HH25: Escaping Hexham: The 1538 prison break and the 1608 Survey of the Manor Office and Moot Hall


In 1538, raiders broke into Hexham prison, then housed in the Manor Office, to free a priest and other Catholic rebels. Some years later, in the early years of the reign of James I & VI, following yet another gaol break, another report was submitted. These two reports, 70 years apart, shed an interesting light on the continuing neglect by the authorities of the Crown properties.

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From Hexham Historian 25 (2015).  1.4MB PDF.