Template:Infobox monastery

From Atlas
Template documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge]

This template is used to present a consistently-formatted table of summary information for use in articles about monasteries, priories and nunneries. Please do not make major changes to this infobox without proposing and discussing it on the talk page first.


Parameters Brief instructions
{{Infobox monastery
| name           = 
| native_name    = 
| native_name_lang = 
| image          = 
| alt            = 
| caption        = 
| full           = 
| other_names    = 
| order          = 
| established    = 
| disestablished = 
| mother         = 
| dedication     = 
| diocese        = 
| churches       = 
| founder        = 
| abbot          = <!-- or | abbess = -->
| prior          = 
| archbishop     = 
| bishop         = 
| archdeacon     = 
| people         = 
| status         = 
| functional_status = 
| heritage_designation = 
| designated_date = 
| architect      = 
| style          = 
| groundbreaking = 
| completed_date = 
| construction_cost = 
| location       = 
| map_type       = 
| coordinates    = 
| oscoor         = 
| remains        = 
| public_access  = 
| website        = 
| other_info     = 

Monastery name (COMPULSORY)
Name in local language. If more than one, separate using {{plainlist}}
ISO 639-2 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} instead
Image of the monastery
Alternative text for the image
Caption for the image
Full name or dedication of the monastery
Any alternate names by which the monastery is known
The order of monks or nuns which the monastery housed (COMPULSORY)
Date of establishment (COMPULSORY)
Date of suppression
Name of the mother house
The full name or dedication of the monastery
The diocese to which the monastery belongs or belonged
Churches controlled by the monastery
Name of the founder
Present Abbot or Abbess
Present Prior
Present Archbishop
Present Bishop
Present Archdeacon
Important people associated with the monastery
functional status
Location, given as: village, county, country
Base map type for push pin map
Geographic coordinates using {{coord}}
Grid reference according to the British national grid reference system
What remains are still visible on the site
Whether or not there is public access to the site
Other relevant information

  • Parameters not marked as compulsory can be safely left blank. Note that you may include an image with no caption, but a caption will not be shown if there is no image.
  • Wiki links [[]] are fine in any of the Infobox fields.
  • Include the HTML comments before and following the template; they help inexperienced editors.
  • Geographic corordinates should follow the style guide for entering geographic coordinates e.g. {{coord|54|15|32.57|N|1|6|55.20|W|display=inline,title|type:landmark_region:GB}}
  • Grid Reference are best displayed using the gbmappingsmall template e.g. {{gbmappingsmall|ST777591}}


Example Abbey
Example Abbey from the south
Lua error in Module:Location_map at line 501: Unable to find the specified location map definition. Neither "Module:Location map/data/Kent" nor "Template:Location map Kent" exists.
Monastery information
Full nameThe Abbey of Example
Other namesOld Abbey; St Samples
Mother houseAnother Abbey
Dedicated toHouse of the Blessed Sample
Controlled churchesSt Sample, Exampleton
Founder(s)Walter Plinge, Earl of Example
Important associated figuresJoe Blogs, John Doe
ArchitectBill Blogg
LocationVillage, County, Country
CoordinatesLua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Grid referenceTemplate:Gbmappingsmall
Visible remainschurch, cloister, inner court and earthworks
Public accessyes
Other information(English Heritage)
{{Infobox monastery
| name           = Example Abbey
| image          = Mount Grace Priory.jpg
| caption        = Example Abbey from the south
| full           = [[The Abbey of Example]]
| other_names    = Old Abbey; St Samples
| order          = [[Exemplary]]
| established    = 1302
| disestablished = 1539
| mother         = [[Another Abbey]]
| diocese        = [[Diocese of York|York]]
| churches       = [[St Sample]], [[Exampleton]]
| founder        = [[Walter Plinge]], Earl of Example
| architect      = Bill Blogg
| dedication     = House of the Blessed Sample
| people         = [[Joe Blogs]], [[John Doe]]
| location       = [[Village]], [[County]], [[Country]]
| map_type       = Kent
| coordinates    = {{coord|51|11|33|N|0|16|19|E|type:landmark_region:GB|display=inline}}
| oscoor         = {{gbmappingsmall|SE449985}}
| remains        = church, cloister, inner court and earthworks
| public_access  = yes 
| other_info     = ([[English Heritage]])


The HTML markup produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue articles across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.


If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.


hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.


When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Infobox monastery

Tracking category[edit]

See also[edit]

Template:Buildings and structures infobox templates