St Pauls Fish

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    A stone in the wall of the Anglo-Saxon chancel of St Pauls Monastery in Jarrow seems to have a fish carved into it. It sits level with the bottom of the Anglo-Saxon windows and between the Anglo-Saxon window (far left when viewed from outside) and the larger Victorian? window. It is above and to the left of the Anglo-Saxon doorway that is now blocked up. I know that a lot of the building materials/stone was recycled from Roman buildings. Whether the carving was already on the stone when it was sourced or whether it was carved specifically to be on the church, or if it was added at a later date perhaps when repairs were being made, I don't know, although I intend to find out what is likely. I know that fish symbols have been used historically as a symbol to indicate places of Christian worship/meeting places.
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    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 284 times
    Picture Taken: 2021-02-06T14:37:54
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