12th century Norman church, built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall and where King Edward I (Longshanks) lay in state in the church for ten days in 1307.
Burgh by Sands is a very interesting church with layers of history.From the 12th century and on the site of an earlier church, it is built with stones from Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman fort of Aballava, on the site of which it stands.
There are many architectural features visible today at the church which were put in place in historically turbulent times, including the apertures which would have been used to re-inforce the entrance, using strong pieces of oak, arrow slits and the very heavy iron gate which would have provided additional security at the entrance to the tower.
In more peaceable times today the church welcomes thousands of visitors every year, including those walking or cycling the route of Hadrian’s Wall.
Spectacular stained glass
Social heritage stories
National heritage here
Bus stop within 100m
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Accessible toilets in church
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* Open every day during daylight hours.
Visitors are very welcome.
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