A History of the County of Rutland: Volume 1. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1908.
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THE RELIGIOUS HOUSES OF RUTLAND
The religious houses of Rutland were few and of small importance. There was indeed no independent monastery built in this county after the Conquest: the small priory of Brooke, for Austin canons, being only a cell to the priory of Kenilworth. The Benedictine monks of St. Georges de Boscherville had a cell at Edith Weston from the 12th century till the end of the 14th. Only three hospitals, at Tolethorpe, Great Casterton, and Oakham, can be traced, though there are doubtless others of which no record remains. A college at Manton, founded by Sir William Wade in 1356, completes the number of religious foundations, the short-lived college at Tolethorpe being treated as a refoundation of the hospital.
The manors of Manton and Tixover were given by King Henry I to the abbey of Cluny about 1130; but they were always held directly by the abbot, and leased by him to seculars until the time of their confiscation by Henry V in 1414. (fn. 1) No priory was ever built in connexion with either of them.