A detailed view of the top two windows in the south-west corner of the Chapel of Nine Altars, seen from a high vantage and showing the platform in front of the windows

July 1942
Durham Cathedral, Chapel Of The Nine Altars, Durham, County Durham
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Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham
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The cathedral church was originally part of a Benedictine Priory and refounded as a cathedral in 1541. The main body was built between 1093 and 1130, with alterations and additions made in the 13th and 15th centuries.

The south side of the chapel has two rows of windows. The top row is shorter, and consists of four paird windows. Each window has an arch positioned in front of it, with the outer two narrower than the inner arches. In the foreground is a parial view of a ceiling rib.


This is part of the Series: WOO02/01 Series of negatives taken for the National Buildings Record; within the Collection: WOO02 George Bernard Wood Collection


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Photographer: Wood, George Bernard


Arch, Chapel, Gallery (Ecclesiastical), Window, Medieval Cathedral