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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Leicestershire

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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Website Links

Communities & history [condition]

Bradley Priory



British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular

Breedon Priory



Wiki * British History Online

refounded for Augustinian Canons Regular under Nostel post1109/ante1122 on site of earlier Saxon monastery (see immediately above) * diss November 1539 [D]

Charley Priory



British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular ante1190

Croxton Abbey

Croxton Kerrial Abbey



Premonstratensian Canons from Newhouse 1163

Dalby and Heather Preceptory





Garendon Abbey



Wiki * PEH

Cistercian monks (from Waverley Abbey) 1133-1536 * house built on site, demolished 1964 [E]

Grace Dieu Priory [Reused]

Gracedieu Priory


Wiki * PEH

Augustinian nuns 1239/40-1539 * remains incorporated into a cottage * in care of Grace Dieu Priory Trust * open to public from late 2004 [E]

Hinckley Priory




Benedictine monks * site later occupied by a mansion then smaller private houses

Hinckley Priory





Holy Hill monastery, Breedon



Wiki * British History Online

Saxon monastery 7thC * ceased to exist 874 during Danish raids * Augustinian Priory built on site (see immediately below)

Kirby Bellars Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular * near site of current parish church [D]

Langley Priory

[The Priory Church of God and the Blessed Virgin]



Benedictine nuns mid12thC

Launde Priory [No remains]




Augustinian Canons Regular 1119 * site now occupied by manor house named 'Launde Abbey' * now a retreat/conference centre [C]

Leicester Abbey




Augustinian Monks. F. 1143. Dis. 1538. Said to be the scene of Wolsey’s death. Reconstructed foundations. [E]

Mount St. Bernard Abbey [monastic]



Wiki * Geograph

Cistercian monks 1835-present

Owston Abbey [Church Use]




Augustinian Canons Regular 1161 * site now in private ownership as Manor Farm * church restored and now in parochial use [C]

Rothley Temple

Rothley Preceptory


Wiki * British History Online

Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller [C]

Ulverscroft Priory



Wiki * British History Online * Geograph

Augustinian Canons Regular 1130-1539 * now in private ownership without public access [C]


See Also:

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


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