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Name:St Saviour's, or Bridge End Priory in Horbling
HER Number:32832
Type of record:Monument


St Saviour's, or Bridge End Priory, sometimes known as Holland Bridge Priory in Horbling

Grid Reference:TF 143 361
Map Sheet:TF13NW

Full description

The Gilbertine priory of St Saviour was founded by Godwin a rich citizen of Lincoln in or before 1199. It never had more than two or three canons and a few lay brothers, part of whose duties it was to repair Holland Bridge, or Bridge End Causeway. The church and buildings burnt down in 1445 and some time after this the priory became a cell of Sempringham Priory with which it was surrendered in 1538. Stone from the priory was used to build Priory Farm, which lies 50m to the north. Some faint traces of soil disturbance are visible on aerial photographs at TF 144 361 and may be associated with medieval occupation. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}

No surface remains of the priory are visible and the area is under crop. The priory farm is 17th century and is of brick and stone construction, the majority of the stones have been refaced but two show decoration. {1}

Some amorphous and shallow earthworks are visible around Priory Farm on the Environment Agency LiDAR data. These may possibly relate to the priory. {9}

<1> OS CARD INDEX, TF 13 NW:6,1965, DA (Index). SLI2568.

<2> William Page (ed), 1906, The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2, VOL2, PP198-9 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI1104.

<3> D. Knowles and R.N. Hadcock, 1971, Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales - Second Edition, p.197 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI1089.

<4> PHILLIPS, C.W., 1930, OS 6 INCH SERIES, - (Map). SLI3674.

<5> RAF, 1946-50, RAF POST WAR COLLECTION, CPE:UK:2073; 4169/4170,1947, (Aerial Photograph). SLI191.

<6> SMR FILE, TF 13 NW:D - (Index). SLI3095.

<7> William Marrat, 1814, The History of Lincolnshire; Topographical, Historical and Descriptive, VOLIII, PP151-2 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI979.

<8> WELBY, A., 1929, LINCOLNSHIRE NOTES AND QUERIES, VOL20 pp56-8 (Serial). SLI3916.

<9> Environment Agency, 2006, Environment Agency Lidar Scans, - (Digital Archive). SLI11584.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1199 AD? to 1538 AD)
  • PRIORY (Medieval - 1199 AD? to 1445 AD)
  • RELIGIOUS HOUSE (Medieval - 1199 AD? to 1538 AD)
  • CELL (Medieval - 1445 AD to 1538 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<1>Index: OS CARD INDEX. HORBLING. TF 13 NW:6,1965, DA.
<2>Bibliographic Reference: William Page (ed). 1906. The Victoria County History: Lincolnshire - Volume 2. VOL2, PP198-9.
<3>Bibliographic Reference: D. Knowles and R.N. Hadcock. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales - Second Edition. p.197.
<4>Map: PHILLIPS, C.W.. 1930. OS 6 INCH SERIES. -.
<5>Aerial Photograph: RAF. 1946-50. RAF POST WAR COLLECTION. CPE:UK:2073; 4169/4170,1947, .
<6>Index: SMR FILE. HORBLING. TF 13 NW:D -.
<7>Bibliographic Reference: William Marrat. 1814. The History of Lincolnshire; Topographical, Historical and Descriptive. VOLIII, PP151-2.
<9>Digital Archive: Environment Agency. 2006. Environment Agency Lidar Scans. -.

Related records

25784Related to: Bridge End or Holland Causeway, Horbling and Donington (Monument)