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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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