People and Places of the Past

Hexham Abbey

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Hexham Abbey in Northumberland was founded in the seventh century and attacked by the Vikings in the ninth century. The present building dates from the twelfth century but retains an Anglo-Saxon crypt and carvings. The Abbey church survived the reformation but the other abbey buildings are ruins.

Hexham Abbey from the Southeast

The Nave

Saint Wilfred's Throne (Anglo-Saxon)

Medieval Painted Panels

The Monks' stairs in the South Transept

One of the Chantry Chapels

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