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St. Mary and St. Martin's Church, Blyth

The priory church of St. Mary and St. Martin is one of the oldest examples of Norman architecture in the country. It was part of a Benedictine monastery founded in 1088. The original foundation commenced, A.D. 1088, with a Norman apse, and proceeded consecutively with the choir, transept, central tower, nave, and aisles. The existing portions of the north aisle with its vault; of the nave with its…