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Parochial Nave, St Mary and St Martin's Benedictine Priory Church, Blyth, c 1980s

Early Norman Parocial Nave. The priory church of St Mary and St Martin is one of the oldest examples of Norman architecture in the country. It was part of a Benedictine monastery founded in 1088. The original foundation commenced, AD 1088, with a Norman apse, and proceeded consecutively with the choir, transept, central tower, nave, and aisles. The existing portions of the north aisle with its vau…