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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Cornwall

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Abbeys and Religious buildings within the UK, by county. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information. This same information is also available in alphabetical order.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Codes Used on this page

Wiki=Wikipedia  EH=English Heritage  NT=National Trust  PEH=Pastscape  F.=Founded  Dis.=Dissolved

Condition: [A] First rate example; [B] Major Remains; [C] Identifiable Remains; [D] Modest Remains;
[E] Little Surviving

Foundation

Alt. Name * [Formal Name / dedication]

Location Grid
Ref or Lat/long

Website Links

Communities & history [condition]

Bodmin Friary

 

 

 

Franciscan Friars

Bodmin Monastery

 

 

St-Petrock-Bodmin.co.uk

Celtic

Bodmin Priory

 

SX0767

 

Augustinian Canons Regular [E]

Cardinham Grange

 

 

 

 

Crantock Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Lammana Priory

[The Priory Church of St Michael, Lammana]

 

 

Benedictine monks

Lanwethinoc Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Launceston Priory

 

SX3384

PEH

Augustinian Canons. F.1127 and Dis. 1539. Remains of priory church and associated buildings. [E]

Leigh Grange

 

 

 

 

Madron Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Manaccan Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Minster Priory

[The Priory Church of St Mertherian, Minster]

SX1090

 

Celtic * Benedictine monks [D]

Newquay Franciscan Monastery

[The Franciscan Monastery of St Joseph and St Anne, St Mawgan in Pydar]

 

Know Britain

Franciscan monks

Old Kea Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Probus Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic

Rialton Grange

 

SX8362

 

Augustinain Canons. F 15th century Dis.1539 [E]

Scilly Priory

[The Priory Church of St Nicholas, Scilly]

 

 

Celtic * Benedictine monks, cell of Tavistock

Sclerder Abbey [Church Use]

 

5020′53″N 430′18″W / 50.347987, -4.505089

Diocese of Plymouth * Know Britain * Parish of Sclerder/Looe/Torpoint

Dames de la Retraite fd. c.1843; dis. 1852 * Franciscan Recollects fd. 1858; dis. 1864 * Carmelite 1864; dis. 1871 * Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary fd. 1904; dis. 1910 * Poor Clares from Rennes 1914-1920 * Poor Clares from Bullingham 1922-1981 * Franciscan c.1925 * Carmelite from Quidenham 1981 * now no longer an abbey

St Anthony-in-Roseland Priory

 

SX8532

British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular, under Plympton * remains incorporated into house called Place House [D]

St Anthony's Monastery, St Anthony

 

 

 

Celtic

St Buryan's Monastery, St Burian

 

 

 

Celtic

St Carrock Monastery

St Carroc Monastery

 

 

Celtic

St Carrock's Priory

 

 

 

Cluniac monks

St German's Priory [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of Saint German, Saint Germans]

SX3557

Wiki * Cornwall Calling

secular canons * Augustinian Canons Regular 1184-1539 * diocesan cathedral c.936-1042 * now in use as parish church [C]

St Goran's Monastery, St Goran

 

 

 

Celtic

St Keverne Grange

 

 

 

 

St Keverne's Monastery, St Keverne

 

 

 

Celtic

St Kew Cell

 

 

 

alleged Augustinian Cell

St Mawgan Monastery

 

 

 

Celtic * Cluniac Monks

St Michael's Mount Priory

 

5006′59″N 528′42″W / 50.116387, -5.478329 *SW5130

Wiki * BBC Cornwall * Cornwall Calling * Cornwall In Focus * CastleUK.net * NT

Benedictine monks 1135 * used alternately as fortress and monastery and private residence with public access [C]

St Neot's Monastery, St Neot

 

 

 

Celtic

St Piran's Monastery, St Piran

 

SW7752

 

Celtic [E]

Temple property

 

 

 

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller

Tintagel Monastery

 

SX9588

Britannica Online

Celtic fd. c.350 * Norman castle built on site [D]

Trebeigh Preceptory

 

 

 

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller

Tregony Priory

[The Priory Church of St James, Tregony]

 

 

Augustinian Canons Regular

Truro Friary

 

 

 

Dominican Friars

Tywardreath Priory

 

 

British History Online

Benedictine monks alien priory fd. 1088 or 1135; dis. 1536

 


See Also:

Abbey and Religious Buildings Section for all articles, lists and location guides on Abbey's, Cathedrals, Churches, Holy Wells etc.

 


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