Monk Bretton Priory
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Monks Bretton was suppressed by Henry VII in 1539. After the Dissolution, the priory became home to the Armyne and Talbot familioes, and a private dwelling was created from the old prior's lodging. The gatehouse was used as a dwelling, and later as a barn for the nearby grange.
The priory is cared for by English Heritage, but is aided by the Friends of Monk Bretton Priory, a charitable organization devoted to promote the priory to visitors. The Friends website gives further details of the priory's history, plus useful visitor information.
About Monk Bretton Priory
Address: Abbey Lane, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, S71 5QD
Attraction Type: Abbey
Location: Open daily except Christmas holidays and New Years. See English Heritage website for full details.
Website: Monk Bretton Priory
English Heritage - see also: English Heritage memberships (official website)
Photo Credit: Jonathan Clitheroe, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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