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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Isle of Wight

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]

Appuldurcombe House, * Wroxall


5037′01″N 114′01″W / 50.617029, -1.233635


former Tudor house temporarily used by Benedictine monks in early 20th century (EH)

Barton Priory

Barton Oratory * [The Holy Trinity]


British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular

Carisbrooke - St Mary's Priory [No remains]

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Carisbrooke]

5041′31″N 118′50″W / 50.691904, -1.313939 * SZ4888

British History Online

Alien priory * Cistercian monks, cell of Lire Abbey [C]

Carisbrooke Priory [monastic]

The Open Door

5041′09″N 118′27″W / 50.685787, -1.307526

Carisbrooke Priory


Chale Abbey




lacks monastic connection * farm

Isle of Wight monastery [monastic]




Buddhist 1984

Quarr Abbey (Cistercian)

[The Abbey Church of Our Lady of the Quarry]

5043′52″N 111′58″W / 50.730996, -1.199356 * SZ5692


Savignac monks fd. 1132 * Cistercian monks 1147; dis. 1536 [E]

Quarr Abbey [monastic], * Binsted


5043′53″N 112′17″W / 50.73144, -1.204773 * SZ5692

Wiki * Quarr Abbey * PEH

Benedictine monks 24 May 1907 from Appuldurcombe House * current house constructed from the ruined masonry of the former abbey [A]

Ryde - St Cecilia's Abbey [monastic] * Appley House, Ryde

[Priory of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus * Abbey of the Peace of the Heart of Jesus]

5043′42″N 108′47″W / 50.728428, -1.14636

St Cecilia's Abbey

Solesmes nuns - return to France from exile * Benedictine nuns, daughter house of Liege Abbey, fd. at Ventnor 1882; * trns to Appley House 1922; * priory attained abbey status 1926; * aggregated into the Solesmes Community 1950

St Cross Priory



British History Online

Alien priory * Tironensian monks fd. c.1120

St Helen's Priory


5042′05″N 105′58″W / 50.701405, -1.099298

British History Online

Alien priory * Cluniac monks fd. c1090; dis. 1414

Ventnor Priory, * Steephill View

Pax Cordis Jesu



Benedictine nuns, fd. 1882 daughter house of Liege Abbey, Belgium, trns to Appley House, Ryde 1922; * Steephill View house now demolished. * Priory Lodge, built 1970 now occupies the site.


See Also:

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

Hampshire Abbeys and Religious Buildings


By: Tracey Park Section: Abbey and Religious Building Key:
Page Ref: abbey_IOW Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2010

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