Swinford Preceptory facts for kids
|Mother house||from 1220 : Dalby Preceptory|
|Location||Swinford, Leicestershire, United Kingdom|
Swinford Preceptory is a former monastery of the Knights Hospitaller located near to the village of Swinford, Leicestershire.
The preceptory was founded before 1199, with land at Swinford donated to the Knights Hospitaller by Robert Rivell.
Only a small preceptory, it was under the control of Dalby Preceptory before 1220. By 1338, however, the preceptory had become a "camera" (a lesser establishment dependent upon another), under the administration of a seneschal and bailiff.
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