Keys to the Past

Brinkburn Priory mill and gateway (Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst)

Brinkburn Mill viewed from East South East (Before restoration).
Brinkburn Mill viewed from East South East (Before restoration).

The Augustinian Priory at Brinkburn dates from the medieval period. The mill site has been built over in the 19th century by a water mill and is now converted into a holiday home. This later building seems to have earlier features built into it. These include a 14th century threshold which is thought to be part of the main gateway, or entrance, into the monastic precinct. Another feature is a curving wall and the millrace which is thought to be the main drain of the priory. This is a Scheduled Monument and a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N11328
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Scheduled Ancient Monument

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.




See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst
Local History of Brinkburn and Hesleyhurst


Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.