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Plan and section of the Church at Jarrow, formerly Girwi or Gyrwy, in the county of Durham

Plan and section of the Church at Jarrow, formerly Girwi or Gyrwy, in the county of Durham

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1769

Shelfmark: KTOP XII

Item number: 47b

Length: 50

Width: 32

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Map scale ratio: 1": 17.5 ft (1:198)

A plan and section through the middle of the church at Jarrow, formerly Girwi or Gyrwy, in the county of Durham, Oct 1769. A handwritten note explains 'This church with the village of Jarrow is situated on the South Bank of the River Tyne 3 or 4 miles from Tynemouth where that River falls into the sea & is famous for the Residence of the Venerable Bede, who was a monk in the Monastery there, and completed his holy works under Abbot Ceolfrid mentioned in the Inscription'. The church still contained the remains of an old oak chair, which was said to have belonged to Bede, but is more probably from the 14th century. In 1783, during the rebuilding of the church nave, an original dedication stone of the church was found. It reads 'The dedication of the basilica of St Paul on the 9th of the kalends of May in the 15th year of King Ecfrid and the 4th of Abbot Ceolfrid founder under God of the said church'.

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