Newminster Abbey (Morpeth)
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.
|Historical period:||Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Listed Building|
Scheduled Ancient Monument
|Event(s):||FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1954; E Geary|
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
Source of Reference
Local History of Morpeth
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