Bushmead was established by the Augustinian order in 1195. Never a large monastery, Bushmead was disbanded at the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the property passed to Sir William Gascoigne, a retainer of Cardinal Wolsey.

The medieval the timber frame roof is in good condition, but the undoubted highlight at Bushmead is the crown-post architecture. There are also medieval wall paintings and some original stained glass. The Priory has limited opening hours, so it is best to check the English Heritage website for details before planning a trip.