Photographs and text Jacqueline Banerjee, 2010. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Left: Durham, Cathedral — 218 feet high Central Tower. Restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott. 1870-76. Right: View from the River Wear. Cloisters. [Click on images to enlarge them.] Scott was also responsible for the new quire and sanctuary floor, crossing screen, pulpit and brass lectern: "The screen was installed in 1876. This, and the nave pulpit of the same time, were greatly admired in their day but how well their sumptuous marble fits in this sandstone building has generated much debate since" — Sadgrove

"Durham Cathedral is amongst the greatest churches ever built. Planned and begun by Bishop Carileph (William of St. Calais, 1081-1096), most of the Cathedral was built in the Norman (Romanesque) style" — A Short Guide


Sadgrove, The Very Reverend Michael. Durham Cathedral: The Shrine of St Cuthbert. Norwich: Jarrold, 2005.

A Short Guide to Durham Cathedral. Jarrold Publishing, 2004.

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