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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Cumberland

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]

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Communities & history [condition]

Holmcultram Abbey [Church Use], * Abbeytown

Holm Cultram Abbey; * Holme Cultram Abbey


British History Online * PEH * Geograph

Cistercian monks from Melrose fd. 1150; dis. 1538 * church in parochial use until destroyed in an arson attack 9 June 2006; roofless boarded-up shell remains; * restoration awaited [C]

Lanercost Priory [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary Magdalene, Lanercost]

5457′57″N 241′44″W / 54.96587, -2.695513 * NY5563

Wiki * British History Online * EH

Augustinian Canons Regular (poss. from Pentney Priory) fd. c.1166; dis. 1537 * part converted into private house named 'Dacre Hall' * church now in parochial use [C]

Seaton Priory

Nunnery of Leakly, in Seaton; * Seton Priory; * Lekeley Priory

5417′50″N 322′23″W / 54.297187, -3.372929 * NY0130

British History Online

Benedictine nuns early 13thC * site now occupied by farmhouse named 'Seaton Hall' [E]

St Constantines Cells




Three man made caves formally a hermitage. Used by Priory of Wetheral as place of safety. [D]


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_cul Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2009

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