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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Durham

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Abbeys and Religious buildings within the UK, by county. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information. This same information is also available in alphabetical order.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Codes Used on this page

Wiki=Wikipedia  EH=English Heritage  NT=National Trust  PEH=Pastscape  F.=Founded  Dis.=Dissolved

Condition: [A] First rate example; [B] Major Remains; [C] Identifiable Remains; [D] Modest Remains;
[E] Little Surviving


Alt. Name * [Formal Name / dedication]

Location Grid
Ref or Lat/long

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Communities & history [condition]

Baxterwood Priory



Wiki * PEH

Augustinian Canons Regular (from Guisborough)

Durham Abbey [monastic]




Poor Clares nuns

Durham Cathedral Priory [Church Use]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Durham  * The Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin, Durham]

5446′23″N 134′36″W / 54.773093, -1.576667 *NZ2742

Durham Cathedral * Wiki * PEH

secular canons 997 * Benedictine monks 1093-1540, episcopal diocesan cathedral 997-present [A]

Egglestone Abbey



Wiki * PEH * EH * Geograph

Premonstratensian Canons (from Easby) c.1195, 1198-1540 * converted into a house 1548 * then labourers cottages  [B]

Finchale Priory



Wiki * PEH * EH

Benedictine monks 1115 [B]

Jarrow Priory

[Church Use]

St. Paul's Monastery * [The Priory Church of Saint Paul, Jarrow]


Wiki * EH  * PEH

Benedictine monks 681/2 part of church now in parochial use (EH) [A]

Neasham Priory



Wiki * PEH

Benedictine nuns ante1156 * a 19thC house named Neasham Abbey now stands near the site

Wearmouth Abbey, * Monkswearmouth

[The Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Wearmouth]



Benedictine monks 674


See Also:

Abbey and Religious Buildings Section for all articles, lists and location guides on Abbey's, Cathedrals, Churches, Holy Wells etc.


By: Tracey Park Section: Abbey and Religious Buildings Key:
Page Ref: abbey_dur Topic: Abbeys Last Updated: 04/2009

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