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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Oxfordshire

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]

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Communities & history [condition]

Abingdon Abbey [Reused]

[The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Abingdon]

5140′13″N 116′50″W / 51.670222, -1.28061 * SU4997

Wiki * British History Online * Royal Berkshire History * Catholic Encyclopedia

Supposedly fd. at Bagley Wood near Sunningwell, 675; trns 695 * Benedictine monks fd. 950; dis. 1538 * now incorporated into town buildings * in local authority and trust ownership with public access to church [D]

Bicester Priory

 

SP5822

PEH

Founded 1183. Austin Canons [E]

Bruern Abbey [No remains]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Heath of Tretone, Bruern]

5151′27″N 138′46″W / 51.857424, -1.646104

Wiki

Cistercian monks (from Waverley) fd. 1147; dis. 1536 * site now occupied by 18thC private house named 'Bruern Abbey'

Burford Priory

[Priory of Our Lady, Burford]

5148′34″N 138′20″W / 51.8093179, -1.6389048 * SP2512

 

Benedictine (Anglican) [E]

Cholsey Abbey

 

 

Wiki

986-1006 * probably slight remains incorporated into medieval parish church

Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Oxford [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of St Frideswide, Oxford]

5145′00″N 115′17″W / 51.7501221, -1.2546301

Wiki * Oxford Cathedral

Augustinian nuns c.727 * secular canons 1004 * Augustinian Canons Regular 1122-1524 * conventual church, now in use as episcopal diocesan cathedral and college chapel

Clanfield Preceptory

 

 

 

Knights Hospitaller

Clattercote Priory

 

SP4549

 

Gilbertine monks * site now occupied by private house [E]

Cogges Priory

 

SP2547

 

Benedictine Monks. Small alien cell F.1103. [D]

Dorchester Abbey [Church Use]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Birinus]

SU5794

Wiki

secular canons -1140 * Augustinian Canons fd. 1140; * dis. 1536 * built on site of Episcopal diocesan cathedral; * monastic remains now incorporated into parish church [D]

Faringdon Abbey

 

 

 

Cistercian monks (from Citeaux) 1203-1204 * trns to Beaulieu 1204 * subsequently a monastic grange.

Godstow Abbey

 

SP4810

Wiki

Benedictine monks F.1133 Dis. 1539. Remains of precinct wall, chael of abbess lodging, by side of River Thames. [E]

Goring Priory

 

SU6080

 

Augustinian nuns  F.1120 Dis. 1536[D]

Helenstowe Nunnery, * Abingdon

[The Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Helenstowe]

 

 

nuns c.675 * site now occupied by St. Helen's Church

Littlemore Priory

 

 

 

 

Minchery Priory

 

 

 

Benedictine nuns * site now occupied by Minchery Farm, also called The Priory and...?....

Minster Lovell Priory

 

 

 

Benedictine monks

Osney Abbey

Oseney Priory

SP5205

Wiki * British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular priory fd. 1129; * raised to abbey status c.1154; dis. 1536; episcopal diocesan cathedral 1542-1546, (see rmv to Christ Church, Oxford) [E]

Pheleley Priory

 

 

 

 

Rewley Abbey

 

SP5305

British History Online

Cistercian monks [E]

Sandford-on-Thames Preceptory

 

SP5108

 

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller * remnants now in use as part of a 'Four Pillars Hotel' [E]

Studley Priory

 

SP5912

 

Benedictine nuns 12thC * converted into an Elizabethan manor house * now in use as the 'Studley Priory Hotel' [E]

Thame Abbey

 

SP7006

 

Cistercian monks [E]

Wallingford Priory [No remains]

[The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Wallingford]

 

Wiki

Benedictine monks fd. 1097; dis. 1525, cell of St Albans Abbey

Wroxton Abbey

 

 

Wiki

Augustinian Canons Regular

 


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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