List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England

These monasteries were dissolved by King Henry VIII of England in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The list is by no means exhaustive, since over 800 religious houses existed before the Reformation, and virtually every town, of any size, had at least one abbey, priory, convent or friary in it. (Often many small houses of monks, nuns, canons or friars.)

Image Name Location County Order Year dissolved Ref(s)
Abbotsbury Abbey remains.jpg Abbotsbury Abbey Abbotsbury Dorset Benedictine 1538
Abingdon Abbey, geograph.jpg Abingdon Abbey Abingdon Oxfordshire Benedictine 1538
Bardney - Abbey Remains.jpg Bardney Abbey Bardney Lincolnshire Benedictine 1538 [1]
Bardsey-island.jpg Bardsey Abbey Aberdaron Gwynedd Canons Regular 1537 [2]
Barking abbey ruins london.jpg Barking Abbey Barking Greater London Benedictine 1539 [3]
BasingwerkPriory.JPG Basingwerk Abbey Holywell Flintshire Cistercian 1536
Bath abbey and roman baths arp.jpg Bath Abbey Bath Somerset Benedictine 1539
Battle England.jpg Battle Abbey Battle East Sussex Benedictine 1538
Beauvale Priory Remains.jpg Beauvale Priory Hucknall Nottinghamshire Carthusian 1539
BeaulieuAbbey7.JPG Beaulieu Abbey Beaulieu Hampshire Cistercian 1538
Belvoir Priory Belvoir Leicestershire Benedictine 1539 [4]
Bindon Abbey Wool Dorset Cistercian 1539
BinhamPriory(DavidWilliams)Sep2004.jpg Binham Priory Binham Norfolk Benedictine 1539
Bisham - - 1155.jpg Bisham Abbey Bisham Berkshire Augustinian 1538
Blackfriars, Derby Derby Derbyshire Dominican 1539 [5]
Blackfriars, Leicester Leicester Leicestershire Dominican 1538 [6]
Blackfriars1.JPG Blackfriars, Newcastle Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne and Wear Dominican 1536
BoltonPriory.jpg Bolton Abbey Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire Augustinian 1540
BourneAbbeyInterior.jpg Bourne Abbey Bourne Lincolnshire Arrouaisian 1536
Boxgrove Priory Ruins.jpg Boxgrove Priory Boxgrove West Sussex Benedictine 1536
Remains of Boxley Abbey and North Downs - - 1101929.jpg Boxley Abbey Boxley Kent Cistercian 1537
Bradley Priory Bradley Leicestershire Augustinian 1536 [7]
Breadsall Priory Breadsall Derbyshire Canons Regular 1536 [8]
Breedonchurch.jpg Breedon Priory Breedon on the Hill Leicestershire Canons Regular 1539 [9]
Bridlington Priory.jpg Bridlington Priory Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire Canons Regular 1538
Brinkburn priory and hall taken from Brinkburn Mill - - 934247.jpg Brinkburn Priory Brinkburn Northumberland Augustinian 1536
Dovecote - - 160193.jpg Brooke Priory Brooke Rutland Canons Regular 1535/6 [10]
Bruern Abbey Bruern Oxfordshire Cistercian 1536 [11]
BrutonAbbey.jpg Bruton Abbey Bruton Somerset Augustinian Canons 1539 [12]
Abadia buckfast.jpg Buckfast Abbey Buckfastleigh Devon Cistercian 1539
Buckland Abbey.jpg Buckland Abbey Buckland Monachorum Devon Cistercian 1539
Buildwas Abbey 3.jpg Buildwas Abbey Buildwas Shropshire Cistercian 1536
Burnham Abbey Burnham Buckinghamshire Augustinian canonesses 1539
BylandAbbey-7Je11-24105.jpg Byland Abbey Byland with Wass North Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Calke Priory Calke Derbyshire Augustinian 1538 [13]
Canonsashbypriory.jpg Canons Ashby Priory Canons Ashby Northamptonshire Canons Regular 1536
CardiganPriory.JPG Cardigan Priory Cardigan Ceredigion Benedictine 1538 [14] Carmarthen Friary Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Franciscan 1538 [15] Carmarthen Priory Carmarthen Carmarthenshire Canons Regular 1536 [16]
Cartmel Priory, geograph.jpg Cartmel Priory Lower Allithwaite Cumbria Canons Regular 1536
Castle Acre Priory.jpg Castle Acre Priory Castle Acre Norfolk Cluniac 1537
Cerne Abbey image.jpg Cerne Abbey Cerne Abbas Benedictine 1539
CharterhouseEC1.jpg Charterhouse London City of London Greater London Carthusian 1537
ChristchurchPriory.jpg Christchurch Priory Christchurch Dorset Augustinian 1539
Cirencester - St John's Church Entrance Porch.jpg Cirencester Abbey Cirencester Gloucestershire Augustinian 1539
CleeveAbbeyDormitoryC.jpg Cleeve Abbey Old Cleeve Somerset Cistercian 1536
St Johns Abbey Gatehouse.jpg Colchester Abbey Colchester Essex Benedictine 1539 [17]
St Mary and St Bartholomew, Cranborne.jpg Cranborne Priory Cranborne Dorset Benedictine 1540
Crowland abbey.jpg Crowland Abbey Crowland Lincolnshire Benedictine 1539
CroxdenAbbey(LindaBailey)Aug2006.jpg Croxden Abbey Croxden Staffordshire Cistercian 1538
Croxton Abbey Croxton Kerrial Leicestershire Premonstratensian 1538 [18]
Dalby and Heather Preceptory Old Dalby Leicestershire Knights Hospitaller 1538 [19]
Dale Abbey snow.jpg Dale Abbey Dale Abbey Derbyshire Premonstratensian 1538 [20]
The Abbey Public House.JPG Darley Abbey Darley Abbey Derbyshire Canons Regular 1538 [21]
DelapreAbbey.jpg Delapré Abbey Northampton Northamptonshire Cluniac Nunnery 1538
Dore Abbey, Herefordshire.jpg Dore Abbey Abbey Dore Herefordshire Cistercian 1536
Dudley Priory.JPG Dudley Priory Dudley West Midlands Cluniac 1539
DunstablePriory.JPG Dunstable Priory Dunstable Bedfordshire Augustinian 1540
Easby abbey 2.JPG Easby Abbey Easby North Yorkshire Premonstratensian 1537
Egglestone Abbey - - 382192.jpg Egglestone Abbey Barnard Castle County Durham Premonstratensian 1540
Turner, J. M. W. - Transept of Ewenny Priory, Glamorganshire.jpg Ewenny Priory Ewenny Vale of Glamorgan Benedictine 1536
Eye Priory Eye Suffolk Benedictine 1537 [22]
Fichale.jpg Finchale Priory Durham County Durham Benedictine 1535
Folkestone Priory Folkestone Kent Benedictine 1535
Forde Abbey 06.jpg Forde Abbey Thorncombe Dorset Cistercian 1539
Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, UK - Diliff.jpg Fountains Abbey Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains North Yorkshire Cistercian 1539
Furness Abbey Cumbria UK.jpg Furness Abbey Barrow in Furness Cumbria Cistercian 1537
Garendon Abbey Shepshed Leicestershire Cistercian 1536 [23]
Gisborough Priory (nez202).jpg Gisborough Priory Guisborough North Yorkshire Augustinian 1540
Glastonburyabbey.jpg Glastonbury Abbey Glastonbury Somerset Benedictine 1539
GraceDieuPriory01.jpg Grace Dieu Priory Thringstone Leicestershire Augustine 1538 [24]
Greyfriars, Leicester Leicester Leicestershire Franciscan 1538 [25]
Great Malvern Priory.JPG Great Malvern Priory Malvern Worcestershire Benedictine 1539
Church Gresley Church St Geo and St Mary.jpg Gresley Priory Church Gresley Derbyshire Augustinian 1536 [26]
Hailes Abbey.jpg Hailes Abbey Stanway Gloucestershire Cistercian 1539
Halesowen - Saint Mary's Abbey.jpg Halesowen Abbey Halesowen West Midlands Premonstratensian 1538
Haltpriside.jpg Haltemprice Priory Willerby East Riding of Yorkshire Augustinian 1536
Haughmond Abbey ruins.jpg Haughmond Abbey Uffington Shropshire Augustinian 1539
Ewerby and Evedon - Haverholme Priory.jpg Haverholme Priory Ewerby and Evedon Lincolnshire Cistercian 1539
Hexham Abbey outside 2.jpg Hexham Abbey Hexham Northumberland Benedictine 1537
Rippers-corner.jpg Holy Trinity Priory Aldgate, City of London Greater London Augustinian 1532 [27]
Horton Priory Horton Dorset Benedictine 1539
Jarrow.jpg Jarrow Priory Jarrow Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1536
Jervaulx Abbey, geograph.jpg Jervaulx Abbey East Witton North Yorkshire Cistercian 1537
Kidwelly Priory Kidwelly Carmarthenshire Benedictine 1539 [28]
King's Mead - Nuns' Street - - 582878.jpg King's Mead Priory Derby Derbyshire Benedictine 1536 [29]
Kirby Bellars Priory Kirby Bellars Leicestershire Canons Regular 1536 [30]
KirkstallAbbey.JPG Kirkstall Abbey Leeds West Yorkshire Cistercian 1539
Lacock abbey GB.jpg Lacock Abbey Lacock Wiltshire Augustinian 1539
Lanercost Priory 2.jpg Lanercost Priory Burtholme Cumbria Augustinian 1538
Langdon Abbey Dover Kent Premonstratensian 1535
Langley Priory Leicestershire Benedictine 1536 [31]
Launde Abbey Chapel Leicestershire.jpg Launde Priory Leicestershire Canons Regular 1539 [32]
Leicester Abbey nave and cloister.jpg Leicester Abbey Leicester Leicestershire Canons Regular 1538 [33]
Leicester Austin Friary Leicester Leicestershire Austin Friars 1538 [34]
Lenton Priory.jpg Lenton Priory Lenton, Nottingham Nottinghamshire Cluniac 1538
Leonard Stanley Priory Leonard Stanley Gloucestershire Benedictine 1538 [35]
Lewes Priory reredorter.jpg Lewes Priory Lewes East Sussex Cluniac 1537
Statue of St Aidan, Lindisfarne Priory.jpg Lindisfarne Priory Holy Island Northumberland Benedictine 1536
LlanthonyPriory.JPG Llanthony Priory Crucorney Monmouthshire Canons Regular 1538
Ludlow Austin Friars Ludlow Shropshire Austin Friars 1538
Ludlow White Friars Ludlow Shropshire Carmelites 1538
MaenanAbbey.JPG Maenan Abbey Llanddoged and Maenan Conwy Cistercian 1536 [36]
Malmesbury.abbey.exterior.arp.jpg Malmesbury Abbey Malmesbury Wiltshire Benedictine 1539
MargamAbbey.JPG Margam Abbey Margam Neath Port Talbot Cistercian 1536
Mattersey Priory ruins.jpg Mattersey Priory Mattersey Nottinghamshire Gilbertine 1538
Merton Priory Merton London Augustinian 1538
Michelham-mh1.JPG Michelham Priory Arlington East Sussex Augustinian 1537
Milton Abbey 447286953.jpg Milton Abbey Milton Abbas Dorset Benedictine 1539
St peters tower.jpg Monkwearmouth Abbey Sunderland Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1536
Mount Grace Priory.jpg Mount Grace Priory East Harlsey North Yorkshire Carthusian 1539
NeathAbbey.JPG Neath Abbey Dyffryn Clydach Neath Port Talbot Cistercian 1539
Eastrange.jpg Netley Abbey Hound Hampshire Cistercian 1536
Newark Priory - - 642708.jpg Newark Priory Ripley Surrey Augustinian 1538
Newbo Abbey Sedgebrook Lincolnshire Premonstratensian 1536
Newminster Abbey ruins.jpg Newminster Abbey Morpeth Northumberland Cistercian 1537
Newstead Abbey 02.jpg Newstead Abbey Newstead Nottinghamshire Augustinian 1539
Nostell Priory Nostell West Yorkshire Augustinian 1540 [37]
St Andrew's Church, Owston.jpg Owston Abbey Leicestershire Canons Regular 1536 [38]
Pontefract Priory Pontefract West Yorkshire Cluniac 1540 [39]
Dovecot Penmon Anglesey.JPG Penmon Priory Llangoed Isle of Anglesey Augustinian 1538
Pershore Abbey 1.jpg Pershore Abbey Pershore Worcestershire Benedictine 1539
Povington Priory Tyneham Dorset Benedictine
Prittlewell Priory Prittlewell Essex Cluniac 1536
QuarrAbbeyFarm.JPG Quarr Abbey Nr. Fishbourne Isle of Wight Cistercian 1536 [40]
ReadingAbbey.JPG Reading Abbey Reading Berkshire Cluniac 1538
A Plan of Repton Priory.jpg Repton Priory Repton Derbyshire Augustinian 1538 [41]
Revesby Abbey 01.jpg Revesby Abbey Revesby Lincolnshire Cistercian 1538
Rievaulx Abbey-001.jpg Rievaulx Abbey Rievaulx North Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Roche-abbey.jpg Roche Abbey Maltby South Yorkshire Cistercian 1538
Romsey Abbey 03.jpg Romsey Abbey Romsey Hampshire Benedictine 1539
RuffordAbbey.jpg Rufford Abbey Rufford Nottinghamshire Cistercian 1536
Rushen Abbey.jpg Rushen Abbey Malew Isle of Man Cistercian 1540
Sawley Abbey 2.jpg Sawley Abbey Sawley Lancashire Cistercian 1536
Selby abbey.jpg Selby Abbey Selby North Yorkshire Benedictine 1539
Gwenllian memorial Sempringham.jpg Sempringham Priory Pointon and Sempringham Lincolnshire Gilbertine 1538
Shaftesbury Abbey Shaftesbury Dorset ? Nunnery 1539
ShapAbbey(SimonLedingham)Aug2004.jpg Shap Abbey Shap Rural Cumbria Premonstratensian 1540
Sherborne abbey image.jpg Sherborne Abbey Sherborne Dorset Benedictine 1539
ShrewsburyAbbeyCB.jpg Shrewsbury Abbey Shrewsbury Shropshire Benedictine 1540
Remains of Sibton Abbey.jpg Sibton Abbey Yoxford Suffolk Cistercian 1536
St Bartholomew's Church from Middle Street.jpg St Bartholomew's Priory, Smithfield Smithfield, City of London Greater London Augustinian 1539
St Albans Cathedral 031.jpg St Albans Abbey St Albans Hertfordshire Benedictine 1539
Augustine Abbey.jpg St Augustine's Abbey Canterbury Kent Benedictine 1538
St Bees Priory west autumn sun.jpg St Bees Priory St Bees Cumbria Benedictine 1539
Horsham St Faith - Parish Church.jpg St Faith Priory Horsham St Faith and Newton St Faith Norfolk Benedictine 1536
St Gregory's Priory Canterbury Kent Augustinian 1535
St Helens Bishopsgate.jpg St Helen's Priory, Bishopsgate Bishopsgate, City of London Greater London Benedictine 1538
St. James Priory, Derby Derby Derbyshire Cluniac 1536 [42]
St. John the Baptist Priory Andover, Hampshire Hampshire 1538
St Marys Abbey Church York.jpg St Mary's Abbey York North Yorkshire Benedictine 1539
Coventry Cathedral -old and new-5July2008.jpg St Mary's Priory Coventry Warwickshire Benedictine 1539
Gloucester Cathedral - 2004-11-02.jpg St Peter's Abbey Gloucester Gloucestershire Benedictine 1540
Chester Cathedral ext Hamilton 001.JPG St Werburgh's Abbey Chester Cheshire Benedictine 1538
Strata Florida - walls 2.jpg Strata Florida Abbey Ystrad Fflur Ceredigion Cistercian 1539
Stratford Langthorne - Charnel stone.jpg Stratford Langthorne Abbey West Ham Greater London Cistercian 1538 [43]
File-observatory syonpark.jpg Syon Abbey Heston and Isleworth Greater London Bridgettine 1539
Talley Abbey 1.jpg Talley Abbey Talley Carmarthenshire Premonstratensian 1536
Tarrant Abbey Tarrant Crawford Dorset Cistercian 1539
Tavistock Abbey.jpg Tavistock Abbey Tavistock Devon Benedictine 1539
Tewkesbury Abbey 02.jpg Tewkesbury Abbey Tewkesbury Gloucestershire Benedictine 1539
2004 thetford 02.JPG Thetford Priory Thetford Norfolk Cluniac 1540
Thornton Abbey Gatehouse1.jpg Thornton Abbey Thornton Curtis Lincolnshire Augustinian 1539
Tintern Abbey east end columns.JPG Tintern Abbey Tintern Monmouthshire Cistercian 1536
Titchfield Abbey.jpg Titchfield Abbey Fareham Hampshire Premonstratensian 1537
Tynemouth Priory3.jpg Tynemouth Priory Tynemouth Tyne and Wear Benedictine 1538
Ulverscroft Priory - - 172533.jpg Ulverscroft Priory Ulverscroft Leicestershire Canons Regular 1539 [44]
Vale-Royal-Abbey-Douglas.jpg Vale Royal Abbey Whitegate and Marton Cheshire Cistercian 1538
ValeCrucisAbbey ChapterHouse.JPG Valle Crucis Abbey Llantysilio Denbighshire Cistercian 1537
WalsinghamAbbeyRemains.jpg Walsingham Priory Walsingham Norfolk Canons Regular 1538
Waltham Abbey -21Oct2007 (2).jpg Waltham Abbey Waltham Abbey Essex Canons Regular 1540 [45]
Wareham Priory Wareham Dorset Carthusian 1539
Waverley Abbey 02.jpg Waverley Abbey Farnham Surrey Cistercian 1536
WelbeckAbbeyJonesViews1829.jpg Welbeck Abbey Welbeck Nottinghamshire Premonstratensian 1538
Wenlock priory.JPG Wenlock Priory Much Wenlock Shropshire Cluniac 1540
Henry7Chapel 13.jpg Westminster Abbey Westminster Greater London Benedictine 1539
Whalley Abbey - - 1923754.jpg Whalley Abbey Whalley Lancashire Cistercian 1537
Whitby Abbey image.jpg Whitby Abbey Whitby North Yorkshire Benedictine 1540
Whitland Abbey (473001).jpg Whitland Abbey Llanboidy Carmarthenshire Cistercian 1539 [46]
Woburn Abbey.jpg Woburn Abbey Woburn Bedfordshire Cistercian 1538
WoodspringPrioryFront081006.jpg Woodspring Priory Kewstoke Somerset Augustinian 1536
Worcester cathedral.jpg Worcester Priory Worcester Worcestershire Benedictine 1540
Preceptory near Stydd Yeaveley Preceptory Yeaveley Derbyshire Knights Hospitaller 1540 [47]

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