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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Gloucestershire

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]

Austin Friary, Bristol


5127′01″N 235′03″W / 51.450283, -2.584094

British History Online * English Heritage Pastscape

Augustinian Friars * fd. 1313 by Sir Simon and Sir William Montacute; * dis. 1538; granted to Maurice Dennis c.1543

Beckford Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular, then secular, known as 'The Manor'

Black Friary, Bristol


5127′26″N 235′16″W / 51.457296, -2.58772

British History Online * English Heritage Pastscape

Dominican Friars * fd. 1227/8 by Sir Maurice Gaunt; * dis. 1538 and granted to William Chester * subsequently The Friars Quaker meeting house * now Bristol Register Office

Blackfriars, Gloucester




Dominican Friars

Brimpsfield Priory





Bristol Cathedral Abbey [Church Use]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Augustine; Bristol * The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Bristol]

5127′06″N 236′02″W / 51.45161, -2.600536 * ST5872

Wiki * British History Online * Bristol Cathedral * About Bristol * visitbristol.co.uk

Augustinian Canons Regular * fd. 1140 Ry Robert FitzHarding;1538/9 * diocesan cathedral 1542-present [B]

Cirencester Abbey




Augustinian Canons Regular * site now within a public park [E]

Deerhurst Abbey [Church Use]




Benedictine monks * church now in use as parochial church [C]

Flaxley Abbey [Church Use]



Wiki * PEH

Cistercian monks 1151-1536 * remains now incorporated into a private house without public access [E]

Gloucester Cathedral Priory  

[The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Gloucester]

5152′03″N 214′48″W / 51.867549, -2.246590 * SO8318

Gloucester Cathedral * Wiki * PEH

Double monastery c.681 * secular canons 823 * Benedictine monks 1022-1539 * episcopal diocesan cathedral 1541-present [A]

Grey Friary, Bristol



British History Online * English Heritage Pastscape * Internet Archive

Franciscan Friars * fd. 1234; * dis.; granted to Mayor and citizens c.1541

Greyfriars, Gloucester




Franciscan Friars

Hailes Abbey

Hayles Abbey


Wiki * EH * PEH * NT

Cistercian monks from Beaulieu 1246-1539 [C]

Horsley Priory




prison late18thC * parish church now occupies area north of site

Kingswood Abbey



Wiki EH

Cistercian monks (from Tintern 1139-1538 (EH) [E]

Lechlade Priory

[Priory Church of Saint John the Baptist, Lechlade]




Leonard Stanley Priory

Stanley St. Leonard Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Leonard, Leonard Stanley]



Benedictine monks or Augustinian Canons Regular * church now in parochial use [C]

Llanthony Secunda



Wiki * PEH

Augustinian Canons Regular 1136

Newent Priory





Prinknash Abbey


5149′21″N 210′34″W / 51.822492, -2.176181 * SO8713


Benedictine monks [A]

Quenington Preceptory




Knights Hospitaller [E]

Sack Friary, Bristol



British History Online * English Heritage Pastscape

Friars of the Sack * founded by 1266 * dissolved post1286 * church continued in use 1322

St James's Priory, Bristol

[The Priory Church of Saint James, Bristol]

5127′31″N 235′35″W / 51.458596, -2.593036

Wiki * British History Online * About Bristol

Benedictine monks fd. 1120s, built by Robert, son of Henry I; * dis.; granted to Henry Brayne c.1543 * parish church 1374 * fell into disuse 1980s * in custodianship of the Little Brothers of Nazareth since 1996

St Mary Magdelene Nunnery, Bristol

[St Mary Magdalene]



Nuns, * fd. 12thC by Eva, wife of Robert FitzHarding; * dis.; granted to Henry Brayne and John Marsh

St Oswald's Priory, Gloucester * St. Catharine's Church




Augustinian Canons Regular

Temple Guiting Preceptory




Knights Templar

Tewkesbury Abbey [Church Use]  

[The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tewkesbury Abbey]

5159′25″N 209′38″W / 51.990338, -2.160594 * SO8933

Wiki * PEH

Benedictine monks (a cell of Cranborne) c.980, trns from Cranborne 1102-1540 * now in parochial use [C]

White Friary, Bristol


5127′17″N 235′54″W / 51.454655, -2.598261

British History Online * Philharmonia Orchestra * Colston Hall

Carmelite Friars * fd. 13thC * site successively occupied by a mansion and a boys' school; * site now occupied by Colston Hall

Winchcombe Abbey


5157′11″N 157′60″W / 51.95292, -1.966612 * SP0228

Wiki * PEH

Benedictine monks [E]


See Also:

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