Hexham Abbey

I pass this fine building several times a week and generally never give it a thought.  It has become such a familiar sight that it almost disappears from my peripheral vision which is an awful admission; it deserves to be noticed. So by way of contrition I went inside this morning to pay my respects.  I was rewarded by a warm welcome; the interior is kept at a constant 16°C, not for my benefit but for the organ’s (click on images to enlarge):

Hexham Abbey

Hexham Abbey

The Devil in the DetailHexham AbbeyHexham AbbeyHexham AbbeyThere is a wealth of information about Hexham Abbey here including many more photographs of its magnificent exterior: http://www.hexhamabbey.org.uk/.


  1. Victor Rakmil · February 25, 2013

    Great lighting. Your B&W works is wonderful.

  2. Jackobs18 · February 25, 2013

    I love the contrast in these

    • northumbrianlight · February 25, 2013

      The low winter sun streaming through the windows helped with some.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Mary Gilmartin · February 26, 2013

    Thanks for taking time to stop by the abbey and pay your respects; sharing your photographs with us to view. It looks like a place I wish I could visit that was near. What an enormous space inside. Great shots and now I’m wondering whose skull that is…

    • northumbrianlight · February 26, 2013

      It is the detail from a stone commemorative plaque on the eastern side of the north transept which reads: H.S.E. Gulielmus Johnston, Mercator Laboribus finitis, Naturae cessit 26°: die Maij AD 1725, AEtat’. Suse 69. The plaque is set in a shroud with an angel at the top and a skull at the bottom. All very spooky 🙂

  4. labellestudio · February 27, 2013

    a very intimidating building!

    • northumbrianlight · February 27, 2013

      Indeed and not the sort of place I would like to spend the night 🙂

  5. gpcox · March 2, 2013

    Outstanding views.

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  7. Malin H · April 24, 2014

    The first one and the last one – fantastic, Robin!

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