Keys to the Past

Claustral buildings of St Andrew's Priory (Hexham)

Claustral buildings of St Andrew's Priory incorporated into Hexham Court House and Hexham House Clinic. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1971.
Claustral buildings of St Andrew's Priory incorporated into Hexham Court House and Hexham House Clinic. Photo Northumberland County Council, 1971.

These are the remains of the cloisters of the Augustinian priory of Hexham. The remains of an entry hall, an undercroft and the Prior's House can be seen. Most of these were built in the 13th or 14th century, though the Prior's House was built in the 15th or 16th century. They are Grade I Listed Buildings protected by law.

Reference number:N8822
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Conservation area
Listed Building
Event(s):FIELD SURVEY, Archaeological Survey of Hexham 1988; ARCHAEOLOGICAL UNIT FOR NORTH EAST ENGLAND
WATCHING BRIEF, Hexham Abbey Clinic. Archaeological Watching Brief 1990; P Ryder
BUILDING SURVEY, Hexham Abbey. Archaeological Recording of the 'Bakehouse Wall' 1995; P Ryder
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, The Abbey House, Hexham 2003; P Ryder
WATCHING BRIEF, Tynedale Magistrates Courts, Hexham 2003; ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
BUILDING SURVEY, Hexham Abbey House: Archaeological Investigations 2011; P Ryder
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Hexham Abbey House. The South-West (Clinic) Wing. Archaeological Buildings Assessment 2014
WATCHING BRIEF, Hexham Abbey - west range courtyard stairs (Area F) 2014; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, Hexham Abbey - service trench on north side of Prior's Court (Area E) 2014; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
BUILDING SURVEY, Abbey House, Hexham Abbey 2014; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
WATCHING BRIEF, Hexham Abbey - west range floor and monastic workshop (Area C) 2014; The Archaeological Practice Ltd
HERITAGE ASSESSMENT, Abbey House, Hexham. Heritage Asset Statement 2015



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Hexham


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