An exterior view of the Chapel of Nine Altars south elevation, seen from the south-west in the Deanery Garden

July 1942
Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham
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Durham Cathedral, Chapel Of The Nine Altars, Durham, County Durham
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The cathedral was originally a Benedictine Priory, 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 Chapel of Nine Altars is situated at the east end of the cathedral, and extends to the north and south. At the north-west and south-west corners are polygonal stair turrets with blind arcading near the top. The south elevation has two octagonal corner turrets with stages of blind arcades, and two stages of paired windows. Between each bay is a tall gabled buttress.


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


Chapel, Medieval Cathedral, Medieval Chapel