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Hello Everyone,

This is part of Tynemouth Priory. It is now ruined and stands on the cliffs above Tynemouth.

My photograph actually shows the gatehouse, as seen through one of the ruined arches of the priory. It may seem strange that a religious building has a gate house but this priory was situated in quite a precarious location.

It was threatened by the Scots and by the Vikings who saw it as an opportunity to gain great wealth.

Despite the precautions of a walled exterior and a substantial gatehouse, the Vikings still managed to sack the priory!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2946 W: 203 N: 6633] (26449)
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