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Newminster Abbey, Morpeth

Description: Newminster Abbey

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 August 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 238738

OS Grid Reference: NZ1892985827
OS Grid Coordinates: 418929, 585827
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1664, -1.7044

Location: B6343, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1RJ

Locality: Morpeth
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE61 1RJ

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Listing Text

NZ 18 NE (South side) )

Newminster Abbey

Ruins of Cistercian Abbey. Founded 1137 but most visible remains of c.1180.

Large parts of the cloister have been re-erected; pointed and round arches with
paired slender columns and waterleaf capitals. East of this, the doorway to
the chapter house, also re-erected, with round arch, 2 orders of columns and
waterleaf capitals.

The remains of the church lie to the north. Standing are parts of a large
north window, and part of a C15 screen, with cinquefoil heads to lights, in the
north transept. Many other fragments lie around and footings of many walls.

C13 tiled floor of Abbot's chapel, not exposed at time of survey.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: NZ1892985827

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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