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Away day – Hexham Abbey

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North Transept Hexham Abbey

I’ve posted this larger image following a request from Carlos in Barcelona who took a liking to the Postcard from Hexham, back in August. This is the North transept and windows in the abbey, the organ gantry is on the right hand side. The abbey was founded by St. Wilfred in 674 A.D. and the original church was built using stones taken from Hadrian’s Wall.

Picture of the north transept of Hexham Abbey



Written by curly

September 8, 2006 at 1:00 am

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  1. That’s a mighty fine church, I like the fact that it’s dark which gives it more character.


    September 8, 2006 at 1:14 am

  2. Majestic is the only word that comes to mind. (Well, “Wow” was the very first word, but…)


    September 8, 2006 at 8:41 am

  3. Ah, there she is. An astonishing work of art. The light coming through the windows gives the place the right mood.


    September 8, 2006 at 10:16 am

  4. I’m thankful for the comments, perhaps I’ll post another Hexham Abbey picture in a couple of weeks time. I’d like to show you all the larger version of the monks’ nightstairs!


    September 8, 2006 at 11:44 am

  5. This is breathtaking…great shot!

    Candice & Megan

    September 8, 2006 at 2:56 pm

  6. Very stunning! I love the light coming through the stained glass windows. They are like luminous tapestries.


    September 9, 2006 at 8:36 pm

  7. Gorgeous photo! I likely like your subject choices for the blog. Very nice.


    September 12, 2006 at 8:01 pm

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