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MONUMENT NO. 1162259

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The site of a pre-conquest monastery at Tynemouth. A monastery is thought to have been established at Tynemouth by the mid-seventh century AD and circa 651 the body of St Oswin was interred here. It was documented as a double house in the eighth century by Bede and circa 1865-75 it was sacked by the Danes. Excavations in 1963 and 1980 revealed traces of five rectangular timber buildings which were interpreted as pre-conquest buildings associated with the early monastery. However, there were no datable finds and therefore no certain traces of the early monastery has been uncovered. Scheduled. (see NZ36NE583 for later Benedictine monastery). Several Saxon cross-fragments have been found in the grounds of the later Priory.

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