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THE CHOIR OF HEXHAM PRIORY CHURCH, A NOBLE FOUNDATION OF THE AUSTIN CANONS

THE CHOIR OF HEXHAM PRIORY CHURCH, A NOBLE FOUNDATION OF THE AUSTIN CANONS

Once the cathedral of a Saxon bishopric, the church at Hexham m Northumberland passed into the care of the Austin canons, who erected a priory here about the beginning of the thirteenth century. To them is due the lovely choir shown in this photograph. From its lancet windows to its fifteenth century stalls, this part of the church is a veritable poem in stone. Nearly a century before its building a priory and church were erected here by the same Order, but were burnt in a raid by the savage Scots.

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