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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in Northumberland

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
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Communities & history [condition]

Alnwick Abbey

[The Abbey Church of Saint Mary, Alnwick]


Wiki * PEH

Premonstratensian Canons from Newhouse 1147-1535, 1536-1539 [D]

Austin Friars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne       Augustinian Friars
Blackfriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne       Dominican Friars

Blanchland Abbey [Church Use]



Wiki * PEH

Premonstratensian Canons 1165 * part of church now in parochial use, other monastic buildings in current use [C]

Brinkburn Priory

[The Priory Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Brinkburn]


Wiki * EH * PEH

Augustinian Canons Regular c.1135 [D]

Carmelite Friary, Newcastle-upon-Tyne       Carmelite Friars

Chibburn Preceptory




Knights Hospitaller F.1313 Remains of chapeil, living accommodation and small courtyard in moat[D]

Coquet Isle Priory




Monastic site, became priory cell for Benedictine monks, fortified 15thC. Canibalised into lighthouse and cottages. [E]

Greyfriars, Newcastle-upon-Tyne [No remains]       Franciscan Friars

Guyzance Priory




Premonstratensian Nunnery f.1147. Ruin chapel still remains [D]

Harnham Buddhist Monastery [monastic], Belsay

[Aruna Ratanagiri Buddhist Monastery]



Buddhist Theravada school

Hexham Abbey [Church Use]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Andrew, Hexham]


Wiki * PEH

Augustinian Canons Regular 1113-1537 * originally priory * cathedral 678-c.821 * abbey * church in parochial use [B]

Holystone Priory

[No remains]




Augustinena Nunnery F. 1124 Dis. 1539

Hulne Priory



Wiki * PEH * Geograph

Carmelite 1242-1538 [C]

Lindisfarne Priory, * Holy Island



Wiki, * EH * PEH

Benedictine monks (from Durham) 1073 [C]

Newminster Abbey



Wiki * PEH

Cistercian monks (from Fountains Abbey) 1138-1537 * now within Abbey Farmhouse, public access with permission [D]

Ovingham Priory

St Mary’s Church


PEG(1) * PEH(2)

Church preceded priory, F. 1378. Vicarage incorporates domestic quarters. [C]

Priory Castells Tower




Premonstratensian Canons f.651 Dis. 1538. Prior Castells Tower with inner and outer courts remain [C]

Tynemouth Priory




Benedictine monks, on site of two earlier foundations (EH) [C]


See Also:

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


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