MONASTERY ON LINDISFARNE

 

Lindisfarne Priory

‘The earliest monastery on Lindisfarne was founded by St Aidan in 635 AD, becoming one of the great centres of learning and pilgrimage in the north of England. The Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated Latin manuscript created during the late 7th and early 8th centuries, is one of the finest examples of the Celtic-Saxon art that flowered at this time.
The island’s isolation left it exposed to attack from Viking raiders, so its early history was a troubled one. In the 11th century, the monastic community was re-established, and the priory built. This thrived for 500 years, before being closed by Henry VIII in 1537. Thereafter, it was used, for a time, as a store for military supplies. In 1630, the lead was removed from the roof, and the priory fell into ruin. It is now preserved by English Heritage.’
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‘The earliest monastery on Lindisfarne was founded by St Aidan in 635 AD, becoming one of the great centres of learning and pilgrimage in the north of England. The Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated Latin manuscript created during the late 7th and early 8th centuries, is one of the finest examples of the Celtic-Saxon art that flowered at this time.
The island’s isolation left it exposed to attack from Viking raiders, so its early history was a troubled one. In the 11th century, the monastic community was re-established, and the priory built. This thrived for 500 years, before being closed by Henry VIII in 1537. Thereafter, it was used, for a time, as a store for military supplies. In 1630, the lead was removed from the roof, and the priory fell into ruin. It is now preserved by English Heritage.’
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