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List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England

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List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England

These monasteries were dissolved by King Henry VIII of England in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The list is by no means exhaustive, since over 800 religious houses existed before the Reformation, and virtually every town, of any size, had at least one abbey, priory, convent or friary in it. (Often many small houses of monks, nuns, canons or friars.)

Image Name- finchale abbey/ finchale priory Location- finchale County- durham Order- Benedictine Year dissolved- 1536 Ref(s)
Abingdon Abbey Abingdon Oxfordshire Benedictine 1538
Bardney Abbey Bardney Lincolnshire Benedictine 1538 [1]
Bardsey Abbey Aberdaron Gwynedd Canon Regular 1537 [2]
Barking Abbey Barking Greater London Benedictine 1539 [3]
Basingwerk Abbey Holywell Flintshire Cistercian 1536
Bath Abbey Bath Somerset Benedictine 1539
Battle Abbey Battle East Sussex Benedictine 1538
Beauvale Charterhouse Hucknall Nottinghamshire Carthusian 1539
Beaulieu Abbey Beaulieu Hampshire Cistercian 1538
Belvoir Priory Belvoir Leicestershire Benedictine 1539 [4]
Binham Priory Binham Norfolk Benedictine 1539
Bisham Abbey Bisham Berkshire Augustinian 1538
Blackfriars, Derby Derby Derbyshire Dominican 1539 [5]
Blackfriars, Leicester Leicester Leicestershire Dominican 1538 [6]
Blackfriars, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Dominican 1536
Bolton Abbey Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire Augustinian 1540
Bourne Abbey Bourne Lincolnshire Arrouaisian 1536
Boxgrove Priory Boxgrove West Sussex Benedictine 1536
Bradley Priory Bradley Leicestershire Augustinian 1536 [7]
Breadsall Priory Breadsall Derbyshire Canon Regular 1536 [8]
Breedon Priory Breedon on the Hill Leicestershire Canon Regular 1539 [9]
Bridlington Priory Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire Canon Regular 1538
Brinkburn Priory Brinkburn Northumberland Augustinian 1536
Brooke Priory Brooke Rutland Canons Regular 1535/6 [10]
Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh Devon Cistercian 1539
Buckland Abbey Buckland Monachorum Devon Cistercian 1539
Buildwas Abbey Buildwas Shropshire Cistercian 1536
Byland Abbey Byland with Wass North Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Calke Priory Calke Derbyshire Augustinian 1538 [11]
Canons Ashby Priory Canons Ashby Northamptonshire Canon Regular 1536
Cardigan Priory Cardigan Ceredigion Benedictine 1538 [12]
Carmarthen Friary Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Franciscan 1538 [13]
Carmarthen Priory Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Canon Regular 1536 [14]
Cartmel Priory Lower Allithwaite Cumbria Canon Regular 1536
Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Norfolk Cluniac 1537
Charterhouse London City of London Greater London Carthusian 1537
Christchurch Priory Christchurch Dorset Augustinian 1539
Cirencester Abbey Cirencester Gloucestershire Augustinian 1539
Cleeve Abbey Old Cleeve Somerset Cistercian 1536
Colchester Abbey Colchester Essex Benedictine 1539 [15]
Croyland Abbey Crowland Lincolnshire Benedictine 1539
Croxden Abbey Croxden Staffordshire Cistercian 1538
Croxton Abbey Croxton Kerrial Leicestershire Premonstratensian 1538 [16]
Dalby and Heather Preceptory Old Dalby Leicestershire Knights Hospitaller 1538 [17]
Dale Abbey Dale Abbey Derbyshire Premonstratensian 1538 [18]
Darley Abbey Darley Abbey Derbyshire Canons Regular 1538 [19]
Delapré Abbey Northampton Northamptonshire Cluniac Nunnery 1538
Dore Abbey Abbey Dore Herefordshire Cistercian 1536
Dudley Priory Dudley West Midlands Cluniac 1539
Dunstable Priory Dunstable Bedfordshire Augustinian 1540
Easby Abbey Easby North Yorkshire Premonstratensian 1537
Egglestone Abbey Barnard Castle County Durham Premonstratensian 1540
Ewenny Priory Ewenny Vale of Glamorgan Benedictine 1536
Eye Priory Eye Suffolk Benedictine 1537 [20]
Folkestone Priory Folkestone Kent Benedictine 1535
Forde Abbey Thorncombe Dorset Cistercian 1539
Fountains Abbey Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains North Yorkshire Cistercian 1539
Furness Abbey Barrow in Furness Cumbria Cistercian 1537
Garendon Abbey Shepshed Leicestershire Cistercian 1536 [21]
Gisborough Priory Guisborough North Yorkshire Augustinian 1540
Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Somerset Benedictine 1539
Grace Dieu Priory Thringstone Leicestershire Augustine 1538 [22]
Greyfriars, Leicester Leicester Leicestershire Franciscan 1538 [23]
Great Malvern Priory Malvern Worcestershire Benedictine 1539
Gresley Priory Church Gresley Derbyshire Augustinian 1536 [24]
Hailes Abbey Stanway Gloucestershire Cistercian 1539
Halesowen Abbey Halesowen West Midlands Premonstratensian 1538
Haltemprice Priory Willerby East Riding of Yorkshire Augustinian 1536
Haughmond Abbey Uffington Shropshire Augustinian 1539
Haverholme Priory Ewerby and Evedon Lincolnshire Cistercian 1539
Hexham Abbey Hexham Northumberland Benedictine 1537
Holy Trinity Priory Aldgate, City of London Greater London Augustinian 1532 [25]
Jarrow Priory Jarrow Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1536
Jervaulx Abbey East Witton North Yorkshire Cistercian 1537
Kidwelly Priory Kidwelly Carmarthenshire Benedictine 1539 [26]
King's Mead Priory Derby Derbyshire Benedictine 1536 [27]
Kirby Bellars Priory Kirby Bellars Leicestershire Canons Regular 1536 [28]
Kirkstall Abbey Leeds West Yorkshire Cistercian 1539
Lacock Abbey Lacock Wiltshire Augustinian 1539
Lanercost Priory Burtholme Cumbria Augustinian 1538
Langdon Abbey Dover Kent Premonstratensian 1535
Langley Priory Leicestershire Benedictine 1536 [29]
Launde Priory Leicestershire Canons Regular 1539 [30]
Leicester Abbey Leicester Leicestershire Canons Regular 1538 [31]
Leicester Austin Friary Leicester Leicestershire Austin Friars 1538 [32]
Lenton Priory Lenton, Nottingham Nottinghamshire Cluniac 1538
Lewes Priory Lewes East Sussex Cluniac 1537
Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island Northumberland Benedictine 1536
Llanthony Priory Crucorney Monmouthshire Canon Regular 1538
Maenan Abbey Llanddoged and Maenan Conwy Cistercian 1536 [33]
Malmesbury Abbey Malmesbury Wiltshire Benedictine 1539
Margam Abbey Margam Neath Port Talbot Cistercian 1536
Mattersey Priory Mattersey Nottinghamshire Gilbertine 1538
Michelham Priory Arlington East Sussex Augustinian 1537
Milton Abbey Milton Abbas Dorset Benedictine 1539
Monkwearmouth Abbey Sunderland Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1536
Mount Grace Priory East Harlsey North Yorkshire Carthusian 1539
Neath Abbey Dyffryn Clydach Neath Port Talbot Cistercian 1539
Netley Abbey Hound Hampshire Cistercian 1536
Newark Priory Ripley Surrey Augustinian 1538
Newbo Abbey Sedgebrook Lincolnshire Premonstratensian 1536
Newminster Abbey Morpeth Northumberland Cistercian 1537
Newstead Abbey Newstead Nottinghamshire Augustinian 1539
Owston Abbey Leicestershire Canons Regular 1536 [34]
Penmon Priory Llangoed Isle of Anglesey Augustinian 1538
Pershore Abbey Pershore Worcestershire Benedictine 1539
Quarr Abbey Nr. Fishbourne Isle of Wight Cistercian 1536 [35]
Reading Abbey Reading Berkshire Cluniac 1538
Repton Priory Repton Derbyshire Augustinian 1538 [36]
Revesby Abbey Revesby Lincolnshire Cistercian 1538
Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx North Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Roche Abbey Maltby South Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Romsey Abbey Romsey Hampshire Benedictine 1539
Rufford Abbey Rufford Nottinghamshire Cistercian 1536
Rushen Abbey Malew Isle of Man Cistercian 1540
Sawley Abbey Sawley Lancashire Cistercian 1536
Selby Abbey Selby North Yorkshire Benedictine 1539
Sempringham Priory Pointon and Sempringham Lincolnshire Gilbertine 1538
Shap Abbey Shap Rural Cumbria Premonstratensian 1540
Shrewsbury Abbey Shrewsbury Shropshire Benedictine 1540
Sibton Abbey Yoxford Suffolk Cistercian 1536
St Bartholomew's Priory, Smithfield Smithfield, City of London Greater London Augustinian 1539
St Albans Abbey St Albans Hertfordshire Benedictine 1539
St Augustine's Abbey Canterbury Kent Benedictine 1538
St Bees Priory St Bees Cumbria Benedictine 1539
St Faith Priory Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith Norfolk Benedictine 1536
St Gregory's Priory Canterbury Kent Augustinian 1535
St Helen's Priory, Bishopsgate Bishopsgate, City of London Greater London Benedictine 1538
St. James Priory, Derby Derby Derbyshire Cluniac 1536 [37]
St Mary's Abbey York North Yorkshire Benedictine 1539
St Mary's Priory Coventry Warwickshire Benedictine 1539
St Peter's Abbey Gloucester Gloucestershire Benedictine 1540
Strata Florida Abbey Ystrad Fflur Ceredigion Cistercian 1539
Stratford Langthorne Abbey West Ham Greater London Cistercian 1538 [38]
Syon Abbey Heston and Isleworth Greater London Bridgettine 1539
Talley Abbey Talley Carmarthenshire Premonstratensian 1536
Tavistock Abbey Tavistock Devon Benedictine 1539
Tewkesbury Abbey Tewkesbury Gloucestershire Benedictine 1539
Thetford Priory Thetford Norfolk Cluniac 1540
Thornton Abbey Thornton Curtis Lincolnshire Augustinian 1539
Tintern Abbey Tintern Monmouthshire Cistercian 1536
Titchfield Abbey Fareham Hampshire Premonstratensian 1537
Tynemouth Priory Tynemouth Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1538
Ulverscroft Priory Ulverscroft Leicestershire Canons Regular 1539 [39]
Vale Royal Abbey Whitegate and Marton Cheshire Cistercian 1538
Valle Crucis Abbey Llantysilio Denbighshire Cistercian 1537
Walsingham Priory Walsingham Norfolk Canon Regular 1538
Waltham Abbey Waltham Abbey Essex Canon Regular 1540 [40]
Waverley Abbey Farnham Surrey Cistercian 1536
Welbeck Abbey Welbeck Nottinghamshire Premonstratensian 1538
Wenlock Priory Much Wenlock Shropshire Cluniac 1540
Westminster Abbey Westminster Greater London Benedictine 1539
Whitby Abbey Whitby North Yorkshire Benedictine 1540
Whitland Abbey Llanboidy Carmarthenshire Cistercian 1539 [41]
Woburn Abbey Woburn Bedfordshire Cistercian 1538
Woodspring Priory Kewstoke Somerset Augustinian 1536
Worcester Priory Worcester Worcestershire Benedictine 1540
Yeaveley Preceptory Yeaveley Derbyshire Knights Hospitaller 1540 [42]

See also


  1. ^ Bardney AbbeyBardney Village History :
  2. ^, Ynys Enlli : The Welsh Holy Island
  3. ^ "Houses of Benedictine nuns: Abbey of Barking". A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2. 1907. pp. 115–122. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Houses of Benedictine monks: The priory of Belvoir", A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2 (1906), pp. 124-127. Date accessed: 21 June 2013.
  5. ^ Derby Blackfriars, English Heritage: PastScape
  6. ^ Blackfriars, Leicester, English Heritage: PastScape
  7. ^ Bradley Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  8. ^ Breadsall Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  9. ^ Breedon Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  10. ^ Brooke Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  11. ^ Calke Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  12. ^ Story of the ShrineOur Lady of Cardigan : National Shrine of Wales :
  13. ^ The Grey Friars of CarmarthenThe Carmarthenshire Historian :
  14. ^ CarmarthenCarmarthenshire County Council :
  15. ^ "Houses of Benedictine monks: Abbey of Colchester". A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2. 1907. pp. 93–102. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  16. ^ Croxton Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  17. ^ Dalby Preceptory, English Heritage: PastScape
  18. ^ Dale Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  19. ^ 'Houses of Austin canons: The abbey of Darley', A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2 (1907), pp. 46-54. URL: Date accessed: 23 June 201
  20. ^ Eye Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  21. ^ Garendon Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  22. ^ Grace Dieu Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  23. ^ Greyfriars, Leicester, English Heritage: PastScape
  24. ^ Gresley Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  25. ^ "Austin canons: Priory of Holy Trinity or Christchurch, Aldgate". A History of the County of London: Volume 1: London within the Bars, Westminster and Southwark. 1909. pp. 465–475. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  26. ^ Kidwelly PrioryKidwelly History :
  27. ^ Kings Mead Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  28. ^ Kirby Bellars Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  29. ^ Langley Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  30. ^ Launde Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  31. ^ Leicester Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  32. ^ Leicester Austin Friary, English Heritage: PastScape
  33. ^ Almshouses Museum and St Grwst’s Church, LlanrwstNorthwales :
  34. ^ Owston Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  35. ^ Quarr Abbey, English Heritage: PastScape
  36. ^ Repton Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  37. ^ St James Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  38. ^ "Houses of Cistercian monks: Abbey of Stratford Langthorne". A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2. 1907. pp. 129–133. Retrieved 30 April 2008. 
  39. ^ Ulverscroft Priory, English Heritage: PastScape
  40. ^ "Houses of Austin canons: Abbey of Waltham Holy Cross". A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2. 1907. pp. 166–172. Retrieved 1 May 2008. 
  41. ^ Cistercian Abbeys : WhitlandThe Cistercians in Yorkshire :
  42. ^ Yeaveley Hospitaller Preceptory, English Heritage: PastScape
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