Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tynemouth Priory

When writing about the Priory on my return from Tynemouth, I used its gatehouse as an illustration. But that is as much a military building as an ecclesiastical one.

The photograph above shows some more of the ruins. The many gravestones date from the 18th and 19th centuries.

There were later military buildings here, but when the army left in 1960 anything that was not Medieval was obliterated. Today archaeologists would be looking to conserve those buildings as an important part of the site's history.

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