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Churches & Cathedrals in Northumberland

Heritage sites also including abbeys, religious monuments in Northumberland...

Northumberland Cathedrals, Historic Churches, Abbeys

St Nicholas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1PF
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Founded in 1091, the present Church dates mainly from the 14th Century, with the addition of a striking 60 metre (200ft) high 15th Century Tower incorporating a Lantern in the form of an Imperial Crown.

The 14th Century interior still has some mediaeval treasures including the ornate font and font cover, a stained glass roundel of the Virgin Mary and infant Jesus, and the magnificent Thornton Memorial Brass, the largest of its kind in the UK.

The Church also includes a fine translucent alabaster reredos and hand-carved misericords contained within the choir stalls, constructed when it became a Cathedral in 1882.

Other notable features include the 17th Century Hall and Maddison Memorials, and the monument dedicated to Admiral Lord Collingwood, hero of the Battle of Trafalgar, who was baptised and married in St. Nicholas.
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Hexham Abbey

Beaumont Street, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3NB
Tel: 01434 602031    Fax: 01434 606116
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There has been a church on this site over for 1300 years since Queen Etheldreda made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York c.674. Of Wilfrid's Benedictine abbey, the Saxon crypt and apse still remain. In Norman times. Wilfrid's abbey was replaced by an Augustinian priory: the church you see today is mainly that building of about 1170-1250, in the Early English style of architecture. The choir, north and south transepts and the cloisters, where canons studied and meditated, date from this period. The east end was rebuilt in 1860 and the nave, whose walls incorporate some of the earlier church, was built in 1908. In 1996 an additional chapel was created at the east end of the north choir aisle. Named St Wilfrid's Chapel, it offers a place for prayer or quiet reflection. Since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537 the Abbey has been the parish church of Hexham and today is still a centre for worship and witness to the Christian faith.

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