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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Essex

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.

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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]

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Communities & history [condition]

Barking Abbey

 

TQ4585

Wiki

Benedictine nuns [E]

Bedemans Berg Priory

 

5141′38″N 021′59″E / 51.6939479, 0.3663254

 

Benedictine monks

Beeleigh Abbey [Reused]

Bileigh Abbey * (originally Maldon Abbey) * [Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Beeleigh]

TL8406

Wiki * British History Online * SEAX Archaeology * PEH

Premonstratensian Canons, trns from Parndon fd. 1180; dis. 1536 * remains now incorporated into private house without public access [D]

Berden Priory [No remains]

[The Priory Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Berden]

5156′47″N 008′07″E / 51.946487, 0.1351833

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular * site now occupied by mansion also called Berden Priory

Bicknacre Priory

Woodham Ferrers Priory

TL7802

British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular [E]

Blackmore Priory

Jericho Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Lawrence, Blackmore]

5141′25″N 019′04″E / 51.690355, 0.317834 * TL6001

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular fd. late12thC; dis. 1525 [C]

Burstead Grange

 

5136′09″N 026′41″E / 51.6026124, 0.4446888

 

 

Cannons Priory

 

 

 

 

Castle Hedingham Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint James and the Holy Cross]

 

Wiki * British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Benedictine nuns fd. ?ante1190

Coggeshall Abbey

Little Coggeshall Abbey called 'Grange Barn'

TL8522

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology * Wiki * PEH * NT

Savignac monks from Savigny fd. 1140 * Cistercian monks 1147; dis. 1538 * site now occupied by a private house with limited public access [E]

Colchester Crutched Friary

 

TL9925

 

Crutched Friars F.1095 [D]

Colchester Grey Friary

 

 

 

Franciscan Friars

Cressing Preceptory

Cressing Temple

TL7920

British History Online * PEH

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller * 2 barns remain [E]

Earl's Colne Priory

Earls Colne or Monks Colne

5155′36″N 042′36″E / 51.926732, 0.710029 * TL8528

British History Online

Benedictine monks [E]

Frating Abbey

 

 

 

 

Hatfield Broad Oak Priory

Hatfield Regis Priory; * Hatfield Broadoak Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Hatfield Broad Oak]

5149′37″N 014′35″E / 51.826876, 0.242963 * TL5516

British History Online

Benedictine monks fd. c.1135; dis. 1534 * alien priory, cell of Abbey of St. Melaine at Rennes in Brittany [D]

Hatfield Peverel Priory

 

TL7911

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Benedictine monks [D]

Latton Priory [Church Use]

 

5144′20″N 007′15″E / 51.738794, 0.120935 * TL4709

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular fd. 12thC; abandoned 1534 * remains now incorporated into farm buildings [E]

Leez Priory [No remains]

Leighs Priory, Leigh Priory, or Little Leighs Priory

TL7317

Wiki * British History Online * Geograph

Augustinian Canons Regular * site now occupied by a mansion [E]

Little Dunmow Priory

[Church Use]

TL6521

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular * part of church now in use as parish church [D]

Little Horkesley Priory

Horkesley Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Peter, Horkesley]

 

British History Online

Cluniac monks

Little Maplestead Preceptory

Maplestead Preceptory

TL8223

British History Online

Knights Hospitaller ?ante1186-1436 [D]

Panfield Priory

 

5154′16″N 031′20″E / 51.904364, 0.522325

SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular, alien priory, cell of St Stephen's Abbey, Caen

Parndon Abbey

Great Parndon Abbey * [Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Great Parndon]

 

 

Premonstratensian Canons Regular from Newhouse, 1172 * trns to Beeleigh 1180

Prittlewell Priory [Reused], * Southend-on-Sea

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Prittlewell]

TQ8787

Wiki * British History Online

Cluniac monks * site now within public Priory Park * now in ownership of Southend Corporation [C]

St Botolph's Priory, Colchester

[The Priory Church of Saint Botolph, Colchester]

5153′15″N 054′16″E / 51.887458, 0.904334

Wiki * British History Online * EH

Augustinian Canons Regular fd. c.1093; dis. 1536 (EH)

St John's Abbey, Colchester

Colchester Abbey or Colchester Priory * [The Abbey Church of Saint John the Baptist, Colchester]

5153′06″N 054′05″E / 51.884991, 0.901305

Wiki, * British History Online * JSTOR * EH

Benedictine monks fd. 11thC; dis. 1539 (EH)

St Osyth's Abbey [Reused]

St Osyth's Priory; * Chich Abbey * [The Abbey Church of Saint Osyth, Saint Osyths]

5147′59″N 104′31″E / 51.799655, 1.075193 * TM1215

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology * PEH

Augustinian Canons Regular on the site of an earlier Saxon nunnery, established as Priory * raised to Abbey status; * after reformation incorporated into a mansion * now in private ownership with public access [D]

Standon Preceptory

 

 

 

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller

Standon Priory

 

 

 

St John of Jerusalem nuns or canonesses

Stansgate Priory

Stanesgate Priory

TL9305

British History Online

Cluniac monks [E]

Stanton Priory

 

 

 

Benedictine monks

Takeley Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Valery, Takeley]

5152′11″N 016′01″E / 51.869602, 0.2669334

British History Online

Benedictine monks fd. 1066 or c.1391 * alien priory * now in grounds of Warish Hall

Thoby Priory

 

5139′48″N 021′02″E / 51.663381, 0.3506

British History Online * SEAX Archaeology

Augustinian Canons Regular

Thremhall Priory

 

5152′25″N 012′32″E / 51.8734705, 0.2089977

British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular mid12thC-1536 * site now occupied by a modern house

Tilty Abbey [Church Use]

 

5154′51″N 019′29″E / 51.914183, 0.3246331 * TL6026

British History Online * PEH

Cistercian monks fd. 1153; dis. 1536 * church now in parochial use [E]

Tiptree Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas, Tiptree]

 

British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular 12thC * 16thC house built on site

Tolleshunt Major Grange

 

 

 

 

Walden Abbey [Reused]

Saffron Walden Abbey * [The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint James the Apostle, Walden]

5201′21″N 014′28″E / 52.0223954, 0.2411842

British History Online * PEH

Benedictine monks * site now occupied by Audley End House and St. Mark's College

Waltham Abbey [Church Use]

 

TL3800

Wiki * British History Online * EH * PEH

?1016-1035s secular canons c.1060 * Augustinian Canons Regular fd. 1117; dis. 1540 * part of church now in use as parish church [C]

West Mersea Priory

 

5146′33″N 054′49″E / 51.7757004, 0.9135818 * TM0112

 

Benedictine monks [D]

Wix Priory

Wickes Priory; * Sopwick Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Wix]

5155′04″N 108′41″E / 51.917768, 1.144635 * TM1628

British History Online * World Wykes Web

Benedictine nuns * site now occupied by Abbey Farmhouse * blocked arches of priory church form north wall of the church of St. Mary The Virgin [D]

 


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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