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Fenham Monastic Grange (ruins)

There are ruins of a monastic grange at Fenham in Northumberland - a farm complex owned by the Benedictine priory of Lindisfarne, on nearby Holy Island. A large stone manor house was built here in 1339, and a moat was dug around it in 1385. A defensive pele tower is also thought to have been added later. In 1560, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it was described as a "tower in good repair". After the Dissolution it was granted, as a township, to Sir William Reade, a captain of Berwick upon Tweed.[1] The grange was still standing in 1782, but was in ruins by the mid 19th century, with only the foundations remaining. Today the site is visible a series of earthwork banks and ditches; it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. In the past it has also been referred to as 'Fenham Tower' and questionably as 'Fenham Castle'.[2]

Fenham Monastic Grange Historic Buildings and Monuments in Kyloe Civil Parish Scheduled Ancient Monument
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Site of "Fenham Castle"

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Monastic Grange at Fenham - List Entry
- "The monument includes the remains of a monastic agrarian grange at Fenham. The site is situated on sloping ground leading down to the coast, at the edge of Fenham Flats. …

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Fenham monastic grange (Kyloe)
- "Fenham monastic grange survives as an earthwork. It was owned by Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island. The site lies on sloping ground leading down to the coast and has clear …

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- "Benedictine grange or manor house of Lindisfarne Priory, built or added to in 1339 AD, with a moat or a ditch in 1385 AD. A tower was standing in 1560 …

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List number: 1015631
Keys to the Past HER: N4100
Grid ref: NU0866940746


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