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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Warwickshire

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]

Alcester Abbey

[The Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Saint Anne, Saint Joseph, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist]



Benedictine monks 1138/1140-1536, cell of Evesham Abbey 1466

Alvecote Priory




Benedictine monks 1159 [E]

Arbury Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular 12thC * site now occupied by an Elizabethan house named 'Arbury Hall' * in private ownership, used for corporate events.

Atherstone Priory




Benedictine nuns -1967 [C]

Balsall Preceptory

Temple Balsall; Balsall and Grafton Preceptory * [church: The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin]



Knights Templar 1146 preceptory ante1226-1312 * Knights Hospitaller 1312-1470, jointly with Grafton * now under trusteeship of The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson, with public access by arrangement [C]

Birmingham Buddhist monastery, 41 Carlyle Road, Birmingham       Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin 1978, trns to 47 Carlyle Road, 1981
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara [monastic], Osler Street, Ladywood, Birmingham       Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin trns from 47 Carlyle Road 2002, on the site of the Dhammatalaka Pagoda
Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, 47 Carlyle Road, Birmingham       Buddhist Tibetan and Theravadin trns from 41 Carlyle Road 1981, trns to Ladywood 2002

Cook Hill Priory




Cistercian nuns

Coombe Abbey

Coombe Abbey



Cistercian monks from Waverley 1150-1539. Now converted into a hotel, with its grounds now the country park of Coombe Country Park in the ownership of Coventry City Council [E]

Coventry Priory




Benedictine monks, remains of former cathedral priory [D]

Grafton Preceptory

Temple Grafton; Balsall and Grafton Preceptory



Knights Hospitaller -1470, jointly with Balsall

Greyfriars, Coventry       Franciscan Friars

Henwood Priory





Kenilworth Abbey




Augustinian Canons. F.1125 became abbey in 1439. Dis. 1539 [C]

Maxstoke Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular * now in private ownership [C]

Merevale Abbey




Cistercian monks (from Bordesley) 1148-1538 * chapel now in parochial use [E]

Monks Kirby Priory




Benedictine monks 1077 [D]

Nuneaton Priory




Originally friary double monastery until 1424 when became priory for Benedictine Nuns. F1155. Dis.1539[C]

Pinley Priory

Pinley Abbey



Citersian Nuns [E]

Polesworth Abbey




Benedictine nuns [C]

St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth




Augustinian Canons Regular

Stoneleigh Abbey




Cistercian monks trns from Radmore 1154-1536 [C]

Studley Priory

[The Priory of Saint Mary, Studley]



Augustinian Canons Regular 12thC * site now occupied by a farmhouse [E]

St Anne's Priory, Coventry [The Priory Church of Saint Anne, Coventry]     Carthusian monks
St Mary's Priory, Coventry Coventry Cathedral  [The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Coventry] SP336790 PEH Benedictine monks
Thai Buddhist Monastery, Birmingham [monastic]       Buddhist

The Forest Hermitage [monastic]

[Wat Pah Santidhamma]



Buddhist 1987

Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery, Birmingham [monastic]       Buddhist

Warmington Priory





Whitefriars, Coventry       Carmelite Friars

Wolston Priory




Benedictine Monks. F.1090 sold 1394 [E]

Wootton Wawen Priory





Wroxall Priory

Wroxall Abbey



Bendictine Nuns. F.1135 Dis.1536 Part of church survives, fragments of convent and large amount of medieval glass [C]


Location Guides Not linked

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire


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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