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Carmelite Friary (Berwick upon Tweed)

A Carmelite Friary was founded in Berwick by Sir John Gray in 1270. It was mentioned in a late 15th century poem and several areas of land in Berwick were recorded as belonging to the Friary. It was abolished in the mid-16th century during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Excavations at Palace Green in 2001 found structural remains that may be associated with the friary.

Reference number:N2450
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Archaeological evaluation at Palace Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed 2001; PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed

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