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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.
by N Chadwick

Created: Tue, 23 Nov 2010, Updated: Tue, 23 Nov 2010


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NU1241 : St. Mary's Churchyard, Lindisfarne by habiloid
NU1241 : Ruins of Lindisfarne Priory by N Chadwick
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory seen from The Heugh by habiloid
NU1241 : Holy Island Churchyard by Stephen McKay
NU1241 : Statue of St. Aidan by David Chatterton
NU1341 : Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - The castle from the priory by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Entrance to Lindisfarne Priory by PAUL FARMER
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by Mat Fascione
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island by Martin Tester
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by Alan Murray-Rust
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory - View of priory church by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Statue of St Cuthbert by Stephen Craven
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by Mat Fascione
NU1341 : Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - Graveyard, priory ruins and castle by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by PAUL FARMER
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by Alan Murray-Rust
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory - The arch by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory ruins by N Chadwick
NU1241 : Ruins of Lindisfarne Priory & St Aidan's statue by N Chadwick
NU1341 : The Ouse from Lindisfarne Castle by David P Howard
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by M J Richardson
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory - Inside the nave by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory - Statue of St Aidan by Rob Farrow
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory and monastic buildings by Eirian Evans
NU1241 : Lindisfarne Priory by habiloid

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