Andwell Priory


Andwell Priory

Infobox monastery
name = Andwell Priory


caption =
full = Priory of St. Mary at Andwell
other_names =
order = Benedictine monks
established = early 12th century
disestablished =
mother = Tiron
diocese =
churches = Strattondn, Hintondn, Bradforddn
founder = Adam de Port of Mapledurwell
dedication = St. Mary
people =
location = Andwell, Hampshire, England
coord = coord|51.268332692794154|-1.0141754150390625
oscoor =
remains = some walls and doorways
public_access =

Andwell Priory is an alien priory of Benedictine monks in Andwell, Hampshire, England.

Foundation

This small priory was founded as a cell of the great Benedictine abbey of Tiron in the twelfth century by Adam de Port of nearby Mapledurwell. The grant of lands in Nately and other rents were confirmed by a charter of Henry I.

12th to 16th centuries

Bishop Wykeham purchased Andwell from the abbey of Tiron in the later part of the reighn of Richard II and bestowed it and its lands on his newly founded college at Winchester, to which it still belongs.

Dissolution

Post-Dissolution

Present Day

The premises were very small and not much remains. The north, west and east flint walls of the church survive, as do two modest 14th century doorways that were part of the west range.

External links

References

* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38132 "A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 2", The Victoria County History 1973]
* "The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight", Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd


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