Keys to the Past

The Old Vicarage (Ovingham)

This building is called The Old Vicarage. It is a post-medieval building, constructed in 1628. The Old Vicarage stands exactly where a medieval parson's house stood, We know from historical documents that this house was destroyed by Scottish raiders on three separate occasions; in 1293, 1312 and 1316. In 1378, a priory cell was built on the same spot by Augustinian Canons from Hexham Priory. The Old Vicarage is a Grade II* Listed Building and is protected by law.

Reference number:N10120
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, The Old Vicarge, Ovingham, Northumberland: archaeological evaluation 1998; The Archaeological Practice
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Ovingham to Wylam, Northumberland. Preliminary archaeological assessment 2007; Tyne and Wear Museums
WATCHING BRIEF, Archaeological recording and watching brief at the Old Vicarage, Ovingham 2008; The Archaeological Practice

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ovingham


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