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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Kent

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
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Communities & history [condition]

Aylesford Priory [No remains] [monastic]

'The Friars'

TQ7359

 

Carmelite community built on site of Carmelite priory [A]

Bilsington Priory [Reused]

 

TR0434

 

Augustinian Canons Regular * remains now incorporated into a house [E]

Boxley Abbey [Reused]

 

TQ7759

Wiki * PEH

Cistercian monks from Clairvaux fd. 1143/46; dis. 1538 * part of remains now incorporated into a private house [E]

Canterbury - Blackfriars

 

 

 

Dominican Friars

Canterbury - Greyfriars

 

 

 

Franciscan Friars

Canterbury - St Augustine's Abbey

[The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine, Canterbury]

5116′41″N 105′17″E / 51.278126, 1.088156 * TR1557

Wiki * EH * PEH

Benedictine monks dis. 1538 (EH) [A]

Canterbury - St Mary of the Angels Friars [monastic]

 

 

 

Franciscan OFM Franciscan Friars involved in running the Franciscan International Study Centre

Canterbury Cathedral Priory [Church Use]

[The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Christ, Canterbury,  * The Cathedral Church of Christ, Canterbury]

 

Wiki * Canterbury Cathedral

secular canons c.600 * Benedictine monks 1070-1539 * episcopal diocesan cathedral c.600-present

Combwell Priory

 

 

PEH

 

Dartford Priory

 

TQ5474

PEH

Dominican Nunnery f.1349. Dissolved 1535 what remains now in middle of iron-works.

Davington Priory [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalen, Davington; (parochially also dedicated to St Lawrence)]

TR2302

 

Benedictine nuns fd. 1153; dis. 1535 * Church in now parochial use - priory buildings in private ownership - since 1982 owned by Bob Geldof [C]

Dover Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin and Saint Martin of the New Work, Dover]

TR3141

Wiki

Benedictine monks (Augustinian Canons Regular?) 1130 * remains now incorporated into a private school, Dover College [D]

Faversham Abbey

 

TR0161

Wiki * PEH

Cluniac monks (from Bermondsey) fd. 1147; dis. 1538 [E]

Folkestone Priory

 

TR2336

Wiki

Benedictine monks [D]

Higham Priory

Lillechurch Priory

TQ7174

 

Benedictine monks F.1148 Dis. 1522[E]

Horton Priory [Reused]

[The Priory Church of St John the Evangelist, Horton]

 

 

Cluniac monks 12thC, cell of Lewes Priory; dis. 1536 * remains now incorporated into a private house

Leeds Priory

 

TQ8253

 

Augustinian Canons Regular [E]

Lenses Abbey

Westwood Abbey

TQ4977

Wiki * Geograph

Arrouasian Benedictine monks [E]

Lossenham Friary

 

 

 

Carmelite Friars

Lyminge Abbey

 

 

 

Benedictine monks

Minster in Sheppey Priory [Church Use]

 

TQ9573

 

Benedictine nuns * now in parochial use [C]

Minster in Thanet Priory [monastic]

Minster Abbey

TR3164

 

Benedictine monks then private, now Benedictine nuns * built on site of an earlier abbey, which occupied site of previous monastery [A]

Moatenden Priory

 

 

 

Trinitarian monks 1224 * site now occupied by a house named 'Moatenden Manor'

Monks Horton Priory

 

TR1140

PEH

Cluniac Monastery. F. 1142. Dis. 1536 [E]

New Romney Priory

 

 

 

Cistercian monks and nuns

Patrixbourne Priory

 

TR1855

 

Augustinian Canons F.1200 Dis.1409  Norman priory church survives (Anglican use) [D]

Reculver Abbey

 

 

 

Benedictine monks 669 * destroyed by Vikings

Rochester Cathedral Priory [Church Use]

[The Cathedral and Priory Church of Saint Andrew, Rochester]

TQ7467

Wiki * Rochester Cathedral * PEH

secular canons 604-1080 * Benedictine monks 1080; dis. 1540 * parochial/conventual use as an episcopal diocesan cathedral 604 [B]

St John's Jerusalem

 

 

Wiki * NT

Knights Hospitaller

St Radegund's Abbey

[Bradsole Abbey]

TR2742

PEH

Premonstratensian Canons * now in private ownership [D]

Sutton-at-Hone Preceptory [Church Use]

 

 

 

Knights Hospitaller, remains in use as chapel and private residence (NT)

Swingfield Preceptory

 

TR2343

 

Knights Hospitaller [B]

Temple Ewell Preceptory, * Ewell

 

 

 

Knights Templar * remains now incorporated into church

Temple Manor Rochester

 

TQ7369

PEH

Preceptory or camera of Knights Templar F.1159 Dis. 1312 [C]

Throwley Priory

 

 

 

 

Tonbridge Priory [No remains]

 

 

 

Augustinian Canons Regular * site later occupied by a railway goods station

West Langdon Abbey [No remains]

 

 

 

Premonstratensian Canons * site now occupied by 16thC farmhouse currently in use as a holiday cottage

West Malling Abbey [monastic]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, West Malling]

TQ6857

Wiki

Benedictine nuns trns from Twickenham * trns to Milford Haven [C]

West Peckham Preceptory

 

 

 

Knights Hospitaller

 

Location Guides Not linked

St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, Kent

St Martin's Church, Canterbury, Kent

 


See Also:

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

 


By: Tracey Park Section: Abbey and Religious Buildings Key:
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