Hexham Abbey, Hexham, Northumberland

Hexham Abbey,  Hexham, Northumberland
Photograph taken May 1902 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: AA97/05874

A view along Beaumont Street showing Hexham Abbey from the south. The site was originally a monastic church built in 674 AD by St Wilfrid. From 678 to 821 AD it was a cathedral, however in 875 it was destroyed by the Vikings. It was refounded as a Priory in 1113 for Augustinian canons and dissolved in 1537. The church is still in use and the gatehouse and chapterhouse are incorporated in later buildings.

Location

Northumberland Hexham

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

edwardian norman abbey priory monastery dissolution augustinian church religion faith medieval (1066 - 1484)