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List of monastic houses in West Yorkshire

List of monastic houses in West Yorkshire is located in West Yorkshire
Arthington Priory
Barwick-in-Elmete Monastery (traditional site)
Collingham (Ingetlingum) Monastery
Esholt Priory
Headley Priory
Kirklees Priory
Kirkstall Abbey
Newland Preceptory
Nostell Priory
Pontefract Blackfriars
Pontefract Priory
Sinningthwaite Priory
Temple Hirst Preceptory
Woodkirk Priory
Locations of monastic houses in West Yorkshire

The following is a list of monastic houses in West Yorkshire, England.

In this article alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks), 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 foundation had, or was purported to have the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptory/commandery.

The name of the county is given where there is reference to an establishment in another county. Where the county has changed since the foundation's dissolution the modern county is given in parentheses, and in instances where the referenced foundation ceased to exist before the unification of England, the kingdom is given, followed by the modern county in parentheses.

The geographical co-ordinates provided are sourced from the details provided by English Heritage Pastscape [1] and Ordnance Survey publications.

A Monastic Glossary follows the listing, which provides links to articles on the particular monastic orders as well as other terms which appear in the listing.

Abbreviations and key

The sites listed are ruins unless indicated thus:
* indicates current monastic function
+ indicates current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
^ indicates current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure) or redundant intact structure
$ indicates remains limited to earthworks etc.
# indicates no identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ indicates exact site of monastic foundation unknown
identification ambiguous or confused
Locations with names in italics indicate probable duplication (misidentification with another location)
or non-existent foundations (either erroneous reference or proposed foundation never implemented)
or ecclesiastical establishments with a monastic appellation but lacking monastic connection.
Trusteeship denoted as follows:
EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust
NT National Trust

Alphabetical listing of establishments

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Allerton Mauleverer Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Arthington Priory Cluniac nuns
founded 1154-5 by Peter de Ardington;
with regular priests or brethren 1155 to after 1318;
dissolved 1539; granted to Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury 1542/3
[1][2]

Barnoldswick Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in Lancashire
Barwick-in-Elmete Monastery $? Saxon monastery
founded before c.730 by Abbot Thrydwulf(?) (before 636);
?destroyed 9th century;
Saxon remains in church
[3]

(traditional)
Beauchief Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Bolton Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Collingham Monastery Saxon monastery
founded by Eanfled, daughter of King Edwin;
destroyed c.875; identified with Ingetlingum (before 1873 considered to be Gilling)
Ingetlingum [4][5]

Copmanthorpe Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Doncaster Greyfriars Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Doncaster Whitefriars Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Drax Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Ecclesfield Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Embsay Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Esholt Priory # Cistercian nuns
founded 12th century;
with regular priests or brethren to after 1318;
dissolved 1539;
site now occupied by house named 'Esholt Hall'
Esseholt Priory [6][7]

Fountains Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Hampole Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Headley Priory Benedictine monks
alien house: dependent on Marmoutier
founded before 1125, benefacted by Ypolitus de Bram, his charter dated 1125;
dissolved 1414;
granted to Holy Trinity, York
St Mary [8]

Healaugh Park Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Kirkby Malham Cell Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Kirklees Priory Cistercian nuns
founded before 1138(?), grant by Reyner (Reynerus) Flandrensis (Flandersis), confirmed by his lord William de Warenne;
dissolved November 1539; granted to John Tasburgh and Nicholas Savill 1544/5
The Blessed Virgin Mary and St James
____________________
Kirkleghes Priory
[9][10]

Kirkstall Abbey hermit community
(community founded at Barnoldswick 19 May 1147);
Cistercian monks — from Fountains (North Yorkshire) via Barnoldswick (Lancashire)
founded 20 May 1152: land granted to community from Barnoldswick by William of Poictou, at the instance of their founder Henry de Lacy;
some of the hermits joined the new foundation;
dissolved 22 November 1540;
now in ownership of Leeds Corporation,
public access to church exterior and monastic buildings
[11][12][13]
[14][15][16]

Knaresborough Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Monk Bretton Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Newland Preceptory Knights Hospitaller
founded after 1199, manor granted by John;
chapel rebuilt 1519;
dissolved 1540; granted to Francis Jobson and Andrew Dudley 1546/7;
chapel demolished c.1860; possible remains of the preceptory chapel incorporated into 16th/17th century fabric in a barn
[17][18][19]
[20][21]

Nostell Priory, earlier site Augustinian Canons Regular
founded c.1114 by Robert de Lacy;
transferred to new site (see immediately below) before 1120
Nostell Priory # Augustinian Canons Regular
(community founded at earlier site (see immediately above) c.1114);
transferred here before 1120 (possibly not occupied until 1122);
dissolved 1539 (1540); granted to Thomas Leigh 1539/40;
site now occupied by a mansion named 'Nostell Priory'
The Priory Church of Saint Oswald, Nostell [22][23]

Nun Appleton Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Nun Monkton Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Pontefract Blackfriars # Dominican Friars (under the Visitation of York)
founded 1256 by Edmund de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln (built before 1266 by Simon Pyper);
dissolved 26 November 1538; granted to William Clifford and Michael Wildbore 1544/5
St Richard [24][25]

Pontefract Greyfriars (?) alleged Franciscan Friars[note 1];
disputed[note 2]; probably mistaken for Dominican Friars
Pontefract Priory Cluniac monks
alien house: dependent on La Charité
founded c.1090 by Robert de Lacy;
became denizen: independent from 1393;
dissolved 1539; granted to William, Lord Talbot 1553
The Priory Church of Saint John of Pontefract [26][27]

Pontefract Whitefriars (?) alleged college of Carmelite Friars[note 3]
founded before 1257 (1258[note 4]) by Edmund Lacy (Earl of Lincoln?)[note 5];
disputed[note 6]
Ribstone Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Ripon Cathedral Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Roche Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Sawley Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in Lancashire
Selby Abbey Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Skewkirk Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Snaith Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Syningthwaite Priory $ Cistercian nuns
founded c.1160 by Bertram Haget;
apparently with brethren from c.1169 (papal bull of Alexander III 1172), until 14th century(?);
dissolved 3 August 1535;
granted to John, Earl of Warwick 1550/1;
remains incorporated into Priory Farmhouse, built on site
St Mary
____________________
Sinningthwaite Priory
[28][29]

Tadcaster Monastery Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Temple Hirst Preceptory Knights Templar
founded 1152 by Ralph Hastings;
dissolved 1308-12;
granted to Lord Darcy;
now incorporated into the buildings of Temple Farm and public house built on site
Temple Hurste [30][31]

Temple Newsam Preceptory # Knights Templar
founded before 1181 (possibly initially located at Newbond), granted by William de Villiers;
dissolved 1308-12;
church of Whitkirk built on site
[32]

Tickhill Austin Friars Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Tickhill Priory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Tickhill Trinitarians Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
Wetherby Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Whitley Preceptory Historical county location. See entry under List of monastic houses in North Yorkshire
Woodkirk Priory Augustinian Canons Regular
cell dependent on Nostell;
founded 1138-47 (before 1135) by William de Warenne and others, who granted chapel of St Mary to Nostell;
dissolved 1539 (1540); granted to George Talbot and Robert Savill
Widkirk Priory [33]

Glossary


Map link to lists of monastic houses in England by county

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Pontefract Greyfriars  Leland, Itinerary, iv, p.13
  2. ^ Pontefract Greyfriars  Tanner, Notitia Monastica, p.692
  3. ^ Pontefract Whitefriars  Leland, Itinerary, i, p.39 states Edmund Lacy built college
  4. ^ Pontefract Whitefriars  actual date of death of the Earl of Lincoln was 1258
  5. ^ Pontefract Whitefriars  Tanner, Notitia Monastica, and Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum state Edmund Lacy was the Earl of Lincoln, who died 1257 (sic.)
  6. ^ Pontefract Whitefriars  T. M. Fallow rejected the alleged foundation

References

  1. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: THE NUNNERY
  2. ^ (pp.187-190)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cluniac nuns: Priory of Arthington —
  3. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: MONUMENT NO. 54569
  4. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: INGETLINGUM
  5. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: INGETLINGUM
  6. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: ESHOLT HALL
  7. ^ (pp.161-163)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cistercians nuns: Priory of Esholt —
  8. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: HEADLEY PRIORY
  9. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: KIRKLEES PRIORY
  10. ^ (p.170)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cistercians nuns: Kirklees Priory —
  11. ^ (pp.142-146)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: Kirkstall —
  12. ^ Kirkstall Abbey — Homepage
  13. ^ Kirkstall Online — The Abbey
  14. ^ English Abbeys — Kirkstall Abbey
  15. ^ Kirkstall Abbey on AboutBritain.com
  16. ^ Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds — UK Attraction
  17. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: NEWLAND HOSPITALLERS PRECEPTORY
  18. ^ (pp.260-262)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Knights Hospitaller —
  19. ^ Stanley History Online — Newland Estate
  20. ^ Walks in Yorkshire; Wakefield and ... — William Stott Banks — Google Books
  21. ^ KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and KNIGHTS HOSPITALLERS, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts
  22. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: NOSTELL PRIORY
  23. ^ (pp.231-235)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Austin canons: Priory of Nostell —
  24. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: PONTEFRACT BLACKFRIARS
  25. ^ (pp.271-273)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Friaries: Black friars of Pontefract —
  26. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: PONTEFRACT PRIORY
  27. ^ (pp.184-186)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cluniac monks: Priory of Pontefract —
  28. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: SINNINGTHWAITE PRIORY
  29. ^ (pp.176-178)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Cistercians nuns: Priory of Sinningthwaite —
  30. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: TEMPLE MANOR
  31. ^ (pp.256-260)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Knights Templar —
  32. ^ (pp.256-260)Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3British History Online — Houses of Knights Templar —
  33. ^ Pastscape — Detailed Result: WOODKIRK PRIORY CELL
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