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Bridlington Priory

Hob Uid: 81023
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington
Grid Ref : TA1769067960
Summary : The Priory of Augustinian Canons, at Bridlington, was founded before 1113-4, and dissolved in 1537. This was one of the largest houses of the order, and there appear to have been a number of lay brothers until the fourteenth century. In 1380 the house contained the prior, twenty-four canons, and only one lay-brother. The last prior, William Wode, was executed in 1537 after the Pilgrimage of Grace, and it is said that there were then twenty-six canons who were expelled through the attainder.
More information : TA 1770 6798. Remains of [TI] Bridlington Priory [GT]. (1)

The Priory of Augustinian Canons, at Bridlington, was founded before 1113-4, (a,b) and dissolved in 1537. `This was one of the largest houses of the order, and there appear to have been a number of lay brothers until the fourteenth century. In 1380 the house contained the prior, twenty-four canons, and only one lay-brother (c). The last prior, William Wode, was executed in 1537 after the Pilgrimage of Grace, and it is said that there were then twenty-six canons who were expelled through the attainder'. (2)

`Bridlington Priory ... was founded by Walter de Gart ... in the time of Henry I, 1113 being the date accepted at Bridlington ... A dissolution-survey (d) gives a very full account of the destroyed presbytery and the monastic buildings ....' (3)

`The domestic buildings and the church, save the nave, were destroyed in 1539. (4)

History of the Priory: List of Priors from before 1124 to 1537. (5)

`No authority has yet been shown for the statement sometimes seen that a Saxon nunnery preceded the Priory, ...' (7)

For field report see component cards. (8)

William of Aumale expelled the canons from Bridlington Priory church in 1143-4, presumably in order to fortify it. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 25" map, 1893
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Knowles D and Hadcock R N, 1953, Medieval Religious Houses in England and Wales, p 129
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Source Number : 3e
Source : Associated Architectural Societies' reports and papers [Lincoln, York, Northampton, Bedford, Worcester, Leicester and Sheffield ]
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Page(s) : 40
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Vol(s) : 3 (1854)
Source Number : 4
Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : E W Crossley
Page(s) : 174
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Vol(s) : 21 (1910-1911)
Source Number : 5
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York: volume three
Source details : T M Fallow
Page(s) : 199-205
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Vol(s) : 3 (1913)
Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Lamb J W and Purvis J S, 1946, Bridlington Priory Church, p 9
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Source Number : 8
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Field Investigator, RWE, 01-JUN-1960
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Renn D, 1968, Norman Castles in Britain, p 117
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Farrer W, Early Yorkshire Charters, vol 2, p 445
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Source Number : 2b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Monasticum Anglicanum, vol 6, p 286 (Dugdale)
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Source Number : 2c
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York: volume three
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Page(s) : 199-204
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Vol(s) : 3 (1913)
Source Number : 3
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details : Sir Alfred Clapham
Page(s) : 82
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Vol(s) : 105 (1950)
Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Prickett M, 1831, Description of Priory Church, Bridlington, p 108
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Source Number : 3b
Source : Archaeologia : or miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity
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Page(s) : 270
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Vol(s) : 19 (1821)
Source Number : 3c
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Richardson W, 1851, Monastic Ruins of Yorkshire, vol 2, p 61
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Source Number : 3d
Source : A history of the county of York, East Riding: volume 2
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built between 1113-1537
Monument End Date : 1537
Monument Start Date : 1113
Monument Type : Augustinian Monastery, Priory, Cloister
Evidence : Extant Building, Ruined Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Temporarily fortified 1144
Monument End Date : 1144
Monument Start Date : 1144
Monument Type : Fortified House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 94389
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 16 NE 15
External Cross Reference Notes :

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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, RECTORY GARDEN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
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Associated Activities : Primary, BRIDLINGTON PRIORY
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Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TA 16 NE 15
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-06-01
End Date : 1960-06-01
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