2020

NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory

taken 4 years ago, near to Holy Island, Northumberland, England

This is 1 of 85 images, with title Lindisfarne Priory in this square
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Priory
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.

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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habiloid   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 18 August, 2020   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 22 August, 2020
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1260 4177 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1261 4177
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