Augustinian Abbeys and Priories in State Care

South and South-East England

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The church of St Mary, Portchester © David Gill

Southwick Priory, Hampshire [EH]. The community dates to 1133 when it was established by Henry I at Portchester. The priory moved to its present site within the next two decades.

Bushmead Priory, Bedfordshire [EH]. Founded c. 1195.

East Anglia

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St Botolph’s Priory © David Gill

St Botolph’s Priory, Colchester, Essex [EH]. The Augustinian priory was founded c. 1100. It was probably one of the earliest foundations in England.

Waltham Abbey, Essex [EH]. The Augustinian priory was founded in 1177 and it later became an abbey.

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Creake Abbey, Norfolk © David Gill

Creake Abbey, Norfolk [EH]. The monastic site has its origins in 1206, although the Augustinian priory is later.

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St Olave’s Priory © David Gill

St Olave’s Priory, Norfolk [EH]. The priory was founded c. 1216.

Central England

Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire [EH]. The Augustinian abbey was founded in 1135.

Lilleshall Abbey, Shropshire [EH]. Founded around 1148.

White Ladies Priory, Shropshire (Augustinian canonesses) [EH]. This seems to have been founded in 1186.

 

Wales

Llanthony Priory, Gwent [Cadw]. The priory was established c. 1118.

Penmon Priory, Anglesey [Cadw]. The monastic community became an Augustinian priory in the 13th century.

North-East and Yorkshire

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Gisborough Priory © David Gill

Gisborough Priory, Yorkshire [EH]. There are two foundation dates in 1119 and 1129.

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Kirkham Priory © David Gill

Kirkham Priory, Yorkshire [EH]. Founded by Walter l’Espec c. 1122, probably on the site of an earlier foundation.

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Brinkburn Priory © David Gill

Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland [EH]. Founded by William Bertran between 1130 and 1135.

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Thornton Abbey © David Gill

Thornton Abbey, Lincolnshire [EH]. Founded in 1140.

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Lanercost Priory © David Gill

Lanercost Priory, Cumbria [EH]. The traditional foundation date of the priory is 1169 in memory of Hubert de Vaux.

Scotland

Holyrood, Midlothian [HES]. The Augustinian abbey was founded by King David I in 1128.

Restenneth, Angus [HES]. The Augustinian priory was established  by King David I.

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St Andrews © David Gill

St Andrews, Fife [HES]. The Augustinian foundation dates to c. 1130.

Jedburgh, Roxburghshire [HES]. The Augustinian priory was founded here in 1138 by King David I. This became an abbey in 1154.

Cambuskenneth, Stirlingshire (Augustinian of Arrouaise) [HES]. Founded around 1140 by King David I.

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Inchmahome Priory © David Gill

Inchmahome Priory, Perthshire [HES]. The priory was founded c. 1238 by the Earl of Menteith.

 

 

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

2 thoughts on “Augustinian Abbeys and Priories in State Care”

  1. I was fortunate to work for Ancient Monuments and Historical Building in the 1970’s , my swan song was to be involved to the restoration of Bushmead Priory Bedfordshire as a young man and a stonemason. with David Sherlock as the inspector and a lot of other people who I learnt a lot from.
    I am now medically retired from the civil service due a degenerative form of arthritis, which as taken away ability carve.
    I want to be an historian but I am badly dyslexic, so school was a place where I could not show what knew. My problems never stop me loving history and old buildings .
    I was lucky to c=get help from Cambridge University finest education to say I wasn’t stupid thick or any other word you like say. but my chances were put bed .
    I was lucky to be able to to some finest academic in history like Professor Plum the Egyptologist and other in inspector AM and David Hendon Rees the Deno man .
    I just hope more people get to study what would like to study , I have always had a hole because my disability and hope for the future no young person get put down and told all those word which not true.
    My eldest daughter is a special needs teacher in a junior school as SENCO ; helping children from deprived area of Huntingdon a where are lot families from 1960’s London overspill families .
    Bushmead Priory was an Austinian Priory of the Black Cannons .
    Professor Gill , thank you if you read this.
    keep giving your passion for history to your students . for they will hopefully pass it on to the next generation.
    Tony Deaves

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