Maintained by English Heritage

The Priory was founded early in the 7th century, perhaps by Edwin of Northumbria..In 1538 the monastery of Tynemouth was disbanded by Robert Blakeney, the last prior of Tynemouth. The church remained in use as a parish church until 1668 when a new church was built nearby. The ruins of the church can still be seen. Beneath them is a small (18 feet by 12 feet) chapel, the Oratory of St Mary or Percy Chapel. Its notable decorative features include a painted ceiling with numerous coats of arms and other symbols, stained-glass side windows, and a small rose window in the east wall, above the altar.

Pentax K10D 18-55 mm
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Featured in the group “Beautiful North of England,UK” 21 Sept 2011


  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 3 years ago

    Great shot and processing Trevor

  • Thanks very much Alex

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    SEPTEMBER 12th, 2011
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  • Thanking you very much for the feature Mary.

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  • artfulvistas
    artfulvistasover 3 years ago

    Great work Trevor!

  • Many thanks Lynda also for the fave

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  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 3 years ago

  • Thanking you very much for the feature Marie

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  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, great bio too. hugsxxx

  • Thanking you Hilary

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature 30/09/11

  • Thank you very much for the feature Dave.

    – Trevor Kersley

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