?);
hospitallers' oratory/chapel built c.1234;
united to Quenington before 1433;
granted to Antony Stringer and John Williams 1542/3
Gosford Cell Sisters of the Order of St John of Jerusalem
cell
foundation unknown
dissolved c.1180: transferred to Buckland
Helenstowe Nunnery,
Abingdon
nuns
founded c.675;
site now occupied by St Helen's Church
The Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Helenstowe
Littlemore Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1154 by Robert de Sandford;
dissolved 1525, suppressed for Wolsey's college; granted to William Owen and John Bridges c.1539
St Mary, St Nicholas and St Edmund
Merton Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1156, granted by Simon, Earl of Northampton;
dissolved c.1240(?), became a limb of Sandford
Milton Cell Benedictine monks
purported cell, dependent on Abingdon - evidence lacking
Minchery Priory Benedictine nuns
site now occupied by Minchery Farm, also called 'The Priory and...?....'
Minster Lovell Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell, dependent on Ivry;
founded c.1200-6, St Kenelm's Church granted to Ivry 1200;
dissolved 1414 (1415);
granted to Eton College 1441
Oseney Abbey Osney cathedral.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory
founded 1129 by Robert d'Oilly (son of the Lord of Oxford) and his wife Edith;
raised to abbey status c.1154;
mitred abbey 1481;
dissolved 17 November 1539;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1542-1546;
(see removed to Christ Church, Oxford);
fell into decay and demolished
St Mary
Oseney Priory;
Aseney Priory
Otley Abbey Cistercian monks
dependent on Waverley;
founded 22 July 1137: land granted by Robert Gait;
abandoned, transferred to Thame, infra, c.1141;
Oddington Grange probably established on site (though possibly deserted village rather than monastic)
Ottley Abbey;
Ottelei Abbey
Oxford Austin Friars # Wadh3.jpg Austin Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1266-7; Henry III regarded as founder 1268;
impoverished and ruinous at dissolved July 1538;
Oxford Wadham College founded 1612 by Nicholas Wadham
Oxford Blackfriars — St Aldate's Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded 1221;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1245
oratory: St Mary
Oxford Blackfriars — St Ebbe's Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
transferred from St Aldate's (see immediately above) 1245;
dissolved 1538
Oxford Cathedral Priory + Cathedral oxford.jpg Augustinian canonesses
founded c.727 by Didanus, petty king;
destroyed 1002 in raids by the Danes; rebuilt;
secular canons 1004;
Augustinian Canons Regular - from Holy Trinity, London
refounded 1122
dissolved April 1524, suppressed for Cardinal Wolsey's college;
conventual church now in use as episcopal diocesan cathedral and college chapel
The Priory Church of St Frideswide, Oxford
Oxford - Canterbury College Benedictine monks
dependent on Canterbury Cathedral;
founded 1331 (1349) by Simon de Islip, Archbishop of Canterbury; lapsed;
refounded 1363-70 by Archbishop Islip;
secular 1365;
consituted as a monastic college c.1368-70;
dissolved c.1539;
made part of Christ Church College, Oxford 1546/7;
rebuilt 1773
Oxford Crutched Friars Crutched Friars
founded 1342: licence granted to Crutched Friars of London 29 July 1342 to acquire land in Oxford;
dwelling-place apparently moved a number of times;
Bishop forbade completion of church began 1349;
dissolved before 1362;
property disposed of 1362
Oxford — Durham College Trinity college by longlong.jpg Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Durham;
founded 1286-91, land purchased by Durham 1286, completed 1291;
dissolved 1540;
Trinity College founded on site 1554-5 by Sir Thomas Pope and his wife Elizabeth
Oxford Friars of the Sack Friars of the Sack
founded 1261-2;
ruinous parish church of St Budoc acquired by the friars, becoming the conventual church;
granted to Franciscan Friars c.1309
Oxford - Gloucester College Worcester College from the quad.JPG Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Gloucester;
founded 1283, house granted by John Giffard;
college founded 1291;
dissolved 1538;
Worcester College founded 1714 under the will of Sir Thomas Cookes
Glocester College;
Glocester Hall
Oxford Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Oxford)
friars from Canterbury moved to Oxford via London, residing with the Dominicans for eight days in autumn 1224, then hired a house at St Ebbe's before transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1244-5
Oxford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor (under the Custody of Oxford)
founded 1244-5: house and land granted to the townsmen for the friars' use by Richard the Miller; transferred from earlier site (see immediately above);
dissolved1538
Oxford — London College purportedly Benedictine monks and secular college (in fact secular only)
founded after 1421
Oxford - St. Albans Hall Benedictine monks
founded c.1140;
part of Oxford — Gloucester College (supra);
now part of Merton College
Oxford, St Bernard's College Cistercian monks
abbey, founded 1437 (1436) by Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury, who granted land;
dissolved c.1542;
refounded as St John's College in the reign of Mary
St Mary and St Bernard
Oxford, St Mary's College Augustinian Canons Regular
priory, founded 1435 by Thomas Holden and his wife Elizabeth;
dissolved 1540
Oxford Trinitarian Priory, earlier site Trinitarians
founded before 1286:
granted by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall 1293;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) c.1313
The Holy Trinity
Oxford Trinitarian Priory Trinitarians
transferred to from earlier site (see immediately above) c.1313 (site acquired before 1307);
known as 'Trinity Hall' from late 15thC, apparently dependent on Moatenden;
dissolved 1538
The Holy Trinity
Oxford Whitefriars, earlier site Camelite Friars
founded 1256: site granted by Nicholas de Meules (de Molis);
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1317-18; incorporated into the Benedictines college, Oxford — Gloucester College (supra), until the Dissolution 1538
Oxford Whitefriars Camelite Friars
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1317-18 by Edward II;
dissolved 1538
Pheleley Priory Benedictine monks
founded after 1100 (in the reign of Henry I);
apparently connected with Tewkesbury, but assigned by Tewkesbury as a cell to Eynsham;
annexed to /transferred to Eynsham after c.1145
Phelely Priory
Rewley Abbey intended as a secular establishment by King Richard
Cistercian monks
dependent on Thame;
founded 11 December 1143 by Edmund, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved c.1536; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford 1546/7
Sandford Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1240: lands granted to Temple Cowley by Thomas the younger, of Sandford;
transferred from Temple Cowley;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred after 1312;
dissolved 1371: incorporated into the camerae of the prior of England;
becoming a farmhouse;
granted to Edward Powell 1541/2
remnants now in use as part of a Four Pillars Hotel
Sandford-on-Thames Preceptory;
Saunford Hospital
Sibford Camera Knights Templar
founded before(?)1185;
dissolved 1312
Steventon Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, daughter of St-Mary-du-Pré, Rouen and Bec-Hellouin, Normandy
founded 12thC (in the reign of Henry I) manor granted to St Mary de Prato (called Bonne-Nouvelle), Rouen, a dependent on of Bec-Hellouin;
farmed out 1378;
dissolved 1389; granted to Westminster Abbey by Richard II;
officially a priory but actually a grange
no monastic church
prior's house now in private ownership with public access by appointment (NT)
Stenington Priory
Studley Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 12thC by Bernard of Walery (de St Walerico);
dissolved 1536 (apparently suppressed) - 19 November 1539 (surrendered); granted to John Croke 1539/40;
converted into an Elizabethan manor house;
now in use as the Studley Priory Hotel
St Mary
Stodeley Priory
Temple Cowley Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1136 by Queen Matilda
transferred to Temple Cowley c.1240 and thereafted reduced to status of camera
Thame Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Otley, supra
dependent on Waverley;
(founded at Otley 22 July 1137);
transferred here c.1140: site granted by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln;
dissolved 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset c.1547;
remains incorporated into 18thC country house
Tame Abbey
Wallingford Priory # Benedictine monks
cell of St Albans Abbey
founded 1097 or 1088 (1077-93) by Robert D'Oyley or Gilfrid, Abbot of St Alban;
dissolved 1525(-8) by Cardinal Wolsey to fund Ipswich College;
granted to John Norres c.1546;
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Wallingford
Wallingford Cell;
Waring Cell
Wroxton Abbey Wroxton Manor.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1217 by Magister Michael Belet
dissolved c.1537 (1536); granted to Sir Thomas Pope who gave part to Trinity College, Oxford;
scant remains incorporated into mansion called 'Wroxton Abbey' built on site 1618
The Priory Church of St Mary, Wroxton
Wroxton Priory
Westcot Camera Knights Templar
founded 13thC (in the reign of Henry III): holdings granted by Robert Achard;
dissolved 1308-12;
Knights Hospitaller
transferred 1308-12
Westcott Camera
Wytham Abbey # nuns - from Helenstow, supra, purportedly transferred here after 700;
dispersed to other houses during hostilities c.780;

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Rutland

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Rutland) [27]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Brooke Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell, dependent on Kenilworth
founded before/c.1153 by Hugh de Ferrers;
dissolved 1535-6; granted to Antony Coope 1536/7
St Mary
Edith Weston Priory ~ Benedictine monks
alien house, cell dependent on St Georges, Bocherville;
founded c.1114 by William de Tancarville;
sold to the Carthusians at Coventry 1394;
granted to William, Marquis of Northampton 1550/1

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Shropshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Shropshire) [28]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alberbury Priory secular collegiate
founded before 1066;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian
dependent on Lilleshall;
founded c.1221-6;
Grandmontine monks
alien house, dependent on Grandmont;
refounded c.1230: confirmed by Fulk fitz Warin of Whittington, 1232;
dissolved c.1441; bought by Archbishop Chicheley
granted to All Souls College, Oxford by Henry VI, in use as a chantry chapel; dissolved 1547;
conventual church converted into a farmhouse called 'White Abbey Farm' 1578; alterations 1857-8
St Mary
White Abbey
Bethcote Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Haughmond;
farm and chapel
Bridgnorth Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1244;
dissolved 1538
Bromfield Priory + secular
founded before 1061;
Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Gloucester;
founded 1155;
dissolved 1540; granted to Charles Fox;
church now in parochial use
St Mary, Virgin
Buildwas Abbey BuildwasAbbey.jpg Savignac monks - from Savigny
dependent on Savigny;
founded 8 August 1135
Cistercian monks 1147;
dissolved 1535 (1536)
part of monastic buildings incorporated into a private house (EH)
The Abbey Church of St Mary and St Chad, Buildwas
Bildewas Abbey
Chirbury Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - from Snead, infra
founded c.1190 by Robert de Buthlers, Lord of Montgomery;
canons arrived c.1195;
dissolved 1536; granted Edward Hapmton 1545/6
The Priory Church of Saint Michael, Chirbury
Church Preen Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Much Wenlock;
founded after 1150;
cell 1384;
dissolved before 1539
St John the Baptist
Preen Priory
Donnington Wood Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian - from Dorchester;
transferred from Lizard
founded c.1144;
dissolved c.1148;
transferred to Lilleshall
Halston Preceptory possible Knights Templar (evidence lacking)
Knights Hospitaller
refounded before 1221 (between 1165 and 1187) by Roger de Powys, Lord of Whittington;
dissolved before 1540; granted to William Horne 1562/3
Hatton Grange Cistercian monks
grange, dependent on Buildwas;
founded 1227;
dissolved before 1540
Haughmond Abbey HaughmondAbbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
priory?
founded c.1110 (1130-8) by William fitz Alan of Clun;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian(?)
priory;
before 1130-5;
purportedly raised to abbey status c.1155?;
listed under Augustinian general chapter c.1160-80;
dissolved 9 September 1539; granted to Edmund Littleton 1540/1; (EH)
The Abbey Church of St John the Evangelist, Haughmond
Haghmon Priory
Lilleshall Abbey Lilleshall Abbey - geograph.org.uk - 1313407.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular — Arroasian - from Dorchester, via Lizard and (transferred from) Donnington Wood
founded (c.1143 at Lizard) c.1148;
dissolved 1538; granted to James Leveson 1539/40; (EH)
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Lilleshull Priory
Lizard Abbey Augustinian Canons Regular - from Dorchester
founded c.1143;
transferred to Donnington Wood c.1144;
reduced to grange status
Ludlow Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1254; built c.1282;
dissolved 1538; granted to George Cotton and William Man
Ludlow Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded 1350 (1349) by Lawrence of Ludlow;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Hacket and Thomas Trentham 1559/60
Lydley Keys Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1155-60;
dissolved 1308-12
Lydley Preceptory
Morville Priory collegiate church before 1066;
Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Shrewsbury;
founded 1138 by the Earl of Shrewsbury, collegiate church granted to Shrewsbury as a cell by Robert, Bishop of Hereford;
dissolved 1540; granted to Henry Lord Lisle 1545/6
St Gregory
Morfield Priory
Ratlinghope Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell
founded before 1200;
Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
priory cell, dependent on Wigmore;
before 1209;
dissolved 1538; granted to Robert Long 1545/6
St Giles
Ratlingcope Priory
Shrewsbury Abbey + ShrewsburyAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1083-6 (c.1080) by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel;
dissolved 1540; granted to Edward Watson and Henry Herdson 1541/2;
part of church now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Shrewsbury
(nave dedicated to The Holy Cross)
Shrewsbury Austin Friars, earlier site Augustinian Friars
founded c.1255 by the Stafford family: Henry III granted land to 'poor brethren of Cowlane' (possible Austin Friars) June 1254;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290-8
Shrewsbury Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
transferred from earlier site (see immediately above) 1290-8;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Shrewsbury Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1232 by Lady Genevile;
dissolved 1539; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Shrewsbury Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded 1245-6 by Hawise, Countess of Powys;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Andrews and Nicholas Temple 1543/4
Snead Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1190;
transferred to Chirbury, supra, c.1195
Stanton Long Camera Knights Templar
camera or grange;
founded c.1221 (before 1228);
dissolved 1308-12
Stitt Cell Augustinian Canons Regular
(?)cell, dependent on Haughmond - evidence lacking
Wenlock Nunnery WenlockPriory.jpg Saxon nuns
founded c.680 by Merwald, King of West Mercia (or his daughter St Milburga); ruined; Cluniac house built on site (see immediately below)
Wenlock Priory possible secular canons - minster
founded c.1050: built by Earl Leofric;
Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on La Charité: monks invited by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, built on site of ruined Saxon nunnery (see immediately above);
denizen 1395;
dissolved 26 January 1540; granted to Augustino de Augustinis 1544/5; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Milburga, Wenlock
Much Wenlock Priory
White Ladies Priory WhiteladiesPriory.jpg Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1199(?);
dissolved 1538(?): granted to William Whorwood 1539/40;
house built on site (EH)
St Leonard
Brewood White Ladies Priory;
Brewood Priory
Wombridge Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred from Dodlinch, supra, before?1226 by William Fitz Alan;
founded 1130-5;
dissolved 1536; granted to James Leveson 1539/40
The Holy Trinity, St Mary Virgin, and St Thomas Martyr
Wombride Priory
Woodhouse Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded c.1250: granted by the Turberviles (Tubervilles);
dissolved August 1538; granted to Thomas Reeves and George Cotton

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Somerset

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Somerset) [3]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Athelney Abbey # Stone obelisk surrounded by railings set in green fields and trees possible early hermitage or monastery founded c.878?;
Benedictine? monks
founded by King Alfred c.888 (possibly enlarging pre-existing establishment);
Benedictine monks
(re)founded c.960;
dissolved 8 February 1539; granted to John Clayton 1544/5;
now on private land, the site of church is marked by a monument erected 1801
The Abbey of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Athelwine, Athelney
Bablew Grange Cluniac monks
grange and chapel, dependent on Montacute
Bablew Priory


Tintinhull
50°58′22″N 2°43′15″W / 50.9727°N 2.7207°W / 50.9727; -2.7207 (Bablew Priory)

Banwell Monastery Saxon monastery
granted to Asser by Alfred c.888;
St Andrew's Church, Banwell, possibly on site (alternative possible sites)
Barlynch Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded between 1154 and 1189 (between 1174(?) and 1220), reputedly by William de Say;
dissolved before July 1537; granted to Sir John Wallop 1538/9;
remains now on site of Barlynch Farm;
now in ownership of Working for Wildlife
The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Barlinch
Barlinch Priory
Barrow Gurney Nunnery Benedictine nuns
founded c.1200 by ___ Gurney, Lord of Stoke Hamden;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Clerke 1544/5;
incorporated into Barrow Court
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St Edmund, King and Martyr
Minchin Barrow Priory;
Minchinbarrow Priory
Bearwe Priory;
Borrow Gurney Priory
Bath Abbey + Large floodlight stone building with tower Saxon nuns
founded c.676, reputedly by King Osric: granted land to Bertana, abbess;
destroyed and rebuilt several times;
monks
refounded before 758;
secular? 775;
'Benedictine' monks
refounded 963/4;
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1090;
dissolved 1539; granted to Humphrey Colles 1542/3;
conventual church now in parochial use
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath
Bedminster possible Saxon monastic or secular foundation
Brent Cell Benedictine monks
purported cell, dependent on Glastonbury
East Brent Cell
Bridgwater Greyfriars Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of Bristol)
founded c.1245 by William Bruer (Briwere);
church consecrated 1445 (after rebuilt/extended);
dissolved 13 September 1538
Bridge Water Friary
Bristol Austin Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Eremites Friars Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bristol Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under Bristol
Bruton Abbey BrutonAbbey.jpg Benedictine monks
abbey(?) founded c.1005 by Algar, Earl of Cornwall;
dissolved before 1086(?);
Augustinian Canons Regular
refounded 1127-1135 by William de Mohun
raised to abbey status 1511;
dissolved 1 April 1539; granted to Maurice Berkely 1545/6
Buckland Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1166 by William de Arlegh (Erlegh), Lord of Durston;
dissolved c.1180;
Knights Hospitaller preceptory
refounded c.1180; dissolved 1433
together with priory of Sisters of St John of Jerusalem (see immediately below);
refounded c.1180; dissolved after 1500;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory or hospital;
refounded after 1500;
dissolved 10 February 1539; granted to Alexander Popham and William Halley 1544/5;
site now occupied by Buckland Farm
John the Baptist
Minchin Buckland Preceptory
Buckland Sororum
Buckland Sisters of St John Priory Sisters of St John of Jerusalem
transferred from Carbrooke, Clanfield, Gosford, Hampton, Hogshaw, Shingay, Standon and Swingfield;
refounded c.1180;
together with with Knights Hospitaller Preceptory on the site of former Augustinian Canons Regular priory (see immediately above);
dissolved after 1500;
Augustinian Canons Regular priory or hospital founded on site (see immediately above);
site now occupied by Buckland Farm
St Mary and St Nicholas
Burtle Priory hermitage, endowed by William son of Godfrey of Eddington 1199;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell, dependent on Glastonbury 1267;
refounded before 1270;
independent 1275;
dissolved 1536; granted to John and James Bisse 1553/4:
parochial church of St Philip and St James Church built on the site
The Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Stephen
Burtle Moor Priory;
St Stephens Chapel, Sprauellissmede;
Byrkley Priory;
Burcle Priory;
Bercle Priory;
Brademers Priory
Cannington Nunnery Benedictine nuns from Dorset
founded c.1138 by Robert de Courcey;
transferred to Colwich Abbey
converted into a mansion;
reverted to nunnery;
dissolved 1536; granted to Edward Rogers 1538/9;
remains incorporated into Cannington Court, built on site
Canyngton Nunnery
Charterhouse on Mendip Carthusian monks
grange (purported cell), dependent on Witham;
granted Robert May 1544/5
Cheddar Monastery reference to community 978; called a minster
Chewstoke Cell cell(?)
founded (?) by Elizabeth de Sancta Cruce;
dissolved before 1500(?)
Holy Cross
Cleeve Abbey Long red brick buidling with grey roof. Cistercian monks from Revesby
founded between 1186 and 1191, land granted by William de Roumare (Romara), Earl of Lincoln (building apparently begun by 1198 - 24 or 25 June 1198;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas, Earl of Sussex 1541/2; (EH)
Vallis Florida;
Clyve Abbey;
Cliff Abbey
Dodlinch Priory ~ Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
possibly initially dependent on Bristol;
associated with the Victorine abbey at Bristol;
founded c.1210 by William de Courtney;
transferred to Woodspring ?before 1226;
dissolved 1230
Dodelyng Priory
Downside Abbey * Ornate building with central tower. To the right is a stone building with green roof and to the left a new building with large glass windows. Benedictine monks
transferred from Douai
founded 1814
The Abbey Church of Saint Gregory the Great, Downside, Stratton-on-Fosse
Dunster Priory + DunsterPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
dependent on Bath;
founded c.1100 (after 1090) by William de Mohun;
dissolved 1539; granted to Humphrey Colles 1542/3;
church in parochial use as the Priory Church of St George
Priory Church of St George
Frome Monastery Saxon (Benedictine?) monks - purportedly from Malmesbury;
founded after 675 by St Aldhelm;
dissolved before 690?
Glastonbury Abbey GlastonburyAbbey Somerset.JPG Saxon monks
founded c.6thC(?);
Benedictine? monks
founded c.705;
secular 9thC?
Benedictine monks
(re)founded(?) c.960;
dissolved 15 November 1539; granted to Edward, Duke of Somerset 1547/8;
granted to Sir Peter Carew 1558/9;
ruins purchased by the Bath and Wells Diocesan Trust 1908;
now in ownership of the Church of England with public access
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Glastonbury
Green Ore Cell(?) Bendictine monks
'cell of Glaston';
probable grange of Hinton Charterhouse
Green Oare
Haselbury Priory hermitage to 1154;
Augustinian Canons Regular
William fitz Walter began house — apparently not completed; possibly destroyed in the contests of the barons
Hinton Priory HintonCharterhouse.JPG Carthusian monks
(community founded 1222 at Hatherop by William Longspee);
transferred to Hinton Charterhouse in May 1232;
dissolved 1539;
now in private ownership without public access
Hinton Charterhouse
Ilchester Blackfriars # Dominican Friars
founded between 1221 and 1260;
dissolved 1538;
demolished early 19th century
Ilchester Nunnery hospital founded c.1217-1220 by William Dennis (Dacus);
Augustinian Canonesses
refounded before 1281;
dissolved before 1463
Whitehall Hospital of the Holy Trinity
Blanchesale Hospital;
Whitehall Hospital
Keynsham Abbey Low stone walls in grass, surrounded by trees with a house in the dissolvedtance. Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1170 by William, Earl of Gloucester
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Bridges, Esq 1552/3
Kilve Chantry Stone wall with window of ruined building. founded 1329 by Simon de Furneaux;
dissolved late 14th century
damaged by fire in 1848
Martock Priory granted to Humphry Colles 1542/3
Montacute Priory Cluniac monks
founded between 1078 and 1102 by William, Count of Mortain
dissolved 1539; granted to Robert, Earl of Leicester 1573/4;
remains now part of Abbey Farmhouse
Montecute;
Mons Acutus
Muchelney Abbey Stone building with square tower. In the foreground are low walls of the ruins amongst the grass. Religious building erected on the site in 693;
Benedictine monks
founded 10th century;
dissolved 1538; granted to Edward, Earl of Hertford 1537/8;
(EH)
Michelney Abbey
Stavordale Priory Stavordale Priory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1243 by a member of the Lovel family;
merged with Taunton Priory in 1533;
granted to John, Earl of Oxford 1544/5;
conventual church converted into a private house, renovated and extended in 1905
Slaverdale Priory
Stogursey Priory StogurseyPriory.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1100-7: church granted by William de Falaise and his wife Geva;
alien house, dependent on Lonlay 1183;
founded c.1204
granted to Eton College 1440; last prior left 1442
Priory of St. Andrews of the Ards
Stoke Courcy Priory
Taunton Priory # Somerset cricket museum.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1115 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester;
dissolved 1539; granted to Mathew Colehurst 1544/5;
part of remains now called 'Priory Barn';
converted into a cricket museum
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Taunton
Taunton Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
licence granted 1341; revoked 1343; house never established
Templecombe Preceptory Knights Templar
granted by Serlo FitzOdo in 1185.
founded 1185
dissolved 1312; granted to Knights of St John
Knights of St John
transferred 1312
dissolved 1539; granted to Richard Andrews and Leonard Chamberlayne
Combe Templariorum;
Temple Comb Preceptory
Witham Friary + WithamFriaryLayBrosChurch.jpg Carthusian monks
founded 1180/1;
dissolved 1539; granted to Ralph Hopton 1544/5;
church now in parochial use
The Friary Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Witham

The Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint John Baptist and All Saints, Witham Friary (former lay brothers' church)
Witham Abbey
Witham Charterhouse;
Selwood Friary
Woodspring Priory ^ WoodspringPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular — Victorine
founded 13thC;
dissolved 1539; granted to William and John Lacy 1559/60;
currently in use as an exhibuiltion centre for artwork;
(LT)
The Priory Church of the honour of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Thomas the Martyr of Canterbury, Worspring
Worspring Priory
Yenston Priory # Benedictine monks
founded before 1100 by Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester
16th century house on site

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Staffordshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Staffordshire) [29]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Baswich Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1174 (1173-5); land granted by Gerard de Stafford;
dissolved 1538;
remains incorporated into Priory Farm built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr by Stafford
Blithbury Priory # Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Burton;
founded after 1129 by Hugh Malveysin;
dissolved 1158-65;
Benedictine nuns
founded after 1129;
apparently merged with Black Ladies, Brewood 1158-65;
dissolved before 1315(?);
alleged chapel demolished 1795
The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Blithbury
St Egidius (St Giles)
Blythbury Priory
Brewood Priory Benedictine nuns
founded before 1150;
dissolved 1538; granted to Thomas Gifford 1538/9;
late-16th/early-17thC country house built on site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Brewood
St Mary
Black Ladies Priory;
Briwerne Priory;
Black Ladies of Brewood Priory
Burton Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 1002 by Wulfric Spott, confirmed by charter of King Ethelred 1004;
dissolved 1539; granted to Sir William Paget by Henry VIII;
refounded as a college 1541;
dissolved 1545
St Mary, Virgin and St Modwen, Virgin
Modwennestow Abbey;
Burton upon Trent Abbey
Calwich Priory hermitage (hermetorium de Calwich)
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell, dependent on Kenilworth
founded between c.1125 and 1149: hermitage granted to Kenilworth by Nicholas de Gresley alias fitzNiel and his wife Margery;
independent 1349;
granted to Merton 1535-6;
Georgian-style house built on site 1849-50, now derelict
St Margaret
Calwick Priory
Canwell Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1142 (1131-48) by Geva, daughter of Hugh, Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1524-6, suppressed to found Cardinal Wolsey's college Cardinal College, Oxford
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Giles, and All Saints, Canwell;
reverted to the Crown;
much of the property passed briefly to St George's Chapel, Windsor 1532
Colwich Abbey * Benedictine nuns - from Cannington
founded 1836; raised to abbey status 1928
The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, Colwich
Cotton Abbey ~ Cistercian monks - from Aulnay-sur-Odon
founded 1176, granted to Aulnay by Bertram de Verdun
transferred to new site at Croxden, infra, 1178;
granted to Jeffrey Foljamb 1544/5
Chotes Abbey
Chotene Abbey
Croxden Abbey CroxdenAbbey.jpg Cistercian monks - from Cotton
(community founded at Cotton, supra, 1176);
transferred here 17 May 1178;
dissolved 17 September 1538; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Vale of Saint Mary at Croxden
Dieulacres Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Poulton
founded 1214, site granted by Randal de Blunderville, Earl of Chester after 1199;
dissolved 20 October 1539; granted to Ralph Bagnall 1552/3;
site now in private ownership at Abbey Green
St Mary, Virgin and St Benedict
Dudley Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Much Wenlock;
founded 1161 by Ralph Painell, lord of the manor;
denizen 1395;
dissolved; granted to the Bishop of Lichfield 1540/1
St James
Farewell Priory hermits
Benedictine nuns
founded before 1148 (c.1140) by Roger de Clinton;
raised to abbey status between 1154 and 1189 (during the reign of Henry II);
reduced to priory status before 1210;
dissolved 1527;
site now occupied by St Bartholomew's Church
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Farewell
Fairwell Priory
Hawkesyard Priory Dominican Friars
Hulton Abbey Cistercian monks
daughter of Combermere;
founded 26 July 1219 by Henry de Audley;
dissolved 18 September 1538; granted to Sir Edward Aston 1542/3
Hilton Abbey
Keele Preceptory Knights Templar
land granted by Henry II 1168-9;
dissolved 1308
granted to the Earl of Gloucester;
Knights Hospitaller
founded 1324;
dissolved after 1338;
Country house named 'Keele Hall' built on site c.1580, rebuilt 1856-61
Lapley Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on St Remi, Riems;
founded by Ælfgar (Algar), Earl of Chester;
dissolved 1415; granted to Tong College;
granted to Sir Richard Mannors 1547/8
Lappele Priory
Lichfield Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded c.1237 (1229) by Alexander, Bishop of Lichfield;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Crumbilthorn 1544/5
Little Haywood Abbey * Benedictine nuns The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Little Haywood
Newcastle-under-Lyme Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Oxford)
founded before 1277;
dissolved 1538;
cattlemarket built on site 1871;
superstore built on site before 2005
Oulton Abbey * Benedictine nuns
founded 1853; (with girls' boarding school, then playgroup 1968, then care home, St.Benedict's Nursing and Residential Home 1989
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Oulton
Radmore Abbey hermitage
Cistercian monks
founded c.1143/7-1155
monks transferred to Stoneleigh 1155
converted to a royal hunting lodge
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Radmore
Red Moor Priory
Ranton Priory RantonAbbey.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular - (?)Arroasian
priory cell, dependent on Haughmond;
founded between 1135 and 1166 by Robert fitz Noel (Noeli);
independent 1246-7;
granted to Robert Wiseman 1538/9
St Mary
Ronton Abbey;
de Sartis
Rocester Abbey $(?) Augustinian Canons Regular
founded by Richard Bacon (Bacoun);
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Trentham 1539/40
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Roucester Abbey
Sandwell Priory Historical county location. See entry under West Midlands
Stafford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Lincoln)
founded 1344 by Ralph de Stafford, permission granted by the pope 1343;
dissolved August 1538, surrendered to Ingworth; granted to Thomas Neve and Giles Isam
Austin Friars, Stafford
Stafford Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Worcester)
founded before 1274;
dissolved 10 August 1538, surrendered to Ingworth; granted to James Leverson 1539/40;
house called 'Grey Friars' built on site before 1610
Priory of St. Thomas nr. Stafford
Stone Priory secular canons
founded c.670 by Wulfhere, King of Mercia
destroyed in raids by the Danes 9thC, canons dispersed;
nuns
apparently founded before 1066;
Augustinian Canons Regular
priory cell, dependent on Kenilworth;
founded c.1135 by Enisan de Waleron;
independent after 1260;
dissolved 1536; granted to George Harper 1538/9
St Wulfad and St Rufin

St Wulfad
Trentham Priory possible minster before 1066
possible Benedictine monks
possibly founded c.1087-1100 subsequently lapsing;
Augustinian Canons Regular
(re)founded before 1153 by Ranuph II, Earl of Chester;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and All Saints, Trentham
Trickingham Priory(?)
Tutbury Priory + Benedictine monks
founded 1080 by Henry de Ferrers;
granted to Sir William Cavendish 1552/3
part of church now in parochial use

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Suffolk

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Suffolk) [30]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alnesbourne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1200, probably by Alberte de Neville, who granted endowments;
appropriated to Woodbridge probably c.1466;
dissolved before 1514; granted to Sir John Wingfield 1541/2
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Alnesbourne
Alnesbourn Priory;
Alnesborn Priory
Babwell Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
transferred from earlier foundation at Bury St Edmunds, infra;
founded 19 November 1262;
dissolved December 1538, surrendered to Richard Ingworth, suffragan bishop of Dover; granted to Anthony Harvey May 1541
Battisford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
preceptory/hospital
founded c.1154, benefactions from Henry II;
dissolved 1540
Blakenham Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
manor granted to Bec-Hellouin by Walter Giffard, 'Earl of Buckingham'
founded before 1092;
dissolved before 1230, apparently reduced to grange;
transferred as a parcel to Ogbourne St George;
granted to Eton College 1460
Great Blakenham Priory
Blythburgh Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - from St Osyth's
dependent on St Osyth;
founded before 1135, assisted by Henry I and the Clavering family;
dissolved 12 February 1537; granted to Sir Arthur Hopton 1538/9
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Blythburgh
Bliburgh Priory
Bruisyard Abbey secular college
(founded at Campsey Ash 1347);
transferred from Campsey Ash 1354;
dissolved 4 October 1366;
Franciscan nuns - from Waterbeach
founded 1364-7 by Lionel, Duke of Clarence;
dissolved 1359; granted to Nicholas Hare 1539
Brusyard Priory
Bungay Priory + BungayPriory.jpg Benedictine nuns
founded 1183 by Roger de Glanvill and his wife, Countess Gundreda;
dissolved 1336; nuns appear to have abandoned the house before April 1536; granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1537/8;
most of conventual buildings destroyed by fire 1688;
rebuilt 1699; reopened 1701 for parochial use as the Parish Church of St Mary
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and the Holy Cross, Bungay
Bury St Edmunds Abbey StEdmundsburyAbbeyPanorama.jpg Saxon (Benedictine?) monks
founded 633 by Sigeberht, King of the East Angles;
destroyed in raids by the Danes c.870
secular (collegiate)
founded 903;
refounded c.925, endowed by Athelstan;
Benedictine monks
founded 1020-2
dissolved 4 November 1539; granted to John Eyre 1559/60;
subsequently granted to Thomas Badyby;
abbot's palace in use as a house until 1720; other buildings incorporated into houses 17th and 19thC: extant;
remains now within a public park; (EH)
episcopal diocesan cathedral in precinct
The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, Bury Saint Edmunds
Beordicsworth Abbey;
Bury St Edmond Abbey
Bury St Edmunds Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
foundation attempted 1233, but discouraged by the legate and monks of the Abbey;
founded shortly after 22 June 1257: bull obtained from the Pope to establish their community;
expelled by Abbey officials;
re-established at a new site (see immediately below)
Bury St Edmunds Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
(previous, unsuccessful foundation at earlier site (see immediately above));
founded 1258, with the assistance of Henry III;
Pope Urban IV ordered the friars to demolish their buildings;
re-established at Babwell, supra
Butley Priory ^ Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1171 by Sir Ranulph de Glanvill;
dissolved 1 March 1538;
remains incorporated into later buildings
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Butley
Butleigh Priory
Campsey Ash Priory Augustinian Canonesses
founded c.1195 by Theobald de Valoines, who granted land to his sisters Joan (subsequently the first prioress) and Agnes;
(also given as Benedictine);
dissolved 1536; granted to Sir William Willoughby 1543/4;
post-medieval house and barn occupy site
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Campsey Ash
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Campsey Priory;
Campess Priory
Cavenham Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1311?;
dissolved 1308-12(?)
Togrynd Preceptory;
Caveham Preceptory
Coddenham Preceptory
Chipley Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1291 (before 1235);
dissolved 1468; annexed to the college of Stoke by Clare 1468;
farmhouse occupies site, incorporating part of the west range of the monastic buildings, though no remains identifiably as early as 13thC
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Chipley
Clare Friary * Clare Priory, geograph.jpg Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded 1248/9 by Richard de Clare, Earl of Gloucester and Hereford;
cell dependent on Bec-Hellouin;
reconstituted 1326 by Edward II as a cell dependent on St Peter's, Westminster;
refounded as a college 1490 by Edmund, Earl of March
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Friend 1539/40;
Augustinian Friars - from Ireland
refounded 1953; extant;
former infirmary/barn in use as friars' chapel
The Priory Church of Our Lady, Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Clare
Clare Priory
Coddenham Camera Knights Hospitaller
a member of Battisford
Coddenham Priory Eustace de Merch intended to found a house of Cistercian nuns from Nun Appleton in the reign of Henry II;
Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on Royston;
founded before 1184 by Eustace de Merch, who granted the church to Royston;
dissolved 1537
Covenham Priory
Creeting St Mary Priory Benedictine monks
alien (probable) grange, dependent on Bernay;
founded before 1156;
supervised by a prior from 1327;
dissolved before 1414; granted to Eton College 1462
Creeting St Olave Priory Benedictine monks
alien cell or grange, under supervision of a prior, dependent on Grestein;
founded before 1087; monks have been suggested to have used the parish church of St Olave #;
dissolved 1360; sold privately
Dodnash Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1188 by Baldwin dde Toeni and his mother Alda;
dissolved 1525, suppressed for Cardinal Wolsey's colleges at Oxford and Ipswich; granted to Thomas Alverde;
in use as a farmhouse 19thC
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dodnash
Dunwich Blackfriars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded before 1256 by Sir Roger de Holish;
license granted to move to Blythbrough due to threat of incursion by the sea;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyre 1544/5;
destroyed by coastal erosion and submerged by the sea
Dunwich Greyfriars, earlier site Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
founded before 1277 (?before 1272: in the reign of Henry III) by Robert Fitz John;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) 1290, due to coastal errosion
Dunwich Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of Cambridge)
(community founded before 1277 (?before 1272) at earlier site (see immediately above));
transferred here due to coastal erosion 1290;
dissolved 1538; surrendered to Richard Ingworth, suffragan bishop of Dover; granted to John Eyre
Dunwich Preceptory Knights Templar
founded before 1199;
dissolved 1308-12
passed to Knights Hopitaller, who maintained a chaplain but no preceptory here;
destroyed by coastal erosion and submerged by the sea
Dunwich Priory Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Eye (itself dependent on Bernay);
founded after 1080, church granted to Eye by William the Conqueror;
submerged by the sea between 1272 and 1307 (in/about the reign of Edward I)
St Felix?
East Bergholt Abbey * Benedictine nuns
land purchased 1857; extant
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, East Bergholt
Edwardstone Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Abingdon
founded 1114, church granted to Abingdon by Hubert de Monchesney, confirmed 1115;
dissolved c.1160: community moved to Earl's Colne by Abbot Walkelin
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Eye Priory EyePriory.jpg Benedictine monks
alien house, dependent on Bernay;
founded c.1080 by Robert Malet;
independent, refounded c.1385;
dissolved October 1534/1537
The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Eye
Felixstowe Priory, possible earlier site Benedictine monks
priory cell;
founded c.1105 (before 1107);
church of St Felix granted to Rochester by Roger Bigod;
possibly transferred from this site to a new location (see immediately below) 14thC
Felixstowe Priory Benedictine monks
priory cell, dependent on Rochester;
founded c.1105 (before 1107) (possibly at earlier site (see immediately above))
church of St Felix granted to Rochester by Roger Bigod;
absence of a church infers the monks used the parish church of St Mary
dissolved 1538: suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich (formal grant 30 December 1528);
granted to the Duke of Norfolk on the suppression of Ipswich College;
granted to Thomas Seckford (Sexford) 1576/7
Walton Priory;
Walton, St Felix;
Wilton St Felix Priory;
Fylstowe Priory;
Filstou Priory
Flixton Priory ^? Augustinian canonesses
founded 1258 by Marjory (Margery) Harnes, widow of Bartholomew de Crek (Clerk/Creke);
dissolved 1537; granted to Richard Warton 1537;
granted to John Tasburgh 1544;
remains of conventual church possibly incorporated into Abbey Farmhouse, 16th/17thC
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Katharine, Flixton
Gislingham Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded before 1228 by Sir Robert de Burgate;
dissolved before 1308(?);
destroyed 1338; granted to John Grene and Robert Hall 1553
Giselingham Preceptory
Great Bricett Priory + Augustinian Canons Regular
alien house; dependent on St-Léonard-de-Noblat
founded c.1110 (1114-9) by Ralph fitz Brien and his wife Emma;
destroyed by fire 1416; apparently re-occupied;
dissolved 1444(?); granted by Henry VI to his college in Cambridge;
remains of conventual church incorporated into current parish church of SS Mary and Lawrence
The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Bricett
Bricett Priory;
Bresete Priory
Gorleston Friary Historical county location. See entry under Norfolk
Hoxne Priory Secular collegiate
founded before 951 by Theodred, Bishop of London
probably destroyed soon after;
joint cathedral with North Elmham before 1040 to 1072?;
Benedictine monks
church of St Peter and chapel of St Edmund, King and Martyr granted to Norwich by Bishop Herbert 1101;
chapel rebuilt, endowed and granted by Maurice of Windsor and his wife Egidis for a convent of monks 1130;
dissolved 1538; granted to Richard Gresham 1546/7
Hoxon Priory
Ipswich Austin Friars Augustinian Friars
founded in the reign of Henry III by Henry de Manesby and others;
dissolved; granted to William Sabyne 1541/2
Ipswich Blackfriars Remains of St Mary, Blackfriars, Ipswich - geograph.org.uk - 750359.jpg Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of Cambridge)
founded 1263;
dissolved 1538
Ipswich Greyfriars Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual
founded by 1236;
dissolved 1535
Ipswich - Holy Trinity Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1133, endowed largely by Norman Gastrode fitz Eadnoth, one of the first canons, before 1177;
dissolved 1537;
destroyed by fire and rebuilt 1194, by the bishop of Norwich;
dissolved 1537; granted to Sir Thomas Pope 1544/5
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Ipswich
Christchurch
Ipswich - SS Peter & Paul Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1190 (late in the reign of Henry II) by [the ancestors of] Thomas Lacy and his wife Alice;
dissolved May 1528, suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich; granted to Richard Percival and Edmund Duffield 1611/2
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Ipswich
Ipswich Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded in the reign of William the Conqueror by Gilbert Blund;
dissolved; granted to Richard Codington 1538/9
Ipswich Whitefriars Carmelite Friars
founded before c.1271 (1278);
rededicated 1477 after a probable major rebuild;
dissolved 1538; granted to John Eyre 1544/5
Ixworth Priory possible early projection c.1100 either failed or lapsed;
Augustinian Canons Regular
fd c.1170 by a member of the Blunt family
destroyed during civil warfare;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ixworth
Ixworth Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(founded c.1170, on a different site from the original foundation (see immediately above));
dissolved 1537
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ixworth
Ixworth Abbey
Kersey Priory hospital founded 1218 by Thomas de Burgh
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded before 1219;
dissolved 1443-4; granted to SS Mary and Nicholas, Cambridge (afterwards King's College) (1533/4?)
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Anthony, Kersey
Lavenham Priory ^ Benedictine monks
converted into mansion latterly open to public
now hotel accommodation
Leiston Abbey ^ Leiston Abbey, from a distance.jpg Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck
(community founded 1183 at Old Leiston, infra); transferred here 1365; dissolved 1536; granted to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk 1537;
parts of the conventual church incorporated into later buildings;
remains incorportated into house named 'Abbey House' built on site 17thC; (EH)
Leyestone Abbey
Letheringham Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
dependent on SS Peter & Paul, Ipswich;
founded c.1194 by William de Bovile;
dissolved 1537; granted to Elizabeth Naunton, daughter of Sir Antony Naunton of Wingfield 1553;
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Letheringham
Letherington Priory
Little Welnetham Trinitarian
Mendham Priory Cluniac monks
alien house, dependent on Castle Acre;
founded before 1155 by William Huntingfield;
denizen 1351-74;
dissolved 1537; granted to Richard Freston
Mindham Priory
Old Leiston Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
daughter of Welbeck;
founded 1183 by Sir Ranulph de Glanvil;
obtained license from the Pope to move to another site due to flooding;
transferred to new site at Leiston, supra, 1365; old site continued in use as a cell
The Blessed Virgin Mary, Leiston
Orford Austin Friars Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Cambridge)
founded 1295-9, land granted by Robert Hewell 1205, building appears to have begun 1299;
dissolved December 1538
Redlingfield Priory ^ Benedictine nuns
founded c.1120 by Manasses, Count of Giusnes (Ghisnes) and his wife Emma;
dissolved 10 February 1537; granted to Edmund Bedingfield 1536/7; house rebuilt 1875; monastic remains incorporated into barn
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Andrew, Redlingfield
Ringshall Cell (?) Benedictine monks
purportedly a cell; free chapel belonging to Norwich granted to Hoxne
Rumburgh Priory + St Michael Rumburgh - geograph.org.uk - 1778638.jpg possible site of Saxon minster or monastery, 11thC;
Benedictine monks
priory, dependent on St Benet's Abbey, Hulme
founded between 1047 and 1064 by Æthelmar, Bishop of Elmham and Thurston, Abbot of St Benet of Hulme and Oxenedes
possibly subsequently dependent on St Mélanie, Rennes;
granted as a cell to St Mary's Abbey, York by Stephen, Earl of Britanny;
dissolved 1528; suppressed for Wolsey's college at Ipswich;
conventual church in parochial use as the Parish Church of St Michael
ThePriory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Felix, Rumburgh
Wisseta Priory
Sibton Abbey Remains of Sibton Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks from Warden Abbey
founded 1150 (1149) by William de Cayneto (Cheyney);
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; sold to John Scrivener 1610; house built on the site, demolished later 18thC
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Sibton
Snape Priory # Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on St John's Abbey, Colchester
founded 1155 by William Martel, his wife and son;
dependent on Butley Abbey, granted by Henry VIII;
dissolved 19 January 1525;
Abbey Farm possibly occupies the site, though buildings appear not to incorporate monastic remains
St Mary
St Olave's Priory, Herringfleet StOlave'sPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1216 by Roger fitz Osbert;
dissolved 1537;
purchased by Sir Henry Jerringham, who built house on site 1547, incorporating monastic remains;
demolished 1784, and stone removed to repair Herringfleet church;
refectory undercroft converted to a cottage 1825 in use until 1902
The Priory Church of Saint Olave, Heringfleet

St Mary and St Olave, King and Martyr
Herringfleet Priory
Sudbury Blackfriars Dominican Friars
founded before 1247 by Baldwin de Shipling;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Eden, Esq. 1539/40
demolished for a residential house; 'Priory Wall' is sleeper wall of 'Priory Gate', built shortly before dissolution
Sudbury Augustinian Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
Sudbury Benedictine Priory # Benedictine monks
cell, dependent on Westminster;
founded c.1115 by Wilfric;
chapel built early-15thC, but monastic buildings appear not to have been built;
dissolved c.1538; granted to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster 1542/3;
priory house demolished 1779
St Bartholomew's Chapel
Wangford Priory Cluniac monks
cell, dependent on Thetford;
founded before 1160 by Doudo Asini;
granted to Thomas, Duke of Norfolk 1540/1;
last remains demolished 19thC
Woodbridge Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1193 by Ernald Rufus (Ernaldus Ruffus);
dissolved 1534/7; granted to Thomas Sexford, Master of Requests 1576/7; building constructed on site 1547-64, now in use as school known as 'the Abbey'
The Blessed Virgin Mary

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Surrey

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Surrey)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Chertsey Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 666;
dissolved 1537
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Chertsey
Guildford Black Friary FriaryShoppingCentreGuildford.jpg Dominican Friars
site now occupied by 'The Friary' shopping centre
Friary of Crutched Friars at Guildford Crutched Friars
Horsley Priory Benedictine nuns
Laleham Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 13thC
Merton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1114;
dissolved 1538
Newark Priory NewarkPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
fd late 12thC
The Priory Church of The Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas a Becket
Oxenford Priory Benedictine monks
Reigate Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1235;
dissolved 1535;
converted into a Palladian mansion
now in use as a school located in public Priory Park
Sheen Priory Carthusian monks
founded 1414
Richmond Priory
Sheen Friary Franciscan Observant Friars
Syon Priory Gilbertine Canons Regular and Canonesses
Tandridge Priory hospital
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1200;
dissolved 1537
The Priory Church of Saint James, Tandridge
Wanborough Grange
Waverley Abbey WaverleyAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
founded 1128;
dissolved 1536; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Waverley

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Sussex, East

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in East Sussex) [31]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names

Location

Battle Abbey Benedictine monks
founded 1067 by William the Conqueror;
dissolved 1538; granted to Sir Antony Brown 1538/9; (EH)
The Abbey Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Martin
St Martin's Abbey;
Battel Abbey
Bayham Abbey BayhamOldAbbeyC.jpg Premonstratensian Canons - from Otham (q.v.) 1208, daughter of Prémontré
fd c.1207 (1200) by Robert de Turreham; (established on the union of Otham and Brockley Abbeys)
dissolved 1525 (EH)
Bayham Old Abbey;
Beigham Abbey
Hailsham Cell Premonstratensian Canons - cell of Bayham
founded after 1260;
dissolved 1280-7 (canons expelled, restored and again expelled); restored 1296 in return for annual payment to Michelham
Hastings Priory Augustinian Canons Regular - Arroasian?
founded 1189-99 by Walter Bricet, or more probrably by Walter de Scotney;
dissolved 1413;
dissolved; granted to John Baker 1537/8;
structure physically moved inland to Warbleton (q.v.) due to encroachment of the sea;
masonry from the establishment was excavated during the construction of the Ritz Cinema
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Hastings
Langney Priory Cluniac monks - grange of Lewes
founded before 1121;
now a house
Lewes Priory Cluniac monks - alien priory, daughter of Cluny
founded 1077 (1078-81) by Earl William de Warenna (Warenne) and his wife Gundreda who granted the church of St Pancras;
denizen 1351;
dissolved 16 November 1537; granted to Richard Baker and Richard Sackville 1559/60
Michelham Priory Michelham-mh1.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular - Arroasian?
founded 1229 by Gilbert de Aquila;
dissolved 1536; granted to William Earl of Arundel 1541/2;
remains incorporated into a mansion;
now in ownership of Sussex Archaeological Society
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Michelham
Otham Abbey,
Polegate
Premonstratensian Canons - from Durford(?) (q.v.)
founded c.1180 (1175, 1180-3(?), or between 1180 and c.1187 and probably before 1183 (if colonized from Durford) by Ralph de Dene;
(united with Bayham) 1208-11; transferred to Bayham (q.v.), becoming a grange and chapel thereof 1250;
dissolved 1526;
now Otteham Court and St Lawrence's Chapel
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Laurence
Robertsbridge Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Salehurst (q.v.) c.1250;
dissolved 16 April 1538; granted to Sir William Sidney 1541/2;
site now occupied by a private house without public access
Robert's Bridge Abbey
Rye Austin Friary, earlier site Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
founded 1364;
destroyed by French marauders 1377;
transferred into Rye (see immediately below)
Rye Austin Friary Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of Oxford)
transferred 1378 following destruction of earlier foundation (see immediately above);
dissolved 1538;
the chapel remains, now called 'The Monastery'
Rye - Sack Friary Friars of the Sack
founded 1263;
order abolished 1307;
subsequently in secular use
Rye - Friary of St Anthony * Conventual Franciscan Friars
St Walburga's Church opened 1900;
parish in care of Franciscans 1910; St Anthony of Padua church opened 1930
The Friary Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
Salehurst Abbey Cistercian monks - from Boxley (q.v.)
founded 29 March 1176 by Alfred de St Martino;
transferred to Robertsbridge c.1250
Robertsbridge Abbey, earlier site
Warbleton Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
(founded at Hastings 1189-99); refounded 1413 by Sir John Pelham: transferred from Hastings;
dissolved 1536;
remains incorporated into Priory Farm, in private ownership without public access
The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Hastings
Rushlake Priory;
New Priory of Hastings
Wilmington Priory + Benedictine monks - alien house of Grestein Priory
founded c.1243 by Herluin;
dissolved 1414; granted to Dean and Chapter of Chichester;
granted to Sir Richard Sackville 1565;
site now occupied by parochial church
Winchelsea Black Friars, earlier site Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1318 on the South cliff;
new site granted by the king 1358 due to threat from sea;
transferred to new site (see immediately below)
Winchelsea Black Friars Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of London)
founded 1358 (transferred from earlier site (see immediately above));
dis 1538
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Winchelsea
Winchelsea Greyfriars, New Town Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
founded before 1253, transferred from Old Town (see immediately below) (1283-7);
dissolved 1538
Winchelsea Greyfriars, Old Town Franciscan Friars (under the Custody of London)
founded before 1242;
transferred to new site (see immediately above) 1283-7
Withyham Priory Benedictine monks - alien house, dtr of Mortain Priory,
(apparently granted land by Robert, Count of Mortain) before 1086;
founded 1249;
dissolved 1413; granted to Warbleton;
dissolved 1536; granted to King's College, Cambridge

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Sussex, West

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in West Sussex) [31]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Arundel Friary Arundel Blackfriars.JPG Dominican Friars
founded 13thC;
dissolved 1538
Arundel Blackfriars
Arundel Priory Arundel St Nicholas Parish & Priory Church.JPG Alien Priory
secular canons -1177
Benedictine monks 1177–1380
collegiate
1387 - 1544
The Parish and Priory Church of Saint Nicholas
Atherington Priory Atherington Priory Cell.JPG Benedictine monks' cell
Boxgrove Priory Boxgrove Priory.JPG secular canons - 1066
Benedictine monks 1105;
dissolved 1536;
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary
Calcetto Priory,
Lyminster
Calcetto (Pynham) Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1150
The Priory Church of Saint Bartholemew, Pynham

The Priory Church of Saint Bartholemew and Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Pynham
Pynham Priory
Chichester Greyfriars Chichester Greyfriars.jpg Franciscan Friars
Crawley Down Monastery * Anglican The Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Crawley Down, Crawley
Dureford Abbey Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck
fd ante1183 (or by 1161) by Henry Husey;
dissolved 1534;
fragmentary remains incorporated into farm buildings
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint John the Baptist, Dureford
Durford Abbey
Easebourne Priory ^+ Easebourne Priory 2.jpg Augustinian nuns
founded c.1238;
claustral remains incorporated into house
restored frater now in parish use
Hardham Priory Hardham Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
Hassocks Priory * Canonesses Regular of Windesheim The Priory Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel
Lyminster Priory Lyminster St Mary Magdalene.jpg Benedictine nuns or canonesses Alien priory, cell of Almeneches Abbey The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene
(now The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene)
Poling Preceptory Poling St John's Priory.JPG Knights Hospitaller
Runcton Priory Benedictine monks
alien priory, cell of Troarn Abbey
made over to Bruton Priory in Somerset
Rusper Priory Benedictine nuns
Saddlescombe Preceptory Knights Templar
Sele Friary Carmelite Friars
Sele Priory Benedictine monks
Selsey Abbey Selseycathedral.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.681
transferred c.1075 Community moved to Chichester
Site of abbey not known for sure. Maybe Church Norton
Selsey Cathedral
Shipley Preceptory Knights Templar
Shulbrede Priory ShulbredePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
site now occupied by private house with limited public access
Sompting Preceptory Sompting Preceptory.jpg Knights Hospitallers
Storrington Priory * Premonstratensian Canons Regular The Priory Church of Our Lady of England, Storrington
Tortington Priory,
Storrington
Tortington Priory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
Remains now in a farmyard
Worth Abbey *
Turners Hill, Crawley
Worth Abbey, geograph.jpg Benedictine monks from Downside
priory founded 1933;
raised to abbey status 1957
The Abbey of Our Lady, Help of Christians

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Tyne & Wear

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Tyne and Wear)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Jarrow Priory + Benedictine monks
part of church now in parochial use (EH)
Austin Friars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Augustinian Friars
BlackFriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dominican Friars
Carmelite Friary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Carmelite Friars
GreyFriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne # Franciscan Friars
Tynemouth Priory Benedictine monks, on site of two earlier foundations (EH)

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Warwickshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Warwickshire) [32]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Alcester Abbey Benedictine monks
founded1138/1140;
cell of Evesham Abbey 1466
dissolved 1536
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Anne, Saint Joseph, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist
Alvecote Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1159
Arbury Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC;
site now occupied by an Elizabethan house named 'Arbury Hall'
in private ownership, used for corporate events.
Atherstone Priory Benedictine nuns -1967
Balsall Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1146;
preceptory before 1226;
Knights Hospitaller 1312;
dissolved 1470, jointly with Grafton;
now under trusteeship of The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, with public access by arrangement
Temple Balsall; Balsall and Grafton Preceptory
church: The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Coombe Abbey Cistercian monks from Waverley
founded 1150;
dissolved 1539;
converted into a hotel, with its grounds now the country park of Coombe Country Park in the ownership of Coventry City Council
Coombe Abbey
Cook Hill Priory Cistercian nuns
Grafton Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
dissolved 1470, jointly with Balsall
Temple Grafton; Balsall and Grafton Preceptory
Henwood Priory
St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth Augustinian Canons Regular
Maxstoke Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
now in private ownership
Merevale Abbey Cistercian monks from Bordesley
founded 1148;
dissolved 1538;
chapel now in parochial use
Monks Kirby Priory Benedictine monks
founded 1077
Nuneaton Priory
Pinley Priory
Polesworth Abbey Benedictine nuns
Stoneleigh Abbey Cistercian monks
transferred from Radmore 1154;
dissolved 1536
Studley Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC;
site now occupied by a farmhouse
The Priory of Saint Mary, Studley
Warmington Priory
Wolston Priory
Wootton Wawen Priory
Wroxall Priory

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West Midlands

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in the West Midlands)


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Greyfriars, Coventry Franciscan Friars
Coventry Priory Benedictine monks
remains of former cathedral priory
St. Anne's Priory, Coventry Carthusian monks The Priory Church of Saint Anne, Coventry
St. Mary's Priory, Coventry Benedictine monks The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Coventry
Whitefriars, Coventry Carmelite Friars
Dudley Priory Cluniacs
Halesowen Abbey Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck
founded 1218 (EH)
Sandwell Priory Sandwell Priory - geograph.org.uk - 636394.jpg hermitage ante1190;
Benedictine monks
founded c.1190 by William, son of Guy de Offney;
dissolved 1524
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Sandwell
Carmelite Monastery, Wolverhampton Carmelite Friars
[33]

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Wiltshire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Wiltshire) [34]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Amesbury Abbey Benedictine nuns Amesbury Priory
Antsy Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
Avebury Priory Benedictine monks
Bradenstoke Priory BradenstokePriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1142 by Walter D'Evereaux;
dissolved 17 January 1539;
remains within farmstead called Bradenstoke Abbey
Clack Priory
Charlton Priory
Clatford Priory Benedictine monks Hullavington Priory
Corsham Priory
Easton Priory or Hospital Cluniac monks
Edington Priory Edington priory church.JPG Bonshommes brothers
church now in parochial use
(affiliation cited by Discovering Abbeys & Priories, Geoffrey N. Wright and Victoria County History ([1]) as being one of the only two Bonshommes establishments in England)
Ivychurch Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
Kington St. Michael Priory Benedictine nuns The Priory Church of Saint Michael, Kington St. Michael
Lacock Abbey Lacock Abbey view from south.jpg Augustinian nuns (NT) The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Lacock
Longleat Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
Maiden Bradley Priory originally a Lazer House 1152
Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1184;
dissolved 1536
The Hospital and Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Lazarus, Maiden Bradley
Malmesbury Abbey Malmesbury.abbey.exterior.arp.jpg secular canons -965;
Benedictine monks
founded 965;
dissolved 1539;
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Malmesbury
Monkton Farleigh Priory Cluniac monks
Ogbourne Priory Benedictine monks, alien house, cell of Bec
founded 1149;
dissolved 1414
Ogbourne Saint George Priory
Rockley Preceptory Knights Templar
Salisbury Black Friary Dominican Friars
Salisbury Grey Friary Franciscan Friars
Stanley Abbey Cistercian monks
Temple Rockely Preceptory
Tisbury Grange
Upavon Priory
Wilton Priory Benedictine nuns
Wilton Friary Dominican Friars

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Worcestershire

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in Worcestershire) [35]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Astley Priory Benedictine monks, alien priory of St Taurin
founded 13thC;
dissolved 1414
Bordesley Abbey Savignac monks from Garendon
founded 1138-1147
Cistercian monks 1147;
dissolved 1538;
now in ownership of Borough of Redditch
Cookhill Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC
Dudley Priory Cluniac monks
founded 1160;
site now located in public Priory Park
Evesham Abbey Benedictine monks
founded c.701;
now within a public park
Great Malvern Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1075;
dissolved 1540
The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Great Malvern
Malvern Priory
Halesowen Abbey Premonstratensian Canons
founded 1215
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Halesowen
Little Malvern Priory Benedictine monks
founded c.1171;
dissolved 1537;
site now occupied by house named 'Little Malvern Court'
The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Little Malvern
The Priory, Pebworth
Pershore Abbey Pershore abbey.jpg secular canons c.689
Benedictine monks
founded 972;
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Peter and Saint Paul, The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Eadburga
Stanbrook Abbey * Benedictine nuns
founded 1838
The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Consolation, Callow End, Stanbrook
Westwood Priory Benedictine nuns, a cell of Fontévrault
dissolved 1553
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Westwood
Whistones Priory,
Barbourne
Cistercian nuns
founded 1255
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Barbourne
The White Ladies, Aston
GreyFriars, Worcester Franciscan Friars
founded c.1236/8
The White Ladies, Worcester Cistercian nuns
Worcester Cathedral St. Peter's Priory secular canons
founded 680
Worcester Cathedral Priory Worcester cathedral.jpg secular canons 743
Benedictine monks
founded 969
The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Mary, Worcester


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Yorkshire, East Riding

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in the East Riding of Yorkshire) [36]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beverley Minster + Beverley minster.jpg built on site of secular canons' monastery, secular canons
founded c.700;
dissolved 1547;
collegiate
The Parish Church of Saint John and Saint Martin, Beverley
Blackfriars, Beverley Dominican Friars
founded 1267 (or before 1240);
dissolved 1539; granted to John Pope and Antony Foster 1544/5
Greyfriars, Beverley Franciscan Friars
initially founded before 1267 possibly by John de Hightmede at a site within the town walls; removed here 1297 by William Liketon and Henry Weighton;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Culpeper 1541/2
Bridlington Priory + BridlingtonPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1114;
dissolved 1537
church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Bridlington
Faxfleet Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1185;
dissolved 1308/12
site now occupied by a fortified manor house
Haltemprice Priory Haltpriside.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1327 (or 1321/2) by Thomas, Lord Wake of Lyddel;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas Culpeper 1540/1
Hemingbrough Minster Hemingburgh Minster
Howden Minster Howden Minster.jpg secular canons
founded 1267 by Robert, Bishop of Durham;
dissolved 1550, collegiate
The Collegiate and Minster Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Howden
Meaux Abbey Meaux Abbey.jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1150;
dissolved 1539
site now occupied at Crown Farm, in private ownership
North Ferriby Priory # Knights Templar preceptory
founded by Eustace fitz John c.1140;
Augustinian Canons Regular priory;
dissolved 1536-7; granted to Thomas Culpeper c.1540
The Priory Church of St Marie
North Ferriby Preceptory;
North Ferry Priory
Nunburnholme Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 12th/13thC;
dissolved 1536
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Nunburnholme
Nunkeeling Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1152 by Agnes de Arches (Agnes de Catfoss)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Keeling
Nonnekelyng Priory
Swine Priory + Cistercian nuns
founded 12thC by Robert de Verli;
dissolved; granted to Sir Richard Gresham c.1540
now in parochial use
Swinhey Priory
Thicket Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 12thC by Roger Fitz Roger;
dissolved; granted to John Aske c.1541
Thickhed Priory
Warter Priory Augustinian Canons Regular abbey
alien house, daughter of Arrouaise;
independent 1162;
founded 1132 by Jeffery (Geffrey) Fitz Pain;priory 1181/92 to dissolution;
dissolved 1536; granted to Thomas, Earl of Rutland c.1540
priory church remained in parochial use until demolition in 1864; the present village parochial church of St James was built on site
Watton Priory Gilbertine double monastery
founded 1150;
dissolved 1539;
on the site of an earlier priory (686)
house named Watton Abbey on site which is now in private ownership
Wilberfoss Priory Benedictine nuns
founded c.1154 by Alan de Cotton;
dissolved 1539; granted to George Gale c.1543
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wilberfoss
Wilburfosse Priory


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Yorkshire, North

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire) [36]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names

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Allerton Mauleverer Priory Benedictine monks
Arden Priory
Basedale Priory
Begar Priory,
nr. Richmond
alien Priory
Bolton Priory + BoltonPriory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
transferred from Embsay 1151;
founded 1154;
dissolved 1540
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bolton
Bolton Abbey
Byland Abbey BylandAbbey-7Je11-24105.jpg Cistercian monks
transferred from Stocking 1177-dissolved 1539 (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Byland
'old Byland Abbey' Cistercian monks
transferred from Hood 1143-1147
transferred to Stocking Abbey 1147
Coverham Abbey ^ Premonstratensian Canons
transferred from Swainby
part of abbey guest-house incorporated into a house
Darlington Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint Clare, Darlington
Drax Priory
Easby Abbey Easby abbey.JPG Premonstratensian Canons from Newhouse
founded 1152 (NT)
The Abbey Church of Saint Agatha, Easby
Ellerton Priory Cistercian nuns
founded 1170
now in private ownership without public access
Ellerton in Swaledale Priory
Ellerton on Spalding Moor Priory
Embsay Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1120; removed to Bolton 1151
Fors Abbey Savignac monks
founded 1145-1156 by Acharius Fitz Bardolph
transferred to Jervaulx 1156 by Conan, Duc de Bretagne, Earl of Richmond
de Caritate
Foulbridge Preceptory Knights
Fountains Abbey Fountains Abbey view02 2005-08-27.jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1132;
dissolved 1539 (NT)
Grosmont Priory Grandmontine monks
Gisborough Priory Guis-pri-01-l.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1119 (EH)
Handale Priory Grendale Priory
Healaugh Park Priory Healaugh Priory
Hood Abbey Cistercian monks transferred from Hood -1143
transferred to Byland
Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx Abbey, geograph.jpg Cistercian monks from Fors
founded 1156;
dissolved 1537
now in private ownership with public access
Keldholme Priory
Kirkham Priory KirkhamPriory.JPG Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1120s, (EH)
Lastingham Abbey LastinghamAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1078
transferred to York before 1086
Malton Priory + MaltonPriory.JPG Gilbertine Canons
founded (c.)1150; dissolved 1539
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Old Malton
Old Malton Priory
Marrick Priory Benedictine nuns
founded 1150s
now in private ownership without public access
Marton Priory
Middlesbrough Priory
Mount Grace Priory Mount Grace Priory.jpg Carthusian monks
founded 1398 (NT)
Mount Grace Charterhouse
Mount St. John Preceptory
Moxby Priory Moxby in Marton Priory
Newburgh Priory Newburgh Priory.jpg Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 1150
Nun Appleton Priory
Nun Monkton Benedictine nuns
founded c.1145;
dissolved 1536
part of church now in parochial use
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Nun Monkton
Penhill Preceptory Knights Templar
founded c.1155
site now within Temple Farm
The Chapel of Our Lady and St Catherine
Temple Dowskar;
Temple Dove Skar
Ribston Preceptory Knights Templar
chapel now part of Ribston Hall, now in private ownership
Greyfriars, Richmond Franciscan Friars
remains now within a public park
St. Martin's Priory, Richmond Benedictine monks
now in private ownership
The Priory Church of Saint Martin, Richmond
Rievaulx Abbey RievaulxAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
founded 1132;
dissolved 1538 (EH)
Ripon Cathedral Priory + Ripon Cathedral 2.jpg -660
monks 661
secular canons 10thC?
episcopal diocesan cathedral 1876-present
The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon
Rosedale Priory ^ RosedalePriory.JPG Cistercian nuns
remains incorporated into houses
Selby Abbey + Selby Abbey.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1070-1039
in parochial use 1618-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Germain, Selby
Snainton Preceptory Knights Templar
Stocking Abbey Cistercian monks transferred from Hood Abbey 1147-1177
transferred to Byland 1177
Swainby Abbey Premonstratensian Canons from Newhouse
founded 1190
transferred to Coverham
Temple Cowton Preceptory
Thicket Priory
Westerdale Preceptory
Wetherby Preceptories
Whitby Abbey WhitbyAbbey.JPG Benedictine monks
founded 1078
built on the site of St. Hilda's monastery (EH)
Whitley Preceptory
Wykeham Abbey Cistercian nuns
Yedingham Priory AbbeyFarm Yedingham.JPG Benedictine nuns
Augustinian Friary, York Augustinian Canons Regular
Ampleforth Abbey *, York Benedictine monks
founded 1608-present
The Abbey Church of Saint Lawrence the Martyr, Ampleforth
Copmanthrope Preceptory, York The Preceptory of Copmanthrope with the Castle Mills, York
Carmelite Friary, York Carmelite Friars
Dominican Friary, York Dominican Friars
Holy Trinity Priory, York secular canons -1069
Benedictine monks
founded 1089;
dissolved 1538
The Priory Church of The Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York
Franciscan Friary, York Franciscan Friars
St Anne's Monastic House, York * Celtic Orthodox church
York Cathedral YorkMinsterWest.jpg secular canons
episcopal diocesan cathedral 627-present
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York
St Mary's Abbey, York Ruins of St. Mary's Abbey, York.jpg Benedictine monks
founded 1080
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, York

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Yorkshire, South

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire) [36]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Beauchief Abbey Beauchief Abbey 16-04-06.jpg Premonstratensian canons
founded 1170s
dissolved 1537
Ecclesfield Priory Ecclesfield Priory.jpg Benedictine monks
Hampole Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1136
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Hampole
Monk Bretton Priory MonkBrettonPriory.jpg Cluniac monks
founded 1153
Benedictine monks
refounded 1281;
dissolved -1538 (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene of Lund
Roche Abbey Roche-abbey.jpg Cistercian monks
founded 1147;
dissolved 1538 (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Roche

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Yorkshire, West

(For references and location detail see List of monastic houses in West Yorkshire) [36]


Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Arthington Priory Cluniac nuns
Birstall Priory
Esholt Priory # Cistercian nuns
site now occupied by Esholt Hall
Kirklees Priory
Kirkstall Abbey KirkstallAbbey.JPG Cistercian monks
now in ownership of Leeds Corporation
public access to church exterior and monastic buildings
Newland Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded early 13thC;
site now in ruins
Nostell Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
founded 12thC;
site now occupied by a mansion named 'Nostell Priory'
The Priory Church of Saint Oswald, Nostell
Pontefract Friary Dominican Friars
Pontefract Priory Cluniac monks
founded 1090
The Priory Church of Saint John of Pontefract
Syningthwaite Priory Cistercian nuns Sinningthwaite Priory
Temple Hirst Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1152;
Knights Hospitaller
now incorporated into the buildings of Temple Farm
Temple Newsam Preceptory # Knights Templar
church of Whitkirk built on site
Tickhill Friary Augustinian Friars
Woodkirk Priory Augustinian Canons Regular

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  35. ^ A History of the County of Worcester: Volume 2 | British History Online
  36. ^ a b c d A History of the County of York: Volume 3 | British History Online

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  1. ^ Great Yarmouth — Messent, C.J.W., in Monastic Remains of Norfolk and Suffolk p.100, is dubious about the existence of such a cell

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