NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory

taken 7 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, England

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Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory
The west door, Norman c.1100, with three orders of Chevron moulding. Being Christmas Eve, the Priory was not open! The Priory ruins are Listed Grade I and also a Scheduled Monument.
Lindisfarne Priory

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.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites Derelict, Disused Place: Lindisfarne Priory Period: C.1100 Style: Norman other tags: Church Doorway Chevron Moulding Grade I Listed Scheduled Monument Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Lindisfarne Priory [250] · Priory Ruins [91] · Priory Ruins are Listed Grade [7] Title Clusters: · Lindisfarne Priory [85] ·
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Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 24 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 December, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1258 4177 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1565N 1:48.0940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1258 4177
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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