Bridgwater Friary

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Bridgwater Friary
Monastery information
OrderFranciscan
Established1245
Disestablished1538
People
Founder(s)William Briwere
Site
LocationBridgwater, Somerset, England
Grid ReferenceST297368
 
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Bridgwater Friary
Monastery information
OrderFranciscan
Established1245
Disestablished1538
People
Founder(s)William Briwere
Site
LocationBridgwater, Somerset, England
Grid ReferenceST297368
Bridgwater Friary is located in Somerset
Bridgwater Friary shown within Somerset
(grid reference ST297368)

Bridgwater Friary was a Franciscan monastery established in 1245 and dissolved in 1538 in Bridgwater, Somerset, England.

It was founded by William Briwere and moved from another location. Further buildings were added in 1278 and 1284.[1] The church was rebuilt in the 15th century and consecrated in 1445.[2] After the dissolution of the monasteries it became a mansion house. There have been various attempts to excavated the site with decorated tiles,[3] and other building fragments now in the Blake Museum. The only visible remains are an old door in Silver Street.[4]

The site is also crossed by a linear feature thought to date from the English Civil War.[1]

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Coordinates: 51°07′31″N 3°00′26″W / 51.1252°N 3.0071°W / 51.1252; -3.0071