Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cannobio/Lago Maggiore in October?
  2. 2 Ireland Itinerary- biting off more than we can chew?
  3. 3 Cinque Terre, Florence, Venice
  4. 4 New notes and coins and death dates for old ones
  5. 5 Does Zurich have a hop on hop off bus system
  6. 6 Trip to Czech Republic, Austria and Italy
  7. 7 Give advice on Austria trip in the fall.....
  8. 8 Travel from Florence, Italy to Munich, Germany
  9. 9 To Aeolians or Not? Please Critique our Sicily Itinerary for May/June
  10. 10 Trip Report Our Roman Holiday - 8 nights in the Eternal City
  11. 11 French Wedding
  12. 12 Cornwall UK
  13. 13 Help with Transportation Options in London
  14. 14 Photo tours Zurich Lucern areas
  15. 15 Photo tours in Amsterdam
  16. 16 Porto...Questions !
  17. 17 Skip the line tours of the Alhambra, Granada.
  18. 18 Spain: general question about Mondays and museums
  19. 19 Tours through Spain and Portugal
  20. 20 12 days in Western Sicily in April 2017 - itinerary questions
  21. 21 Charming areas to explore in London
  22. 22 Italy Dolomites in early April
  23. 23 I may be wrong....
  24. 24 Need Mobile phone advice for Italy
  25. 25 Advice on use of Toll roads in Portugal
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trip Report Saxon and Norman churches in Northumbria

We have spent a couple of holidays in County Durham and Northumberland visiting some of the lovely old churches. These can be found here:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/index.html

Northumbria was the centre of Christianity in the C7th with Cuthbert, Aidan and Bede. Many of the churches are Saxon foundations and still contain Saxon work. There is the Saxon crypt in Heham Abbey
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/northumberland/northumberland_two/hexham/index.html.

The tiny church at Escomb in County Durham is possibly the best example of a Saxon church in England and is one of the oldest churches still in regular use.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/co_durham/escomb/index.html

St Andrews Church in Bywell has a splendid Saxon tower
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/northumberland/northumberland_one/bywell_andrew/index.html

And Corbridge church has a Saxon arch beneath the tower made from reused Roman stones.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/northumberland/northumberland_one/corbridge/index.html

Durham Cathedral, the burial place of Cuthbert and Bede must be one of the best examples of Norman architecture in the country.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/co_durham/durham_cathedral/index.html

On a smaller scale is the lovely Norman church at Norham.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/churches/england/north/northumberland/northumberland_two/norham/index.html

No Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement