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List of Fortified Ecclesiastical Sites (churches and monastries) in England

Certain
Probable
Questionable or Doubtful
Rejected
Confidence is a statement of the site as a medieval fortification or palace

 

Name Alternative Name(s) County Remains
Abingdon Abbey Abyndon, Abbandune Berkshire no visible
Alnwick Abbey Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Alnwick Church of St Mary and St Michael Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Ancroft Church of St Ann Ancroft Vicars Pele; St Anne Church; Ancrofte Durham; North major building
Aslackby Preceptory Temple Farm Lincolnshire no visible
Bamburgh Church of St Aidan Northumberland major building
Bamburgh Friary Friary Farm Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Barton Church of St Michael Westmorland major building
Battle Abbey Bello Sussex masonry ruins/remnants
Bedale Church of St Gregory Yorkshire North Riding major building
Belford Chapel of St Mary Chapel Crag Northumberland masonry footings
Bellingham Church of St Cuthbert Northumberland major building
Blanchland Abbey Lord Crew Hotel Northumberland uncertain
Bolam Church of St Andrew Northumberland major building
Bolton Hospital Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr; Boltone Northumberland cropmark/slight earthwork
Brainshaugh Priory, Acklington Guyzance Priory; Gysyns; St Wilfrid's Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Brampton Church of St Martin Cumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Bridlington Priory The Bayle Gate; Bridlyngton Yorkshire East Riding no visible
Brigham Church of St Bridget Cumberland major building
Brinkburn Priory Brinkburne; Brekenburne Northumberland masonry footings
Buckland Abbey Buckelond Devon masonry ruins/remnants
Burgh by Sands Church of St Michael Cumberland major building
Bury St Edmunds Abbey Suffolk major building
Bywell Church of St Peter Northumberland major building
Caldbeck Church of St Kentigern St Mungo Cumberland major building
Carlisle Cathderal Church and Priory of St Mary Cumberland major building
Chester Abbey of St Werburgh Cheshire major building
Church of St John of Beverley, Harpham Yorkshire East Riding major building
Coquet Island Tower Coket Island Tower; Coketeland Northumberland masonry footings
Dearham Church of St Mungo Cumberland major building
Drax Priory Long Drax Yorkshire West Riding earthwork
Eagle Preceptory Aycle Lincolnshire earthwork
Edenhall Church of St Cuthbert Cumberland no visible
Edington Priory Edyndon Wiltshire masonry ruins/remnants
Edlingham Church of St John the Bapist Northumberland major building
Elsdon Church of St Cuthbert Northumberland major building
Embleton Church of the Holy Trinity Northumberland major building
Evesham Abbey Eovesham Worcestershire masonry footings
Exeter Bishops Palace and Cathedral Close Devon masonry ruins/remnants
Faxfleet Hall Garths, Blacktoft Yorkshire East Riding earthwork
Garway Church of St Michael Garaway Herefordshire major building
Gisborough Priory Giseburghe; Guisborough; St Mary’s Priory Yorkshire North Riding no visible
Glasney College Glassiney Cornwall no visible
Great Crosthwaite Church of St Kentigern Cumberland major building
Great Salkeld Church of St Cuthbert Cumberland major building
Halesowen Abbey Shropshire masonry ruins/remnants
Hartburn Church of St Andrew Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Hexham Priory Northumberland major building
Holme Cultram Abbey Hulm Cumberland earthwork
Hulne Friary Hulne Priory; Hulne Abbey; Hulne Whitefriars Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Kirby Bellars Priory Leicestershire earthwork
Kirk Merrington Church of St John Merrington Church Tower Durham; County Palatinate of no visible
Kirkwhelpington Church of St Bartholomew Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Lambley Priory and Bastle St Mary and St Patrick’s Priory Northumberland masonry footings
Langdon Abbey Langedon Kent masonry ruins/remnants
Langley Abbey Norfolk masonry ruins/remnants
Lesbury Church of St Mary Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Lewes Priory Sussex masonry ruins/remnants
Lichfield Cathedral Close and Bishop Palace Staffordshire masonry footings
Lincoln Cathedral Close Wall Lincolnshire masonry ruins/remnants
Lincoln Cathedral West Front Remigius' Tower Lincolnshire major building
Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island Durham; North masonry ruins/remnants
Longhoughton Church of St Peter and St Paul Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Low Chibburn Hospitallers Preceptory Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Melmerby Church of St John the Baptist Cumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Michelham Priory Sussex major building
Minster Court Minster Abbey Kent major building
Morpeth Church of St Mary Northumberland major building
Newbiggin By The Sea Church of St Bartholomew Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Newton Arlosh Church of St John the Baptist Cumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Norham Church of St Cuthbert Durham; North masonry ruins/remnants
Ormside Church of St James Westmorland major building
Penrith Church of St Andrew Cumberland major building
Peterborough Abbey Precinct and Burh Northamptonshire (Soke of Peterborough) major building
Peterborough Bishops Palace Abbey of Peterborough Northamptonshire (Soke of Peterborough) masonry ruins/remnants
Ponteland Church of St Mary Northumberland major building
Quarr Abbey Quarrera Hampshire, Isle of Wight masonry ruins/remnants
Quenington Court Gloucestershire earthwork
Ramsey Abbey Rameseia Huntingdonshire no visible
Scaleby Church of All Saints Cumberland major building
Selby Abbey Yorkshire West Riding no visible
Shaftesbury Abbey Shafton Dorset masonry ruins/remnants
South Charlton Chapel Tower Northumberland no visible
Spalding Priory Spaldyng Lincolnshire no visible
St Albans Abbey Great Gatehouse Hertfordshire masonry ruins/remnants
St Andrews Cathedral Priory, Rochester Priors Gate Kent major building
St Augustines Abbey, Canterbury The Kings House; Fyndon's Gateway; The Great Gatehouse Kent masonry ruins/remnants
St Augustines, Shrewsbury Sancti Augustini de Salop Shropshire no visible
St Benets Abbey, Holm Norfolk masonry ruins/remnants
St Michaels Mount Castle Cornwall masonry footings
Stamfordham Church of St Mary Northumberland no visible
Temple Bruer Preceptory la Bruere; Temple Bruern Lincolnshire masonry ruins/remnants
Thockrington Church of St Aidan Throckrington; Thokeryngton Northumberland no visible
Thornton Abbey Lincolnshire major building
Torre Abbey Mohun Gatehouse Devon masonry ruins/remnants
Tynemouth Castle Tynemouth Priory; Tiefort; Tynemuth Northumberland major building
Waltham Abbey Essex masonry ruins/remnants
Warkworth Church of St Lawrence Church of St Laurence Northumberland major building
Wells Cathedral Precinct Penniless Porch; Brown's Gate; The Dean's Eye; The Bishop's Eye Somerset major building
Wetheral Priory Wetherall Priory Cumberland major building
Whalley Abbey Whalleye Lancashire masonry ruins/remnants
Whittingham Church of St Bartholomew Northumberland no visible
Wigton Church of St Mary Cumberland no visible
Wilmington Priory Sussex masonry ruins/remnants
Winchcombe Abbey Winchcomb; Wynchecombe Gloucestershire no visible
Worcester Cathedral Priory Wygorn; Edgar Tower Worcestershire masonry ruins/remnants
Wylam Hall Monks House; Sporting House Northumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Yeaveley preceptory Stydd Hall Derbyshire masonry footings
York Abbey St Marys Abbey; The Kings Manor Yorkshire Ainsty & York major building
York Cathedral Precinct Yorkshire Ainsty & York no visible
Boltongate Church of All Saints Cumberland major building
Durham Cathedral Dunelm Durham; County Palatinate of major building
Franciscan Friary of Carlisle Greyfriars Cumberland no visible
Greystoke Church of St Andrew Cumberland masonry ruins/remnants
Holy Island Church of St Mary Durham; North masonry ruins/remnants
Ingram Church of St Michael Northumberland major building
Inner Farne Island Chapel of St Cuthbert Durham; North masonry ruins/remnants
Kirknewton Church of St Gregory the Great Northumberland major building
Lanercost Priory Cumberland major building
Reagill Grange Renegill Westmorland masonry ruins/remnants
Southwell Minster siege work Nottinghamshire no visible
St. Michael at the Northgate Tower Oxfordshire masonry ruins/remnants
Tavistock Abbey Betsy Grimbald's Tower Devon masonry ruins/remnants
Temple Newsam Preceptory Temple Newsham; Temple Thorpe Farm Yorkshire West Riding no visible
The College and St John's Church, Rushford Norfolk major building
Wherwell Abbey Wherwell Priory; Werwellam; Warewella Hampshire no visible
Wilton Abbey Wiltshire no visible

This listing was last updated on Friday, September 27, 2013

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