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

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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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
238738
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 02 Dec 2004
Reference: IOE01/13338/18
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