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MONUMENT NO. 8298

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Early Medieval hermitage and site of St Cuthbert's death in the 7th century AD. Inner Farne became an anchoritic cell with Bishop Aidan retiring there in 651. St Cuthbert spent his last years there until his death in 687. The island was used as by anchorites sucessively until the last anchorite, Thomas de Melsonby who died there in 1246. It then became a Benedictine cell (see NUs3NW3).

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