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Cathedral Church of Christ and St. Mary the Virgin
Durham Cathedral
54.773513° N, 1.576034° W
0191 386 4266

Essays on Durham Cathedral

  • Listed Building Description

    “The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on December 13, 2012.

    DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE PALACE GREEN NZ 2742 SW (South side) 14/365 Cathedral Church of 6/5/52 Christ and St. Mary the Virgin GV I Cathedral church, originally of Benedictine Priory, refounded 1541 as secular cathedral. Main body 1093-1130, begun by Bishop William of St. Calais; Galilee 1189 for Bishop le Puiset. West tower tops, east bay and Chapel of 9 altars, 1242- c.1280. 1464-88 tower top stage. Restorations of late C18, early C19 and mid C19, notably by Bonomi and Jackson, Pickering and Robson and Fowler. Dressed sandstone; slate roofs. continue reading →

Blog Posts on Durham Cathedral

  • Durham, Jarrow, Lindisfarne and Scottish Abbeys

    Posted September 27, 2010 by Holly Hayes Part of: UK and Western Europe

    OK, now that I have some free time in rainy Edinburgh, I'll share the fun we had on Saturday, a really busy day during which we visited no less than six great sights. Here's the route: View Larger Map Durham We slept great in our Radisson BLU Durham and had a delicious buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant. The…

  • Weekend in Durham

    Posted August 23, 2006 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford

    My friend from work back in Portland and her son came to visit us in Oxford. David took Friday off and we all spent Friday and Saturday nights in Durham, a city in northeast England city with a university, cathedral and castle. After much deliberation, we decided to drive (the train prices were horrifying and the car…

Bibliography of Durham Cathedral

  1. Shipley, Debra. Durham Cathedral (Travels to Landmarks). Tauris Parke. 1990. Print.
  2. Publishing, Third Millennium. Durham Cathedral: Light of the North. Third Millenium Pub Ltd. 2007. Print.
  3. The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. November 30, 2011. Web.
  4. Official Website of Durham Cathedral. Web. Official website.

Comments on Durham Cathedral

James Basker James Basker
July 2, 2013

it is a good place to visit for the people interested. It is a very large place with amzing stained glass windows and great stone carvings. the area is very relaxing and calm. the view from the river is beautiful but sometimes in the spring/summer seasons the trees can slightly block the great view. if your children are intrested in Harry Potter then this could be a good place to visit with your family because part of Harry Potter was filmed there. I would defenitly visit this place again.

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