Keys to the Past

Holystone Priory, Holystone (Harbottle)

Holystone Priory was an Augustinian convent, founded sometime between the years 1107 and 1124. The priory buildings no longer exist, they were demolished during the reformation in 1541. St Mary's Church is still standing, and may have once been the chapel of Holystone Priory. Stones in some of the village buildings may have come from the priory. The site of the priory is a Scheduled Monument, protected by law.

Reference number:N1211
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Lady's Well, Northumbria Region 1988; THE NATIONAL TRUST
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Land at Holystone, Northumberland 2007; Archaeological Services Durham University

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Source of Reference
Local History of Harbottle


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