St Paul's Church, Jarrow. On the south wall of the chancel are three Saxon windows. They are all splayed internally but not on the outside. Internal splaying is a feature of Anglo-Saxon windows of the earliest period.



AASDN members in 2013.

AASDN Members 1913
AASDN members in 1913 (image courtesy of Mrs J. Stobbs).

The Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland promotes the protection and appreciation of the historic environment in all its activities. It supports initiatives to further such aims within local environmental partnerships, and acts as a pressure group to help ensure that historic sites are properly protected, acting in an advisory capacity to local planning authorities and others.

The Society was formed in 1861..."to promote the study of Architecture and Archaeology, to preserve architectural and other ancient remains, and to improve, as far as may be, the character of ecclesiastical and other edifices to be erected in the future". The activities of the Society remain true to its original remit, in providing a programme of activities for its members, promoting adult education courses, and enabling the publication of articles and monographs on subjects of local and regional interest.

Subscriptions are payable on 1st January each year

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