The Hermitage, Finchale Priory, Framwellgate Moor, Durham

The Hermitage, Finchale Priory, Framwellgate Moor, Durham
Photograph taken 2001 © Peter Dunn. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J010048

A reconstruction drawing of the Hermitage at Finchale Priory in c1180. The history of this site begins with St. Godric living here in a hermitage from 1115 until his death in 1170. Goderic was a former well-travelled seafarer who devoted his life to Christianity and became a hermit. The buildings then became the property of the Prior of the Convent of Durham. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2011). Read detailed archaeological description.

Location

Durham Framwellgate Moor

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

priory religion faith reconstruction drawing aerial view