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Lindisfarne was a church and monastery, built there in 635, and was one of  the first establishments of Celtic Christianity in England. The most famous product of the monastery was the Lindisfarne Gospels, an illuminated Latin manuscript now in the British Museum, was written there ca. 700. A Benedictine priory was set up on the island in 1083.