Monastic Heritage in Greensand Country

Aug 2023

A new resource pack, designed to provide a detailed introduction to the monastic history of the unique, beautiful and much-loved local landscape has been published by the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership.

The document provides a springboard for people to read and discover more, visit sites and get involved with volunteering. It includes information about the role of religion in medieval society, different religious orders, individual religious houses across Greensand Country, the Dissolution and the legacy thereafter.

Available on the Greensand Country website, this is the perfect resource to reference when you’re out and about exploring the local area. With its interesting ‘Did you Know?’ facts, it’s a great way to find out more about why religious houses are so significant within this landscape and to understand what life was like for those in and around the abbeys, priories, chapels, hermitages and colleges.

The resource pack was produced by Margaret Roberts, a volunteer historian at Warden Abbey Vineyard, who used contemporary sources, such as charters and financial documents, as well as satellite imagery, mapping and archaeological research to provide a direct insight into monastic history.

Daniel Bowles Partnership Coordinator at The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership explains: “Through extensive contemporary source research, this resource pack showcases previously undocumented findings, such as the entry on the Heremitagium de Modri. By giving an overview across the whole landscape, readers can appreciate the significance of our monastic heritage.”

Find out more and download the Monastic Heritage resource pack at

Discover more about Greensand Country, its unique history, geology and landscape character at


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