Along with the abbey at Wearmouth, Jarrow became a center of learning and had the largest library north of the Alps, primarily due to the widespread travels of Benedict Biscop, its founder. In 794 Jarrow became the second target in England of the Vikings, who had plundered Lindisfarne in 793.
When did Vikings invade Jarrow?
794 AD First invasion The Viking age lasted from the 8th century to almost the 12th. They first arrived in Jarrow at the mouth of the River Don in 794 AD. By this time the fame of Benedict Biscop, who died a century earlier, and the Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey he created had spread.
How big is Jarrow?
113.4 km² Jarrow/Area
What is South Shields like to live?
A favourite place to live because of the metro links to Newcastle just 12 miles away, the fact that South Shields is one of the most popular seaside towns, and that housing prices offer great value for money. There are over 20 primary schools, 4 secondary schools, and a college of further education in South Shields.
Is Durham part of North Tyneside?
The boroughs north of the River Tyne (Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside) are part of the historic county of Northumberland, while those to the south (Gateshead, South Tyneside, and Sunderland) belong to the historic county of Durham.
Is East Boldon a nice place to live?
East Boldon is one of three villages known collectively as The Boldons. This much sought-after location is north of Sunderland and is the ideal spot for professional homebuyers looking for a more upmarket, cool and friendly atmosphere, without losing access to the city.