Keys to the Past

Gainford, St. Mary's (Gainford)

This is believed to be the site of an Anglo-Saxon monastery. Abbot Edwine or Eda who died in AD801 was buried here, and Abbot Ecgred of Lindisfarne built a church here in the mid 9th century. Many fragments of Anglo-Saxon stone sculpture can also be seen here, though the remains of the church building are of a later date.

Reference number:D1601
Historical period: Early Medieval (410 to 1066)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1121114

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford


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