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Site of Atherstone Friary
1 House of Augustin Friars founded by Ralph Lord Basset of Drayton in 1375. Church and buildings took some time to complete; a legacy was given in 1383 towards their ...
The site of Atherstone Friary, an Augustinian Friary that was built during the Medieval period. It was situated 150m south of Friary Road, Atherstone.
1 A small alien priory founded by Hubert Boldran between 1086 and 1194. This priory belonged to the Benedictine abbey of St Pierre-sur-Dive. In 1388 the hall, stable, grange and ...
The site of Wolston Priory which was founded during the Medieval period. It is situated 600m north east of St Margaret's Church, Wolston.
1 The Abbey of Radmore was transferred to Stoneleigh in 1154-5. The foundation stone of the church of the new Cistercian Abbey was laid in 1155. In 1241 the monastery ...
The site of Stoneleigh Abbey, a Cistercian monastery that was founded during the Medieval period. Few traces of the abbey buildings survive above the ground except for the gatehouse. The site is located southwest of The National Agricultural Centre.
1 Legends about the foundation survive and place the foundation at a number of dates between 839 and 1066. A certain amount of the history of the Abbey is known. ...
Polesworth Abbey, a nunnery house governed by an abbess. The Abbey dates to the Early Medieval period and lies 200m east of Bridge Street, Polesworth.
Site of Abbess's Lodgings at Polesworth Abbey
1 After the Dissolution the site of Polesworth Abbey passed to Francis Goodere, whose son Sir Henry fashioned a manor house out of, or on the site of, the Abbess’s ...
The site of the Abbess' lodgings were part of Polesworth Abbey which is medieval in date. Parts of the lodgings were later reused in the building of a manor house on the same site. The site is located 200m east of Bridge Street, Polesworth.
Church, School and Convent of St Joseph, Monks Kirby
1 Convent and school marked. 2 School, RC Church and Convent marked. 3 Still in use.
A Roman Catholic church, convent and school that date to the Imperial period. They are marked on the the Ordnance Survey map of 1886. They are situated in Monks Kirby.
1 Sir William de Clinton founded a large chantry or college in 1330. In 1336 he turned it into a priory of Austin canons. The actual charter ...
The remains of Maxstoke Priory, an Augustinian priory of Medieval date. It was dissolved in 1536. The site is 500m northwest of Priory Wood.
St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth
1 Priory of Augustin canons, afterwards an Abbey, was founded in 1122 by Godfrey de Clinton about the same time as the Castle. The Abbey was dissolved in April 1538. 2 ...
The remains of St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth. Founded as a Priory in the Medieval period, it was promoted to an Abbey in the middle of the fifteenth century. It was dissolved in 1538. The site is in the north east part of Abbey Fields.
Site of Medieval Hermitage at Wolvey Heath
1 Vestiges of a moat, a pool with an old house within it, are visible and mark the site of a Medieval hermitage. 2 Giles de Astley in 1394-5 admitted William ...
The site of a Medieval hermitage is suggested by documentary evidence. The site is located at Wolvey Heath.
Site of Thelsford Priory, Charlecote.
1 Site of the priory of Thelsford. Of the building there are no remains above ground, but at Wasperton Manor House is a stone coffin found on Thelsford Farm. 2 Formerly ...
The site of Thelsford Priory, a Medieval priory for which there is documentary evidence. Excavation work has provided evidence of the extent of the site and of the materials used for building. The site is 1km south east of Wasperton.
Site of Alcester Abbey
1 1140 Ralph le Boteler of Oversley founded a Benedictine abbey. The site was encompassed by the River Arrow to N and E and by a connecting moat to S ...
The site of Alcester Abbey, a Medieval monastery and moat. Some of the abbey buildings, including the Chapter House, have been excavated. Other parts of the abbey, including the claustral buildings, are visible as earthworks. The site is located north of School Road, Alcester.
Remains of Buildings at Wroxall Priory
1 The roofless remains of two buildings exist S of the church. The smaller is about 4.9m square and 11.4m from the church. It has a W doorway similar ...
The remains of Wroxall Priory, a nunnery founded in the Medieval period. The remains of two buildings exist on the site; the refectory or dining room; and the chapter house, where the nuns met to carry out business transactions. The site is 700m southwest of Wroxall Village.
Site of Cloisters of Polesworth Abbey
1 The cloisters were S of the nuns’ quire. A 12th century doorway still survives just E of the present nave and S of the modern chancel. This would have ...
The site of the cloisters of Polesworth Abbey dating to the Medieval period. They were situated 200m east of Bridge Street, Polesworth.
1 The remains of Studley Priory have been built up and form the gable of a modern farmhouse. They stand, with a large garden and farm buildings, in a moated ...
The site of Studley Priory which was founded in the Medieval period. A single large building, perhaps the refectory or Priors Hall, still stands. There have been finds of Medieval tiles and of burials. The site is 100m north east of Saxon Close.
Site of Poss Hermitage 500m S of Alcock's Arbour, Haselor.
1 The S boundary of the parish at this point is the long ridge called Grove Hill. Near a spring called Caldwell in Grove Hill was the Hermitage which Ralph ...
The possible site of a Medieval hermitage is suggested by documentary evidence. The site is located 500m south of Alcock's Arbour.
Site of Kenilworth Abbey Church
1 Of the monastic buildings only a few shapeless blocks of rubble rise above ground level. Excavation enabled the ground plans to be uncovered. The 12th century church had a ...
The remains of Kenilworth Abbey Church which dates from the Medieval period. Excavation has uncovered the ground plan and evidence of burials within the church. The site is at the tennis courts in Abbey Fields.
Site of Kenilworth Abbey Chapter House and Cloister
1 Of the monastic buildings only a few shapeless blocks of rubble survive above ground level. Traces of the cloisters were uncovered, including a 12th century apsidal chapter house to ...
The Medieval remains of Kenilworth Abbey Chapter House and Cloister. The site is at the tennis courts in Abbey Fields.
Site of Kenilworth Abbey Infirmary
1 The Infirmary, to the E of the cloisters, was of 13th century construction. 2 A range of buildings about 30m by 5.5m and includes a hall, kitchen and chapel. 3 Plan ...
The site of the infirmary associated with the Medieval Abbey of Kenilworth. The site is at the tennis courts in Abbey Fields.
Cookhill Priory - Original Site, Spernall.
2 According to a papal licence of 1400 Spernall was the original site of the Priory of Cookhill and their original buildings here, at that date in ruins, included ...
Documentary evidence suggests that this was the site of the Cookhill Priory, comprising a moat and priory buildings. Of Medieval date, the remains of the priory are visible as earthworks. The site is located 350m north west of Morgrove Coppice, Spernall.
1 Cistercian Abbey of Combe was founded in 1150 by Richard De Camvill and was surrendered on the 21st January 1539. 2 Combe Abbey occupies the site and includes a few ...
Combe Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey that was founded during the Medieval period. Remains of the cloisters survive in the walls of a later building. The abbey is situated 1km north west of Birchley Wood.
Site of Alien/Carthusian Priory at Monks Kirby
1 In 1077 a cell or priory of Benedictine monks under obedience to the Abbey of St Nicholas at Angiers was established at ‘Kirkbury’. The priory was given the church ...
The possible site of a Carthusian Monastery, a priory of Carthusian monks, dating to the Medieval period. The site is suggested by documentary evidence. It is located in the area of the church in Monks Kirby.
Site of Benedictine Nunnery at Bretford
1 The younger Geoffrey de Clinton gave land to Noemi the Nun, for the establishment of a small house of nuns. The scheme was speedily abandoned and the endowment given ...
Documentary evidence suggests that a small Benedictine Nunnery was founded at Bretford during the Medieval period. The exact location of the nunnery is unknown.
Deserted medieval Settlement at Cawston
1 AP. 2 Undated crop mark complex consisting of a central trackway, enclosures and linear features shows on aerial photographs. 3 Contains elements of a type that could be either later Prehistoric ...
Linear features, a trackway and enclosures of unknown date are visible as cropmarks on aerial photographs. The features suggest that this might be the remains of a settlement. Verified by excavation. Occupied 12th & 13th century, deserted/shrunken by 15th. Thought to be a manorial complex or grange of Pipewell Abbey. The site is located at Cawston.
Site of Holywell Priory at Coton Farm (Caves Inn)
1 Notitia Monastica places the Austin cell of ‘Holywell upon Watling Street’ and describes it as a cell/chantry of Black Canons belonging to the Abbey of Rowcester in Staffordshire. Holywell ...
The site of Holywell Priory, a monastery dating to the Medieval period. The existence of the monastery is suggested by documentary evidence. It was situated 1km south west of Shawell.
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