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Forum: Widdrington 13-01-2015, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I wonder if the Widdringtons dug up the stone...

I wonder if the Widdringtons dug up the stone coffins laying the foundations of the Dower house.? Probably contained the remains of some Hospitaller that personally knew Saladin and died after just...
Forum: Widdrington 13-01-2015, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Anyway, glad the first building belonged to the...

Anyway, glad the first building belonged to the Hospitallers rather than the Knights Templar. Strange bunch those Templars. . ..:D
Forum: Widdrington 13-01-2015, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Coquet
This is F.R. Wilson of Alnwick exploring the dual...

This is F.R. Wilson of Alnwick exploring the dual nature of the buildings, published in the Alnwick Mercury 1 Oct 1860 [provided by Janwhin]


New Notes on Chibburn
by F.R.Wilson, Esq., Alnwick....
Forum: Widdrington 11-01-2015, 07:44 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Here's an interesting one of the Widdrington's...

Here's an interesting one of the Widdrington's Dower House still with the roof on. Looks like they've been patching the roof with an interesting mix of slates and tiles. I've often wondered what the...
Forum: Widdrington 21-06-2010, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Coquet
In earlier descriptions of the ruin note is made...

In earlier descriptions of the ruin note is made of a part sarcophagus/coffin set into a window, but this is reported not found on more recent investigations.

spotted this in the loose stones...
Forum: Widdrington 13-06-2010, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Interesting to note in the earlier representation...

Interesting to note in the earlier representation there's a graveyard at the east end of the chapel, I assume there has been some investigative evidence for the artist to place graves there -...
Forum: Widdrington 13-06-2010, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Coquet
these are the artists impressions of the...

these are the artists impressions of the Preceptory days, and on the date of the French raid showing the building on fire:


(from my photos of the noticeboards at the site!)
Forum: Widdrington 13-06-2010, 11:01 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Yeah, probably rolled him into a ditch - if so he...

Yeah, probably rolled him into a ditch - if so he will have been 'opencasted' now.

Noticed in the reference to the French raiders memoirs that he, on inspecting his loot from the Widdrington...
Forum: Widdrington 12-06-2010, 12:27 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Note that in the 1691 French raid the local...

Note that in the 1691 French raid the local militia eventually caught up with one 'overloaded' Frenchman and killed him. Wonder where he was buried ? Widdrington churchyard?

An account (written...
Forum: Widdrington 31-05-2010, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I have also found a nice piece on the 1691 raid...

I have also found a nice piece on the 1691 raid by the French (Jean Bart) on Widdrington Castle and village - who torched Chibburn on his way back to his ship at Druridge Bay.
Forum: Widdrington 31-05-2010, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Will be expanding the Chibburn page with some 19c...

Will be expanding the Chibburn page with some 19c notes in the next few days, which includes an interesting ground plan (shown below) "B" is the Dower House and "C" & "G" the chapel.
Forum: Widdrington 30-04-2010, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Hi Pete, that's a big shame there's not much info...

Hi Pete, that's a big shame there's not much info recorded.

Regarding the site itself, If I recall correctly the opencast went right around the site 360 degrees, and up to it real close. I wonder...
Forum: Widdrington 27-04-2010, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Documentary on Hospitallers: Knights of St....

Documentary on Hospitallers:

Knights of St. John (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3XM8E0qPP0&NR=1)(6 parts)
Forum: Widdrington 27-04-2010, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Coquet
would love to know what was on those shields, was...

would love to know what was on those shields, was it something generic to the Hospitallers or something unique to Chibburn?


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/chibburn_shields.jpg
Forum: Widdrington 27-04-2010, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Duck's nest in Chibburn Preceptory :): ...

Duck's nest in Chibburn Preceptory :):

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/ducks_nest.jpg
Forum: Widdrington 27-04-2010, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Coquet
By the time these lands were given to the...

By the time these lands were given to the Hospitallers I believe Saladin had kicked them out of the Holy Land and they were in Cyprus or Rhodes?

(I've seen the movie 'Kingdom of Heaven' :D:D )
Forum: Widdrington 27-04-2010, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Chibburn Preceptory

Images of Chibburn Preceptory and the Dower House.

http://www.fusilier.co.uk/widdrington_northumberland/low_chibburn_preceptory_dower_house.htm
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