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The Anglo Saxon Monastery at Breedon on the Hill, Douglas Clinton, Wolds Historical Organisation
19 March, 7:45 pm
On Tuesday 19th March 2019 at the Jubilee Room of Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Clay Street, Wymeswold, LE12 6TY, starting promptly at 7.45 pm Douglas Clinton will tell the story of Breedon monastery. Since AD 676 there has been a church on the top of the hill at Breedon, although the one there now is many centuries younger. Unusually we even know the name of the founder, St Hardulph. Around the ninth century one of his successors commissioned an impressive sculptured frieze, parts of which have survived. About a hundred years later a set of carvings of the Apostles and an angel (probably Archangel Michael) were carved in the then-fashionable Byzantine style. These make Breedon a nationally-important place for art historians. Non-members most welcome but will be asked to contribute £3.00. There is a lift to the Jubilee Room if visitors have difficulty with stairs. For further information about WHO activities please phone 01509 881342.