List of monastic houses in Greater Manchester facts for kids
The following is a list of the monastic houses in Greater Manchester, England.
Alien houses are included, as are smaller establishments such as cells and notable monastic granges (particularly those with resident monks), and also camerae of the military orders of monks (Knights Templars and Knights Hospitaller). Monastic hospitals are included where they had the status or function of an abbey, priory, friary or preceptor/commandery.
- Abbreviations and key
|*||Current monastic function|
|+||Current non-monastic ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure)|
|^||Current non-ecclesiastic function (including remains incorporated into later structure) or redundant intact structure|
|$||Remains limited to earthworks etc.|
|#||No identifiable trace of the monastic foundation remains|
|~||Exact site of monastic foundation unknown|
|≈||Identification ambiguous or confused|
Locations with names in italics indicate possible duplication (misidentification with another location) or non-existent foundations (either erroneous reference or proposed foundation never implemented) or ecclesiastical establishments with a monastic name but lacking actual monastic connection.
|Foundation||Image||Communities & Provenance||Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
|Online References & Location|
|Gorton Monastery |||Franciscan Friars;
|The Church and Friary of St Francis|
alien house: cell, dependent on Lenton, Nottinghamshire;
founded 1145-53: granted after 1143 by Ranulph 'de Gernon', Earl of Chester;
became denizen: independent from 1392;
|Marland Grange ~||Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlow, Cheshire, then of Whalley;
founded before 1212
(approx: location unknown)
|Warburton Priory #||Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter house of Cockersand, Lancashire;
church of St Mary and St Werburgh granted to Cockersand by Adam of Dutton;
abandoned before 1271
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