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Old 06-04-2015, 07:31 PM
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Default Brinkburn Priory Tomb Slab /Gravestone.

I was at Brinkburn and Cragside today.

Drove into Rothbury for a cucumber for the Guinea pigs but they didn't have any.
Rothbury. Cucumber free zone.


Anyway, this is the oldie gravestone in Brinkburn Priory Church presbytery floor.
15th century, '..the tomb slab of William, a fifteenth century prior of Brinkburn'.

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Old 06-04-2015, 07:40 PM
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I forgot to count how many gravestones are in the floor - it's not a lot, about ten I would guess.

This one is an interesting example, made from a dark (almost black) limestone full of fossil corals. I feel I've seen this stone somewhere before? Durham cathedral? Anyway it matches the legs of the pulpit base. (19c)




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It was a very nice day today for a visit over there; this is about 1pm:


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Brinkburn Mill is a holiday let.

more about it here

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A great set of pictures Coquet - excellent!

PS. There`s a greengrocer just down from the Co-op, but I`m guessing it would have been closed today (Mon), it being a bank holiday. As for the Co-op, I don`t think they`ve had a delivery since last Thursday. I was in on Saturday and apart from 3 sorry looking cabbages they were clean out of fruit and veg. Mind, got to be really desperate to shop at the Co-op at Rothbury, prices they charge!

PPS. I didn`t buy a cabbage.
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Re Rothbury co-op. I see now why it looked like a plague of locusts had hit the place if they have had no deliveries since thursday on a holiday weekend. Mind you I nearly failed the intelligence test on how to get into the shop in the first place. I walked towards the open double doors and they slammed in my face. You have to find the secret entrance further up the street that is disguised as a different shop.
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Frosterley marble.

Trying to identify that black limestone with the fossil coral in it has been bugging me for a year. Went into the Laing art galley in Newcastle the other day and they have a polished block of it on display on the ground floor and tiles made from it in the floor itself. " Frosterley marble" it is. From Durham.

http://www.topografik.co.uk/laing-fossil/


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Was in Durham Cathedral last week. Plenty Frosterley marble in there... but.. they don't allow photography except for their special photograph visiting sessions where you pay them a tenner.
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