A charterhouse is a Carthusian monastery. The word is derived by folk etymology from the French term chartreuse, the first monastery of the order having been established in a valley of the Chartreuse Mountains.

It can refer to numerous monasteries:

see List of Carthusian monasteries

It can also refer to:

Financial institutions

  • Charterhouse Bank
  • Charterhouse Capital Partners, a UK-based private equity firm
  • Charterhouse Group, private equity firm
  • Charterhouse Group, a US-based private equity firm


  • Charterhouse, Somerset, also Charterhouse-on-Mendip, a hamlet in the Mendip Hills, England
  • Charterhouse Roman Town, a town in the Roman province of Britannia, located close to Charterhouse-on-Mendip
  • Hinton Charterhouse, a village in Somerset, England

Sites of scientific interest

  • Charterhouse to Eashing, in Surrey, England
  • Hinton Charterhouse Field, in Somerset, England
  • Hinton Charterhouse Pit, in Somerset, England


  • The Charterhouse of Parma, a novel by Stendhal
  • Charterhouse School, a famous English public school in Surrey
  • Charterhouse Square, London, England
  • London Charterhouse, London, England "The Charterhouse Hospital" and the original site of Charterhouse School

Other articles related to "charterhouse":

Christgarten Charterhouse
... Christgarten Charterhouse (Kloster Christgarten) is a former Carthusian monastery ... or charterhouse, near Ederheim in Bavaria, Germany ...
La Valsainte Charterhouse - History
... The charterhouse, in the heart of the valleys of the Javroz and the Jogne, was founded in 1295 by Girard I, lord of Corbières ... The monks moved to La Part-Dieu Charterhouse at Bulle ... during the French Revolution, the empty charterhouse at La Valsainte gave shelter to refugee French Trappists under Dom Augustin de Lestrange, and in 1794 the premises were ...
Marienau Charterhouse
... Marienau Charterhouse (Kartause Marienau) is a Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, the successor to the Maria Hain Charterhouse in Düsseldorf ...
Charterhouse, Somerset - Church
... The roof-truss, screen, rood, and altar are all made of carved whitened oak. ...
List Of Carthusian Monasteries - Charterhouses - United Kingdom - England
... Axholme Charterhouse, near Epworth, Lincolnshire (1397–1538) Beauvale Charterhouse, Nottinghamshire (1343–1539) Coventry Charterhouse, Coventry (1381–153 ... Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster, Cowfold, Horsham, West Sussex (extant founded 1873 in 1903, received exiled French community of Montreuil, as well as the novices of Bosserville ... Witham Charterhouse, Somerset (1178/79-1539) ...