Keys to the Past

Hermitage of Segden (Berwick upon Tweed)

Medieval documents record that a hermitage belonging to the Hospital of St Mary in 1296 was built at Segden or Seggeden. Local traditions believe that a small valley in this area was known as Segden so this may be the site of the hermitage. However, much of the area has now been destroyed by quarrying.

Reference number:N2392
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed


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