List of monastic houses in Merseyside facts for kids
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
|*||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|
|Birkenhead Priory||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
|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;
successor church built on site from monastic material; demolished 1863–4;
new church built just to the south of the site
|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
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