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Newminster Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Morpeth, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.1664 / 55°9'59"N

Longitude: -1.7044 / 1°42'15"W

OS Eastings: 418929

OS Northings: 585827

OS Grid: NZ189858

Mapcode National: GBR J8JP.SS

Mapcode Global: WHC2Q.SDKQ

Entry Name: Newminster Abbey

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1155952

English Heritage Legacy ID: 238738

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Morpeth

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Morpeth

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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