Home Newsletter Locations Diary
Topic Alpha County Sections By

Travellers Resource
Abbey Section Abbey Index Featured Abbeys Full List (a) Cathedrals and Major Churches

Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Cornwall

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Abbeys and Religious buildings within the UK, by county. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information. This same information is also available in alphabetical order.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Codes Used on this page

Wiki=Wikipedia  EH=English Heritage  NT=National Trust  PEH=Pastscape  F.=Founded  Dis.=Dissolved

Condition: [A] First rate example; [B] Major Remains; [C] Identifiable Remains; [D] Modest Remains;
[E] Little Surviving


Alt. Name * [Formal Name / dedication]

Location Grid
Ref or Lat/long

Website Links

Communities & history [condition]

Bodmin Friary




Franciscan Friars

Bodmin Monastery





Bodmin Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular [E]

Cardinham Grange





Crantock Monastery





Lammana Priory

[The Priory Church of St Michael, Lammana]



Benedictine monks

Lanwethinoc Monastery





Launceston Priory




Augustinian Canons. F.1127 and Dis. 1539. Remains of priory church and associated buildings. [E]

Leigh Grange





Madron Monastery





Manaccan Monastery





Minster Priory

[The Priory Church of St Mertherian, Minster]



Celtic * Benedictine monks [D]

Newquay Franciscan Monastery

[The Franciscan Monastery of St Joseph and St Anne, St Mawgan in Pydar]


Know Britain

Franciscan monks

Old Kea Monastery





Probus Monastery





Rialton Grange




Augustinain Canons. F 15th century Dis.1539 [E]

Scilly Priory

[The Priory Church of St Nicholas, Scilly]



Celtic * Benedictine monks, cell of Tavistock

Sclerder Abbey [Church Use]


5020′53″N 430′18″W / 50.347987, -4.505089

Diocese of Plymouth * Know Britain * Parish of Sclerder/Looe/Torpoint

Dames de la Retraite fd. c.1843; dis. 1852 * Franciscan Recollects fd. 1858; dis. 1864 * Carmelite 1864; dis. 1871 * Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary fd. 1904; dis. 1910 * Poor Clares from Rennes 1914-1920 * Poor Clares from Bullingham 1922-1981 * Franciscan c.1925 * Carmelite from Quidenham 1981 * now no longer an abbey

St Anthony-in-Roseland Priory



British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular, under Plympton * remains incorporated into house called Place House [D]

St Anthony's Monastery, St Anthony





St Buryan's Monastery, St Burian





St Carrock Monastery

St Carroc Monastery




St Carrock's Priory




Cluniac monks

St German's Priory [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of Saint German, Saint Germans]


Wiki * Cornwall Calling

secular canons * Augustinian Canons Regular 1184-1539 * diocesan cathedral c.936-1042 * now in use as parish church [C]

St Goran's Monastery, St Goran





St Keverne Grange





St Keverne's Monastery, St Keverne





St Kew Cell




alleged Augustinian Cell

St Mawgan Monastery




Celtic * Cluniac Monks

St Michael's Mount Priory


5006′59″N 528′42″W / 50.116387, -5.478329 *SW5130

Wiki * BBC Cornwall * Cornwall Calling * Cornwall In Focus * CastleUK.net * NT

Benedictine monks 1135 * used alternately as fortress and monastery and private residence with public access [C]

St Neot's Monastery, St Neot





St Piran's Monastery, St Piran




Celtic [E]

Temple property




Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller

Tintagel Monastery



Britannica Online

Celtic fd. c.350 * Norman castle built on site [D]

Trebeigh Preceptory




Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller

Tregony Priory

[The Priory Church of St James, Tregony]



Augustinian Canons Regular

Truro Friary




Dominican Friars

Tywardreath Priory



British History Online

Benedictine monks alien priory fd. 1088 or 1135; dis. 1536


See Also:

Abbey and Religious Buildings Section for all articles, lists and location guides on Abbey's, Cathedrals, Churches, Holy Wells etc.


By: Tracey Park Section: Abbey and Religious Buildings Key:
Page Ref: abbey_cow Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2009

This page:

Link directly to this page, with text or the button on right.

Text linking:  Cornwall Abbeys & Religious Buildings on Photographers Resource

Linking Instructions                            http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/

Photographers Resource, all the information for the photographer