Archive for the tag 'Hexham'

Unfortunately the duty manager that we had chatted to on the first night of our stay was not on shift so we were unable to say goodbye or thank her. We checked out after breakfast and headed to Corbridge Roman Town.
During our journey, just after we had left Jedburgh, we turned a corner to be [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2018

When Jesus had led them out as far as Bethany, He lifted up His hands and blessed them. While He was blessing them, He left them and was carried up into heaven.
Luke 24: 50,51

9 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2018

This Gatehouse guarded the Hall of the Archbishops of York. The were Lords of the Manor of Hexham for nearly 500 years until 1545. These were troubled times on the Scottish borders. This late mediaeval  tower was heavily fortified with three sets of doors, overhanging parapets and murder holes. In the first-floor courtroom the Archbishop’s [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 28th 2015

The church of Hexham Abbey as we see it today was built over the ruins of Wilfrid’s church in the 12th century. It was part of a priory surrounded by a high stone wall. People gathered outside the stone wall to their goods and local produce. Markets have been held in the place ever since.
The [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 27th 2015

All that remains of the lavatorium in the west walk of the cloister are these decorative arches. The monks would have washed their hands here before entering the refectory to eat.

2 Comments CherryPie on Nov 26th 2015

This rare edition of the Geneva Bible was translated from the Hebrew and Greek by exiles in Geneva. It was imported because, for the first time, the bible had text divided into numbered verses, which was extremely useful for preachers and readers alike.
It was popularly called the Breeches Bible because, wheras the Authorised Version says [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2015

In the centre of the nave a steep stone stair descends into the original 7th-century crypt.

This was discovered only in 1725 when the tower was being reinforced, but would have been the first part of the Saxon church to be built, delved out of the earth before the walls of the main church were erected [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 24th 2015

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