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St.Mary's Priory, Princethorpe College
1 St.Mary’s Priory was founded in 1832 for nuns of the Order of St. Benedict, with a girl’s school attached. The buildings, which include a church with a bell-tower, are ...
St Mary's Priory which was founded in the Imperial period for an order of Bendictine nuns. The priory is situated to the west of Princethorpe Great Wood.
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 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.
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 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.
Remains of Abbey Buildings at Stoneleigh
1 In 1535 the last Abbot surrendered to the Crown. The Abbey lay a roofless ruin until 1561. An Elizabethan building was constructed and remained substantially unaltered until 1710. The ...
The remains of Stoneleigh Abbey buildings that are of Medieval date. Parts of the abbey cloister, chapter house and dormitory survive and have been incorporated into a later building. The abbey buildings were located 500m north west of The Grove.
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.
Remains of Wroxall Priory Church
1 The parish church of St Leonard was originally part of the priory (PRN 2609), but it is probable that this part was always assigned to the parishioners and that ...
The remains of Wroxall Priory Church, of Medieval origin. The church is now used as the Parish Church. It is likely that this part of the church was always used by parishoners, and that the portion of the building to the south, which is now destroyed, was used by the nuns.
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 Wootton Wawen Priory
1 Soon after the conquest, the church of Wootton Wawen and an endowment of land were given to the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter De Castellion de Couches, who established ...
The site of Wootton Wawen Priory, a Medieval priory for which there is documentary evidence. Archaeological work and finds of Medieval pottery have added to the information about this site, which lies west of Wootton Wawen church.
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.
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.
Church of St Peter and St Nicholas, Curdworth
1 Chancel, nave, S porch and W tower. The chancel and E portions of the nave are 12th century with some 14th century features. The W portions of ...
The Church of St. Peter and St. Nicholas which has its origins in the Medieval period. Parts of the church were restored during the Imperial period. It is situated on Church Lane, Curdworth.
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.
Medieval Priory at Wroxall - 'Wroxall Abbey'
1 Benedictine nunnery of Wroxall, dedicated to St Leonard, was founded around the end of the reign of Henry I (1100-35). Leland gives 1141 as the actual date. At the ...
The site of Wroxall Abbey, a Medieval Benedictine Nunnery which was founded in the 12th century. The remains of two of the nunnery buildings are still standing, as are the remains of the church. A house was built on the site during the 16th century.
Priory of St Mary, Nuneaton.
1 Attached to the Order of Fontevrault. Founded between 1155 and 1159. The community consisted of sisters and brothers, living apart, but meeting in the church for common worship. The ...
The site of the Priory of St. Mary which was founded during the Medieval period. The site is located 50m west of Manor Court Road, Nuneaton.
Site of Arbury Priory
1 Arbury House is on the site of an Augustinian priory of canons which was granted to Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, after the Dissolution (PRN 6258). 2 An Augustinian priory ...
The site of Arbury Priory, an Augustinian monastery governed by a prior of Medieval date. It was situated in Arbury Park, 400m west of Swanland.
Alvecote Priory Precinct
1 History and legend of the foundation of the Priory in 1159. The Priory was refounded in the 14th century as a Benedictine cell of Great Malvern Priory. List ...
The Precinct of Alvecote Priory, a Benedictine priory of Medieval date. It is located 200m northeast of Alvecote Grange.
Evaluation at Manor Court House/Nuneaton Priory 1991
1 An archaeological evaluation was undertaken by the Warwickshire Museum in January 1991 at the rear of Manor Court House. The evaluation comprised geophysical survey and trial trenching. ...
Trial trenching and geophysical survey found evidence of Medieval buildings, possibly associated with St. Mary's Priory, on the west side of Manor Court Road.
Medieval buildings associated with St Mary's Priory
1 A small exploratory excavation was carried out by Warwickshire Museum in March 1986 some 50m east of the cloisters in the southeastern corner of the Abbey Field. A small ...
Excavations revealed evidence of Medieval buildi ngs associated with St Mary's Priory, Nuneaton. A pit containing medieval pottery was also recorded.
Ridge and furrow and other medieval field systems at Stoneleigh Abbey - The Cunnery Site
1 An evaluation of land in a field known as the Cunnery at Stoneleigh Abbey revealed evidence of Medieval field systems and a boundary ditch
During an excavation, the remains of a Medieval field system and ridge and furrow were found. A large boundary ditch was also found. The site is located 500m east of Stonleigh Abbey.
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