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Welcome to The Gefrin Trust
On the northern side of the Wooler to Kirknewton road, where it crests a small knoll rising amidst bare Northumbrian fields, stands a monument marking the site of one of the most evocative archaeological stories in the UK. A tale which involves one of the most remarkable discoveries of the 20th century.
Around 1300 years ago great timber halls stood here, marking the site of the royal residence of early Anglo-Saxon kings. In AD731 the scholar Bede records that while king Edwin and his queen were residing here, the queen’s bishop, Paulinus, baptised many in the nearby river Glen.
In 2002 Ad Gefrin, the physical site and the ongoing story, passed into the hands of The Gefrin Trust. Our aim is to preserve, investigate and recount the history and impact of this important site in the north Cheviot hills, from prehistory right up to the latest investigations and finds.
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RT @AdGefrin: We’re delighted to have received a four star review in @thetimes! "The Fergusons have delivered a museum where their enthusia…Read More
Images of some of the exhibits at the Ad Gefrin Museum at Wooler. More details on our website. @AdGefrin https://t.co/vtiaddMDApRead More
Our Trustees at the VIP opening of the Ad Gefrin Museum on Monday, March 20th 2023. @AdGefrin https://t.co/FPZfdjWrzvRead More
Our first online talk following the 2021 Yeavering excavations was delivered to the Border Archaeology Society. Watch the talk on our website! @GefrinTrust @ArcDurham @archaeoBuchanan @SarahSemple8 @Kate_Wilson2015 @DavidPetts1 #earlymedieval #Yeavering https://t.co/6BHwMutZNURead More
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