Keys to the Past

Monks House (Bamburgh; North Sunderland and Seahouses)

Monks House, North Sunderland. Photo by Glasgow University.
Monks House, North Sunderland. Photo by Glasgow University.

This house, formerly known as Brocksmouth, stands on the left of the road from Bamburgh to North Sunderland. The older name is found in a charter of 1257 which gave land to build a granary to the monks of Farne. The main building was built in 1495. A later written reference mentions the presence of a chapel. The current buildings are early 19th century, though some of the earlier buildings may have been partly re-used The property is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N5899
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD
FIELD SURVEY, National Trust survey: St Aidan's Dunes, Seahouses 2009; Archaeo-Environment Ltd
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
Local History of Bamburgh


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