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Ivychurch Priory, Wiltshire

(51°2′50″N, 1°44′25″W)
Ivychurch Priory
SU 183 276
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
  • Allan Brodie
5 June 1996

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The remains of the north aisle of the former Augustinian priory church of Ivychurch have been incorporated into a farmhouse. It was founded by King Stephen and presumably the remaining buildings date from his reign and the years following it. The double capitals set in walls around the site and the fountain in the village seem to come from the cloister.

Two reliefs portraying St Peter and St Paul were exhibited in the 1984 English Romanesque Art 1066-1200 exhibition but have not been located for this record.


The priory was founded during the reign of King Stephen, possibly by the King himself. From 1152 until its dissolution in 1536 it received an annual grant from the Royal treasury in exchange for saying the offices in the chapel of nearby Clarendon Palace.


Interior Features



Loose Sculpture


A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 3, Victoria County History, p. 289 ff.

D. Knowles et al (eds), The Heads of Religious Houses in England and Wales 940-1216, Cambridge, 1972.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Wiltshire, Buildings of England, Harmondsworth, 1971

Royal Comission of Historical Monuments England, Churches of South-East Wiltshire, HMSO 1987, pp. 148-153.

G. Zarnecki et al, English Romanesque Art 1066-1200 London, 1984