Priory Church of St Andrew, Hexham, Northumberland

Priory Church of St Andrew, Hexham, Northumberland
Photograph taken 16 July 2001 © Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB. Source Historic England Archive ref: 239164

This was originally the site of a monastic church. It was built in 674 by St Wilfrid. It was a cathedral from 678 to 821. It was destroyed by the Vikings in 875. It was then refounded as a Priory in 1113 for Augustinian canons. It was dissolved in 1537. Excavations 1984-93 have located the early monastic complex beneath the nave of the present abbey church.

Location

Northumberland Hexham

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

priory monastery dissolution church religion faith augustinian anglo saxon (410 - 1065) medieval (1066 - 1484)