English Monasteries in the Middle Ages

Today’s free book is a detailed study of English monasteries which features 72 illustrations. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain book available for digitisation.

[Thomas Stanley] R[oger Benn] Littledale Palmer [1889-1948], English Monasteries in the Middle Ages. An Outline of Monastic Architecture and Custom from the Conquest to the Suppression. London: Constable and Company Ltd., 1930. Hbk. pp.233. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Preface
  1. The Monastic Order in England
  2. The Monastery as an Organism
  3. The Plan of a Monastery and the Monastic Church
  4. The Cistercian Church
  5. The Later Monastic Church
  6. The Cloister
  7. The Extra-claustral Buildings
  8. The Master Builder
  9. The Building of a Monastery
  • List of Works Consulted
  • Index of Names and Places

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