IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 201: Wearmouth, Jarrow, and Building in Early Medieval Europe: Results from New Research

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Organiser:Sam Turner, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Moderator/Chair:Richard Morris, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds / School of Music, Humanities & Media, University of Huddersfield
Paper 201-aMasters from Como or Masters with Machines?: Archaeological Remains of the Early magistri commacini from Newcastle to Naples
(Language: English)
Sophie Hueglin, Archäologische Bodenforschung, Basel-Stadt
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Monasticism
Paper 201-bNew Research at Wearmouth and Jarrow: Anglo-Saxon Monasteries in an Historic Landscape
(Language: English)
Sam Turner, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, Newcastle University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Monasticism
Paper 201-cBuilding Wearmouth and Jarrow: Using Spolia in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Sarah Semple, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Monasticism
Abstract

We present the results of new interdisciplinary research into early medieval church building, with a focus on two of England’s most important early medieval monasteries, Wearmouth and Jarrow. The results of recently-completed research relate to the monastic landscape and precincts, and the surviving 7th-century buildings. The results include important new discoveries about building techniques and the reuse of earlier materials, and the design of the surviving churches. We also explore the churches and their building tradition in its wider European context.