NU2410 : Alnmouth from Church Hill

taken 16 years ago, near to Alnmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

Alnmouth from Church Hill
Alnmouth from Church Hill
Alnmouth harbour was left high and dry on Christmas Day in 1806 when a storm caused the river to change its course, forcing a new route through to the sea. This cut Church Hill off, making the town's church inaccessible and leading to its eventual destruction. The church's position is now marked by a wooden cross and beyond Church Hill the ruins of a long, low building indicates the area in which the port was originally located.

The remains of an Anglo-Saxon carved cross were found at the foot of Church Hill in 1789, close to the site of St Waleric's Chapel. All that survives are two pieces of the lower part of the cross. It is about 1m height and 45cm wide. On the front is a carving of a crucifixion scene. There are also traces of three inscriptions, but only one can still be read. It says in Old English 'Myredeh made me'. Carved crosses like this were often found in Anglo-Saxon churches in Northumbria and can probably be dated to the 10th century.
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Date Taken
Friday, 17 October, 2003   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 December, 2019
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2464 1030 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:23.1632N 1:36.7577W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 24587 10052
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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