Holme Eden Abbey

In the year 1919 Mr. Charles Liddell of Warwick Hall purchased the Holme Eden property and then bequeathed it to his wife who offered it  to the Benedictine nuns in 1921.  It was a Calendar house built in the 1870s (?) by a Newcastle businessman.  It had been empty for some years before the nuns took up residence.  It is said to be damp due to the River Eden and the nuns did not flourish there.   The community lived there for  sixty two years until the last elderly ones were dispersed to other communities in May 1983.