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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Oxfordshire

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]

Abingdon Abbey [Reused]

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

5140′13″N 116′50″W / 51.670222, -1.28061 * SU4997

Wiki * British History Online * Royal Berkshire History * Catholic Encyclopedia

Supposedly fd. at Bagley Wood near Sunningwell, 675; trns 695 * Benedictine monks fd. 950; dis. 1538 * now incorporated into town buildings * in local authority and trust ownership with public access to church [D]

Bicester Priory




Founded 1183. Austin Canons [E]

Bruern Abbey [No remains]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary of the Heath of Tretone, Bruern]

5151′27″N 138′46″W / 51.857424, -1.646104


Cistercian monks (from Waverley) fd. 1147; dis. 1536 * site now occupied by 18thC private house named 'Bruern Abbey'

Burford Priory

[Priory of Our Lady, Burford]

5148′34″N 138′20″W / 51.8093179, -1.6389048 * SP2512


Benedictine (Anglican) [E]

Cholsey Abbey




986-1006 * probably slight remains incorporated into medieval parish church

Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Oxford [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of St Frideswide, Oxford]

5145′00″N 115′17″W / 51.7501221, -1.2546301

Wiki * Oxford Cathedral

Augustinian nuns c.727 * secular canons 1004 * Augustinian Canons Regular 1122-1524 * conventual church, now in use as episcopal diocesan cathedral and college chapel

Clanfield Preceptory




Knights Hospitaller

Clattercote Priory




Gilbertine monks * site now occupied by private house [E]

Cogges Priory




Benedictine Monks. Small alien cell F.1103. [D]

Dorchester Abbey [Church Use]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Birinus]



secular canons -1140 * Augustinian Canons fd. 1140; * dis. 1536 * built on site of Episcopal diocesan cathedral; * monastic remains now incorporated into parish church [D]

Faringdon Abbey




Cistercian monks (from Citeaux) 1203-1204 * trns to Beaulieu 1204 * subsequently a monastic grange.

Godstow Abbey




Benedictine monks F.1133 Dis. 1539. Remains of precinct wall, chael of abbess lodging, by side of River Thames. [E]

Goring Priory




Augustinian nuns  F.1120 Dis. 1536[D]

Helenstowe Nunnery, * Abingdon

[The Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen, Helenstowe]



nuns c.675 * site now occupied by St. Helen's Church

Littlemore Priory





Minchery Priory




Benedictine nuns * site now occupied by Minchery Farm, also called The Priory and...?....

Minster Lovell Priory




Benedictine monks

Osney Abbey

Oseney Priory


Wiki * British History Online

Augustinian Canons Regular priory fd. 1129; * raised to abbey status c.1154; dis. 1536; episcopal diocesan cathedral 1542-1546, (see rmv to Christ Church, Oxford) [E]

Pheleley Priory





Rewley Abbey



British History Online

Cistercian monks [E]

Sandford-on-Thames Preceptory




Knights Templar * Knights Hospitaller * remnants now in use as part of a 'Four Pillars Hotel' [E]

Studley Priory




Benedictine nuns 12thC * converted into an Elizabethan manor house * now in use as the 'Studley Priory Hotel' [E]

Thame Abbey




Cistercian monks [E]

Wallingford Priory [No remains]

[The Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Wallingford]



Benedictine monks fd. 1097; dis. 1525, cell of St Albans Abbey

Wroxton Abbey




Augustinian Canons Regular


See Also:

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