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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

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