Keys to the Past

Anker's House, Chester-le-Street (Chester-le-Street)

This small medieval building was built on to the northern side of the church was once home to an anchorite. A small window allowed the anchorite to see the altar of the church. After the Reformation it became an alms house.

Reference number:D239
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
21st Century (2001 to 2100)
Legal status:Scheduled Monument
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1003575

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Chester-le-Street

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