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Knaresborough Priory

Hob Uid: 53253
Location :
North Yorkshire
Harrogate
Knaresborough
Grid Ref : SE3569055680
Summary : Trinitarian Priory of the Holy Trinity and St Robert, founded pre-1252. It was destroyd by the Scots in 1318, and suffered at the Black Death. It was dissolved in 1538. Excavations in 1862 and 1949 have recovered the plan of the North transept of the church with towers or turrets at the angles, a South-East buttress, and stone coffins. This was North-West of the later building called `The Priory'. A posible malthouse was exposed South-East of `The Priory'. To the South of this, a possible dovecote was found by remote survey in 1971. Part of the South precinct wall survives in the garden of Abbey House, and the `Priory' stands on earlier, possible monastic foundations.
More information : [SE 35685567] St. Robert's Monastery [G.T.] (Site of) (1)

A Trinitarian priory was founded at Knaresborough, near St. Robert's hermitage [SE 35 NE 2], in 1252 or earlier. It surrendered in 1538. A few architectual relics are incorporated in the outbuildings of 'The Abbey' (17thc.) which is built on the site of the priory gatehouse. (2-3)

No remains are visible to confirm this site. (4)

Listed. (5)

Further information, including details of the earlier excavations and surveys. (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956.
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Anc.Bldgs. Harrogate 1946, p.5 (E.S. Wood)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RL 08-JAN-63
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source : The Trinitarian Order in England : excavations at Thelsford Priory
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1538
Monument Start Date : 1252
Monument Type : Trinitarian Monastery
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 35 NE 14
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Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 35 NE 14
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-01-08
End Date : 1963-01-08