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The following is a list of the monastic houses in Merseyside, 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
Birkenhead Priory Birkenhead Priory, exterior.jpg Benedictine monks
founded c.1150 by Hamon de Masci, Baron of Dunham Massey;
dissolved 1536; granted to Ralph Worseley 1544/5
St James the Great
Birkenhedde Priory;
Bircheved Priory;
Byrkett Priory;
Birket-wood Priory

53°23′22″N 3°0′41″W / 53.38944°N 3.01139°W / 53.38944; -3.01139 (Birkenhead Priory)
Bromborough Monastery + built by Aethelflaed, apparently incorporating an earlier foundation;
(also given as located in Devon)
granted to the Abbey of St Werburgh 1152;
irrevokably dilapidated before 1827;
demolished 1827;
successor church built on site from monastic material; demolished 1863–4;
new church built just to the south of the site

53°19′59″N 2°58′44″W / 53.3330193°N 2.9788291°W / 53.3330193; -2.9788291 (Bromborough Monastery)
Hilbre Island Monastery Benedictine monks
founded after 1093;
cell of Our Lady of monks, Chester;
chapel (built before 1081) granted to Chester;
apparently merely a hermitage, although a prior is attributed
dissolved 1539
St Mary
Ilbre Monastery;
Hilbury Monastery;
Holburgh Monastery

53°22′52″N 3°13′23″W / 53.381025°N 3.222942°W / 53.381025; -3.222942 (Hilbre Island Monastery)
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