Affiliations of Britain's Cistercian Abbeys

This page shows how the Cistercian abbeys of Britain are related to each other and to those in France. Traditionally, a new abbey would be founded by a small number of monks moving away from an established one. The diagram below shows the original French abbeys (in italics) and some of the many abbeys in Britain that were created (dates in brackets). Hopefully in time all of these places can be clicked to get photographs and detailed information about them.


Citeaux (1098) --- La Ferté  (1113)
                |- L'Aumone  (????)
                |                    |- Waverley (1128)
                |                    |                   |- Garendon (1133)
                |                    |                   |                   |- Bordesley  (1138)
                |                    |                   |                   |                     |- Stoneleigh (1141)
                |                    |                   |                   |                     |- Merevale   (1148)
                |                    |                   |                   |- Biddlesden (1147)
                |                    |                   |
                |                    |                   |- Forde    (1133) 
                |                    |                   |                   |- Bindon     (1171)
                |                    |                   |                   |- Dunkeswell (1201)
                |                    |                   |
                |                    |                   |- Thame    (1137)
                |                    |                   |- Bruen    (1147)
                |                    |                   |- Combe    (1150)
                |                    |
                |                    |- Tintern  (1131)
                |                    |                   |- Kingswood (1139)
                |
                |- Pontigny  (1114)
                |- Morimond  (1115) --- Dore (1147)
                |                                    |- Grace Dieu (1226)
                |                                    |- Vale Royal (1274)
                |
                |- Clairvaux (1115)
                |                    |- Rievaulx  (1131)
                |                    |                    | - Warden     (1136)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Sawtry     (1147)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Sibton     (1150)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Tilty      (1153)
                |                    |                    |
                |                    |                    |- Melrose    (1136)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Newbattle    (1140)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Holmcultram  (1150)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Kinloss      (1150)
                |                    |                    |                     |                       |- Deer    (1214)
                |                    |                    |                     |                       |- Culross (1217)
                |                    |                    |                     |
                |                    |                    |                     |- Coupar Angus (1161)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Balmerino    (1227)
                |                    |                    |
                |                    |                    |- Dundrennan (1142) 
                |                    |                    |                     |- Glenluce   (1191)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Sweetheart (1273)
                |                    |                    |
                |                    |                    |- Revesby    (1143)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Cleeve (1186)
                |                    |                    |- Rufford    (1146)
                |                    |
                |                    |- Fountains (1132)
                |                    |                    |- Louth Park    (1137)
                |                    |                    |- Newminster    (1138)
                |                    |                    |                        |- Pipewell (1143)
                |                    |                    |                        |- Roche    (1147)
                |                    |                    |                        |- Sawley   (1147)
                |                    |                    |
                |                    |                    |- Kirkstead     (1139)
                |                    |                    |- Wobern        (1145)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Medmenham (1201)
                |                    |                    |- Vaudey        (1147)
                |                    |                    |- Kirkstall     (1147)
                |                    |                    |- Meaux         (1150)
                |                    |
                |                    |- Boxley    (1143) 
                |                    |                    |- Robertsbridge (1176)
                |                    |
                |                    |- Whitland  (1140)
                |                    |                    |- Strata Florida (1164)
                |                    |                    |                    |- Aberconwy (1186)
                |                    |                    |
                |                    |                    |- Strata Marcella (1170)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Valle Crucis (1201)
                |                    |                    |- Cwmhir          (1176)
                |                    |                    |                     |- Cymer (1198)
                |                    |
                |                    |- Margam    (1147)
                | 
                |- Beaulieu  (1203)
                                     |- Netley   (1239)
                                     |- Newenham (1247)


Selected Cistercian abbeys in Britain
Beaulieu Abbey
Basingwerk Abbey
Biddlesden Abbey
Bordesley Abbey
Buildwas Abbey
Byland Abbey
Calder Abbey
Cleeve Abbey
Coggeshall Abbey
Croxden Abbey
Cymer Abbey
Dore Abbey
Forde Abbey
Fountains Abbey
Furness Abbey
Garendon Abbey
Hailes Abbey
Holme Cultram Abbey
Jervaulx Abbey
Kirkstall Abbey
Kirkstead Abbey
Margam Abbey
Merevale Abbey
Neath Abbey
Netley Abbey
Newminster Abbey
Revesby Abbey