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.

Brian A.

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