West Peckham Preceptory

West Peckham Preceptory was a preceptory in West Peckham, Kent, England.

West Peckham Preceptory
West Peckham Preceptory is located in Kent
West Peckham Preceptory
Location within Kent
Monastery information
OrderKnights Hospitallers
Establishedc.1408
Disestablishedc.1523
People
Founder(s)John Culpeper
Site
Coordinates51°15′0.34″N 0°21′38.57″E / 51.2500944°N 0.3607139°E / 51.2500944; 0.3607139
Grid referenceTQ 648 527
Visible remainsNone

History

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West Peckham Preceptory was founded circa 1408 by Sir John Culpeper of Oxon Hoath, West Peckham.[1] It was held by the Knights Hospitallers, and used by them as an administrative centre.[2] The preceptory remained in the possession of the Knights Hospitallers until it was dissolved by King Henry VIII circa 1523. At the time of the dissolution, it was valued at £63 6s 8d and had an income of £60 per annum.[3]

References

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  1. ^ "Duke's Place". Culpepper Connections. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  2. ^ Dumbreck 1983, p. 2.
  3. ^ Hasted 1798, p. 59.

Sources

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  • Dumbreck, William Vincent (1983). A short history of St. Mary's, Hadlow. Hadlow: St Mary's Church.
  • Hasted, Edward (1798). The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. Vol. V. Canterbury: W Bristow. p59