St. Peters church and the Monastery was founded in 673 AD. and is the area where Bede was born. The Monastery was where he was educated from the age of seven; it was also where he did much of his writing.
The first church on the site was built on instructions from Benedict Biscop in 674-750 AD. only the west wall and porch survive. The tower was added before 1000AD. on top of the porch, the rest of the church in the 14th century.
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