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PERCY CHAPEL, WHICH STILL SURVIVES AMONG THE RUINS OF TYNEMOUTH PRIORY

PERCY CHAPEL, WHICH STILL SURVIVES AMONG THE RUINS OF TYNEMOUTH PRIORY

On a cliff at the river's mouth at Tynemouth are the ruins of a priory founded by Waitheof, Earl of Northumberland, and bestowed on the monks of Jarrow. Tynemouth Priory dates from the eleventh century, and was the third religious house to be built in this neighbourhood Percy Chapel, shown in the photograph, is at the east end of the monastic church and is the only part of it that is still well preserved. This chapel belongs to the first half of the fifteenth century.

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