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Dominican Friary (Berwick upon Tweed)

This was the site of a Friary. It was built in 1267 by a group of friars known as the Friars of Penitence. They were abolished in 1274 and in 1285 the buildings were sold to the Dominicans. The building was burnt down in 1436, but it must have been repaired as it is mentioned in a poem written in the late 15th century.

Reference number:N2712
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed


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