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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
Status of remains
Symbol Status
None Ruins
* 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.

EH English Heritage
LT Landmark Trust
NT National Trust

Foundation Image Communities & Provenance Formal Name or Dedication
& Alternative Names
Online References & Location
Gorton Monastery |Gorton Monastery, Gorton.jpg Franciscan Friars;
The Church and Friary of St Francis

53°28′06″N 2°11′15″W / 53.468333°N 2.1875°W / 53.468333; -2.1875 (Gorton Monastery)
Kersal Priory hermitage
Cluniac monks
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;
dissolved 1538
St Leonard
Kershall Priory

53°30′36″N 2°17′19″W / 53.5101221°N 2.2885573°W / 53.5101221; -2.2885573 (Kersal Priory)
Marland Grange ~ Cistercian monks
grange of Stanlow, Cheshire, then of Whalley;
founded before 1212

53°35′43″N 2°11′52″W / 53.595383°N 2.1978235°W / 53.595383; -2.1978235 (Marland Grange (approx: loc. unknown)) (approx: location unknown)
Warburton Priory # Premonstratensian Canons
cell, daughter house of Cockersand, Lancashire;
founded c.1200
church of St Mary and St Werburgh granted to Cockersand by Adam of Dutton;
abandoned before 1271
Warburton Cell

53°24′08″N 2°27′26″W / 53.4021174°N 2.457279°W / 53.4021174; -2.457279 (Warburton Priory)
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