An exterior view of the south side of the galilee in Durham Cathedral

Date:
1942
Location:
Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, County Durham
Reference:
AA42/05977
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The cathedral was originally a Benedictine Priory, refounded as a cathedral in 1541. THe main body was built between 1093 and 1130, witha lterations and additions made in the 13th and 15th centuries.

The galilee was added for Bishop le Puiset in 1189. It is situated west of the west towers, and has a single embattled storey of four bays. The embellished entrance is on the north side.

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

Galilee, Lady Chapel, Medieval Cathedral