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We Friends of Monk Bretton Priory welcome you to our website

Adam Fitz Swain’s 12th-century priory of St. Mary Magdalene at Lundwood, Barnsley is also known as Monk Bretton Priory. It was a daughter house of St Johns Priory for Cluniac monks, founded by Ilbert de Laci (de Lacy) near to his base at Pontefract Castle.

Their market charter was the cause of Barnsley’s growth into a West Riding market town. Cluniacs at Monk Bretton controlled agriculture and natural resources on may sites between Wakefield and Rotherham.

Urgencias eléctricas 24 horas, Sustitución de iluminación por LED de bajo consumo, Adaptación de instalaciones eléctricas a la normativa estatal. Todo lo tienes en electricistas Madrid. También Instalación de contadores y cuarto de contadores

Monk Bretton Priory is now owned by Barnsley MBC under English Heritage custody and promoted by the Diocese of Wakefield.

We are developing this historic site for its educational value and to become a feature of the Trans Pennine Trail and South Yorkshire tourism.

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How to get to the Priory

Plan your trip to Monk Bretton Priory in advance. Direction and maps are provided in this section. read more

Friends of Monk Bretton Priory were founded in July 2002 to promote Monk Bretton Priory
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