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Alcester Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Alcester, Warwickshire in England, founded in 1138 by the Botellers of Oversley, Warwickshire.[1] Its many endowments included the Chapel of St. James and St. Peter, near Shaftesbury, Dorset; the manor of Blynfield in the parish of St. James, which is known[by whom?] as the 'Manor of Alcester and Bec'; and a number of other churches and estates.

The last of its priors was Richard Tutbury, from 1459 to 1466. In 1467 it was annexed by Evesham Abbey, from whence it had a prior or warden who was an Evesham monk.[2] In 1536 its ownership was transferred to Thomas Cromwell. Little now remains of the site.

References

  1. ^ A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 2: Religious Houses, William Page ed 1908 pages 56-61 URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=36488
  2. ^ David Knowles; David M. Smith; Christopher Nugent Lawrence Brooke (13 March 2008). The Heads of Religious Houses: England and Wales, III. 1377-1540. Cambridge University Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-521-86508-1.

Coordinates: 52°13′07″N 1°52′24″W / 52.21861°N 1.87333°W / 52.21861; -1.87333