St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth

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St Peter's Church

St Peter's Church is the parish church of Monkwearmouth in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England. It is one of three churches that make up the Parish of Monkwearmouth; the others being All Saints Church and St Andrew's Church, Roker.


The first church on the site was built on instructions from Benedict Biscop in 674-750, of which only the west wall and porch survive. The tower was added before 1000 on top of the porch, and the rest of the church in the 14th century.[1]

Along with the monastery in Jarrow, St Peter's is the United Kingdom's nomination for a World Heritage Site in 2010.


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  1. ^ "Listed Buildings - Number:920-1/12/207". Sunderland City Council. Retrieved 2009-01-03. [dead link]

Coordinates: 54°54′47″N 1°22′30″W / 54.9131°N 1.3749°W / 54.9131; -1.3749