There were 28 regular religious foundations in the diocese of Bath and Wells dating from the 6th century onwards. This study begins with early foundations such as Glastonbury and Muchelney, and moves on chronologically.
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abbey church abbey's abbot of Glastonbury alias alive 1556 John Athelney Augustinian canons Barlinch Barrow Bekynton Benedictine benefice with change Bere bishop brethren Bridgwater buildings Cannington canon of Bruton canon of Taunton Canterbury Carthusians cash cathedral change of habit chapter choir Cistercian Cleeve abbey cloister Cluniac disp Dissolution Dissolved 1539 Dunster election estates farm fifteenth century foundation founders friars Frome Glastonbury abbey Glastonbury John Henry of Blois High Ham hold benefice Ilchester Jocelin John of Tours Keynsham king king's land later manor monastic monk of Bath monk of Cleeve monk of Glastonbury monk of Hinton monk of Montacute monk of Muchelney monk of Witham Montacute Muchelney 1534 Nicholas nuns Oxford paid parish pension pope prioress probably recorded refectory Richard Whiting Robert Selwood sister of Buckland Somerset St Benedict St Dunstan St Mary Stavordale successor surviving Taunton Thomas tithes VCH Somerset William Witham Friary Woodspring Woodspring priory