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Abbeys and priories in England lists
abbeys, priories, friaries and other monasticreligious houses in England.
In this article
alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as monastic granges and cells, 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 foundations listed functioned as such. Over 1000 establishments in England are listed.
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.
Alt. Name: 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.
Formal Name/dedication: shows the formal name of the establishment or the person in whose name the church is dedicated, where known.
References: presents links to online references to the particular establishment in addition to the general printed and online references given at the foot of this article. Establishments for which online references have not been specified are referred to within the printed references listed.
Location: provides a link to the geographical position of the site of the foundation where established. Where the location has been established the location is pinpointed (dependent on the available resolution of the map data), otherwise the general location is given in "italic".
Monastic Glossary: following the listing, provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.
Abbreviations and Key
List of Houses by County
Bedfordshire Berkshire Bristol Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cornwall Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Dorset County Durham East Riding of Yorkshire East Sussex Essex Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Hertfordshirenon-Christian Monasteries Isle of Wight Isle of Wightnon-Christian Monasteries Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Greater London Londonnon-Christian Monasteries Merseyside Norfolk Northamptonshire Northumberland Northumberlandnon-Christian monasteries North Yorkshire Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Shropshire Somerset South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Tyne and Wear Warwickshire Warwickshirenon-Christian Monasteries
=West Midlands non-Christian Monasteries=
West Sussex West Sussexnon-Christian Monasteries West Yorkshire Wiltshire Wiltshirenon-Christian Monasteries Worcestershire
*Anthony New, "A guide to the abbeys of England and Wales", Constable, 1985
*Henry Thorold, "Collins Guide to Cathedrals, Abbeys and Priories of England and Wales", Collins, 1986
*Henry Thorold, "Collins Guide to the Ruined Abbeys of England, Wales and Scotland", Collins, 1993
*Geoffrey N. Wright, "Discovering Abbeys and Priories", Shire Publications Ltd. 2004
*Richard Morris, "Cathedrals and Abbeys of England and Wales", JM Dent & Sons Ltd. 1979
*"English Cathedrals and Abbeys, Illustrated", Odhams Press Ltd.
*M.R. James, "Abbeys", The Grammar School, Thornbury, Glos. 1925
*David Robinson, "The Cistercian Abbeys of Britain", B.T.Batsford with English Heritage, CADW, Historic Scotland, 2002
*Derry Brabbs, "Abbeys and Monasteries", Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999
*"Map of Monastic Britain, South Sheet", Ordnance Survey, 2nd Edition, 1954
*"Map of Monastic Britain, North Sheet", Ordnance Survey, 2nd Edition, 1955
*William Cobbett, " [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UycQAAAAIAAJ List Of Abbeys, Priories, Nunneries, Hospitals: And Other Religious Foundations In England And Wales And In Ireland, Confiscated, Seized On, Or Alienated, By The Protestant "Reformation" Sovereigns And Parliaments] ", Thomas Richardson and Son; Dublin and Derby, 1868
*"British History Online" http://www.british-history.ac.uk
List of abbeys and priories
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List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England
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List of cathedrals in the United Kingdom
List of cathedrals in Ireland
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