NY9364 : The 7th C Crypt, Hexham Abbey - main chamber

taken 10 years ago, near to Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain

The 7th C Crypt, Hexham Abbey - main chamber
The 7th C Crypt, Hexham Abbey - main chamber
The Saxon crypt was rediscovered by accident in 1725 when foundations were being dug for a buttress to strengthen the northwest pier of the tower. The main chamber would have housed relics of saints brought back from Rome by Wilfrid. The walls are made entirely from Roman-worked stones, thought to have been brought from Corstopitum (Corbridge) some three miles east along the River Tyne. The entrance to the crypt can be seen in the passage between the pews in NY9364 : The Nave, Hexham Abbey.
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Thursday, 20 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 March, 2008
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Crypt   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2992N 2:6.1467W
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