The History of St Bees Village

Village History

One of the difficulties faced in designing the layout of this web site for a village so full of history, was where to put historical items. The Priory has almost 1,000 years of history so many of the pages strictly belong within that section. But some of the history links the church with the history of St Bees School and the village, which has history linked to the Priory and the School. Other history is in the form of Essays by various people and it is appropriate to list these separately.

The simplest answer was not to worry too much about the location and rather than miss things, simply duplicate the links in various sections. This may mean that you may pick a link you have already seen, but on the other hand it may lead you to something you missed.

From here you have two options – use the links below or if you have a specific interest, the quickest way to find what you want may be by using the Search function on the top right of the Menu bar.

Old aerial village photo