Keys to the Past

St Cuthbert's Chapel (Holy Island)

Cross on St Cuthbert's Isle, Holy Island. Photo by Northumberland County Council.
Cross on St Cuthbert's Isle, Holy Island. Photo by Northumberland County Council.

St Cuthbert's Isle, Holy Island (Copyright © Don Brownlow)
St Cuthbert's Isle, Holy Island (Copyright © Don Brownlow)

St Cuthbert's Isle from the air, with Holy Island behind. Photo by Mick Aston, 2000.
St Cuthbert's Isle from the air, with Holy Island behind. Photo by Mick Aston, 2000.

These are the remains of a small medieval chapel on St Cuthbert's Isle, a small island which is completely cut from Holy Island when there is a high tide. A chapel dedicate to St Cuthbert on Holy Island is described by Bede in the late seventh/early eig

Reference number:N5338
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1955; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1964; R D Loader
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1968; B H Pritchard
FIELD SURVEY, North East Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment - Phase 2 2010; Archaeological Research Services



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Holy Island


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