The remains of the preceptory at Temple Bruer (TF00855370) lie about 4km east of the village of Welbourn and 1.75km east of the line of Ermine Street. They occupy a level site at about 50m OD. Originally founded by the Knights Templars in the mid 12th century it passed, on the suppression of that Order, to the Knights Hospitallers in 1312. One of the two towers of the preceptory church constitutes the only upstanding element, though archaeological work in the 19th and early 20th centuries established the full ground plan of the church and identified some of the preceptory buildings. The site is both a Listed Building (Grade 1) and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
TEMPLE BRUER PRECEPTORY; documents