Queen Æthelthryth (d 679) granted Wilfrid, the Bishop of York, land on which to place his Benedictine Abbey, .Only a crypt and aspe remain of the original abbey. The current church was an Augustinian priory built between 1170 and 1250, the east end was rebuilt in 1860. St Wilfid's Chapel was added in 1996. Since the dissolution, the abbey became the parish church of Hexham, dedicated to Saint Andrew.
Hexham Abbey is dedicated to St Andrew and located in the town of Hexham, Northumberland, in northeast England. Since the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1537, the Abbey has been the parish church of Hexham.
There has been a church on the site for over 1300 years since Etheldreda, Queen of Northumbria made land grants to Wilfrid, Bishop of York about 674.
GPS Coordinates: 54.97159, -2.10262
- Added: 11 Nov 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1998265
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