24 November 2008

St Aidans Church, Bamburgh

St. Aidan's Church is one of the three finest parish churches in Northumberland (others being Alnwick and Norham). Origins date from 635 AD when St. Aidan came to Lindisfarne from Iona. The present building is 13thC, the chancel is said to be the second longest in the country (60ft), and contains magnificent reredos in Caen stone.
Grace Darling's memorial is sited in the churchyard so it can be seen by passing ships. She is one of the most famous inhabitants of Bamburgh. With her father she saved many lives from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire in 1838. She died from Tuberculosis in 1842,at the early age of 26 and lies at peace in the grounds of St Aidan's Church.

1 comment:

Susanne49 said...

This are nice photos too, Carol! :) I liked yours from yesterday better...LOL...seriously, you did a great job with that s'portrait!