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TitleWhite Chasuble, Italian Quilted top-stitched
ObjectNamechasuble | textile
Materialsatin
Colourwhite
LabelTextWhite Chasuble (4009.1)
Cream satin chasuble with white cotton lining. Italian quilted top stitched design.
Raised Triquetra looped design below neck. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionCream satin chasuble with white cotton lining. Italian quilted top stitched design. Raised Triquetra looped design below neck.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 1140 | W 1220
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.50 fn.13 p.73

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TitleWhite Stole
ObjectNamestole | textile
Materialsatin
Colourwhite
LabelTextWhite Stole (4009.2)
Cream satin stole with cream satin lining. Raised Triquetra design at each end with top stitching panels above and below. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionCream satin stole with cream satin lining. Raised Triquetra design at each end with top stitching panels above and below.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 2400 | W 100
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleWhite Stole
ObjectNamestole | textile
Materialsatin
Colourwhite
BriefDescriptionCream satin stole with cream satin lining. Raised Patée style cross in circle at each end of stole on top of top stitching panel.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 2300 | W 90
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleWhite Stole
ObjectNamestole | textile
Materialsatin
Colourwhite
BriefDescriptionCream satin stole with cream satin lining. Raised Triquetra design at each end with single panel of top stitching below.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 2100 | W 100
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleWhite Burse
ObjectNameburse | textile
Materialsatin
Colourwhite
LabelTextWhite Burse (4009.5)
Cream satin book-style burse. Raised Triquetra design on both sides with surrounding top stitching.
Two sided bound with seven embroidered half loops. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionCream satin book-style burse. Raised Triquetra design on both sides with surrounding top stitching. Two sided bound with seven embroidered half loops.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 230 | W 230
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleWhite Veil
ObjectNameveil | textile
Materialcotton
Colourwhite
BriefDescriptionWhite cotton square with embroidered Triquetra on lower half.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 500 | W 500
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleGold Chasuble with Lamb embroidery
ObjectNamechasuble | textile
Materialtextile
Colourgold
LabelTextGold Chasuble (4013.1)
Old Gold coloured fabric with damask orphrey embroidered with gold and silk floss, couched and satin stitch with central design of a lamb carrying a bannered cross. Orphrey edged with braid.
Back of orphrey is plain. Lined with apricot satin. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionOld gold-coloured material with damask orphrey embroidered with gold and silk floss, couched and satin stitch with central design of a lamb carrying a bannered cross. Orphrey edged with braid. Back orphrey is plain. Lined with apricot satin.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 1060 | W 1200
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.48 fn.10 p.72

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TitleCream and Gold Stole with abstract embroidery
ObjectNamestole | textile
Materialsatin
Colourcream & gold
LabelTextCream and Gold Stole (4013.2)
Cream and gold satin stole with abstract embroidery. Gold-work scroll and satin stitch abstract floral design. Central cross at neck. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionGold-work scroll and satin stitch abstract floral design. Central cross at neck.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 2680 | W 98
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleCream and Gold Stole with crosses
ObjectNamestole | textile
MaterialDupion
Colourcream & gold
BriefDescriptionCream Dupion lined with gold. Embroidered crosses in gold and satin stitch. Central cross.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 2680 | W 98
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleManiple with gold embroidery
ObjectNamemaniple | textile
Materialfabric
Colourgold
LabelTextManiple with Gold Embroidery (4013.4)
Maniple with gold couched embroidery, scrolls and pseudo-floral design. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionManiple with gold couched embroidery, scrolls and pseudo-floral design.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 440 | W 85
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleBurse with Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) embroidery
ObjectNameburse | textile
Materialsatin
Colourcream + gold
LabelTextBurse with Lamb Embroidery (4013.5)
Cream Dupion Burse lined with gold. Corded edges. Circular design with lamb in centre surrounded by a ring of flowers and foliage, gold couched with satin stitch. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionCream Dupion lined with gold. Corded edges. Circular design with lamb in centre, surrounded by a ring of flowers and foliage, gold couched and satin stitch.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 240 | W 240
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: fn.12 p.72, Fig.49 p.73

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TitleCream Dupion Veil
ObjectNameveil | textile
MaterialDupion
Colourcream + gold
LabelTextCream Dupion Veil (4013.6)
Cream dupion lined with gold Dupion. Corded edges. Embroidered cross on applied damask. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionCream Dupion lined with gold Dupion. Corded edges. Embroidered cross on applied damask.
ObjProdDate20th cent
DimensionsH 540 | W 540
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleRed Chasuble with gold couched design
ObjectNamechasuble | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
LabelTextRed Chasuble with gold couched design (4033.1)
Red slub Dupion chasuble, lined with cream taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork back and front.
20th century.
Red Chasuble and Vestments
The red Chasuble, burse, stole and maniple were given by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband, Canon Hugh Richardson, in October 1984.
The vestments are made of Dupion silk fabric. The chasuble is lined with cream taffeta. A couched design of wheat ears is embroidered in gold on the front and back. The accessories carry the same wheat ears embroidery.
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion chasuble, lined with cream watermarked taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork back and front.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 1000 | W 1007
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.53 fn.16 p.75

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TitleRed Burse with gold couched design
ObjectNameburse | textile
Materialcotton
Colourred
LabelTextRed Burse (4033.2)
Red slub Dupion burse lined with white cotton. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery on front. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion burse, lined with white cotton. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery on front.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 255 | W 260
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.54 fn.16 p.75

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TitleRed Stole with gold couched design
ObjectNamestole | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
LabelTextRed Stole (4033.3)
Red slub Dupion stole, lined with cream taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery at either end. Gold cross at neck. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion stole, lined with cream watermarked taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery at either end. Gold cross at neck.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 500 | W 60 (at centre – tapered)
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleRed Veil with gold couched design
ObjectNameveil | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion veil, lined with cream watermarked taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery on front.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 520 | W 500
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.54 fn.16 p.75

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TitleRed Maniple with gold couched design
ObjectNamemaniple | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
LabelTextRed Maniple (4033.5)
Red slub Dupion maniple, lined with cream taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery on front. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion maniple, lined with cream watermarked taffeta. Couched design of flame goldwork embroidery on front.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 550 | W 85
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.54 fn.16 p.75

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TitleRed Burse, plain
ObjectNameburse | textile
Materiallinen
Colourred
LabelTextRed Burse (4033.6)
Red slub Dupion non-envelope burse with cream fine linen. No decoration. 20th century.
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion non-envelope burse, with cream fine linen. No decoration.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 245 | W 245
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleRed Veil, plain
ObjectNameveil | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
BriefDescriptionRed slub Dupion veil, lined with cream watermarked taffeta. No decoration.
ObjProdDate1984?
ObjectHistoryNoteGiven in October 1984 by Mrs Dulcie Richardson in memory of her late husband Canon Hugh Richardson.
DimensionsH 510 | W 500
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleChristmas wall hanging
ObjectNamewall-hanging | textile
Materialsilk
BriefDescriptionMade in 2002 by Millennium Sewing Group. Silk. Nine rectangular panels — Celtic Knot embroidered to border in black thread. Background to panels in black silk. Framework in rusty-apricot.
Joseph & Mary with crib in centre panel, with angel in panel each side; 3 wise men in panels above, and 3 shepherds in panels below.
ObjProdDate2002
CurrentLocationVestry

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TitleAltar superfrontal
ObjectNamesuperfrontal | textile
Materialbrocade | linen
Colourred + gold + cream
BriefDescriptionRed patterned brocade with alternate squares and circles embroidered gold. Various cross details picked out in gold and coloured embroidery. Attached to cream linen. Gold brocade to bottom edge. Same fabric as HEAXAB4096
ObjProdOrganisationThe Millennium Sewing Group
ObjProdDate1999
DimensionsW 2340 | D 250
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel

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TitleAltar frontal
ObjectNamefrontal | textile
Materialbrocade | leather
Colourred + gold
BriefDescriptionFixed to modern frame. Same fabric as HEAXAB4095 – red patterned brocade. Gold brocade – twice at third & two-thirds of width. Central embroidery of Crown in leather – 3 layers padded with gold band & red stones. Circle of organza/net in silver forms halo. Tapered ribbon effect in various colours with gold edges
ObjProdOrganisationThe Millennium Sewing Group
ObjProdDate1999
ObjectHistoryNoteEmbroidered label on back:– “Worked by Members of THE MILLENNIUM SEWING GROUP 1999”
DimensionsH 870 | W 2340
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
Reference1998. Faculty: To introduce soft furnishings, including altar frontal, to St Etheldreda’s Chapel. Faculty Regr. no.5. Faculty no.5042, 2 Oct 1998.

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB9158.11 | HEXAB9443 | HEXAB2124
TitleMillennium banner
ObjectNamebanner | textile
Materialfabric
Colourmany + gold
BriefDescriptionBanner made by Hexham Embroiderers’ Guild. 40 appliqué and embroidered squares (Celtic patterns) & circles (pictorial) around edge. “EG | Emboiderers Guild” in bottom right-hand corner. Many colours. Background to centre outline of Hexham Abbey, above rural landscape, and below roof tops of town. Applied family groups. Applied date in gold fabric. Full description in old 20p Abbey Leaflet No. 11 [HEXAB9158.11] and on-line via link below; see HEXAB9443 ‘The Making of …’.
ObjProdOrganisationHexham Emboiderers’ Guild
ObjProdDate1999
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Millennium Banner was the work of about forty members of Hexham Embroiderers’ Guild, with help and advice from many others. It was designed late in 1998. Fabrics were collected and dyed during that winter. Guild members worked on the panels from March 1999, each starting with an idea and initial guidance on technique and colour, then developing it in her own way. The sections of the central panel were similarly developed and put together. All the panels were ready by August. A few brave ladies then had to wrestle with the problem of fitting all the pieces into a coherent whole, which was placed on a calico backing and lined. By early October the hanging was complete. It went on display at exhibitions before returning to Hexham, to be placed in the nave and consecrated on 21st November 1999.
DimensionsH 2550 | W 1320
CurrentLocNoteon display hanging from bracket HEXAB2124
CurrentLocationNave/South Wall/Bay 1 (East)
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB328 | HEXAB9158.10
TitleFramed British Legion flag
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + gold
BriefDescriptionBritish Legion Hexham Branch. Blue background, Union flag in canton. Gold fringe on 3 sides. Mounted in oak frame. Channel to top edge; reverse side on show.
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
HEXHAM-BRANCH
ObjProdDate1920s
ObjectHistoryNoteThe standard in the case on the east side of the wind porch to the north-west door of the nave, was laid up in the Abbey at a ceremony after Evensong on Wednesday 14th January 1996. It had been kept in St Wilfrid’s War Memorial Hospital in Eastgate until the hospital was closed on 1st April 1995. It is believed to have been in the hospital since the Hexham Branch was formed in the early 1920s.
DimensionsH 1270 | W 1010
CurrentLocNoteon display | E. side
CurrentLocationNave/West End/NW Porch
Reference1995. Faculty: To lay up the original Hexham Branch British Legion Standard, 44" × 34" with 1" fringe on three sides, near the existing standards and British Legion Memorial window, mounted in a glass-fronted case of timber to match the existing timber of the porch, c. 48" × 40" × 4". Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4710, 14.8.1995.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleBritish Legion flag (women’s)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourgold+ blue + yellow
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton.
Inscription
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
WOMEN’s SECTION
HEXHAM BRANCH
ObjProdDate1970s
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up when the Section (formed in September 1936) was disbanded about 1989.
CurrentLocNoteon display | pointing NW
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleBritish Legion flag (Hexham)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + yellow + gold
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton. Reverse side shown.
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
HEXHAM BRANCH
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up in 2000 when failing membership closed the branch. A service, The Laying Up of the Branch Standard, was conducted on Thursday, 23rd March 2000 by the Rector, Revd Canon Michael Nelson.
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CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)
ReferenceFaculty: To lay up the Royal British Legion Colour, Hexham Branch, with the two others already on the second pillar from the West end in the North West corner of the Nave. Faculty Regr. no.5. Faculty no.5512, 29.7.1999.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleBritish Legion flag (northern area)
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourblue + yellow + gold
BriefDescriptionGold tassels, gold braid 3 sides. Deep blue, yellow band & Union flag in canton
Inscription
BRITISH LEGION
NORTHERN AREA
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
ObjectHistoryNoteLaid up in 1975 when a new standard was dedicated. A service in the Abbey at a County Rally was conducted at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 8th June 1975. Royal British Legion, Northumberland County, Laying Up of the Old Standard and Dedication of the New Standard. Preacher: Canon Stephen Pritchard.
Pre-1987 on the E wall of N transept aisle, between the two southernmost bays.
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CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 5 (West)
Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleThe King’s Colour of the Scots Guards
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourred
BriefDescriptionRegimental flag in red, battle honours Waterloo, Inkerman etc. Union flag in top left hand corner, centre crown, rose & thistles. On a pole with Crown & lion on end.
The King’s Colour shows the Union Badge (rose, thistle and shamrock) above UNITA FORTIOR (Stronger in unity), EGYPT, then a sphinx, all surmounted by the Imperial Crown, with a small Union Flag in the dexter canton.
The “Honours” shown on these Colours are: 1743 Dettingen; 1793 Lincelles; 1809 Talavera; 1811 Barossa; 1809–14 Peninsular; 1815 Waterloo; 1854 Alma; 1854 Inkerman; 1854 Sevastopol; 1882 Egypt; 1882 Tel-El-Kebir; 1885 Suakim.
Reverse side shown.
InscriptionUNITA FORTIOR
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationStronger in Unity
ObjProdDatec1903
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Scots Guards Colours were presented to the 2nd Battalion by King Edward VII on 3rd December 1903. Col. Gerald Cuthbert of Beaufront, as colonel of the regiment, chose Hexham Abbey as their resting piece, ‘where he had worshipped as boy and his father before him’. For the reception of the colours, 20th October 1912, more than 2,000 people were present.
Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel, north side, 2nd bay from west
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 4
Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleRegimental Colour of the Scots Guards
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
Colourgold + red
BriefDescriptionRegimental flag in union flag style – gold, red. Battle honours. On a pole with crown & lion on end.
The Regimental Colour bears the Union Flag, the crest (a chevalier) and motto SI JE PUIS (If I can), of Lord Linlithgow, who raised the battalion, above SI POSSIM (If I could), XVIII, EGYPT and a sphinx.
The “Honours” shown on these Colours are: 1743 Dettingen; 1793 Lincelles; 1809 Talavera; 1811 Barossa; 1809–14 Peninsular; 1815 Waterloo; 1854 Alma; 1854 Inkerman; 1854 Sevastopol; 1882 Egypt; 1882 Tel-El-Kebir; 1885 Suakim.
InscriptionSI JE PUIS
SI POSSIM
XVIII
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationIf I can
If I could
18
ObjectHistoryNoteThe Scots Guards Colours were presented to the 2nd Battalion by Edward VII on 3rd December 1903. Col. Gerald Cuthbert of Beaufront, as colonel of the regiment, chose Hexham Abbey as their resting place, ‘where he had worshipped as boy and his father before him’. For the reception of the colours, 20th October 1912, more than 2,000 people were present.
Pre-1987 above choir stalls in chancel, south side 2nd bay from west. c1920 south side of Nave at east end.
CurrentLocNoteon display
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 4
Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleRegimental Colour of the Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionCrown, ring of white flowers, clover, thistles embroidered. Names of battles. Corners of crown, white rose, lion and leaves embroidered. Centre motif horse or rider? in circle with writing around.
the central panel, below a crown, shows THE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS round St George, the regiment’s patron saint, in a wreath of roses, shamrock and thistles. Below is a garland of red and white ribbon; this is the only regiment allowed red tips to their plumes Crown, rose and lion statant guardant appear in each corner.
The Regiment’s ‘Honours’ shown on the Colours are their principal campaigns and battles: Wilhelmstahl, St Lucia·1778, Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Busaco, Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, Toulouse, Peninsula, Lucknow, Afghanistan·1878–80, Khartoum, Modder River, South·Africa·1899–1902
InscriptionTHE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS
ObjProdDatec1920
ObjectHistoryNoteThe colours were presented to the 4th Battalion Fifh Fusiliers (TA) by Major General Sir Percival Wilkinson KCMG CB at Newburn on 15th July 1920. They were lodged in the Abbey on 18th November 1979.
They were moved to the Nave N Aisle after June 1987.
A brass plate [HEXAB2168] was made in 1985 to be placed adjacent to the Colours. Because of reservations by the Chancellor and the Diocesan Advisory Committee it was never erected.
(PCC Minutes 20/2/1979) “Laying up of Colours. A letter has been received from the Lt. Colonel commanding the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers asking for the Colours of the 4th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers to be laid up in Hexham Abbey in the Autumn 1979. It was agreed that the request be granted. Secretary to enquire about a Faculty.”
(PCC Minutes 21/3/1979) “Laying up of Colours. Faculty is not required unless in a case.”
CurrentLocNoteon display | pointing NW
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 3
Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
Abbey Chronicle no.254 Nov.1979 p.2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleKing’s Colour of the Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Battalion
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionUnion flag with crown and central motif with IV [4th N. F] embroidered. Battle honours on horizontal arm of union. Fringe on 3 sides. Crown with lion mounted to top of pole.
The King’s Colour has the Union Flag with the regiment’s name round IV in the centre.
The Regiment’s ‘Honours’ shown on the Colours are their principal campaigns and battles: Mons; Ypres 1915-16; Marne 1914; St Julien; Somme 1916-18; Selle; Scarpe 1917-78; Piave; Steuma; Dunkirk 1940; Suvla; Caen; Rhineland; Defence of Tobruk; Sidi Barrani; Tobruk 1941; Cauldron; Salerno; El Alamein; Cassino II.
InscriptionTHE NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS IV
ObjProdDatec1920
ObjectHistoryNoteThe colours were presented on 15th July 1920 and laid up in the Abbey on Sunday 18th November 1979.
Moved to the Nave aisle after June 1987.
A brass plate [HEXAB2168] was made in 1985 to be placed adjacent to the Colours. Because of reservations by the Chancellor and the Diocesan Advisory Committee it was never erected.
(PCC Minutes 20/2/1979) “Laying up of Colours. A letter has been received from the Lt. Colonel commanding the 6th (Volunteer) Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers asking for the Colours of the 4th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers to be laid up in Hexham Abbey in the Autumn 1979. It was agreed that the request be granted. Secretary to enquire about a Faculty.”
(PCC Minutes 21/3/1979) “Laying up of Colours. Faculty is not required unless in a case.”
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CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/Pier 3
Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
Abbey Chronicle no.254 Nov.1979 p.2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleGarter Standard of Viscount Allendale
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionThe Garter Standard of Viscount Allendale (1890–1956): on a red field, a white lion rampant, with a gold spur-rowel and eight white crescents, all within the red-[and-white] fringe of the Order of the Garter. Hung by side tube.
ObjectHistoryNoteLike his ancestors, Allendale was Lord of the Manor of Hexham, though the family has long lived at Bywell Hall. His grandfather (1829–1907), created Baron 1906, rebuilt the east end of the Abbey in 1858; co-operated in the making of Beaumont Street and the Town Halt in 1865; and gave Tyne Green to the town, 1887. His father (1860–1923), 2nd Baron, created Viscount in 1911, presented the Sele to the town in 1908 and sold the Abbey Grounds to Hexham in 1912. The 2nd Viscount was a Lord-in-Waiting and Steward of the Jockey Club. His standard was brought from St George’s Chapel, Windsor in 1959 and laid up in the Abbey on 11th December 1961.
Pre-1987 hung in SW corner of Chancel above the choir stall bearing his Stall-plate [HEXAB1052].
Following the disintegration of the original, a replica banner was installed 13/10/2016; this lacks the red-and-white fringe of the original and the new images lack the apparent depth of the original.
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Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleBanner of Sir Percy Loraine
ObjectNameflag | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionThe banner of Sir Percy Loraine Bt. PC, GCMG (1860–1961) has a black-and-white cross. Fringe on 3 sides same colours. Pole band is a red colour.
On a field quartered black and white is a cross of which the black and white are reciprocally interchanged, at the top is a red left hand cut short at the wrist. All baronets bear as an augmentation to their arms the Badge of Ulster, the ‘Red Hand’, on a silver field.
ObjectHistoryNoteSir Percy succeeded as 12th Baronet of Kirkharle in 1917, was appointed Ambassador to Turkey, and transferred to Rome in 1939. Though not usually living in the North, he owned and often visited properties near Hexham, including Styford Manor and Staward Hall. He asked that his GCMG banner be hung in Hexham Abbey when it was removed after his death from the chapel of the Order in St Paul’s Cathedral. His hatchment [HEXAB3062], placed in the nave in 1963, also bears his arms.
Pre-1987 hung in NW corner of Chancel above the choir stall bearing his Stall-plate [HEXAB1038]
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Reference1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
EP 184/137 (1963) Papers re the Sir Percy Loraine hatchment and banner.
1963. Remove one banneret of Hawick Callants from its present position in the Choir where it will be replaced by the Loraine Banner. … Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2287, 14.2.1963. NRO EP.184/80.
1963.To Lady Louise Loraine for: 1. Sir Percy Loraine’s brass plate on back of choir stalls. 2. Hatchment on wall. 3. St Michael and St George banner on north side of choir “previously hung in the London chapel of the Order”. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2288, 14.2.1963. NRO EP.184/80.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleThe Hawick Banner
ObjectNamebanner | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionScottish cross with date 1514 and letters H C embroidered – Same colour dense fringe or ropework
ObjProdDatec1972
ObjectHistoryNoteIn 1514, the year after Flodden, Lord Dacre (Bailiff of Hexham and March Warden) led a band of raiders that included Hexham men into Scotland. The Priory flag was captured by the Hawick Callants, the youths who alone were left to defend the town. It was appropriated as the Hawick Flag, with the initials H C and the vertical line. The banner, carried annually in the ‘Common Riding of the Marches’, and a statue of a horseman in Hawick High Street, are permanent reminders of the skirmish.
At the consecration of the nave in 1908 Hawick lent a copy of the banner to be carried in procession and afterwards presented the Abbey with a replica. June 4th 1914 was the 400th anniversary of its capture.
The banner was originally hung in the NW corner of the Chancel, but in 1963 it was moved to the North-Eastern-most pillar of the Nave.
“7. Hawick Flag. The Rector said he had received a letter from the Town Clerk of Hawick stating that some of his people were distressed at the condition of the Flag, and they would like to supply a new one. He, the Rector, had replied inviting him to the 1974 Celebrations, but it was intended to give the Flag this year. A probable date for a special service, was the Sunday before St Andrew’s Day, but Civic dignitaries of Hexham would also need to be consulted.” [PCC Min. 9/8/1972 p120]
On Sunday 26th November 1972 the Provost of Hawick gave a new flag to the people of Hexham as a token of the friendship established between the two communities. The Rector then returned the 1908 flag to replace the original banner which had long since disintegrated. Bishop Ramsbotham had agreed to attend and refreshments at the Beaumont Hotel in the Ballroom at 35p per head + 10% were planned for members of the PCC, Civic Authorities from Hawick and Hexham, both Urban and Rural Councils, a total of 100–120 people. [Standing Ctte Min. 22/10/1972 p126]
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ReferenceFaculty: Remove one banneret of Hawick Callants from its present position in the Choir where it will be replaced by the Loraine Banner, to a position on the North-Eastern-most pillar of the Nave so as to extend northwards into the Side Aisle. Faculty Regr. no.3. Faculty no.2287. 14.2.1963. Northumberland Record Office, EP.184/80. P.C.C. Minutes 19.11.1962. Abbey Chronicle Mar.1963.
EP 184/158 (1972) Papers re. Hawick Flag. Includes copy of official guide to Hawick, 1971; printed leaflet re Hawick Museum, n.d. printed leaflet A Brief Outline of Hawick Common-Riding Ceremonies, nd and printed Order of Service ‘for the presentation and reception of the Hawick Flag on Sunday, 26 November 1972 at 3pm’.
1987, 2 Dec. 1. Resiting of those colours and banners presently in the Nave, Chancel,and North Transept, in the North Nave. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4130. A faculty was sought to move from the choir the personal banners of Lord Allendale and Sir Percy Loraine, and the Colours of the Scots Guards, into the nave aisle; also the Colours of the British Legion and the Northumberland Fusiliers from the east end of the nave. The Hawick Banner (already in North Nave Aisle) was to be lowered to “line up” with the remaining Banners. CND 20 Feb 2012.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleMother’s Union banner
ObjectNamebanner | textile
Materialdamask
BriefDescriptionBanner on gold & cream damask backed with printed backing. Fringed on bottom red & gold. Edged ribbon in black & white diamonds on side. Centre motif is Mother & Child on deep blue background, applied shapes. Shield at bottom left with cross of St Andrew (for Hexham Abbey); shield at bottom right with a cross above 3 towers (for Diocese of Newcastle pre-1949). Writing in green edged with silver. Red loops suspended from pole. Two long tassels of blue & gold.
Inscription
Hexham Abbey
Mothers
Union
InscriptionScriptUncial Capitals
ObjProdDatepre–1949?
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TitleSt Wilfrid’s throne kneeler
ObjectNamekneeler | textile
Materialcanvas
BriefDescriptionKneeler in blue, red & gold canvas work. “Saint Wilfrid” embroidered to front & on rear “674 – 1974”. Figure of St Wilfrid to top.
Inscription
Saint Wilfrid
674 – 1974
ObjProdDate1974
DimensionsH 80 | W 350 | D 240
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TitleHigh altar superfrontal
ObjectNamesuperfrontal | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionVelvet blue/green with gold embroidery for lettering. Blue & gold fringe.
InscriptionEcce tabernaculum Dei cum hominibus et habitabit cum eis
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them
InscriptionDescriptionfrom Rev. 21:3
DimensionsH 180 | W 3420
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TitleHigh altar frontal, cream
ObjectNamefrontal | textile
Materialfabric
BriefDescriptionBeige background with gold thread (can feel this). Large “Bud” shape inset with stylized flower & fringe in gold. 4 complete bud shapes plus three-quarter bud shapes at each end. Inscription is from Rev. 21:3
InscriptionEcce · tabernaculum · Dei · cum · hominibus · et · habitabit · cum · eis
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationBehold the tabernacle of God with men and he will dwell with them
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AssocObjNumberHEXAB5085
TitleMothers’ Union altar frontal
ObjectNamefrontal | textile
Materialfabric
Colourwhite
BriefDescriptionWhite background. Machine applied & stuffed flowers & leaves
ObjProdPersonArtist: Leonard Evetts 1909–1997 MA. ARCA. HM. MSc. D.Litt (Lambeth)
ObjProdDate1996–1997
ObjectHistoryNoteCompleted in the last year of Evetts’ life – at the same time [to show the wide range of his skills] as the huge inscription with giant lettering at Albemarle barracks, and stained-glass windows at Craster, St Peter’s and Bishop Wearmouth, St Nicholas’s, and altar cloths, palls, and stoles. Commemorative stone at Royal Quay, North Shields.
Mr Jackson had it made in memory of his wife Doris – of Mothers Union. See description in Mothers’ Union booklet.
DimensionsH 790 | W 2130
CurrentLocNotestored | high altar box
CurrentLocationChancel/Presbytery
ReferenceRef. Leonard Evetts Master Designer Privately printed 2001 [HEXAB5085], p.215
1996, 19 Mar. … 2. To introduce a new frontal for the Lady Chapel altar. In accordance with the drawing of Dr. L. Evetts. … Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4781.

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TitleCope – St Andrew
ObjectNamecope | textile
Materialbrocade
LabelTextCope with Cross of St Andrews (4200)
Beige and cream brocade with printed blue and gold embroidered band. Cross piece with fastenings. Lined with gold fabric. Back has background in same blue printed fabric to shield shape. Gold fabric for cross of St Andrew. Deep gold metallic fringing. Shield is held in place with buttons and loops.
BriefDescriptionBeige and cream brocade. Printed blue and gold embroidered band approx. 150mm wide and cross-piece with fastenings. Label – Faithcraft, Westminster, London. Lined with plain gold fabric. No braid to edges. Back background is same blue printed fabric to shield shape, gold fabric for saltire of St Andrew, deep gold metallic fringing; held in place with buttons and loops.
ObjProdOrganisationFaithcraft, Westminster, London
CurrentLocationVestry
ReferenceHAR: Fig.47 fn.8 p.71