Welcome to the Gefrin Trust
In 2002 Ad Gefrin, one of the most significant sites in early Northumbrian history, passed into the hands of The Gefrin Trust.
The Gefrin Trust was formed in 2002 and incorporated as a Registered Company Limited by Guarantee (Reg. No. 5306702) in 2004. Its main objective is ensuring the future preservation of the site through sympathetic management, conservation and investigation.
Our trustees reflect both local and national interests, with representation from the local community (Glendale Gateway Trust), Northumberland County Council, Northumberland National Park, Historic England and Durham University.
The Trust also draws on some of the foremost specialists in Anglo-Saxon studies in the region.
Yeavering Standing Stone - Photogrammetry
We now have a photogrammetric rendering of the 2m high Bronze-Age monument at Yeavering.
The stone was once part of a ceremonial complex which included a large henge monument, a stone circle and cemetery.
The model is on our Standing Stone page. Use the link to the right of this page or simply Click Here.
New information panels now on site
The four Information Panels erected on site in 2004 continue to serve us well communicating something of the sites’s rich and varied history over 5000 years.
Now two additional panels inform and illustrate more of the story of this remarkable site.
To read an article about the on-site panels Click Here.
Visualising the Ad Gefrin site
Visualising the layout of the buildings at Yeavering. Using a combination of surveying and strimmers we set out to show the size and layout of King Edwin's Great Hall and the unique Grandstand feature on the site.
Find out more on our News page.
Click Here for details.
Support the Gefrin Trust
The Gefrin Trust is a small private company, whose works are wholly dependent upon grant aid and support in kind.
As this website illustrates, since our formation the range of our activities has expanded, and we are ever grateful for contributions however small, towards these and our future works.
To help support the work of the Gefrin Trust click the Donate link on the right.
The Lost Centuries Video
The Gefrin Trust is delighted to present an episode from Anglia Television's 'The Lost Centuries' which you can view on our website.
The episode, written and presented by Brian Hope-Taylor features his return to the site of Ad Gefrin.
To view the episode use the 'Lost Centuries Video' link on the right or simply
Click Here to view.