Keys to the Past

Various carved stones in Hexham Abbey (Hexham)

The remains of many carved stone crosses and grave-markers can be seen inside Hexham Priory. They mainly date to the Anglo-Saxon and medieval period though there are also some Roman examples and a Neolithic cup and ring marked stone. The most important cross, believed by some to be the grave-stone of Bishop Acca, stands in the south transept of the church. Although only part of it now survives it would originally have been over 3m tall. It was probably carved in the mid-eighth century.

Reference number:N8745
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Neolithic (4000BC to 2200BC)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1966; E C Waight

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham

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