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Monastery of St Paul ruins of Jarrow Monastery

A Grade I Listed Building in Bede, South Tyneside

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Latitude: 54.9801 / 54°58'48"N

Longitude: -1.4721 / 1°28'19"W

OS Eastings: 433881

OS Northings: 565183

OS Grid: NZ338651

Mapcode National: GBR LB5V.2K

Mapcode Global: WHD4Y.C360

Entry Name: Monastery of St Paul ruins of Jarrow Monastery

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Last Amended: 26 February 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025198

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303746

Location: South Tyneside, NE32

County: South Tyneside

Electoral Ward/Division: Bede

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Jarrow Team Ministry

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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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

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