Bruern Abbey

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Cistercian Abbey of Bruern
Bruern Abbey - pond and sculpture - - 595975.jpg
location United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom England Oxfordshire
Coordinates: 51 ° 52 '52 "  N , 1 ° 36' 48"  W Coordinates: 51 ° 52 '52 "  N , 1 ° 36' 48"  W.
Serial number
according to Janauschek
Patronage St. Mary
founding year 1147
Year of dissolution /
Mother monastery Waverley Abbey

Daughter monasteries


Bruern Abbey (Bruernia) is a former Cistercian monk abbey in Bruern about 3 km northwest of Shipton under Wynchwood and about 5 km south of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire in England .


The monastery was founded in 1147 by Nicholas Basset, who was sheriff in eleven counties, as a subsidiary of Waverley Abbey , the first Cistercian monastery in England, from the filiation of Cîteaux . In 1535 the monastery had 15 monks and an annual income of 136 pounds. In 1536 it was dissolved and its goods came to Sir Anthony Cope. The buildings were subsequently demolished. It is not known whether the large house, which was essentially built in the 18th century and contains a school for people with learning disabilities, follows the monastery floor plan.

Buildings and plant

Visible remains of the monastery have not been preserved.


  • Anthony New: A guide to the Abbeys of England and Wales. Constable & Company, London 1985, ISBN 0-09-463520-X , pp. 80-81.

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