Priory Cottage, Steventon, Oxfordshire

Priory Cottage, Steventon, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 01 December 2002 © Dr Alan Rosevear. Source Historic England Archive ref: 251392

This cottages is built on the site of a former Benedictine priory. It was founded in the reign of Henry I (1100-35). It was what is known as an 'alien' priory. This is because it was linked to a church outside England. It was dependent upon St Marie de Prato church in Italy. The priory was eventually granted to Westminster Abbey in 1399.

Location

Oxfordshire Steventon

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

priory monastery religion faith benedictine medieval (1066 - 1484)