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Jarrow Church f.1

Jarrow Church f.1

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f.1

Length: 267

Width: 376

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

This church, dedicated to St Paul, was founded in 684 by Bishop Biscop three years after he established his monastery in Jarrow. By Grimm's time much of the ancient structure was in a dangerous state of disrepair and extensive rebuilding took place over the following century. The church houses the oldest surviving church dedicatory inscription, dating back to 23 April 685. Church archives also survive, listing nearly all the names of those holding the vicarage from the 13th century onwards.

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