Finchale Priory

Finchale Priory

Finchale Priory is located on the River wear, where the remains of Finchale Priory stands, the castle was founded in the 1196, where the hermitage of St Godric, who was a retired sailor and merchant. Later on the priory became a outpost of Durham Cathedral and was functioned as a vacation retreat for the priests …

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Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral was built in the late 11th and early 12th centuries It was founded as a monastic cathedral built to house the shrine of St Cuthbert, ‘Evangelizer of Northumbria’, replacing an earlier church constructed in his honour. It attests to the importance of the early Benedictine monastic community and is the largest and finest …

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Durham Statistics and figures

Durham Statistics and figures

Durham in numbers POPULATION Source: UK National Statistics [su_table] Population 50,000 (2011) Students 17,505 (2014) Males  24,049 (2011) Females  23,736 (2011) Age Distribution: 0-14 years 5,170 (2011)  Age Distribution: 15-29 years 17,341 (2011) Age Distribution: 30-44 years 7,239 (2011) Age Distribution: 45-59 years 7,807 (2011) Age Distribution: 60-74 years 6,892 (2011) Age Distribution: 75+ years 3,336 (2011) [/su_table] TOTAL …

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Crook Hall Durham

Crook Hall

Crook Hall is a 14th century Manor, located less than a mile from the centre of Durham. The manor was built in sandstone with a Welsh slate roof, one of the oldest parts of the manor can be dated back to the 14th century and an extension was made in the 18th century and is surrounded …

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Durham castle keep

Durham Castle

The Durham Castle was built in 1072, orders of William the Conqueror and supervision of Earl of Northumberland, Waltheof, However he rebelled against William and was executed in 1076. The castle was under control of Bishop of Durham, who purchased the earldom and thus becoming the first of the Prince-Bishops of Durham, this tittle had …

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