NEWMINSTER ABBEY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1155952

Date first listed: 11-Aug-1950

Statutory Address: NEWMINSTER ABBEY, MITFORD ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: NEWMINSTER ABBEY, MITFORD ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Morpeth

National Grid Reference: NZ 18929 85827

Summary

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History

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Details

MORPETH MITFORD ROAD (off) NZ 18 NE (South side) )

1/249 Newminster Abbey 11.8.50 II

Ruins of Cistercian Abbey. Founded 1137 but most visible remains of c.1180. Sandstone.

Large parts of the cloister have been re-erected; pointed and round arches with paired slender columns and waterleaf capitals. East of this, the doorway to the chapter house, also re-erected, with round arch, 2 orders of columns and waterleaf capitals.

The remains of the church lie to the north. Standing are parts of a large north window, and part of a C15 screen, with cinquefoil heads to lights, in the north transept. Many other fragments lie around and footings of many walls.

C13 tiled floor of Abbot's chapel, not exposed at time of survey.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NZ1892985827

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 238738

Legacy System: LBS

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