ICOMOS Evaluation Mission to Wearmouth and Jarrow

An ICOMOS Evaluation mission by Professor Adriano Boschetti took place in September to the Twin Monastery of Wearmouth- Jarrow which was submitted by the UK Government in January as a nomination for World Heritage status. The Twin Anglo-Saxon monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow centres on St Peter’s Church in Wearmouth and St Paul’s Church in Jarrow, which was home to the Venerable Bede.

Professor Boschetti was considering the protection, conservation, management and presentation of the site. His report, together with Desk Reviews by other experts on the OUV of the nominated site will be considered by an internal ICOMOS Panel. The final ICOMOS evaluation report will be presented to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its 36th session in June 2012 at St Petersburg, Russian Federation.