NU1341 : The Ouse from Lindisfarne Castle

taken 13 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

The Ouse from Lindisfarne Castle
The Ouse from Lindisfarne Castle
View West across the Ouse towards the ruins of the Benedictine Priory (in NU1241)
Lindisfarne Castle
Lindisfarne Castle sits on a rocky crag created by a dyke associated with the intrusion of the Whin Sill. Originally a Tudor fort, it was converted into a private house in 1903 by the young Edwin Lutyens. Now managed by the National Trust.
Lindisfarne Priory :: NU1241
St Aidan founded the monastery here in AD 635, but St Cuthbert is the most celebrated of the priory's holy men. He was buried in the priory, his remains were transferred to a pilgrim shrine there after 11 years, and found still undecayed - regarded as a sure sign of sanctity!
From the end of the 8th century, the isolated island with monastery was easy prey for Viking raiders. So in 875 the monks left, carrying Cuthbert's remains, which after long wanderings through northern England were enshrined in Durham Cathedral in 1104, where they still rest. Only after that time did Benedictine Durham monks re-establish a priory on Lindisfarne. The ruins of the richly decorated priory church they began in c. 1150 still stand. The small community lived quietly on Holy Island until the suppression of the monastery in by Henry VIII in 1537.
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) :: NU1242
Holy Island is a small Island off the coast of Northumberland. It is cut off from the mainland by tides on a daily basis. The island has a long and rich history stretching back to Anglo-Saxon times. The island possesses both a priory and castle. Website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 January, 2010
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Shore 
Category
Seashore   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 131 417 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1395N 1:47.5981W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 135 417
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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