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.
|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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