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List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire

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List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire is located in South Yorkshire
Beauchief Abbey
Beauchief Abbey
DONCASTER (see below)
DONCASTER (see below)
Dunscroft Grange
Dunscroft Grange
Ecclesfield Priory
Ecclesfield Priory
Hampole Priory
Hampole Priory
Monk Bretton Priory
Monk Bretton Priory
Roche Abbey
Roche Abbey
Tickhill Austin Friars
Tickhill Austin Friars
Locations of monastic houses in South Yorkshire
List of monastic houses in South Yorkshire is located in Doncaster
Locations of monastic houses in Doncaster

The following is a list of the monastic houses in South Yorkshire, England.

Alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks), and also camerae of the military orders of monks (Knights Templars and Knights Hospitaller). Monastic hospitals are included where they had the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptor/commandery.

Abbreviations and key
Status of remains
Symbol Status
None Ruins
* Current monastic function
+ Current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)
^ Current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure) or redundant intact structure
$ Remains limited to earthworks etc.
# No identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains
~ Exact site of monastic foundation unknown
Identification ambiguous or confused

Locations with names in italics indicate possible duplication (misidentification with another location) or non-existent foundations (either erroneous reference or proposed foundation never implemented) or ecclesiastical establishments with a monastic name but lacking actual monastic connection.

EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust
NT National Trust

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Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
OnLine References & Location
Beauchief Abbey +
Premonstratensian canons — from Welbeck, Nottinghamshire)
daughter house of Welbeck;
founded 1173-6 (1183) by Robert fitz Ranulph, Lord Alfreton, Albinus, Abbot of Darley, witnessed foundation charter;
dissolved 4 February 1537; granted to Sir Nicholas Strelly 1537;
remains incorporated into present parish church, restored 19th century
The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Thomas of Canterbury, Beauchief
Beauchief Priory;
De Bello Capite Abbey

53°20′00″N 1°30′03″W / 53.3332083°N 1.5008032°W / 53.3332083; -1.5008032 (Beauchief Abbey)
Doncaster Greyfriars # Franciscan Friars Minor, Conventual (under the Custody of York)
founded before 1284;
dissolved 20 November 1538

53°31′35″N 1°08′20″W / 53.5263551°N 1.138823°W / 53.5263551; -1.138823 (Doncaster Greyfriars)
Doncaster Whitefriars # Carmelite Friars
founded 1351, land granted by three people — John of Gaunt later regarded as a founder;
dissolved 13 November 1538

53°31′23″N 1°08′05″W / 53.523021°N 1.134658°W / 53.523021; -1.134658 (Doncaster Whitefriars)
Dunscroft Grange Cistercian monks
probably residential grange dependent on Roche
founded after 1186;
dissolved with Roche? (25 June 1538)

53°34′54″N 1°00′44″W / 53.5816049°N 1.0121369°W / 53.5816049; -1.0121369 (Dunscroft Grange)
Ecclesfield Priory ^
Ecclesfield Priory.jpg
Benedictine monks
alien house: cell dependent on St-Wandrille;
church granted by Richard de Lovetot;
dissolved 1356;
granted to the Carthusians of Coventry, Warwickshire (West Midlands);
remains incorporated into house built on site 1736

53°26′38″N 1°28′14″W / 53.4439665°N 1.4706123°W / 53.4439665; -1.4706123 (Ecclesfield Priory)
Hampole Priory
AbbeyCottage Hampole.JPG
possibly Benedictine nuns
founded before 1156 by William de Clarefai and his wife Avicia de Tany;
with regular priests or brethren from 12th century to after 1308;
Cistercian nuns
by 13th century;
dissolved 1539
The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Hampole [10][11]

53°35′16″N 1°14′15″W / 53.5876698°N 1.237362°W / 53.5876698; -1.237362 (Hampole Priory)
Monk Bretton Priory
Cluniac monks
dependent on Pontefract (West Yorkshire);
founded 1153-5 by Adam fitz Suan (Swain);
Benedictine monks
independent from c.1279;
refounded 1279–81; struck off Cluniac list 1291;
dissolved 21 November 1539; granted to William Blithman 1540/1; (EH)
The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene of Lund [12][13]

53°33′15″N 1°26′17″W / 53.5541531°N 1.4380717°W / 53.5541531; -1.4380717 (Monk Bretton Priory)
Roche Abbey
Cistercian monks
daughter house of Newminster, Northumberland;
founded 30 July 1147 by Richard de Builli and Richard fitz Turgis;
dissolved 23 June 1538; granted to William Ramesden and Thomas Vavasor 1546/7;
remains incorporated into the grounds of Sandbeck Hall and landscaped by Capability Brown 1774, who demolished much of the claustral buildings; (EH)
The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Roche
Roch Abbey

53°24′09″N 1°11′00″W / 53.4025507°N 1.1834657°W / 53.4025507; -1.1834657 (Roche Abbey)
Tickhill Austin Friars ^ Augustinian Friars (under the Limit of York)
founded c.1260 (c.1256?) by John Clarell, (?)Dean of St Paul's or Prebendary of Southwell and rector of East Brigford;
dissolved 19 November 1538, surrendered to Sir George Lawson and commissioners;
remains incorporated into houses called 'The Friars' built on site c.1663

53°25′42″N 1°07′10″W / 53.4283269°N 1.1194736°W / 53.4283269; -1.1194736 (Tickhill Austin Friars)
Tickhill Cell(?) Cluniac monks
possible cell dependent on Lenton, Nottinghamshire — (evidence lacking)
founded before c.1415;
dissolved after 1504
Tickhill Trinitarians? Trinitarians
reference to Trinitarians[note 1] probably indicates Austin Friary

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See also


  1. ^ Tickhill Trinitarians  Leland, Itinerary, ii, p.112


  1. ^ Historic England. "BEAUCHIEF ABBEY  (314647)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Houses of Premonstratensian canons — The abbey of Beauchief | British History Online". 22 June 2003. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  3. ^ Historic England. "DONCASTER GREYFRIARS  (55888)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  4. ^ British History Online — Friaries: Houses of grey friars — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.264–267)
  5. ^ Historic England. "DONCASTER WHITEFRIARS  (55930)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  6. ^ British History Online — Friaries: The white friars of Doncaster — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.267–270)
  7. ^ Historic England. "DUNSCROFT GRANGE  (1307599)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "THE OLD HALL AND THE PRIORY  (314807)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  9. ^ British History Online — Alien houses — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.387–391)
  10. ^ Historic England. "HAMPOLE PRIORY  (56150)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  11. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercians nuns: Priory of Hampole — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.163–165)
  12. ^ Historic England. "MONK BRETTON PRIORY  (52396)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  13. ^ British History Online — Houses of Benedictine monks: Priory of Monk Bretton — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.91–95)
  14. ^ Historic England. "ROCHE ABBEY  (318580)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  15. ^ British History Online — Houses of Cistercian monks: Roche — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.153–156)
  16. ^ Historic England. "THE FRIARS  (318951)". PastScape. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  17. ^ British History Online — Friaries: The Austin friars of Tickhill — Victoria County History: A History of the County of York: Volume 3 (pp.280–281)
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