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  Durham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Durham (IPA: [ˈdʊɹəm] locally, [ˈdʌɹəm] in RP) is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham in North East England.
The county town of County Durham, Durham is located in the City of Durham local government district, which extends beyond the city, and has a total population of 87,656, and covers 186.68 square kilometres.
The municipal borough and later county borough of Durham was formally known as 'Durham and Framwelgate', until it was merged with Durham Rural District and Brandon and Byshottles urban district to form the Durham district.
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 DURHAM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Durham is a small city in County Durham in the north east of England, situated 25 km to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Durham is located in the City of Durham local government district, which extends beyond the city, and has a total population of 87,656.
Durham is a hilly city, and the cathedral, in its prominent position high above the Wear, dominates the skyline.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/du/Durham.htm   (308 words)

  
 St Andrew's Cathedral School :: Durham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Durham House was established in 1996 to accommodate the growth of the School.
Durham Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin is the last resting place of many saints, scholars and warriors including St Cuthbert, St Bede and St Oswald.
The Cathedral is central to Diocese of Durham which comprises 236 parishes in an area extending from the River Tyne in the north to the River Tees in the south.
www.sacs.nsw.edu.au /page.php?id=86   (336 words)

  
 durham city
Evidence of the financial strength of the Christian church is reflected in the magnificence of Durham Cathedral, which is considered to be one of Britain's finest examples of Norman Romanesque church architecture.
Durham became economically important in the 19th century with the extraction of coal from the rich seams underneath it.
Durham was the birth place of the railways, in 1825 the Stockton and Darlington Railway, the world's first public steam passenger railway opened.
www.wearsideonline.com /Durham_City.html   (1101 words)

  
 Corvus '94 - Durham Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His bones were brought to Durham from the ruins of Jarrow monastery in 1020 A.D. The Galilee Chapel is also known as the Lady Chapel, as it was once the only part of the cathedral that could be entered by women according to the rules of the Benedictine order of monks.
So strict was the rule against women entering the cathedral that in 1333 when Queen Philippa, wife of Edward III entered to find sleeping quarters in the cathedral, she was forced to sleep elsewhere.
In medieval times, Durham Cathedral was one of the greatest centers of pilgrimage in England and the chief reason for pilgrimage was the rich and glorious shrine of Saint Cuthbert.
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 Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral is a wonderful reminder of the age of the Prince Bishops.
The cathedral was founded in 995 by monks from Lindisfarne who had fled their island home when the Danish Vikings came calling.
Cuthbert's alleged dislike of women surfaced again in 1333 when Queen Philippa, accompanying her husband Edward III on his way north to fight the Scots, was asked to leave the cathedral and stay at the nearby Castle of Durham to avoid upsetting the saint.
www.britainexpress.com /counties/durham/az/durham/cathedral.htm   (1393 words)

  
 Durham Cathedral - Situations Vacant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Durham Cathedral was founded in 995, when the community of St Cuthbert, exiled from Lindisfarne for more than a century through Viking raids on the coast, brought the body of their saint on to the peninsula and established a church and shrine here.
One of the residentiaries is Archdeacon of Durham, and another the Van Mildert Professor of Theology in the University of Durham.
The Cathedral is governed by a constitution and statutes promulged under the Cathedrals Measure of 2000.
www.durhamcathedral.co.uk /situations_vac.htm   (2501 words)

  
 Artist in Residence-Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral, set majestically on the city’s peninsula surrounded by the closely wooded banks of the River Wear, is the shrine of the Northumbrian hermit-bishop, Saint Cuthbert, who died on the Inner Farne Island in 687.
The Romanesque strength and grandeur of the cathedral survived the Reformation.
The College, situated by the side of the cathedral, is housed in largely eighteenth century buildings and its students are drawn from all faculties in the University.
www.artschaplaincy.org.uk /projects/air.html   (1259 words)

  
 Durham: tourist information, visitor guide, visit photos
Durham Cathedral is built on a hill, so there are beautiful views of it from many parts of the city.
Durham University was founded in 1832 and today has about 12,000 students and 11 colleges (as well as a college belonging to Teikyo University, Japan).
This is a recreation of a village in North England in 1913, and of a manor house and railway in 1825.
www.ukstudentlife.com /Travel/Tours/England/Durham.htm   (578 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Durham (Dunelmum)
The situation of the cathedral is very remarkable, as it stands high on the cliff overhanging the river, and the building itself is most imposing, with its noble proportions, and what Dr. Johnson called its appearance of "rocky solidity and of indeterminate duration".
The council was in origin a feudal body, chosen from the bishop's immediate followers and officials, the functions entrusted to it being the general administration of the palatinate, financial affairs, and the duty of advising the bishop.
Durham College (now Trinity), at Oxford, was greatly protected and helped by various bishops and priors of Durham, and possibly was originally a Durham foundation.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05211a.htm   (2100 words)

  
 Durham Castle and Cathedral - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Behind the Cathedral, at the northern end of Palace Green, is the Castle: an ancient Norman fortress which was the residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham.
The cathedral is one of the greatest in England, and a wonderful example of Norman architecture at its prime.
The city of Durham is also pleasant and not too big, meaning that the cathedral and the castle can be seen from almost anywhere, without any modern buildings blocking the view.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/durhamcastle.html   (805 words)

  
 Richard Oliver. Durham, UK, 1984-95. Journal
Cathedral Town, County Durham, UK At Eastertide in 1985 I arrived in Durham, England, to begin service as the director of the Hill Monastic Manuscript Library's (HMML) first on-site microfilming of a British collection.
Durham was one of the fourteen cathedrals that also served as the church of a great monastery.
Durham Cathedral is also noted in the history of architecture for its Gothic rib-groined vaulting, the earliest surviving example.
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 Durham Cathedral and York Minster North East England Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
York cathedral, although known as a minster, is officially the “Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York”.
Cathedral is built of sandstone mined from quarries at Kepier, a mile along the Wear east of Durham.
The buildings of Durham monastery (dissolved in 1540) were clustered around the cloister on the south of the cathedral an d were administered by a Prior.
www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk /page34.htm   (1419 words)

  
 Durham - County Durham - Tourist Net UK Guide
Durham is situated in the North East of England on the River Wear.
Durham Cathedral continues to attract pilgrims to the shrines of St. Cuthbert and the Venerable Bede.
Durham, the third oldest university in England, after Oxford and Cambridge, is a leading centre for education and research.
www.touristnetuk.com /ne/durham/towns/durham.htm   (688 words)

  
 City of Durham Tourism
Bishops of Durham at that time were given the power to govern the North on the king’s behalf and subsequently assumed the title of ‘Prince Bishop’.
The prosperity of the city naturally developed around the Cathedral; St Cuthbert’s shrine attracting pilgrims from all parts, until it was one of the richest in England.
Durham Castle became the first university college, and nearby Auckland Castle was retained as the sole residence of the Bishop.
www.durhamtourism.co.uk /home.html   (991 words)

  
 Durham Cathedral   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A GENERAL account of Durham Cathedral having been already furnished in No. 73 of the 'Penny Magazine,' we are now enabled to give a more detailed attention to that part of it called the "Galilee," and to the tomb of the Venerable Bede, whose remains are deposited there.
St. Cuthbert, to whom the cathedral of Durham was dedicated, conceived a mortal aversion to women, in consequence of having unjustly been accused of an illicit intercourse with a daughter of the King of the Picts.
When Bishop Hugh Pudsey was promoted to the see of Durham, in 1154, he was inclined to think that his predecessors had paid too exclusive an attention to the honour of St. Cuthbert in the erection of the cathedral which had only recently been finished.
www.history.rochester.edu /pennymag/211/tomb.htm   (1013 words)

  
 TimeRef - History Timelines - Durham Cathedral
At the east end of the cathedral is the chapel of the Nine Altars.
Durham Cathedral was the first building in Western Europe with ribbed vaulting in the ceiling.
The Galilee porch on the West front of Durham Cathedral was built between 1170 and 1175.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl1015.htm   (290 words)

  
 Durham, England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The cities of Durham and York were home to two of northern England's greatest pilgrimage cathedrals during the medieval era.
Durham housed the relics of Cuthbert, Aidan, and Oswald.
The great cathedral, considered by authorities to be the finest example of Norman architecture, was begun in 1093 and completed forty years later.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/england/durham_york_cathedrals.html   (706 words)

  
 Durham Cathedral and Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Includes tour of the Peninsula, the Cathedral and the Castle, as well as millennium timeline.
Durham's Cathedral Church of Christ and Blessed Mary the Virgin is the last resting place of: St. Cuthbert - the greatest of the early English saints; St. Bede - the finest scholar of his age; and the head of St. Oswald - the warrior king and martyr.
The cathedral building, a large part of which date back up to 900 years, is generally regarded as one of the finest and most complete examples of Romanesque architecture.
www.architecture.com /go/Architecture/Reference/Links_1423.html   (91 words)

  
 Durham Cathedral History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A little way inside the main cathedral building we can see a line of fl Frosterley Marble in the cathedral floor which marked the point beyond which women were not allowed to pass.
So strict was the rule against women entering the cathedral that in 1333 when Queen Philippa, wife of Edward III crossed the line to find sleeping quarters in the cathedral, she was forced to sleep elsewhere.
The buildings surrounding the garth were the monastic priory buildings of the cathedral and included the Chapter House, the Monk’s Dormitory, the Refectory and the Great Kitchen.Around the square green are four covered Cloister walkways where the monks spent considerable periods of time during the heyday of the Durham priory.
www.thenortheast.fsnet.co.uk /DurhamCathedral.htm   (1715 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Durham Rite
The Manuscript (in the library of Durham cathedral, A, IV, 19) is of the early ninth century.
The foundation of the cathedral was laid in 1093 and St. Cuthbert's body was brought to its shrine in 1104.
From it we see that the Durham Rite was practically that of the North of England (corresponding in all its main points to that of York), with a few local modifications such as one would expect to find in a great and flourishing monastic church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05213a.htm   (1482 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | England | Wear | Cathedral to 'recognise' saint
But after more than 450 years the cathedral is to have its link with one of the north of England's most revered religious figures reaffirmed.
Durham Cathedral was built by the Normans more than 900 years ago.
Scholars claim the cathedral and Benedictine monastic community of the time were dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St Cuthbert.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/wear/4202896.stm   (352 words)

  
 IgoUgo: Durham Attractions, Durham Festivals, Things To Do In Durham   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In medieval times, the Durham Cathedral was one of England's great pilgrimage centres -- the chief reason for pilgrimage was the rich and glorious Shrine of St Cuthbert that once resided here.
A walkway on the northern side of the cloisters, by the main cathedral wall, was the monk’s Scriptorium.
At the western end of this walkway, a plaque announces that an ancestor of George Washington's was a prior at Durham Cathedral.
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 Durham Cathedral - places2visit.co.uk - BROWSE.
Durham Cathedral, in the city of Durham in the North East of England, was founded in 1093 and remains a centre for Christian worship today.
The Cathedral houses the shrine and related treasures of Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, a 7th century saint, and these are on public view.
The seat of Bishop of Durham is still the fourth most significant in the Church of England hierarchy.
www.places2visit.co.uk /WTT/a/Durham_Cathedral_Durham_232c534458.html   (619 words)

  
 Durham Cottages - Self Catering Holiday Cottages in Durham City
Self catering holiday cottages in Durham City, England, that are ideal for exploring the North of England and County Durham.
Two of the cottages are located in Durham City, one is in Sherburn Village, just outside Durham, all of them have access to good local amenities within walking distance.
If you are visiting Durham University or Durham Cathedral, watching Durham County Cricket matches or visiting the historic surroundings we have a cottage to suit you.
www.durhamcottages.com   (265 words)

  
 Durham Cathedral, Light & Landscape - 1993 exhibition of paintings by Gillie Cawthorne
Durham Cathedral is the perfect model for studying the effects of light on form and colour.
At night, it is the light of man which spotlights the dramatic spectral splendour of Durham Cathedral from Palace Green.
The paintings of Durham Cathedral Sunset, and from Palace Green, were also displayed as part of the Cathedral 900 celebrations.
www.gilliecawthorne.co.uk /catalogues/dclandl.htm   (199 words)

  
 Tertullian : The Durham MS (Lost)
A manuscript of the Apologeticum arrived at Durham with its first Norman Bishop in 1081, and remained there to the time of the last medieval catalogue in 1416.
Durham Monastery itself was surrended in 1541 (Hughes p.118).
Mynors (Sir Roger A.B.), Durham Cathedral manuscripts to the end of the twelfth century /, Oxford 1939, x, 91 p., [57] leaves of plates: facsims.
www.tertullian.org /manuscripts_apologeticum/durham_lost.htm   (986 words)

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