This interesting old church is a short walk from the National Glass Centre in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland.
It was built in 674AD as the Abbey church for the Wearmouth site of the Monkwearmouth–Jarrow twin-foundation English monastery. Other than the church, nothing remains of the monastery, although the location of other buildings is marked out in the grounds.
The church has been restored many times over the years, but some parts of the church date from Saxon and Norman times.
Unfortunately we arrived just after opening hours so weren’t able to have a look inside the church. That will have to wait until another visit to the North East