People and Places of the Past

Photograph Gallery: Lindisfarne Priory

The first monastery at Lindisfarne, on the Northumberland coast, was founded in the seventh century and was raided by the Vikings in 793. The present building is medieval and is in ruins following the dissolution of the monasteries. There are artefacts dating from the Anglo-Saxon monastery in the museum. The monument is now in the care of English Heritage.

The Priory from the East

The Crossing

The West Door

Arches in the Nave

Anglo-Saxon carving that may depict the Viking raid of 793 or the ending of the world from the Book of Revelation

Another carved stone from the Anglo-Saxon period

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