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Abbeys and priories in England
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Abbeys and priories in England

Abbeys and priories in England is a link page for any abbey, priory, friary or other monastic religious house in England.

Table of contents
1 Abbreviations and Key
2 Bedfordshire
3 Berkshire
4 Bristol
5 Buckinghamshire
6 Cambridgeshire
7 Cheshire
8 Cornwall
9 Cumbria
10 Derbyshire
11 Devon
12 Dorset
13 County Durham
14 East Riding of Yorkshire
15 East Sussex
16 Essex
17 Gloucestershire
18 Hampshire
19 Herefordshire
20 Hertfordshire
21 Isle of Wight
22 Kent
23 Lancashire
24 Leicestershire
25 Lincolnshire
26 London
27 Merseyside
28 Norfolk
29 Northamptonshire
30 Northumberland
31 North Yorkshire
32 Nottinghamshire
33 Oxfordshire
34 Shropshire
35 Somerset
36 South Yorkshire
37 Staffordshire
38 Suffolk
39 Surrey
40 Tyne and Wear
41 Warwickshire
42 West Midlands
43 West Sussex
44 West Yorkshire
45 Wiltshire
46 Worcestershire
47 See Also

Abbreviations and Key

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:-

* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function
# 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

Other abbreviations:-

trns = transferred rmv = removed c = circa (about) ante = before post = after

Bedfordshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beadlow Priory Benedictine Monks 12thC Beaulieu Priory  
Greyfriars, Bedford Franciscan 1238    
Bushmead Priory Augustinian 1195-1536, mansion built on site (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bushmead
Caldwell Priory Augustinian 1153-1536 Cauldwell Priory  
Chicksands Priory Gilbertine Monks and nuns 1147-1538, then private house, now in grounds of US AirForce Base    
Dunstable Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1131 (or ante1125?)-1540, part of church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Dunstable
Elstow Abbey+ Benedictine Nuns 1078-1539, part now in use as parish church   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Helena, Elstow
Grovebury Priory, Leighton Buzzard Benedictine (a cell of Fontévrault) post1189-1414, farmhouse built on suite La Grave Priory  
Harrold Priory Augustinian Nuns 1138-dissolution, site occupied by farmhouse and a mansion named 'Harrold Hall'    
Markyate Priory Benedictine Nuns 1145-1566, site now occupied by a manor house named 'Markyate Cell' built on priory remains    
Melchbourne Priory Knights Hospitaller    
Newnham Priory Augustinian (from the collegiate church of St. Paul, Bedford) 1247-1539/1541    
Old Warden Abbey Cistercian 1136-1538, Elizabethan house built on site Warden Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint Leonard, Old Warden
Woburn Abbey# Cistercian (from Fountains) 1145-1538, site now occupied by a mansion, estate and safari park   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Woburn

Berkshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Abingdon Abbey Benedictine 675-1239    
Abingdon Abbey Benedictine 1239-1539, to the south of the earlier site (above)   The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abingdon
Helenstowe nunnery, Abingdon nuns c675, site now occupied by St. Helen's Church   The Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Helenstowe
Ascot Priory Benedictine Monks (a cell of St. Nicholas at Angiers) -1416, nuns (from St. Mary de Pré nr. St Albans) 1416-dissolution    
Bisham Abbey Knights Templar preceptory 1260-1307, Augustinian priory 1337-1536, Benedictine abbey 1537-1538, demolished, site now headquarters of the National Sports Council    
Bromhall Priory#, Sunningdale Benedictine Nuns 12thC-1535    
Douai Abbey*, Woolhampton Benedictine (rmv from Douai), 1903-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, Upper Woolhampton
Greenham Preceptory~ Knights Hospitaller 1199    
Hurley Priory+ Benedictine 1065, part of church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hurley
Poughley Priory^ Augustinian c1160-1524, remains now incorporated into farmhouse    
Reading Abbey Cluniac 1121, Benedictine 13thC-1539, quarried and dismantled c1550-1643    
Greyfriars, Reading Franciscan 1285    
Sandleford Priory^ Augustinian c1200, now an Anglican Convent School    
Steventon Priory Benedictine, now in private ownership with public access by appointment NT    
Stratfield Priory Benedictine    
Thatcham Minster Anglo-Saxon minster, early 7thC, now St. Mary's parish church    
Warfield Priory Benedictine, 1397    
Welford Abbey Premonstratensian,    
Welford Priory Augustinian, 1150-1525?, site now occupied by RAF Welford airforce base   The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Welford

Bristol

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Black Friary, Bristol Dominican 1227/8-1538, then The Friars Quaker meeting house, now Bristol Register Office    
St. James' Priory, Bristol Benedictine 1120s   The Priory Church of Saint James, Bristol
Bristol Cathedral Abbey+ Augustinian Canons 1140-1538/9, diocesan cathedral 1542-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine, Bristol The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Bristol

Buckinghamshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Ankerwycke Priory, Wraysbury Benedictine Nuns 12thC Ankerwick Priory  
Biddlesden Abbey# Cistercian from Garendon 1147-1538, remains demolished c1727, site now occupied by private house named 'Biddlesden Park' Biddlesdon Abbey  
Bradwell Priory Benedictine 1155-1526, now in private ownership    
Bulstrode Preceptory Knights Templar    
Burnham Abbey Augustinian Nuns 1266    
Chetwode Priory+ Augustinian 1244-1460, annexed to Notley, part of priory church now in parochial use    
Lavendon Abbey Premonstratensian/Benedictine -1547, site now occupied by house named 'Lavendon Grange' (once the home of relatives of Sir Isaac Newton)    
Little Marlow Priory Benedictine Nuns 14thC    
Medmenham Abbey Cistercian (from Woburn Abbey) 1201/4-1547, converted into a manor house    
Great Missenden Abbey Augustinian/Arroasian 1133-1538, now a residential college Missenden Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Great Missenden
Muresley Priory, nr Ivinghoe Benedictine Nuns ante1135    
Newton Longville Priory Cluniac c1150-1442, granted to New College, Oxford, 1442, manor house built on site from priory remains 1550    
Notley Abbey^ Augustinian 1162-1542, site now occupied by a private house without public access    
Ravenstone Priory Augustinian 1255-1544    
Snelshall Priory Benedictine 12thC-1535    
Tickford Priory Benedictine-Cluniac 1140-1524 Newport Pagnel Priory  
Wing Priory 7thC    
Wycombe Abbey      

Cambridgeshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Anglesey Priory, Lode Augustinian 1135-1535, remains incorporated into private house named 'Anglesey Abbey' 1591, NT   The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin and Saint Nicholas
Barnwell Priory Augustinian Canons (from St. Giles, Castle Hill, Lode) 1112-1538    
Barnwell Priory Abbey built adjacent to Priory Church (above), not a monastic foundation, in use as a parish church The Abbey Church The Church of Saint Andrew-the-Less, Barnwell
Buckden Abbey Elizabethan mansion    
Augustinian Friary, Cambridge Augustinian 1092, trns to Barnwell 1112    
Black Friary, Cambridge Dominican c1258    
Blackfriars, Cambridge* Dominican 1938-present    
Chatteris Abbey Benedictine Nuns c980-1536    
Chippenham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller (under Clerkenwell) 1184    
Denny Abbey Benedictine priory (a cell of Ely) 1159, Knights Templar preceptory 1169, then Franciscan Nuns, 1308-1536, currently part of the Farmland Museum (EH) Denney Abbey The Abbey Church of Saint James and Saint Leonard, Denny
Duxford Preceptory Knights Templar 1273    
Ely Cathedral Priory+

?nuns/double monastery c673, secular canons 9thC, Benedictine 970-1540, 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# Gilbertine ante1227, 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 13thC    
Isleham Priory Benedictine 1086-1414, granted to Pembroke College, Cambridge which converted the church into a barn and demolished monastery (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Margaret, Isleham
Hinchinbrook Priory Benedictine Nuns, site now occupied by Hinchinbrooke House    
Ickleton Abbey Cistercian, remains now part of The Hovells manor    
Ickleton Priory Benedictine Nuns 1190, now on site of Abbey Farm    
Linton Priory (confusion with Linton, N.Yorks?)      
Marmont Priory      
Peterborough Cathedral Abbey+ c655, Benedictine c966-1539, diocesan cathedral 1540-present   The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, Peterborough
Ramsey Abbey Benedictine 969-1539 NT    
St Ives Priory Benedictine (from Ramsay Abbey) 1017-dissolution, house built on site    
St Neots Priory Benedictine cell of Ely 974, cell of Bec 1113-dissolution   The Priory Church of Saint Neot, St Neots
Sawtry Abbey Cistercian (from Warden Abbey) 1147-1536 Sawtrey Abbey  
Shingay Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Spinney Priory Augustinian, site now occupied by a mansion    
Stonely Priory Augustinian c1180   The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stonely
Swaffham Bulbeck Priory Benedictine Nuns Swaffham Nunnery' The Nunnery of Saint Mary, Swaffham
Swavesey Priory Benedictine, a private residence named 'The Priory' is supposedly situated on or near the site    
Thorney Abbey+ anchorites or hermits -ante972, Benedictine Monks 972-1539, church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Botulph, Thorney
Waterbeach Abbey Benedictine    

Cheshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Chester Cathedral Priory+ ?nuns -875, secular canons post907, Benedictine 1092-1540, 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)
St. John the Baptist, Chester c906?, secular canons -1547, diocesan cathedral 1072/5-1102   The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Baptist, Chester 1072/5-1102
Combermere Abbey Savignac from Savigny 1133-1147, Cistercian 1147-1538   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Combermere
Curzon Park Abbey*, Chester Benedictine Nuns trns from Talacre 1988   The Abbey Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Curzon Park, Chester
Norton Priory Augustinian trns from Runcorn 1134-1536, Abbey 1391 part converted into private mansion 1545, demolished 1828, now in ownership of Norton Priory Museum Trust open to public as a museum    
Runcorn Priory~ Augustinian 1115-1134 trns to Norton, poss. on site now occupied by All Saints parish church    

Cornwall

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
St Germans Priory+ secular canons, Augustinian 1184-1539, diocesan cathedral c936-1042, now in use as parish church   The Priory Church of Saint German, Saint Germans
St Michael's Mount Priory Benedictine 1135, used alternately as fortress and monastery and private residence with public access NT    
Sclerder 'Abbey' 1843, Dames de la Retraite 1851-1852, Franciscan Recollects 1858-1864, Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary 1904-1910, Poor Clares from Rennes 1914-1920, Poor Clares from Bullingham 1922-1981, Carmelite from Quidenham 1981    

Cumbria

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Calder Abbey Savignac from Furness 1135-1137 trns to Hood; Savignac (refounded) from Furness c 1143-1147, Cistercian 1147-1536, now in private ownership with public access    
Carlisle Cathedral Priory+ secular canons -1092, Augustinian Canons 1122-1540, diocesan cathedral 1133-present   The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Carlisle The Cathedral Church of The Holy Trinity, Carlisle 1133
Cartmel Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1189/94-1536/7, church now in parochial use    
Conishead Priory^, Ulverston Augustinian 1188, originally a hospital 1160, site now occupied by country house named 'Conishead Priory', now the home of the Buddhist Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre   The Priory Church of the Virgin Mary, Conishead
Furness Abbey Savignac -1147/8, Cistercian -1124/7-1537 (EH)    
Holmcultram Abbey+, Abbeytown Cistercian from Melrose 1150-1538, church now in parochial use Holm Cultram Abbey  
Lanercost Priory Augustinian Canons (poss. from Pentney Priory) c1166-1537, 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, house built on site    
Seaton Priory Benedictine Nuns early 13thC, site now occupied by farmhouse named 'Seaton Hall' Nunnery of Leakly, in Seaton  
St. Bees Priory Benedictine Monks c1120-1539, on the site of an earlier nunnery c650/900?, church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Bees, Saint Bees
Shap Abbey Premonstratensian 1199-1540 (EH)    
Wetheral Priory Benedictine (from St. Mary's Abbey, York) 1106-1542    

Derbyshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beauchief Priory Premonstratensian from Welbeck 1183    
Breadsall Priory Friars Eremites friary ante1266 later Augustine, mansion built on site, now the Marriott Breadsall Priory Hotel    
Calke Priory# Augustinian ante1161, trns to Deepdale, mansion named 'Calke Abbey' built on site    
Dale Abbey, Deepdale Augustinian Monks, Premonstratensian Canons from Newhouse 1162/c1200-1536 trns to Stanley    
Darley Priory^ Augustinian from Derby c1146-1538, a monastic building (probably the priory guest house) is now Darley Abbey public house Darley Abbey The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Darley
Derby Abbey Augustinian -1146, trns to Darley    
Gresley Priory Augustinian Canons    
Locko Preceptory St. Lazarus Hospitallers Lockhay Preceptory  
Repton Priory^ double monastery later Augustinian, now incorporated into Repton School buildings    
Stydd Preceptory Knights Hospitaller c1136, now the Church of St. Saviour    
Yeaveley Preceptory, Stydd Knights Hospitaller 1190, incorporated into farmhouse Yeaveley and Barrow Preceptory  

Devon

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Barnstable Priory Cluniac -1535   The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Barnstable
Buckfast monastery Benedictine, Buckfast Abbey (below) built on site    
Buckfast Abbey* Savignac from Savigny 1136-1148, Cistercian 1148-1539, Benedictine 1882-present, built on site of Benedictine monastery (above)   The Abbey Church of Our Lady, Buckfast
Buckland Abbey Cistercian from Quarr 1278-1539 (NT)    
Canonsleigh Abbey^ Augustinian Canons priory 12thC, Augustinian Nuns abbey 1284-1539, remains now incorporated into farm buildings Leigh Abbey  
Chudleigh Abbey* Brigttine Nuns   The Abbey Church of Saint Bridget of Syon, Chudleigh
Cornworthy Priory Augustinian Nuns 1205/1238 Court Prior  
Cowick Priory (a cell of Bec)    
Dunkeswell Abbey Cistercian 1301-1539, site now occupied by Holy Trinity Church 1842    
Exeter Cathedral Priory+ ?ante c690, 'Benedictine' Monks 932, secular canons 1050, diocesan cathedral 1050-present   The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Peter The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Exeter
St. Nicholas' Priory, Exeter Benedictine 1087-1536, private houses built on site 1820, monastic architecture restored, in ownership of Exeter Corporation 1913, open to public as a museum 1916   The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Exeter
Frithelstock Priory Augustinian c1220    
Ivybridge Priory* Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary; (from St. Quay) 1910, Augustinian (Augustinian Recollect) 1932-present, originally 'Cadleigh House'    
Plymouth Friary Dominican 1431, site now occupied by the Black Friars Distillery    
Plympton Priory Augustinian 904-1539   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Plympton
Polsloe Priory, Exeter Benedictine Nuns c1160-1536, largely demolished, remaining range converted into country house   The Priory Church of Saint Katherine, Polsloe, Exeter
Tavistock Abbey Benedictine 961/974-1539, mansion built on site, now 'The Bedford Hotel'    
Teignmouth Abbey* Nuns   The Abbey Church of Saint Scholastica, Teignmouth
Torre Abbey Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck 1196-1539, country house built on site, now in ownership of Torbay Corporation    

Dorset

  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Abbotsbury Abbey+ Benedictine 11thC-1539    
Barlynch Priory 12thC-1536, mansion built on site, now in ownership of Working for Wildlife, 1969   The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Barlynch
Bindon Abbey Cistercian (from Little Bindon) 1172-1539, now in private ownership    
Blackmoor Priory Hermitage      
Cerne Abbey^, Cerne Abbas Benedictine 987, remains now incorporated into private house    
Christchurch Priory+ secular canons -1150, Augustinian Canons 1150-1539, on site of earlier church demolished 1094, priory church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Christ, Christchurch
Cranborne Priory Benedictine    
Forde Abbey^ Cistercian 1146/8?, 1136-1539, claustral remains now incorporated a mansion with public access    
Frampton Priory Benedictine    
Friar Mayne Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Holme Priory Cluniac 1142, parish church -1746, mansion built on site of remains    
Loders Priory Carthusian (under St Mary de Montebourg Abbey, Normandy) -1414 , Brigetine (under Syon, Isleworth) 1414    
Little Bindon Abbey Cistercian (from Forde) 1171-1172, trns to Bindon 1172    
Lulworth Abbey Trappist monastery (from Val Sainte) 1795, Switzerland,Abbey 1813-1817, returned to Melleray 1817    
Milton Abbey^, Milton Abbas Benedictine Monks 938/964-1539, remains incorporated into a mansion 1771, now in use as a school without public access   The Priory Church of Saint Michael and Saint Mary, Milton Abbas
Povington Priory      
Shaftesbury Abbey Benedictine Nuns c888-1539, remains now within a walled garden    
Sherborne Abbey^ Benedictine 998-1536, church now in parochial use, monastic buildings now incorporated into a public school    
Spettisbury Priory Augustinian    
Spettisbury Priory Benedictine Nuns    
Tarrant Abbey Cistercian Nuns c1100-1540s, site now occupied by Abbey Farm, Abbey Hall may incorporate abbey remains Tarrant Crawford Abbey  
Wilcheswood monastery      

County Durham

  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Baxterwood Priory Augustinian (from Guisborough)    
Durham Cathedral Priory+ secular canons 997, Benedictine 1093-1540, episcopal cathedral 997-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Durham The Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham
Durham Abbey* Poor Clares Nuns    
Egglestone Abbey Premonstratensian (from Easby) c1195, 1198-1540, converted into a house 1548, then labourers cottages (EH)    
Finchale Priory Benedictine 1115 (EH)    
Jarrow Priory Benedictine 681/2 St. Paul's Monastery The Priory Church of Saint Paul, Jarrow
Neasham Priory Benedictine Nuns ante1156, a 19th-c house named Neasham Abbey now stands near the site    
Wearmouth Abbey, Monkswearmouth Benedictine 674   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Wearmouth

East Riding of Yorkshire

  
  
  
  
  
  

  

  
  
  
  

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beverley Minster+ built on site of secular canons' monastery, secular canons c700-1547, collegiate    
Blackfriars, Beverley Dominican 1267    
Greyfriars, Beverley Franciscan 1230s    
Bridlington Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1114-1537, church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Bridlington
Faxfleet Preceptory Knights Templar 1185-1308/12, site now occupied by a fortified manor house    
Haltemprice Priory      
Hemingbrough Minster      
Howden Minster secular canons 1267-1550, collegiate   The Collegiate and Minster Church of Saint Peter, Howden
Meaux Abbey Cistercian 1150-1539, site now occupied at Crown Farm, in private ownership    
North Ferriby Priory      
Nunburnholme Priory Benedictine Nuns 12th/13thC   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Nunburnholme
Nunkeeling Priory      
Swine Priory+ Cistercian, now in parochial use    
Warter Priory Augustinian 1132-1536, site now occupied by the village church    
Watton Priory Gilbertine double monastery 1150-1539, on the site of an earlier priory (686), site now in private ownership    
Wilberfoss Priory Benedictine Nuns c1154-1539   The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wilberfoss

East Sussex

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Battle Abbey Benedictine (EH)    
Bayham Abbey Premonstratensian Canons (from Otham) 1208 (EH)    
Langney Priory Cluniac    
Lewes Priory Cluniac 1077    
Michelham Priory Augustinian 13thC, remains incorporated into a mansion, now in ownership of Sussex Archaeological Society    
Otham Abbey, Polegate Premonstratensian 1175-1208, (trns to Bayham) 1208    
Robertsbridge Abbey Cistercian trns from Salehurst c1250-1538, site now occupied by a private house without public access    
Friary of the Sack, Rye Franciscan    
Salehurst Abbey Cistercian from Boxley 1176-c1250, trns to Robertsbrige c1250    
Wilmington Priory+ Benedictine, site now occuped by parish church    
Greyfriars, Winchelsea Franciscan    
Withyham Priory      

Essex

  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beeleigh Abbey^ Premonstratensian, remains now incorporated into private house    
Berden Priory# Augustinian Canons, site now occupied by mansion also called Berden Priory    
Bicknacre Priory Augustinian    
Bileigh Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1180    
Blackmore Priory Augustinian    
Castle Hedingham Priory Benedictine Nuns    
St. Botolph's Priory, Colchester Augustinian Canons c1093-1536 (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Botolph, Colchester
St. John's Abbey, Colchester Benedictine 11thC-1539 (EH) Colchester Abbey or Colchester Priory' The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Colchester
Cannons Priory      
Cressing Preceptory Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller    
Earl's Colne Priory Benedictine Earls Colne or Monks Colne  
Hatfield Broad Oak Priory Benedictine    
Hatfield Peverel Priory Benedictine    
Hornchurch Priory+ (a cell of the Hospice of St. Bernard, Monte Jovis in Savoy) 1159-1390, site now occupied by St. Andrews C.E. parish church Monasterium Cornutum The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Bernard, Hornchurch
Latton Priory+ Augustinian, remains now incorporated into farm buildings    
Leez Priory# Augustinian, site now occupied by a mansion    
Coggeshall Abbey Savignac from Savigny 1140-1147, Cistercian 1147-1538, site now occupied by a private house with limited public access (NT) Little Coggeshall Abbey called 'Grange Barn'  
Little Dunmow Priory Augustinian Canons part of church now in use as parish church    
Little Horkesley Priory Cluniac    
Little Leighs Priory Augustinian    
Little Maplestead Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Parndon Abbey Premonstratensian    
Panfield Priory      
Prittlewell Priory^, Southend-on-Sea Cluniac, site now within public Priory Park, now in ownership of Southend Corporation    
Saffron Walden Abbey Benedictine    
St. Osyth's Priory^ Augustinian Canons on the site of a Saxon nunnery, incorporated into a mansion, now in private ownership with public access   The Priory Church of Saint Osyth, Saint Osyths
Stansgate Priory Cluniac    
Stratford Langthorne Abbey Savignac 1135, Cistercian 1147-1538    
Takeley Priory      
Thoby Priory Augustinian    
Thremhall Priory      
Tilty Abbey+ Cistercian 1153-1536, church now in parochial use    
'''Tiptree Priory      
Walden Abbey^ Benedictine, site now occupied by Audley End House and St. Mark's College    
Waltham Abbey+ ?1016-1035, secular canons c1060, Augustinian Canons 1117-1540, part of church now in use as parish church    
West Mersea Priory      
Wix Priory Benedictine Nuns Wickes Priory  
Woodham Ferrers Priory      

Gloucestershire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beckford Priory Augustinian, then secular, known as 'The Manor'    
Brimpsfield Priory      
Cirencester Abbey Augustinian, site now within a public park    
Deerhurst Abbey+ Benedictine, church now in use as parochial church    
Flaxley Abbey+ Cistercian 1151-1536, remains now incorporated into a private house without public access    
Blackfriars, Gloucester Dominican    
Greyfriars, Gloucester Franciscan    
Gloucester Cathedral Priory double monastery c681, secular canons 823, Benedictine Monks 1022-1539, diocesan cathedral 1541-present   The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Gloucester
St. Oswald's Priory, Gloucester St. Catharine's Church Augustinian    
Hailes Abbey Cistercian from Beaulieu 1246-1539 (NT) Hayles Abbey  
Horsley Priory prison late18thC, parish church now occupies area north of site    
Kingswood Abbey Cistercian (from Tintern 1139-1538 (EH)    
Lechlade Priory     Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lechlade
Leonard Stanley Priory Benedictine or Augustinian, church now in parochial use Stanley St. Leonard Priory The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Leonard Stanley
Llanthony Secunda Augustinian 1136    
Newent Priory      
Quenington Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Temple Guiting Preceptory Knights Templar    
Tewkesbury Abbey+ Benedictine Monks (a cell of Cranborne) c980, ''trns from Cranborne 1102-1540, now in parochial use   The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tewkesbury Abbey
Winchcombe Abbey Benedictine    

Hampshire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Andwell Priory Cistercian Tironensian    
Baddesley Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Beaulieu Abbey^ Cistercian trns from Faringdon 1204-1538, now part of Beaulieu Palace, in private ownership with public access Bellus Locus Regis (Royal Beaulieu); abbatia quae vocitatur Bellus Locus The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Beauliey
Breamore Priory Augustinian Canons Regular, Elizabethan manor house (1536) on site Bromere Priory The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Saint Mary and Saint Michael
Christchurch Priory Augustinian, site now occupied by Christchurch Manor    
Ellingham Priory -1414    
Godsfield Knights Hospitaller    
Hamble Priory, Hamble-le Rice Cistercian Tironensian    
Hayling Priory      
Mottisfont Abbey^ Augustinian Canons Regular, remains now incorporated into a mansion Mottisfont Priory The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Mottisford
Netley Abbey Cistercian (from Beaulieu) 1239-1536 (EH) Locus Sancti Edwardi (Lieu-Saint-Edward)  
Pamber Priory+ Benedictine, now in ownership of Queen's College, Oxford Monk Sherborne Priory aka Sherborne Priory  
Portchester Priory Augustinian, site now occupied by Our Lady of Walsingham RC Church    
Redbridge Abbey      
Romsey Abbey+ c907, Benedictine Nuns 967-1539, now in parochial use   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Elfleda
Selborne Priory Augustinian Canons Regular    
St. Helens Priory# Cluniac, site now occupied by Priory Bay Hotel    
Southampton Priory Franciscan    
Southampton Priory Canons Regular St. Denys  
Southwick Priory Augustinian Canons Regular    
Titchfield Abbey Premonstratensian, converted into a mansion (EH)    
Twyneham Priory, Christchurch secular canons later Canons Regular Christchurch Priory  
Wherwell Abbey# Benedictine Nuns, country house built on site   The Abbey Church of the Holy Cross, Wherwell
Hyde Abbey, Winchester Benedictine    
Austin Friary, Winchester Augustinian    
'\Winchester Cathedral Priory'+ secular canons c942-064, Benedictine Monks 964-1539, in use as episcopal cathedral c662/3-present    
St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester Benedictine    
St. Swithun's Priory, Winchester secular canons later Benedictine    
Hyde Abbey, Winchester Benedictine New Minster  
Wintney Priory Benedictine Nuns    

Herefordshire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore Cistercian from Morimond 1147-1536, part now in parochial use Abbey Dore  
Belmont Abbey Benedictine 1859-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, Belmont
Clifford Priory Cluniac    
Craswall Priory Grandmontine    
Flanesford Priory^ Augustinian, remains now incorporated into a private house    
Garway Preceptory Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller    
Blackfriars, Hereford Dominican    
Kilpeck Priory Benedictine    
Leominster nunnery      
Leominster Priory+ c660, secular canons 9thC, nuns -1046, Benedictine Monks 1123-1539   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Leominster
Limebrook Priory Augustinian canonesses    
Wigmore Abbey^ Augustinian, remains now incorporated into farm and buildings    

Hertfordshire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Ashridge Priory Bonshommes    
Hertford Priory# Benedictine, site now occupied by parish church    
St. Albans Cathedral Priory+, St. Albans c793, Benedictine Monks 976-1539, diocesan cathedral 1877-present    
Redbourn Priory      
Sopwell Priory Benedictine    
Temple Dinsley Preceptory# Knights Templar, site now occupied by The Princess Helena College    
Wymondley Priory, Little Wymondley Augustinian, Site now occupied by a Tudor Tithe Barn    

Hertfordshire non-Christian Monasteries

  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Amaravati Buddhist Monastery*, Great Gaddesden Buddhist    

Isle of Wight

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Appuldurcombe House, Wroxall former Tudor house, temporarily used by Benedictine Monks (EH)    
Carisbrooke Priory# Cistercian    
Quarr Abbey Savugnac 1132, Cistercian 1147-1536    
Quarr Abbey House*, Binsted Benedictine    
St Cross Tironensian    

Isle of Wight non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Isle of Wight monastery* Buddhist 1984    

Kent

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Aylesford Priory#* Carmelite community built on site of Carmelite priory) 'The Friars'  
Bilsington Priory^ Augustinian, remains now incorporated into a house    
Boxley Abbey^ Cistercian from Clairvaux 1143/46-1538, part of remains now incorporated into a private house    
Blackfriars, Canterbury Dominican    
Combwell Priory      
Greyfriars, Canterbury Franciscan    
Canterbury Cathedral Priory+ secular canons c600, Benedictine Monks 1070-1539, diocesan cathedral c600-present   The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Christ|Canterbury, The Cathedral Church of Christ|Canterbury
St. Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury Benedictine (EH)   The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine, Canterbury
Davington Priory Benedictine    
Dover Priory Benedictine (Augustinian?) 1130, 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
Faversham Abbey Cluniac (from Bermondsay) 1147-1538    
Folkestone Priory Benedictine    
Higham Priory Benedictine Lillechurch Priory  
Horton Priory Cluniac    
Leeds Priory Augustinian    
Lesnes Abbey Arrouasian Benedictine Westwood Abbey  
Lossenham Friary Carmelite    
Lyminge Abbey Benedictine    
Minster in Sheppey Priory+ Benedictine Nuns, now in parochial use    
Minster in Thanet Priory* Benedictine Monks then private, now Benedictine Nuns, built on site of an earlier abbey, which occupied site of previous monastery Minster Abbey  
Moatenden Priory Trinitarian 1224, site now occupied by a house named 'Moatenden Manor'    
Monks Horton^ Cluniac, remains now incorporated into a private house    
New Romney Priory Cistercian Monks and nuns    
Patrixbourne Priory      
Rochester Cathedral Priory+ secular canons 604-1080, Benedictine Monks 1080-1540, parochial/conventual use as a diocesan cathedral 604   The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Rochester
Reculver Abbey Benedictine 669, destroyed by Vikings    
St. John's Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller NT    
St. Radegund's Abbey Premonstratensian, now in private ownership Bradsole Abbey  
Sutton-at-Hone Preceptory+ Knights Hospitaller, remains in use as chapel and private residence NT    
Swingfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Temple Ewell Preceptory, Ewell Knights Templar, remains now incorporated into church    
'''Throwley Priory      
Tonbridge Priory# Augustinian Canons, site later occupied by a railway goods station    
West Langdon Abbey# Premonstratensian, site now occupied by 16th-c farmhouse now in use as a holiday cottage    
West Malling Abbey* Benedictine Nuns trns from Twickenham, trns to Milford Haven   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, West Malling
West Peckham Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    

Lancashire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

  
  
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Burscough Priory Augustinian    
Cockerham Priory      
Cockersand Abbey Hospital of St. Mary later Premonstratensian priory then abbey, now in private ownership    
Hornby Priory      
Lancaster Priory Benedictine    
Lytham St. Anne's Priory Benedictine    
Penwortham Priory Benedictine    
Sawley Abbey Cistercian 1147-1536 (EH) Salley Abbey  
Upholland Priory Benedictine 1318-dissolution (formerly collegiate church, c1308) remains incorporated into parochial church    
Whalley Abbey Cistercian 1172/1296-1537, now in ownership of the Diocese of Blackburn    
Wyresdale Abbey Cistercian from Furness and Savigny c1196    

Leicestershire

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Holy Hill monastery, Breedon Saxon monastery    
Breedon Priory Saxon monastery, refounded as Augustinian    
Charley Priory      
Croxton Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1163 Croxton Kerrial Abbey  
Dalby and Heather Preceptory      
Grace Dieu Priory^ Augustinian Nuns 1239/40-1539, remains incorporated into a cottage, in care of Grace Dieu Priory Trust, open to public from late 2004 Gracedieu Priory  
Garendon Abbey Cistercian (from Waverley Abbey) 1133-1536, house built on site, demolished 1964    
Hinckley Priory Benedictine, site later occupied by a mansion then smaller private houses    
Hinckley Priory Dominican    
Kirby Bellars Priory Augustinian, near site of current parish church    
Launde Priory# Augustinian 1119, site now occupied by manor house named 'Launde Abbey', now a retreat/conference centre    
Langley Priory      
Mount St. Bernard Abbey Cistercian 1835-present    
Owston Abbey+ Augustinian 1161, site now in private ownership as Manor Farm, church restored and now in parochial use    
Rothley Temple Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller Rothley Preceptory  
Ulverscroft Priory Augustinian 1130-1539, now in private ownership without public access    
Bradley Priory Augustinian    

Lincolnshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Alvingham Priory Gilbertine    
Aslackby Preceptory Knights Templar    
Axholme Priory Carthusian    
Bardney Abbey Benedictine, on site of a Saxon monastery destroyed in raids    
Barlings Abbey^ Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1154, remains now incorporated into a college    
Barrow monastery destroyed in raids    
Belvoir Priory    
Blackfriars, Boston Dominican    
Bonby Priory Benedictine    
Boston Friary Augustinian    
Boston Friary Carmelite    
Boston Friary Franciscan    
Bottesford Preceptory Knights Templar    
Bourne Priory+ Augustinian 1138, part of church now in parochial use   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bourne
Brackenholme Prioy Augustinian Canons    
Bridge End Priory Gilbertine Holland Bridge Priory The Priory Church of Saint Saviour at Bridgend in Horbling
Burwell Priory Benedictine    
Bullington Priory Gilbertine    
Cammeringham Priory Premonstratensian    
Catley Priory Gilbertine    
Covenham Priory Benedictine Coverham St Mary's Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Coverham
Croyland Abbey+, Crowland 716/57, Benedictine 971-1539, built on site of Saxon monastery destroyed in raids, part of church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Saint Bartholomew and Saint Guthlac, Crowland
Deeping St. James Priory+ Benedictine, now in parochial use Deeping Priory  
Eagle Preceptory   Egle Preceptory  
Elsham Priory Augustinian    
Fosse Priory      
Freiston Priory+ Benedictine 1114, part of church now in parochial use    
Gainsborough Preceptory Knights Templar    
Gokewell Priory Cistercian Nuns c1148/1185-1536, site now occupied by the derelict buildings of Gokewell Priory Farm    
Great Limber Priory, Limber Magna alien priory later Carthusian/Cistercian?    
Great Limber Preceptory, Limber Magna Knights Templar    
Greenfield Priory Cistercian Nuns    
Grimsby Abbey Augustinian    
Grimsby nunnery Augustinian    
Grimsby Friary Franciscan Grey Friars  
Grimsby Friary Augustinian White Friars  
Hagnaby Abbey Premonstratensian    
Haugham Priory Benedictine    
Haverholme Priory Cistercian (from Fountains 1137, (trns to Louth Park Abbey) 1139, Gilbertine Nuns    
Horkstow Preceptory Knights Templar    
Hough Priory# Augustinian, site located to the south of All Saints Church    
Humberston Abbey Benedictine, site now occupied by St. Peter's Church Humberstone Priory  
Hyrst Priory Augustinian Canons    
Ikanho monastery destroyed in raids    
Immingham Friary Augustinian    
Immingham Friary Carmelite    
Immingham Friary Dominican    
Immingham Friary Franciscan    
Kirkstead Abbey Cistercian (from Fountains) 1139/87-1537, part in parochial use    
Knaith Priory nuns early 12thC Heynings Priory  
Kyme Priory Augustinian c1150, incorporated into St Mary and All Saints parish church South Kyme Priory  
Legbourne Priory Cistercian Nuns    
Greyfriars, Lincoln Franciscan    
St. Mary Magdalen Priory, Lincoln Benedictine, remains now within a public park    
St. Catherine's Priory, Lincoln Gilbertine    
Long Bennington Priory# Cistercian, a house called 'Priory House' near the church is purported to be located near the site of the priory    
Louth Park Abbey Cistercian (trns from Haverholme 1139-1536   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Louth Park
Maltby Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Markby Priory Augustinian    
Melwood Priory Carthusian    
Minting Priory Benedictine    
Newbo Abbey, Sedgefield Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1198    
Newsham Abbey Premonstratensian 1143 Newhouse Abbey  
Newstead Priory Gilbertine Newstead by Stamford Priory  
Newstead-on-Ancholme Priory Gilbertine    
Nocton Priory Augustinian Nocton Park Priory  
North Hykeham Priory      
North Ormsby Priory Gilbertine Nun Ormsby Priory  
North Scarle Preceptory      
Nuncotham Priory Cistercian Nuns Nuncoton Priory  
Orford Priory Premonstratensian Canonesses Irford Priory  
Ormsby Priory Gilbertine    
Partney monastery destroyed in raids    
Redbourne Priory Gilbertine 1164    
Revesby Abbey Savignac from Rievaulx 1143, Cistercian 1147-1538, now in private ownership without public access    
Rewley Abbey Cistercian from Thame 1281-1536    
Sempringham Priory Gilbertine 1131, in parochial use    
Sempringham Priory# Gilbertine double priory for Canons and nuns, mansion later built on site no longer exists    
Stainfield Priory Benedictine Nuns    
Greyfriars, Stamford Franciscan    
St. Leonards Priory, Stamford Benedictine    
Sandtoft Priory Benedictine    
Sixhills Priory Gilbertine Sixle Priory  
Skendleby Priory Benedictine    
Stixwould Priory Cistercian Nuns    
Stow Abbey    
Swineshead Abbey Cistercian    
Temple Bruer Preceptory Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller    
Thornholme Priory Augustinian    
Thornton Abbey Augustinian Canons priory 1139, abbey 1148-1539, secular priests' college, boys school: demolished, stately home: collapsed. (EH)    
Thwaite Priory Augustinian    
Torksey Priory    
Torksey Nunnery Cistercian    
Tunstall Priory Gilbertine    
Tupholme Abbey Premonstratensian    
Vaudey Abbey Cistercian    
Wellow Abbey Cistercian    
Wilsford Priory Benedictine alien later Augustinian    
West Ravendale Priory Premonstratensian (a cell of Beaufort) 1202-1389, granted to Southwell College    
Willoughton Priory Benedictine Willowton Priory  
Willoughton Preceptory Knights Templar Willowton Preceptory  
Crabhouse in Winghale Priory Benedictine Wenghale Priory  

London

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Aldgate Nunnery Franciscan   The Nunnery of the Virgin and Saint Francis, without Aldgate
Barking Abbey Benedictine Nuns    
Bentley Friary Augustinian friars, site now occupied by private mansion, formerly in use as a girls school, then a hotel, now in ownership of R.A.F. Bentley Priory    
Bermondsey Abbey Benedictine later Cluniac    
Saint Helen's, Bishopsgate+ Benedictine Nuns, church now in parochial use    
Bromley-by-Bow Priory Benedictine Nuns Stratford-at-Bow Priory  
Ealing Abbey* Benedictine (from Downside) 1897, Priory 1916, Abbey 1955   The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Ealing
Feltham Priory Benedictine Nuns 1868, (trns to Twickenham) Feltham Nunnery  
Haliwell Priory Augustinian    
Holywell nunnery, Shoreditch Benedictine    
Hounslow Priory      
Kilburn Priory Augustinian Canonesses    
Lewisham Priory      
The London Charterhouse^, Charterhouse Square Carthusian, part now a private boys' school and part an almshouse    
'''Merton Priory Augustinian, site now occupied by shopping centre and road Merton Abbey St. Mary's Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Merton
Ruislip Priory      
Smithfield Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1123-1539, now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew, Smithfield
Southwark Cathedral Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1106-1539, Minster church pre-1066 , in use as episcopal cathedral 1905-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Southwark
Syon Abbey Bridgetine Charterhouse at Sheen  
'''Tooting Priory Benedictine    
Twickenham Priory Benedictine (trns from Feltham), (trns to West Malling)    
Westminster Abbey+ Benedictine Monks c960-1540, 1556-1559, episcopal cathedral 1540-1550, now in use as a royal peculiar   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter in Westminster

London non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
The London Buddhist Vihara*, The Avenue, Chiswick Buddhist trns from Heathfield Gardens 1994    
The London Buddhist Vihara, Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick Buddhist trns from Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick 1964, trns to The Avenue, Chiswick 1994    
The London Buddhist Vihara, Gloucester Road, London Buddhist post1926-c1940, 1955-1964, trns to Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick 1964, requisitioned during World War II    
The London Buddhist Vihara, Foster House, Ealing Buddhist 1926, trns to Gloucester Road post1926    

Merseyside

 
Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Birkenhead Priory Benedictine    

Norfolk

 

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Aldeby Priory+ Benedictine   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Aldeby
Beeston Regis Priory Augustinian Beeston Priory  
Binham Priory+ Benedictine c1091-1539, part of church in parochial use (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Binham The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Binham?
Blackborough Priory^ Benedictine Nuns, remains incorporated into a private house    
Bromehill Priory Augustinian Canons early13thC   The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Thomas the Martyr, Bromehill
Broomholm Priory Cluniac   The Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Broomholm
Burnham Norton Friary Carmelite    
Carbrooke Preceptory Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller    
Carrow Abbey Benedictine Nuns    
Castle Acre Priory Cluniac (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Castle Acre
Coxford Priory Augustinian    
Crabhouse Priory Augustinian    
Creake Abbey Augustinian priory, later abbey (EH) North Creake Abbey  
Docking Priory      
Flitcham Priory      
Great Massingham Priory      
St. Nicholas' Priory, Great Yarmouth Benedictine 1101-1536   The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas, Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth Black Friary Dominican    
Great Yarmouth Grey Friary Franciscan    
Great Yarmouth Carmelite Friary Carmelite    
Hempton Priory hospital 12thC Fakenham Priory The Priory Church of Saint Stephen, Hempton
Hickling Priory# Augustinian 1185    
Horsham St. Faith Priory Benedictine   The Priory Church of Saint Faith, Horsham
Horstead Priory      
Ingham Priory -16thC; site now occupied by The Swan Inn public house    
Austin Friars, King's Lynn Augustinian Friars    
Benedictine Priory, King's Lynn Benedictine 1095-1538   The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with Saint Mary Magdalen and All the Virgin Saints, Benedictine Priory, King's Lynn; The Priory & Parish Church of Saint Margaret with St Nicholas, Benedictine Priory, King's Lynn 1101
Carmelite Friary, King's Lynn Carmelite White Friars, King's Lynn  
Greyfriars, King's Lynn Franciscan    
Langley Abbey Premonstratensian Canons 1198-16thC    
Lessingham Priory Benedictine (a cell of Bec) -1415, -1462    
St. Benet's Abbey, Ludham Benedictine St. Benet of Holm Abbey  
Marham Abbey Cistercian Nuns    
Modeney Priory      
Molycourt Priory      
Mountjoy Priory      
Normansburgh Priory      
Blackfriars, Norwich Dominican, now St. Andrew's Hall    
Norwich Cathedral Priory+ Benedictine 1096-1539, in use as episcopal cathedral 1096-present   The Cathedral and Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Norwich
St. Leonard's Priory, Norwich     The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Norwich
Old Buckenham Priory      
Pentney Priory Augustinian    
Peterstone Priory      
Shouldham Priory      
Sporle Priory      
Blackfriars, Thetford Dominican    
Holy Sepulchre Priory, Thetford Augustinian The Canon's Priory  
Thetford Priory Cluniac (EH)    
St. George's Priory, Thetford Benedictine Nuns    
Toft Monks Priory      
Walsingham Friary Franciscan    
Walsingham Priory Augustinian, now in private ownership with public access    
Welle Priory, in Gayton   Well Hall Priory  
Wending Abbey      
Wereham, Priory of St. Winwaloe      
West Acre Priory Augustinian    
West Dereham Abbey Premonstratensian from Welbeck 1183    
Weybourne Priory      
Weybridge Priory      
Witchingham Priory      
Wymondham Abbey+ Benedictine Monks 1017-1538, church now in parochial use Wymondham Priory The Abbey Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Wymondham
Wormegay Priory Augustinian    

Northamptonshire

 

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Canons Ashby Priory+ Augustinian, part of church now in parochial use      
Catesby Priory      
Chalcombe Priory      
Daventry Priory      
Delapré Abbey Cluniac Nuns      
Everdon Priory      
Fineshade Priory   Castle Hymel Priory  
Luffield Abbey#, Syresham Benedictine    
Luffield Priory, Syresham Benedictine    
Pipewell Abbey      
Sewardsley Priory      
Sulby Abbey Premonstratensian trns from Welford    
Weedon Beck Priory      
Weedon Pinkney Priory   Weedon Lois Priory  
Wothorpe Priory      

Northumberland

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Alnwick Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1147    
Blanchland Abbey+ Premonstratensian Canons 1165, part of church now in parochial use, other monastic buildings in current use    
Brinkburn Priory Augustinian Canons c1135 (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Brinkburn
Chibburn Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Hexham Abbey+ Augustinian Canons 1113-1537, originally priory, cathedral 678-c821, abbey, church in parochial use   The Abbey Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham
Hulne Priory Carmelite 1242-1538    
Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island Benedictine (from Durham) 1073 (EH)    
Newminster Abbey Cistercian (from Fountains Abbey) 1138-1537, now within Abbey Farmhouse, public access with permission    

Northumberland non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Harnham Buddhist Monastery*, Belsay Buddhist Theravada school   Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery

North Yorkshire

  

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Allerton Mauleverer Priory Benedictine    
Arden Priory      
Basedale Priory      
Begar Priory, nr. Richmond alien Priory    
Bolton Priory+ Augustinian Canons 1154-1540, part of church now in parochial use 'Bolton Abbey' The Priory Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bolton
Byland Abbey Cistercian trns from Stocking 1177-1539 (EH)   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Byland
'old Byland Abbey' Cistercian trns from Hood 1143-1147, trns to Stocking Abbey 1147    
Coverham Abbey^ Premonstratensian, trns from Swainby, part of abbey guest-house incorporated into a house    
Darlington Abbey     The Abbey Church of Saint Clare, Darlington
Drax Priory      
Easby Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1152 (NT)   The Abbey Church of Saint Agatha, Easby
Ellerton Priory Cistercian Nuns 1170, now in private ownership without public access    
Ellerton in Swaledale Priory      
Ellerton on Spalding Moor Priory      
Fors Abbey Savignac 1145-1156, trns to Jervaulx 1156    
Foulbridge Preceptory      
Fountains Abbey Cistercian 1132-1539 (NT)    
Grosmont Priory      
Guisborough Priory Augustinian Canons 1119 (EH)    
Handale Priory   Grendale Priory  
Healaugh Park Priory   Healaugh Priory  
Hood Abbey Cistercian trns from Hood -1143, trns to Byland    
Jervaulx Abbey Cistercian (from Fors) 1156-1537, now in private ownership with public access    
Keldholme Priory      
Kirkham Priory Augustinian (EH)    
Lastingham Priory Benedictine 1078, trns to York ante1086    
Malton Priory+ Gilbertine (c)1150-1539, part of church now in parochial use Old Malton Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Old Malton
Marrick Priory Benedictine Nuns 1150s, now in private ownership without public access    
Marton Priory      
Middlesbrough Priory      
Mount Grace Priory Carthusian 1398 (NT) Mount Grace Charterhouse  
Mount St. John Preceptory      
Moxby Priory   Moxby in Marton Priory  
Newburgh Priory Augustinian Canons 1150    
Nun Appleton Priory      
Nun Monkton Benedictine Nuns c1145-1536, part of church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Nun Monkton
Penhill Preceptory Knights Templar c1155, site now within Temple Farm Temple Dowskar; Temple Dove Skar The Chapel of Our Lady and Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Ribston Preceptory Knights Templar, chapel now part of Ribston Hall, now in private ownership    
Greyfriars, Richmond Franciscan, remains now within a public park    
St. Martin's Priory, Richmond Benedictine, now in private ownership   The Priory Church of Saint Martin, St. Mattin's Priory, Richmond
Rievaulx Abbey Cistercian 1132-1538 (EH)    
Ripon Cathedral Priory -660, monks 661, secular canons 10thC?, diocesan cathedral 1876-present   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Wilfrid, Ripon
Rosedale Priory^ Cistercian Nuns, remains incorporated into houses    
Selby Abbey Benedictine Monks c1070-1039, in parochial use 1618-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Germain, Selby
Snainton Preceptory Knights Templar    
Stocking Abbey Cistercian trns from Hood Abbey 1147-1177, trns to Byland 1177    
Swainby Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1190, trns to Coverham    
Temple Cowton Preceptory      
Thicket Priory      
Westerdale Preceptory      
Wetherby Preceptories      
Whitby Abbey Benedictine 1078, built on the site of St. Hilda's monastery (EH)    
Whitley Preceptory      
Wykeham Abbey Cistercian Nuns    
Yedingham Priory Benedictine Nuns    
Augustinian Friary, York Augustinian    
Ampleforth Abbey, York Benedictine 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    
Dominican Friary, York Dominican    
Holy Trinity Priory, York secular canons -1069, Benedictine, Benedictine Monks 1089-1538   The Priory Church of The Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York
Franciscan Friary, York Franciscan    
York Cathedral secular canons, diocesan cathedral 627-present    
St. Mary's Abbey, York Benedictine 1080   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, York

Nottinghamshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Beauvale Charterhouse Carthusian Beauvale Priory  
Blyth Priory+ Benedictine Monks 1088-1536, church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blyth
Broadholme Priory Premonstratensian Nuns    
Felley Priory Augustinian    
Mattersey Priory Gilbertine (EH)    
Newstead Priory Augustinian, adapted into a mansion named 'Newstead Abbey', now in ownership of Nottingham City Council    
Ossington Preceptory Knights ...    
Rufford Abbey Cistercian, now in ownership of Nottinghamshire County Council    
Shelford Priory Augustinian, remains incorporated into Shelford House    
Thurgarton Priory+ Augustinian, part of church now in parochial use    
Wallingwells Priory Benedictine Nuns    
Welbeck Abbey Premonstratensian from Newhouse 1154-1536    
Worksop Priory+ Augustinian Canons post1119-1539, now in parochial use formerly known as Radford Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Worksop

Oxfordshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Abingdon Abbey^ Benedictine, now incorporated into town buildings    
Bruern Abbey# Cistercian from Waverley 1147-1536, site now occupied by 18thC private house named 'Bruern Abbey\'   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Heath of Tretone, Bruern
Clanfield Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Clattercote Priory Gilbertine, site now occupied by private house    
Cogges Priory      
Dorchester Abbey+ secular canons -1140, Augustinian Canons 1140-1536, built on site of diocesan cathedral, monastic remains now incorporated into parish church   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Birinius
Faringdon Abbey Cistercian from Citeaux 1203-1204, trns to Beaulieu 1204    
Goodstow Abbey Benedictine    
Goring Priory Augustinian Nuns    
Littlemore Priory      
Minchery Priory Benedictine Nuns, site now occupied by Minchery Farm, also called 'The Priory and...?....'    
Minster Lovell Priory Benedictine    
Oseney Abbey Augustinian    
Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Oxford+ Augustinian Nuns c727, secular canons 1004, Augustinian Canons 1122-1524, conventual church, now in use as diocesan cathedral and college chapel   The Priory Church of Saint Frideswide, Oxford
Pheleley Priory      
Rewley Abbey Cistercian    
Sandford-on-Thames Preceptory Knights Templar later Knights Hospitaller    
Studley Priory Benedictine Nuns 12thC, converted into an Elizabethan manor house, now in use as the 'Studley Priory Hotel'    
Thame Abbey Cistercian    
Wroxton Abbey Augustinian    

Shropshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Alberbury Priory Grandmontine    
Bromfield Priory+ Benedictine, church now in parochial use    
Buildwas Abbey Savignac from Savigny 1135-1147, Cistercian 1147-1536, part of monastic buildings incorporated into a private house (EH)    
Haughmond Abbey Augustinian Canons (EH)    
Lilleshall Abbey Augustinian c1148 (EH)    
Wenlock Priory Cluniac Monks (EH) Much Wenlock Priory  
Greyfriars, Shrewsbury Franciscan    
Shrewsbury Abbey+ Benedictine Monks '\'c''1080-1540, part of church now in parochial use   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Shrewsbury (nave dedicated to The Holy Cross)
White Ladies Priory Augustinian canonesses, house built on site (EH)    

Somerset

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Athelney Abbey# Benedictine, site of church marked by a monument    
Barlinch Priory Augustinian    
Barrow Gurney Benedictine Nuns Minchin Barrow  
Bath Abbey+ nuns c676, 'Benedictine' Monks 963/4-1539, diocesan cathedral 1090, church now in parochial use   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Bath
Bridgewater Friary Franciscan    
Bruton Abbey Augustinian Priory -1525, abbey 1525-1533(1553?)    
Buckland Priory, Durston Augustinian Canons later Knights Hospitaller Nuns, site now occupied by Buckland Farm Minchin Buckland Preceptory?  
Burtle Priory Augustinian Burtle Moor Priory  
Cannington Nunnery Benedictine Nuns (from Dorset), trns to Colwich Abbey, converted into a mansion, then reverted to nunnery    
Cleeve Abbey Cistercian from Revesby 1186/1191-1536 (EH) Vallis Florida  
Downside Abbey* Benedictine trns from Douai 1814-present   The Abbey Church of Saint Gregory the Great, Downside, Stratton-on-Fosse
Dunster Priory+ Benedictine, church in parochial use    
Glastonbury Abbey Benedictine, now in private ownership with public access   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Glastonbury
Hinton Charterhouse Priory Carthusian, now in private ownership without public access    
Ilchester Friary Dominican    
Ilchester Priory ?Augustinian Nuns Blanchesale or Whitehall  
Keynsham Abbey Augustinian    
Montacute Priory Cluniac 12thC, remains now part of Abbey Farm    
Muchelney Abbey Benedictine (EH)    
Stavordale Priory Augustinian, priory church converted into a private house    
Stogursey Priory      
Taunton Priory# Augustinian   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Sain Paul, Taunton
Taunton Priory Augustinian on new site outside Taunton, part of remains now called Priory Barn, converted into a cricket museum    
Templecombe Preceptory Knights Templar    
Witham Priory+ Carthusian 1180/1, church now in parochial use Witham Abbey The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Witham
Woodspring Priory^ Augustinian, let as holiday house (LT)    
Worspring Priory?      
Yenston Priory# 16th-c house on site    

South Yorkshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Hampole Priory Cistercian Nuns ante1136   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Hampole
Monk Bretton Priory Cluniac 1153, Benedictine 1281-1538 (EH)   The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Monk Bretton
Roche Abbey Cistercian 1147-1538 (EH)   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Roche

Staffordshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Baswich Priory Augustinian Canons 1174-1538, site now occupied by Priory Farm   The Priory Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Baswich
Blithbury Priory Monks then Nuns -14thC trns to Brewood   The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Blithbury
Brewood Priory Benedictine Nuns 1195 Black Ladies The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Brewood
Canwell Priory Benedictine c1142   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Giles, and All Saints, Canwell
Colwich Abbey Benedictine Nuns from Cannington 1836-1928, Abbey 1928-present   The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, Colwich
Cotton Abbey Cistercian from Aulnay-sur-Odon 11768-c1178    
Croxden Abbey Cistercian from Cotton c1178-1538 (EH)   The Abbey Church of the Vale of Saint Mary at Croxden
Dieulacres Abbey Cistercian from Poulton 1214-1539, site now in private ownership at Abbey Green    
Farewell Priory Hermits, Benedictine Nuns ante1148-1527, site now occupied by St. Bartholomew's Church   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Farewell
Hawkesyard Priory Dominican    
Hulton Abbey      
Keele Preceptory      
Lapley Priory      
Lichfield Friary Franciscan c1237    
Little Haywood Abbey     The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Little Haywood
Newcastle-under-Lyme Friary Dominican c1277    
Oulton Abbey* Benedictine Nuns   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Oulton
Poulton Abbey Cistercian from Combermere 1158-1214, trns to Dieulacres 1214    
Radmore Abbey Hermitage, Cistercian Monks c1143/7-1155, monks trnsto Stoneleigh 1155, converted to a royal hunting lodge   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Radmore
Ranton Abbey Augustinian    
Rochester Abbey      
Sandwell Priory      
Stafford Friary Franciscan c1274 Grey Friars, Stafford  
Stafford Friary Augustinian 1344 Austin Friars, Stafford  
Priory of St. Thomas nr. Stafford      
Stone Priory      
Trentham Priory      
Tutbury Priory+ Benedictine, part of church now in parochial use    

Suffolk

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Alnesbourne Priory Augustinian    
Battisford Preceptory Knights Hospitaller preceptory/hospital    
Blackfriars, Sudbury Dominican    
Blakenham Priory      
Blythburgh Priory      
Great Bricett Priory Augustinian alien priory of Abbey of St Leonard, nr Limoges 12thC Bricett Priory  
Bruisyard Abbey      
Bungay Priory Benedictine Nuns 1160   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Bungay
Bury St. Edmunds Abbey 633, Benedictine 1020-1539, remains now within a public park, diocesan cathedral in precinct (EH)   The Abbey Church of Saint Edmund, Bury Saint Edmunds
Butley Priory Augustinian 1171 Butleigh Priory  
Campsey Priory     Augustinian Priory of Saint Mary, Campsey Ash
Chipley Priory      
Clare Priory* Augustinian Friars 1248/9,1953-present   The Priory Church of Our Lady, Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Saint Augustine, Clare
Creeting St. Mary Priory      
Creeting St. Olave Priory      
Dodnash Priory* Augustinian    
East Bergholt Abbey* Nuns   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, East Bergholt
Edwardstone Priory      
Eye Priory alien house c1080, Benedictine c1385    
Felixstowe Priory      
Flixton Priory      
Greyfriars, Dunwich Franciscan    
Hoxne Priory      
Ipswich Priory Augustinian   Christchurch The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Ipswich
Ixworth Priory Augustinian Canons c1170 'Ixworth Abbey'  
Kersey Priory Augustinian    
Lavenham Priory^ Benedictine, converted into mansion latterly open to public, now hotel accommodation    
Leiston Abbey Premonstratensian Canons from Welbeck 1180/1183, (EH)    
Letheringham Priory Augustinian Canons c1194    
Little Welnetham Trinitarian    
Mendham Priory      
Redlingfield Priory Benedictine Nuns c1120    
Rumburgh Priory Benedictine (a cell of St. Benet's Abbey, Ludham) 1064-12thC, trns to St Mary's Abbey, York    
Sibton Abbey Cistercian (from Warden Abbey) 1150-1536     The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Sibton
Snape Priory      
St. Olaves Priory, Herringfleet Augustinian Canons c1216 Herringfleet Priory  
Sudbury Augustinian Priory# Augustinian      
Sudbury Benedictine Priory# Benedictine      
Wangford Priory      
Woodbridge Priory      

Surrey

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Chertsey Abbey Benedictine 666-1537   The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Chertsey
Laleham Abbey Benedictine 13thC    
Newark Priory Augustinian late 12thC    
Reigate Priory Augustinian 1235-1535, converted into a Palladian mansion, now in use as a school located in public Priory Park    
Richmond Priory Carthusian c1414 Sheen Priory  
Tandridge Priory hospital, Augustinian Canons c1200-1537   The Priory Church of Saint James, Tandridge
Waverley Abbey Cistercian 1128-1536 (EH)   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Waverley

Tyne and Wear

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Jarrow Priory+ Benedictine, part of church now in parochial use (EH)    
Austin Friars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Augustinian Friars    
Blackfriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dominican    
Carmelite Friary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Carmelite    
Greyfriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne# Franciscan    
Tynemouth Priory Benedictine, on site of two earlier foundations (EH)    

Warwickshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Alcester Abbey 1138    
Alvecote Priory Benedictine 1159    
Arbury Priory Augustinian 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] 1146 preceptory ante1226-1312, Knights Hospitaller 1312-1470, 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
Combe Abbey Cistercian from Waverley 1150-1539, converted into a hotel, precinct now within a public park in the ownership of Coventry City Council Coombe Abbey  
Cook Hill Priory Cistercian Nuns    
Grafton Preceptory Knights Hospitaller -1470, jointly with Balsall Temple Grafton; Balsall and Grafton Preceptory  
Henwood Priory      
Kenilworth Abbey Augustinian    
Maxstoke Priory Augustinian, now in private ownership    
Merevale Abbey Cistercian (from Bordesley) 1148-1538, chapel now in parochial use    
Monks Kirby Priory Benedictine 1077    
Nuneaton Priory      
Pinley Priory      
Polesworth Abbey Benedictine Nuns    
Stoneleigh Abbey Cistercian trns from Radmore 1154-1536    
Studley Priory Augustinian 12thC, site now occupied by a farmhouse   The Priory of Saint Mary, Studley
Warmington Priory      
Wolston Priory      
Wootton Wawen Priory      
Wroxall Priory      

Warwickshire non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
The Forest Hermitage* Buddhist 1987   Wat Pah Santidhamma

West Midlands

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Greyfriars, Coventry Franciscan    
Coventry Priory Benedictine, remains of former cathedral priory    
St. Anne's Priory, Coventry Carthusian   The Priory Church of Saint Anne, Coventry
St. Mary's Priory, Coventry Benedictine   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Coventry
Whitefriars, Coventry Carmelite    
Halesowen Abbey Premonstratensian from Welbeck 1218 (EH)    

West Midlands non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Birmingham Buddhist monastery, 41 Carlyle Road, Birmingham Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin 1978, trns to 47 Carlyle Road, 1981    
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, 47 Carlyle Road, Birmingham Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin trns from 41 Carlyle Road 1981, trns to Ladywood 2002    
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara*, Osler Street, Ladywood, , Birmingham Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin trns from 47 Carlyle Road 2002, on the site of the Dhammatalaka Pagoda    
Thai Buddhist Monastery, Birmingham* Buddhist    
Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery, Birmingham* Buddhist    
Chinese Buddhist Monastery, Wolverhampton* Buddhist    

West Sussex

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Arundel Priory secular canons -1177, Benedictine 1177-1380, Collegiate 1387-1544    
Boxgrove Priory secular canons -1066, Benedictine 1105-1536, part of church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Boxgrove
Greyfriars, Chichester Franciscan    
Chichester Cathedral Priory secular canons 1075, diocesan cathedral 1075-present   The Cathedral and Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Chichester
Crawley Monastery* Anglican   The Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Crawley Down, Crawley Monastery|Crawley]]
Dureford Abbey Premonstratensian from Welbeck ante1183 Durford Abbey  
Easebourne Priory^+ Augustinian Nuns 1238, claustral remains incorporated into house, restored frater now in parish use    
Hardham Priory Augustinian    
Hassocks Priory*     The Priory Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Sayers Common, Hassocks

Lyminster Priory      
Poling Preceptory Knights Hospitaller    
Runcton Priory      
Rusper Priory Benedictine Nuns    
Saddlescombe Preceptory Knights Templar    
Sele Priory Benedictine    
Shipley Preceptory Knights Templar    
Shulbrede Priory Augustinian, site now occupied by private house, with limited public access    
Our Lady of England Priory, Storrington* Premonstratensian priory and parish church    
Tortington Priory Augustinian, remains now in a farmyard    
Worth Abbey*, Turners Hill, Crawley Benedictine (from Downside) Priory 1933-1957, Abbey 1957-present   The Abbey Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, |Worth

West Yorkshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Arthington Priory      
Birstall Priory      
Ecclesfield Priory Benedictine    
Esholt Priory# Cistercian Nuns, site now occupied by Esholt Hall    
Kirkstall Abbey Cistercian, now in ownership of Leeds Corporation, public access to church exterior and monastic buildings    
Kirklees Priory      
Kirkstall Abbey Cistercian    
Nostell Priory# Augustinian 12thC, site now occupied by a mansion named 'Nostell Priory'   The Priory Church of Saint Oswald, Nostell
Pontefract Priory Cluniac    
Syningthwaite Priory Cistercian Nuns    
Temple Hirst Preceptory Knights Templar 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    
Woodkirk Priory Augustinian    

Wiltshire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Amesbury Abbey, later Priory      
Antsy Preceptory      
Avebury Priory      
Bradenstoke Priory Augustinian    
Charlton Priory      
Clatford Priory   Hullavington Priory  
Corsham Priory      
Easton Priory or Hospital      
Edington Priory Bonshommes, church now in parochial use    
Ivychurch Priory      
Kington St. Michael Priory Benedictine Nuns   The Priory Church of Saint Michael, Kington St. Michael
Lacock Abbey Augustinian Nuns NT   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Lacock
Longleat Priory      
Maiden Bradley Priory Augustinian 1184-1536, originally a Lazer House 1152   The Hospital and Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Lazarus, Maiden Bradley
Malmesbury Abbey secular canons -965, Benedictine Monks 965-1539, church now in parochial use   The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Malmesbury
Monkton Farleigh Priory Cluniac    
Ogbourne Priory      
Stanley Abbey      
Temple Rockely Preceptory      
Upavon Priory      

Wiltshire non-Christian Monasteries

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Bradford Buddhist Monastery* Buddhist Monks adapted Theravada school 1986   The Monastery of Absolute Harmony, Bradford-on-Avon
Bradford Buddhist Monastery Buddhist Nuns adapted Theravada school post1986   The Monastery of Infinite Compassion, Bradford-on-Avon

Worcestershire

Foundation Communities/provenance Alt. Name Formal Name
Astley Priory Benedictine (alien priory of St Taurin) 13thC-1414    
Bordesley Abbey Savignac from Garendon 1138-1147, Cistercian 1147-1538, in ownership of Borough of Redditch    
Cookhill Priory Augustinian 12thC    
Dudley Priory Cluniac 1160, site now located in public Priory Park    
Evesham Abbey Benedictine c701, now within a public park    
Great Malvern Priory Benedictine Monks c1075-1540 Malvern Priory The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Michael, Great Malvern
Halesowen Abbey Premonstratensian 1215   The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Halesowen
Little Malvern Priory Benedictine Monks c1171-1537, site now occupied by house named 'Little Malvern Court'   The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Little Malvern
The Priory, Pebworth      
Pershore Abbey secular canons c689, Benedictine Monks 972-1539   The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin abd Saint Peter and Saint Paul, The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Eadburga
Stanbrook Abbey* Benedictine Nuns 1838-present   The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Consolation, Callow End, Stanbrook
Westwood Priory Benedictine Nuns (a cell of Fontévrault) -1553   The Abbey Church of St Mary|the Blessed Virgin Mary, Westwood
Whistones Priory, Barbourne Cistercian Nuns 1255 The White Ladies, Aston The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Barbourne
Greyfriars, Worcester Franciscan c1236/8    
The White Ladies, Worcester Cistercian Nuns    
Worcester Cathedral St. Peter's Priory secular canons 680    
Worcester Cathedral St. Mary's Priory secular canons 743, Benedictine Monks 969   The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Mary, Worcester

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