Keys to the Past

Hospitium, Inner Farne (North Sunderland and Seahouses)

The remains of a small building on Inner Farne may be those of a hospitium, or guest house, built in medieval times. It was described in monastic accounts of 1360-1 as the hall of St Cuthbert. The present building may stand on the site of the earlier guest house built by St Cuthbert in the seventh century. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N5890
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, National Trust survey: the Farne Islands 2010; Archaeo-Environment Ltd

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Source of Reference
Local History of North Sunderland and Seahouses


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