NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory

taken 1 year ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, Great Britain

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Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory
Some of the remains, looking northeast.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Islands 
Place (from Tags)
Northumberland  Holy Island  Lindisfarne Priory 
Primary Subject of Photo
Priory 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1262 4174 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:40.1403N 1:48.0560W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1259 4171
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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