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WARKWORTH HERMITAGE IN THE SANDSTONE ROCK AND FINCHALE PRIORY'S RUINED NAVE

WARKWORTH HERMITAGE IN THE SANDSTONE ROCK AND FINCHALE PRIORY'S RUINED NAVE

A little way up the river from Warkworth Castle, Warkworth Hermitage (bottom) is at once one of the finest and most mysterious of British hermitages. For though this ancient excavation in the sandstone has existed since the dim ages, there is no record of its use as a hermitage till 1531, when it was granted by the Earl of Northumberland to a priest named Lancastre. Finchale Priory (top), on the banks of the Wear, was founded as a cell to Durham Priory in 1196, on the site of the ancient hermitage of S. Cedric.

Other pictures from Haunts of Hermit and Anchorite


CHURCH AND PRIORY OF S. JOHN AT CHESTER, AND CLIFFSIDE CHAPEL OF S. GOVAN

A CELL ON CHURCH ISLAND, WATERVILLE, AND S. KEVIN'S BED, GLENDALOUGH

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