Jarrow Church f.1
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
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.