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Monastery of St Paul Ruins of Jarrow Monastery, Jarrow

Description: Monastery of St Paul Ruins of Jarrow Monastery

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 January 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 303746

OS Grid Reference: NZ3388165183
OS Grid Coordinates: 433881, 565183
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9801, -1.4721

Location: Church Bank, South Tyneside NE32 3DY

Locality: Jarrow
County: South Tyneside
Country: England
Postcode: NE32 3DY

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Paul's Monastery, Jarrow, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


Ruins of Jarrow Monastery
1/85 (Monastery of St Paul)
[formerly listed as ruins
of Jarrow Monastery
- (St Paul's)]



Scheduled ancient monument.
Remains of monastery. Post-Norman west range; perhaps C13 south range; post-
Reformation addition to north-west of south range. Built as a Benedictine house.
Sandstone blocks. Square plan, of which the church of St Paul forms the north
range. East range : only part of the undercroft of the reredorter survives.
South range: a wall having one round-headed opening. West range: a high wall
having 2 doors; 2 slabs form the triangular head of the southernmost, recessed
free-standing columns support the recessed round-head of the other. Excavations
have revealed the plans of earlier buildings and these are marked out on the
ground. Sources include: R Cramp Archaeological Journal vol CXXXIII 1976, 220-228
'Jarrow Church'; H M and J Taylor Anglo-Saxon Architecture (1965) Vol. I 338-349.

Listing NGR: NZ3389865172

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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