Barlynch Priory

Barlynch Priory (also known as St Nicholas's Priory and sometimes spelled Barlich Priory) in Brompton Regis, Somerset, England was an Augustinian priory founded by William de Say between 1154 and 1189 and dissolved in 1537.[1]

Barlynch Priory
Monastery information
Other namesSt Nicholas's Priory
EstablishedBetween 1154 and 1189
Founder(s)William de Say
LocationBrompton Regis, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°02′45″N 3°32′05″W / 51.0457°N 3.5348°W / 51.0457; -3.5348Coordinates: 51°02′45″N 3°32′05″W / 51.0457°N 3.5348°W / 51.0457; -3.5348
Grid referencegrid reference SS925285
Visible remainsWalling at Barlynch Farm

In the late 15th century the prior was John Chester,[2] one of the sons of Alice Chestre who made donations to the church.[3] In 1524 the priory was at its largest with nine canons.[4]

The only visible remains are some fragments of walling attached to Barlynch farmhouse, which have been designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 182).[5] It has been added to the Heritage at Risk Register because of the risk of collapse.[6]

Some of the stained glass from a Jesse window at the Priory is now in the St Peter's Church in Huish Champflower.[7]


  1. ^ "Barlynch Priory". Pastscape. English Heritage. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. ^ Page, William. "Houses of Augustinian canons: The priory of Barlynch". British History Online. Victoria County History. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  3. ^ Manco, Jean. "The House that Alice Built". Bristol Past. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
  4. ^ "The priory of Barlynch". Houses of Augustinian Canons, in A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 2 (1911), pp. 132-134. British History Online. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Barlich Farmhouse". English Heritage. Retrieved 12 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Barlinch Priory, Brompton Regis, West Somerset - Exmoor (NP)". Heritage at Risk. English Heritage. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  7. ^ Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The complete guide. Wimborne, Dorset: Dovecote Press. ISBN 1-874336-27-X.