Lindisfarne Priory

Between the arches and pillars of the ruins at Lindisfarne Priory, two cross-shapes can be seen, which bring together in one shot the devotional and the martial, and hint at the site's turbulent past. The lower cross belongs to the neighbouring parish church of St Mary the Virgin, parts of which predate the priory. The upper cross is a later arrowslit, added when the priory was fortified during the fourteenth-century Anglo-Scottish wars.