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Newminster Abbey (Morpeth)

Newminster Abbey.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1981.
Newminster Abbey. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1981.

Earthworks at Newminster Abbey.
Photo by Harry Rowland, 1981.
Earthworks at Newminster Abbey. Photo by Harry Rowland, 1981.

Newminster Abbey was a Cistercian monastery founded in 1138. It was set up by monks from Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. All that can be seen now are parts of the walls. There was a large church and a square chapter house and cloisters. Excavations in 1963 revealed the plan of the abbey church. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11070
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):BUILDING SURVEY, Newminster Abbey, Morpeth, Northumberland 1996; A BRYNE ET AL.
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Southern Trunk Main Warkworth to North Gosforth. Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Assessment 2006; Tyne and Wear Museums

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Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth


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