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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Hertfordshire

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
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Communities & history [condition]

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery [monastic], Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead




Buddhist: Theravada Forest Sangha

Ashridge Priory




Bonshommes monks

Hertford Priory [No remains]




Benedictine monks * site now occupied by parish church

Redbourn Priory





Royston Priory




F1163. Dis.1537 Augustinian Canons

Sopwell Priory




Benedictine monks

St Albans Cathedral Priory [Church Use]

[The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, St Albans]

5145′02″N 020′35″W / 51.750620, -0.342915 * TL1507

Wiki * St Albans Cathedral

c.793 * Benedictine monks 976-1539 * parochial thereafter * episcopal diocesan cathedral 1877-present [C]

Temple Dinsley Preceptory [No remains]




Knights Templar * site now occupied by The Princess Helena College

Ware Priory




Remains of Francisan Friary founded 1338. Dis. 1538 * now a community centre

Wymondley Priory, * Little Wymondley




Augustinian Canons Regular * Site now occupied by a Tudor Tithe barn [E]


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:
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