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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Lancashire

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]

Birkenhead Priory




Benedictine monks [E]

Burscough Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular [E]

Cartmel Priory [Church Use]



Wiki * British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular fd. 1189/94; dis. 1536/7 * church now in parochial use [B]

Cockerham Priory





Cockersand Abbey

Thurnham Abbey


Wiki * PEH

Hospital of St. Mary later Premonstratensian Canons' priory then abbey * now in private ownership [D]

Hornby Priory





Lancaster Priory




Benedictine monks [E]

Lytham St. Anne's Priory




Benedictine monks

Penwortham Priory




Benedictine monks

Sawley Abbey

Salley Abbey


Wiki * EH * PEH

Cistercian monks 1147-1536 [C]

Stanlow Abbey




Cistercian monks

Upholland Priory




Benedictine monks 1318-dissolution * (formerly collegiate church, c.1308) * remains incorporated into parochial church [C]

Whalley Abbey



Wiki * EH * PEH

Cistercian monks from Stanlow 1172/1296-1537 * now in ownership of the Diocese of Blackburn [C]

Wyresdale Abbey




Cistercian monks from Furness and Savigny c.1196


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_lan Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2009

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