Keys to the Past

Warkworth (Warkworth)

Warkworth, looking towards St Lawrence's Church.
Photo by Harry Rowland.
Warkworth, looking towards St Lawrence's Church. Photo by Harry Rowland.

Warkworth dates back to the eighth century when historical records show the estate and church were presented to the monks of Lindisfarne in AD737. It stayed in their hands until the 11th century when it was granted to the monks of Tynemouth. The town suffered at the hands of the Scots and was burnt down in 1174 and in 1341. The medieval town of Warkworth does not seem to have had a wall around it although there is a gatehouse defending the bridge.

Reference number:N5444
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):GEOTECHNICAL SURVEY, A1068 Beal Bank to Coquet Bridge, Warkworth - carriageway reconstruction 2001

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Source of Reference
Local History of Warkworth


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