Event: Burh - building, Property-exchangingWilfrid 2.building Hexham

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Description Hexham was a contributor to the royal fisc when Wilfrid 2 took it from Queen ∆thelthryth 2 in exchange for other estates. Here he constructed buildings of remarkable polish, with menacing high walls and ringed around by various winding ways, [joined] by spiral staircases. Much was the product of his own judgement, but he also learned from stonemasons who had been lured from Rome by hope of generous reward.
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