Church of St Mary (Hexham)
The Church of St Mary was probably built between 705 and 709. It stood on the east side of the church of St Andrew with only a graveyard in between. It is believed to have been circular. In the 13th century it was completely rebuilt with a rectangular plan. It may have been damaged in Scottish raids in 1296, and it was a ruin by 1537. The site has been built over by shops and houses, and all that can be seen is part of an arcade.
|Historical period:||Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
|Legal status:||Conservation area|
|Event(s):||FIELD SURVEY, Archaeological Survey of Hexham 1988; ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT FOR NORTH EAST ENGLAND|
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Nos 11-13 Market Place (Stafford's Fruiterers), Hexham. A provisional archaeological assessment 2000
WATCHING BRIEF, St Mary's Church, Hexham. Archaeological recording at 11-13 Market Place 2001
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Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham
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