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Hexham Abbey: A Brief History

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By , November 22, 2009 04:08

There has been a church on the site of Hexham Abbey for over 1300 years since Etheldreda, Queen of Northumbria made a grant of lands to Wilfrid, Bishop of York c.674. Of Wilfrid’s Benedictine abbey, which was constructed almost entirely of material salvaged from nearby Roman ruins, the Saxon crypt and apse still remain. For a little while around that time it was the seat of a bishopric. Continue reading 'Hexham Abbey: A Brief History'»


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By , November 21, 2009 22:13

We operate Taxis in Hexham, the largest town in West Northumberland situated on the A69 main Newcastle to Carlisle road 20 miles west of Newcastle and standing on the banks of the river Tyne. It is a very ancient ecclesiastical parish in its own right. Continue reading 'Hexham'»

Hadrian’s Wall

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By , November 19, 2009 00:46

Hadrian’s Wall was built in AD122 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and stretched from the East to West coasts of Britain, from Bowness on Solway in the West to Wallsend in the East. It is the most remarkable Roman monument in the country, and quite unique throughout the former Empire. Continue reading 'Hadrian’s Wall'»

Hexham Races

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By , November 19, 2009 00:41

For over 100 years, the historic market town of Hexham has hosted National Hunt racing and is currently recognised as the only racecourse in Northumberland. This was not always the case, however, as race meetings were also held in the areas of Rothbury, Belford, Elsdon, Wark and Morpeth, before Hexham`s popularity and reputation, amongst other factors, rendered these courses obsolete. Continue reading 'Hexham Races'»