Jedburgh Abbey

August 2018

East Of Scotland Chauffeur Services. We were touring with clients in the Beautiful Scottish Borders, our Clients visited the Magnificent Jedburgh Abbey, short history of the Abbey.

Towards the middle of the 9th century, when the area around Jedburgh was part of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria, there were two Gedworths (as Jedburgh was then known). One of them became the Jedburgh we know now, the other was four miles to the south. According to Symeon of DurhamEcgredbishop of Lindisfarne from 830AD to 845AD, gifted the two villages of the same name to the See of Lindisfarne.[2] The southerly Gedworth was the place of Ecgred’s church, the first church in the parish. The present town was distinguished from the long disappeared south village by UBI CASTELLUM EST meaning, ‘where the castle is’.[3] The only solid evidence of Ecgred’s church came from Symeon of Durham when he described the burial, at the church of Geddewerde, of Eadulf, one of the assassins of William WalcherBishop of Durham.

Stuart M Wight EOSCS

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