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Hexham Border Library

Hexham Old Gaol
Hexham Old Gaol

Containing the former library of traditional music enthusiast Richard Butler, Hexham Border Library has provided FARNE with a fantastic range of material. The library itself is housed in the historic Hexham Gaol, England’s earliest recorded purpose-built prison. It dates back to the 14th century and was the building where the Archbishop of York’s prisoners from the area known as Hexhamshire were locked up before trial. FARNE has drawn on a wide range of resources from the library including everything from the tunebooks of local Northumberland pipers to song books from across the region. Access is by appointment.

 

Contact details:
Honorary Librarian Border Library Hexham Old Gaol Hallgate Hexham NE46 1XF

ALL CONTACT VIA:- Museums Officer West

Hexham Old Gaol Hallgate Hexham NE46 1XF

(01670) 624524

jgoodridge@woodhorn.org.uk

 

Leave messages for Honorary Librarian (Tel): 01670 624523

Email to oldgaol@woodhorn.org.uk and please mark your message for the attention of the Honorary Librarian

Web: museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/hexham-old-gaol/ and www.experiencewoodhorn.com/








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