Durham Cathedral. Restoration of Central Tower by Sir George Gilbert Scott. 1870-76. 218 feet high. Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

"Durham Cathedral is amongst the greatest churches ever built. Planned and begun by Bishop Carileph (William of St. Calais, 1081-1096), most of the Cathedral was built in the Norman (Romanesque) style" — A Short Guide

Scott was also responsible for restoring the central tower and for the new quire and sanctuary floor, crossing screen, pulpit and brass lectern: "The screen was installed in 1876. This, and the nave pulpit of the same time, were greatly admired in their day but how well their sumptuous marble fits in this sandstone building has generated much debate since." — Sadgrove

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Sadgrove, The Very Reverend Michael. Durham Cathedral: The Shrine of St Cuthbert. Norwich: Jarrold, 2005.

A Short Guide to Durham Cathedral. Jarrold Publishing, 2004.

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Last modified 21 February 2007