Tyne and Wear HER(417): Monkwearmouth, Anglo-Saxon glass works - Details
Monkwearmouth, Anglo-Saxon glass works
Bede recorded that "the art of glass-making was taught to the English by the foreigners brought from Gaul by Benedict Biscop to glaze the windows of the great abbey he was building at Wearmouth". The actual site of manufacture at this period is unknown, but excavations at the Saxon monastic site produced glass residues and furnace-lining fragments.
<< HER 417 >> W. Page, ed. 1907, Industries, Victoria County History, Durham, Vol. II, pp. 275, 309 R.J. Cramp, 1969, Excavations at the Saxon Monastic Sites of Wearmouth and Jarrow... Medieval Archaeology, XIII, pp. 22, 24 English Heritage, 1997, Monuments Protection Program, Site Assessment