List of places associated with the Knights Templar


List of places associated with the Knights Templar

With their military mission and extensive financial resources, the Knights Templar funded a large number of building projects around Europe and the Holy Land, many of which structures remain standing today.

Middle East

* Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
* Akko (City of Acre) - contains a tunnel leading to a 13th century Templar stronghold
* Athlit, Pilgrims Castle/Château Pélerin
* Arwad, Syria - an island fortress
* Chastel Blanc, Syria
* The port city and fortress of Tartous (called Tortosa by Crusaders), Syria

In 1867, a team from the Royal Engineers, led by Lieutenant Charles Warren (later the London police commissioner of Jack the Ripper fame) and financed by the Palestine Exploration Fund (P.E.F.), discovered a series of tunnels beneath Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, some of which were directly underneath the Templar headquarters. Various small artifacts were found which indicated that Templars had used some of the tunnels, though it is unclear who exactly first dug them. Some of the ruins which Warren discovered came from centuries earlier, and other tunnels which his team discovered had evidently been used for a water system, as they led to a series of cisterns. [http://www.templemount.org/wilson1.html] [http://www.pef.org.uk/Pages/ProjJER1.htm] [http://www.itsgila.com/headlinerswarren.htm] [http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/Laura-Knight-Jadczyk/fastest_growing_cult.htm]

France

* Sainte-Vaubourg, 76/Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France. In 1173, King Henry II, gave the manor Sainte-Vaubourg at Val-de-la-Haye to the Knights Templar.
* Neuilly-sous-Clermont, 60/Oise, Picardie, France
* Mont-de-Soissons, 02/Aisne, Picardie, France - The chapel, pigeonniere and grange all date from the XIIIth century. The chapel was restored by the Knights of St. John after the dissolution of the Templars.
* Acquebouille, in Outarville, 45/Loiret, France - This chapter-house was part of Commandery Saint-Marc d' Orleans.
* La Villedieu-Les-Maurepas, in Élancourt, 78/Yvelines, Ile de France - Thirteenth-century Gothic chapel with octagonal tower, and various buildings with a surrounding wall largely restored. Departmental cultural center.
* Coulommiers, France
* Avalleur, in Bar-sur-Seine, Champagne-Ardenne, France
* Chinon, Pays-de-la-Loire, France
* Cressac-Blanzac, in Cressac-Saint-Genis, Charente, France
* La Rochelle, Charente, France
* Sergeac, Dordogne, France
* Domme, Dordogne, France
* Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon, France
* Richerenches, France
* La Couvertoirade, Aveyron, France
* Celles, Cantal
* La Lande, Allier

Italy

* Castello della Magione, Poggibonsi (Siena), Tuscany, Italy
* San Bevignate, Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Poland

* Chwarszczany village
* Halych
* Kraków City
* Lwów City
* Wilno City

Portugal

* Convent of the Order of Christ (UNESCO World Heritage site)
* Church of Santa Maria do Olival in Tomar
* Castles of Almourol, Idanha, Monsanto, Pombal and Zêzere
* Castle of Soure, near Coimbra [ [http://www.thornr.demon.co.uk/kchrist/tholds.html Castle of Soure] ]

Spain

* Irrigation system in Aragon, Spain [ [http://www.royalandnoble.com/History/Crusades/templarchronology.html Templar Chronology] ]
* Iglesia Veracruz in Segovia, Spain
* Ponferrada castle
* Peñíscola castle
* Miravet castle
* Barbens
* Gardeny castle, in Lérida

United Kingdom

England

"Sorted by county"
* Bisham Abbey, Berkshire
* Temple Meads, Bristol
* St. Mary's, Radnage, Buckinghamshire
* Great Wilbraham Preceptory, Cambridgeshire
* Holy Sepulchre (The Round Church), Cambridge, Cambridgeshire [ [http://www.druidic.org/camchurch/churches/camsepulch.htm The Round Church in Cambridge] ]
* Temple Church, Temple, Cornwall
* Tintagel Castle (Kastell Dintagell), Cornwall
* Temple Sowerby, Cumbria
* Lundy Island, Devon
* Cressing Temple, Essex [ [http://www.cressingtemple.org.uk/ cressingtemple.org] ]
* Garway Church, Herefordshire
* Baldock, Hertfordshire (a town founded by the Templars)
* Hertford and Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire [ [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1379629,00.html "Times Online"] ]
* Royston Cave, Royston, Hertfordshire
* Temple Dinsley, Hertfordshire
* Temple Ewell, Kent
* Temple Manor [ [http://www.medway.gov.uk/index/leisure/localhistory/timeline/17897/templemanor.htm Temple Manor] ] , Kent [ [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Temple_Manor Images Templar Manor images at Wikimedia Commons] ]
* Rothley Temple Templar Chapel, Rothley Court, Leicestershire, (and Templar window}
* Temple Bruer, Lincolnshire
* Inner Temple, London
* Middle Temple, London
* Temple Church, London
* Temple Mills, Stratford, London
*Tulse & Knights hills, Lambeth, London
* Temple Bellwood, Belton, North Lincolnshire
* Helmsley, North Yorkshire
* Temple Cowton, North Yorkshire
* Westerdale, North Yorkshire
* Templecombe, Somerset [ [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=40936 British History] ]
* Temple Cloud, Somerset Also Temple Bridge, Temple Gate, Temple Street
* Temple Balsall, Warwickshire
* Poling Church, Poling, West Sussex
* St. Mary's, Sompting, West Sussex [ [http://www.somptingparish.org.uk St. Mary's] ]
* Shipley Church, Shipley, West Sussex
* St. Mary's House, Bramber, West Sussex
* Temple Newsam, West Yorkshire

cotland

* Templars Park, Aberdeen
* Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Midlothian
* Temple, Midlothian

Other Countries

* Kolossi Castle in Cyprus
* Tempelhof in Berlin, Germany
* Priory of St Laurence (Sv Vavrinec) in Prague, Czech Republic
* Templstejn in Czech Republic
* Hrad Vsetin in Czech Republic
* Four round buildings used as churches on the island Bornholm in Denmark
* Templetown, Co Wexford, Ireland

References

External links

* [http://youtube.com/watch?v=y_AvhwdX8eI Knights Templar castle in Tomar, Portugal] (YouTube video)


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