NU1241 : The Priory, Holy Island

taken 12 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

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The Priory, Holy Island
The Priory, Holy Island
This remains of this 11th century priory are located on the site of the Anglo-Saxon monastery of Lindisfarne. The monastery was founded in 634 by Aidan, a bishop from Iona although its most famous bishop was St Cuthbert who ruled here from 685 to 687. In 793 the monastery was attacked by Vikings and eventually the monks moved to Norham for safety. Apart from a few stones, little remains of the monastery and all the visible remains are all from the Priory which was built in the end of the 11th century. Ruins of the church, presbytery and the cloister can be seen.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 April, 2007
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Religious buildings > Priory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 127 416 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1078N 1:47.9607W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 126 416
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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