Craswall Priory ruins, Craswall - Herefordshire, County of (UA)

The remains of one of only three Grandmontine houses in England dating from 1220 to 1225. The severely exposed position has contributed to the priory's decline. An Historic England Management Agreement previously addressed management of vegetation and urgent repairs to the piscina. Further consolidation and the repair of exposed and deteriorating architectural details have been undertaken within a new Natural England Stewardship scheme. Much of the fabric remains vulnerable and a future phase of repairs is planned.

Craswall Priory ruins, Craswall - Herefordshire, County of (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Craswall Priory, associated building remains, pond bays and hollow ways
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1014536
  • Local Planning Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Religious house


  • Building Name: Craswall Priory ruins
  • Unitary Authority: Herefordshire, County of (UA)
  • Parish: Craswall
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Hereford and South Herefordshire
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Private, multiple owners
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1014536 and 1342128