Keys to the Past

St Mary and St Patrick's Priory and Lambley Bastle (Coanwood)

Lambley Farm bastle, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.
Lambley Farm bastle, Coanwood. Photo by Peter Ryder.

A priory for Benedictine nuns once stood on this site between 1190 when it was founded and 1537 when it was dissolved. There are no visible remains of this priory, also known as Lambley Priory, but hummocky ground near the farmhouse and fragments of medieval stonework in the garden of Lambley Farm suggests that foundations may still lie buried nearby.

Reference number:N5952
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
WATCHING BRIEF, Land at Lambley Farm, Lambley 2005; Archaeological Services University of Durham

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Source of Reference
Local History of Coanwood

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