St Paul's Monastery - Jarrow

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    The historic site of St Paul's Monastery in Jarrow. founded by Benedict Biscop in the seventh century, it is this twin monastery of Monkwearmouth and Jarrow where the Venerable Bede lived and worked. It is still a working church today. To the right you can see the Anglo-Saxon chancel, the small original windows have been recreated with coloured glass found during archaeological digs led by Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp. The larger Norman and Victorian windows were installed much later. A lot of the stonework will have been re-used from disused Roman builds. A small fish carving discretely resides to the left of the far left Anglo-Saxon window, and above/left of the Anglo-Saxon doorway that is now blocked up. The church and monastery changed throughout history and would have looked a lot different when it was first complete. You can find out more by visiting the ruins which are a free English Heritage site, and also at the neighbouring museum (which houses most of the archaeological finds) Jarrow Hall; Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, and by following them on social media.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 2 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2021-01-09T16:37:14
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