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Hulne Friary Curtain Wall and Attached Structure, Denwick

Description: Hulne Friary Curtain Wall and Attached Structure

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236402

OS Grid Reference: NU1636715666
OS Grid Coordinates: 416367, 615666
Latitude/Longitude: 55.4346, -1.7429

Location: Denwick, Northumberland NE66 3HZ

Locality: Denwick
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 3HZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Hulne Priory, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

NU 11 NE
6/66 Hulne Friary:
curtain wall and
attached structures

Curtain wall with gateways and other structures. Wall and gatehouse probably
C15; east and south-west gates late C18. Squared stone, except for gatehouse
of large irregular blocks and rubble. Irregular quadrilateral in plan, with
original gatehouse on the south. Wall c.4 metres high, with bases of bartizans
at north-west and south-east angles, and occasional remains of chamfered-out
parapet, on external face south of east gate a slab with raised shield and
lion rampant. Gatehouse is 2-storey square tower with elliptical arch and
barrel-vaulted passage. Stair-turret on east; chamfered loops. East gate
has studded double doors in moulded 3-centred arch under gable with cross
finial, flanked by stepped buttresses carrying panelled Gothick pinnacles;
carved statue of friar inside gate. South-west gateway has pointed arch with
3-light window above and gable, flanked by stepped buttresses. Blocked
medieval doorways on north and west.

Inside curtain, remains of attached outbuildings on south and west. Ruins
of brewhouse to west of C20 cottage on south. Remains of barn and byre on
west; gable end to north is C18 reconstruction.

Well-preserved fortified perimeter of a Borders monastery.

Listing NGR: NU1637215667

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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