Towns of monastic origin
Towns of monastic origin reflect their early monastic heritage in their layout. Their continuity as a settlement site was often interrupted and they were later re-founded or expanded into urban centres.
To further explore the concept of 'the so-called monastic town' see the excerpt from Reading the maps which gives examples from Ireland.
To read Anngret Simm's short essay on her take on the Irish Monastic town see here.