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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Staffordshire

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]

Baswich Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Thomas the Martyr, Baswich]



Augustinian Canons Regular 1174-1538 * site now occupied by Priory Farm [E]

Blithbury Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Giles, Blithbury]



Monks then nuns -14thC trns to Brewood

Brewood Priory

Black Ladies * [The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Brewood]



Benedictine nuns 1195

Burton-on-Trent Abbey

Modwennestow Abbey



Benedictine monks c.1003 [E]

Canwell Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Giles, and All Saints, Canwell]



Benedictine monks c.1142

Carmelite Monastery, Wolverhampton       Carmelite Friars
Chinese Buddhist Monastery, Wolverhampton [monastic]       Buddhist

Colwich Abbey

[The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Good Hope, Colwich]


Wiki * PEH

Benedictine nuns from Cannington 1836-1928, Abbey 1928-present

Cotton Abbey




Cistercian monks from Aulnay-sur-Odon 1176-c.1178

Croxden Abbey

[The Abbey Church of the Vale of Saint Mary at Croxden]


Wiki * Pastscape EH * EH

Cistercian monks from Cotton c.1178-1538 (EH) [B]

Dieulacres Abbey



Wiki * : PEH

Cistercian monks from Poulton 1214-1539 * site now in private ownership at Abbey Green [E]

Farewell Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Farewell]


Pastscape EH

hermits * Benedictine nuns ante1148-1527 * site now occupied by St. Bartholomew's Church [D]

Hawkesyard Priory




Dominican Friars

Hulton Abbey



Pastscape EH

Cistercian monks 1219-1538

Keele Preceptory




Knights Templar 13thC-1308

Lapley Priory




Benedictine monks [D]

Lichfield Friary




Franciscan Friars c.1237 [C]

Little Haywood Abbey

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Little Haywood]




Newcastle-under-Lyme Friary




Dominican Friars c.1277

Oulton Abbey [monastic]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Oulton]



Benedictine nuns

Poulton Abbey




Cistercian monks from Combermere 1158-1214 * trns to Dieulacres 1214

Priory of St. Thomas nr. Stafford





Radmore Abbey

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Radmore]



Hermitage * Cistercian monks c.1143/7-1155 * monks trnsto Stoneleigh 1155 * converted to a royal hunting lodge

Ranton Abbey



Pastscape EH

Augustinian Canons Regular [D]

Rochester Abbey



Pastscape EH


Sandwell Priory





Stafford Friary

Grey Friars, Stafford



Franciscan Friary c.1274

Stafford Friary

Austin Friars, Stafford



Augustinian Canons Regular 1344

Stone Priory



Pastscape EH

Augsutinian Canons F.1135 Dis.1536 Some walling in Abbey St. [E]

Trentham Priory





Tutbury Priory [Church Use]




Benedictine monks * part of church now in parochial use [D]


Location Guides Not linked.

Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire


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_sts Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2009

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