NY9650 : The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel

taken 7 years ago, near to Blanchland, Northumberland, Great Britain

The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
The Lord Crewe Arms Hotel
Following a grant of land in 1165, an abbey was founded here by Premonstratensian monks (who wore white habits); they were given more land in 1214, at which point the abbey was called Blanchland. After the Reformation, the property came into the hands of the Forster family. In 1699 a Dorothy Forster married Lord Crewe, the Bishop of Durham. She later inherited half of the Forster estates; Lord Crewe subsequently bought the rest, and on his death in 1721 left the estates to trustees who rebuilt the village and the abbey’s church. See also NY9650 : Sign for the Lord Crewe Arms Hotel, Blanchland photographed by Trish Steel.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 96585 50372 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.8885N 2:3.2826W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 96561 50398
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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