An exterior view of the west range of Durham Cathedral's cloister, seen from the centre of the quadrangle

Date:
July 1942
Location:
Cathedral Cloister West Range, County Durham
Reference:
AA42/05732
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The west range of the cloister included the dormitory and undercroft, and is now part of the Cathedral Library. Part of the cloister wall and dormitory door date to the 12th century, with re-building taking place in the early 13th century. The cloister has eleven buttressed bays with three-light openings above short walls. Above are fifteen small two light windows, and six larger windows with tracery above. The top of the former dormitory is embattled.

Content

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

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Wood, George Bernard

Keywords

Dormitory, Library, Passage, Medieval Cathedral, Medieval Cloister