NU1241 : Church of St Mary, Holy Island

taken 2 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

Church of St Mary, Holy Island
Church of St Mary, Holy Island
The eastern end of the nave. The north aisle arcade dates from around 1200, when the Saxon church was first enlarged. Some masonry from this remains visible as a hood mould above the later, 13th century, chancel arch. The south aisle arcade with its octagonal pillars is also 13th century. The church is Listed Grade I.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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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, 24 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Style (from Tags)
Norman 
Period (from Tags)
C.1200  Saxon 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1258 4179 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1673N 1:48.0940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 12558 41768
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Parish Church  Church Nave  Aisle Arcade  Grade I Listed 

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