Built 1093-1133, Durham Cathedral is considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in England.
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- Durham Cathedral
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- DH1 3EH
- 54.773513° N, 1.576034° W
- 0191 386 4266
- Date Published
- October 8, 2013
- Last Updated
- April 11, 2015
Monks from Lindisfarne settle in Durham
Monks from Lindisfarne Island, driven out by Viking attacks, settle in Durham.
- August 12, 1093
Construction begins on Durham Cathedral
The foundation stone of Durham Cathedral is laid. The third church to be built on the site, it also serves a Benedictine monastery.
Construction of the Galilee Chapel in Durham Cathedral
Construction of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral.
Construction of Durham Cathedral's west tower
Construction of the Norman west towers of Durham Cathedral.
Destruction of images and shrines at Durham Cathedral
At Durham Cathedral, the walls are whitewashed, the shrine of Cuthbert is destroyed, and stained glass windows are broken.
- December 31, 1540
Durham Monastery Dissolved
The Benedictine monastery at Durham Cathedral is dissolved by order of King Henry VIII.
- September 3, 1650
Prisoners of War in Durham Cathedral
After the Battle of Dunbar, some 3,000 Scottish captives are imprisoned in Durham Cathedral. The prisoners destroy most of the woodwork for use as firewood.
- May 6, 1952
Durham Cathedral designated a Grade I listed building
Durham Cathedral in Durham, England, is designated a Grade I listed building.