A number of re-used Roman stones can be seen amongst the remains of
Bede's Monastery at Jarrow. They were uncovered during the excavations
of the Anglo Saxon site there. They are re-used civil engineering
stones, albeit found out of their original engineering context. At the
adjacent St Paul's church, the oldest parts of which are dated to the
7th Century there are further Roman stones re-used in the walls. There
has been some discussion about the location from which the Anglo Saxon
builders obtained these items; some have suggested that they were
transported from South Shields, however I think it more likely that they
came from the remains of a Roman construction in that vicinity.
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