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Medieval Church, Bondington (Berwick upon Tweed)

Excavated plan of medieval church, Bondington. Photo by The Archaeological Practice, 1998.
Excavated plan of medieval church, Bondington. Photo by The Archaeological Practice, 1998.

In 1998 archaeologists found the remains of a medieval church and graveyard at this site. About two thirds of the church were uncovered; the walls survived only a few rows of stone or even foundations. It had four parts, a semi-circular end, a chancel, a western nave and a possible small side chapel to the south. The graveyard surrounded the church to the north, south and east. At least 20 grave slabs survived on the site. The church was probably built about 1150 AD and the graveyard was certainly out of use by the mid-14th century. These may be the remains of the medieval Church of St Mary, Bondington. This site is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N2714
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Archaeological evaluation of a church and graveyard at 21 Castle Terrace, Berwick-upon-Tweed 1998; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PRACTICE

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Source of Reference
Local History of Berwick upon Tweed


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