The village of Warburton lies only a few miles outside of Manchester, due east of Altrincham. The village was home to a community of Premonstratensians from 1190-1271. The Priory was established as a dependent house of Cockersands Abbey in Lancashire by Adam de Dutton and was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Werburga. Nothing now survives of the priory; the site on which it stood is now a mediaeval church. The surrounding area gives testament to the activity of the canons – a nearby road is known as ‘Abbey Croft’.