Abbeys and Monasteries in England

Most of these medieval marvels are in ruins. For some that aren't, check out Cathedrals.
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Map of all Medieval Monasteries in England

Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating
Abbotsbury Abbey Abbotsbury Dorset English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse Alnwick Northumberland 3 Heritage Rating
Athelney Abbey East Lyng Somerset 4 Heritage Rating
Aylesford Priory (The Friars) Aylesford Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Battle Abbey Battle East Sussex English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Bayham Abbey Frant East Sussex English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Binham Priory Binham Norfolk English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Bishops Waltham Palace Bishops Waltham Hampshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Blackfriars, Gloucester Gloucester Gloucestershire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Bolton Abbey Bolton Abbey Yorkshire 5 Heritage Rating
Bordesley Abbey Redditch Worcestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Boxgrove Priory Boxgrove West Sussex English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Brinkburn Priory Morpeth Northumberland English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh Devon 3 Heritage Rating
Buildwas Abbey Buildwas Shropshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Burnham Norton Friary Burnham Market Norfolk Norfolk Archaeological Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Bury St Edmunds Suffolk English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Bushmead Priory Bushmead Bedfordshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Byland Abbey Coxwold Yorkshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Cartmel Priory Gatehouse Cartmel Cumbria National Trust 2 Heritage Rating
Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Norfolk English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Cerne Abbey Cerne Abbas Dorset 4 Heritage Rating
Clare Priory Clare Suffolk 4 Heritage Rating
Cleeve Abbey Washford Somerset English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Coggeshall Abbey Coggeshall Essex Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Coventry, Charterhouse Coventry West Midlands 3 Heritage Rating
Coventry, St Mary's Priory Coventry West Midlands 3 Heritage Rating
Coventry, Whitefriars Friary Coventry West Midlands 4 Heritage Rating
Coverham Abbey Coverham Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Creake Abbey North Creake Norfolk English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Croxden Abbey Croxden Staffordshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Croyland Abbey Crowland Lincolnshire 4 Heritage Rating
Denny Abbey and Farmland Museum Waterbeach Cambridgeshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Dore Abbey Abbey Dore Herefordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Dunwich Greyfriars Dunwich Suffolk 3 Heritage Rating
Easby Abbey Richmond Yorkshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas Canterbury Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Egglestone Abbey Barnard Castle County Durham English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Elstow Abbey Elstow Bedfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Finchale Priory Durham County Durham English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Fountains Abbey Ripon Yorkshire National Trust 5 Heritage Rating
Furness Abbey Barrow-in-Furness Cumbria English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Somerset 5 Heritage Rating
Godstow Abbey Oxford Oxfordshire 4 Heritage Rating
Grace Dieu Priory Thringstone Leicestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Grey Friars Tower Richmond Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Greyfriar's Tower King's Lynn Norfolk 3 Heritage Rating
Greyfriars, Gloucester Gloucester Gloucestershire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Hailes Abbey Winchcombe Gloucestershire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Haughmond Abbey Shrewsbury Shropshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Hulne Priory Alnwick Northumberland 4 Heritage Rating
Hyde Abbey Winchester Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
Jarrow Monastery Jarrow Tyne and Wear English Heritage 5 Heritage Rating
Jervaulx Abbey Jervaulx Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse Kingswood Gloucestershire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Kirkham Priory Kirkham Yorkshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Kirkstall Abbey Leeds Yorkshire 4 Heritage Rating
Kirkstead Abbey Kirkstead Lincolnshire 3 Heritage Rating
Lanercost Priory Lanercost Cumbria English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Launceston Priory Launceston Cornwall 3 Heritage Rating
Leicester Abbey Leicester Leicestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Leiston Abbey Leiston Suffolk English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Lesnes Abbey Belvedere Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Lilleshall Abbey Lilleshall Shropshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island Northumberland English Heritage 5 Heritage Rating
Lindores Abbey Newburgh Fife 3 Heritage Rating
Mattersey Priory Mattersey Nottinghamshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Michelham Priory Upper Dicker East Sussex Historic Houses Association 3 Heritage Rating
Minster Abbey Minster-in-Thanet Kent 3 Heritage Rating
Monk Bretton Priory Barnsley Yorkshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Mount Grace Priory Osmotherley Yorkshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Muchelney Abbey Muchelney Somerset English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Netley Abbey Netley Hampshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Ramsey Abbey Gatehouse Ramsey Cambridgeshire National Trust 4 Heritage Rating
Reading Abbey Reading Berkshire 3 Heritage Rating
Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx Yorkshire English Heritage 5 Heritage Rating
Roche Abbey Maltby Yorkshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Rufford Abbey Ollerton Nottinghamshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Sawley Abbey Sawley Lancashire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Garden Shaftesbury Dorset 4 Heritage Rating
Shap Abbey Shap Cumbria English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Sopwell Nunnery St Albans Hertfordshire 3 Heritage Rating
Southwick Priory Southwick Hampshire 3 Heritage Rating
St Augustine's Abbey Canterbury Kent English Heritage 5 Heritage Rating
St Benet's Abbey Ludham Norfolk Norfolk Archaeological Trust 5 Heritage Rating
St Botolph's Priory Colchester Essex English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
St Mary's Abbey, York York Yorkshire 3 Heritage Rating
St Olave's Priory St Olaves Norfolk English Heritage 2 Heritage Rating
St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester Gloucester Gloucestershire 3 Heritage Rating
Stoke-sub-Hamdon Priory Stoke-sub-Hamdon Somerset National Trust 3 Heritage Rating
Thetford Church of the Holy Sepulchre Thetford Norfolk English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Thetford Priory Thetford Norfolk English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Thornton Abbey and Gatehouse Ulceby Lincolnshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Tilty Church and Abbey Tilty Essex 4 Heritage Rating
Titchfield Abbey Titchfield Hampshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Torre Abbey Torquay Devon 4 Heritage Rating
Tynemouth Castle and Priory Tynemouth Tyne and Wear English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Walsingham Abbey Little Walsingham Norfolk Historic Houses Association 5 Heritage Rating
Walsingham Friary Little Walsingham Norfolk 3 Heritage Rating
Waverley Abbey Farnham Surrey English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Wenlock Priory Much Wenlock Shropshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
Wetheral Priory Gatehouse Wetheral Cumbria English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Whalley Abbey Gatehouse Whalley Lancashire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Whitby Abbey Whitby Yorkshire English Heritage 4 Heritage Rating
White Ladies Priory Boscobel Shropshire English Heritage 3 Heritage Rating
Wymondham Abbey Wymondham Norfolk 4 Heritage Rating
Name Town County Organisation Heritage Rating

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