Horstead Priory was a Benedictine alien house in Norfolk, England.

William II of England granted Horstead manor to the Abbey of Sainte-Trinité, in Caen, France, which had been founded by William's mother, Matilda of Flanders. Taxation records show that, in 1291, the revenue of the abbey and its estate was £20 10s. 6½d.[1]

The priory was dissolved in 1414, along with a great many other alien priories, by Henry V, and the manor was granted for life to the soldier Thomas Erpingham. In 1431, a fear years after Erpingham's death, it was granted to King's College, Cambridge.[1]

None of the medieval buildings are now extant.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ a b Page, William, ed. (1906). "118. THE PRIORY OF HORSTEAD". A History of the County of Norfolk. Vol. 2. British History Online. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Horstead-with-Stanninghall-(Parish-Summary) - Norfolk Heritage Explorer". www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2023.