Durham Cathedral: the twin western towers and central tower seen from the bank of the River Wear

RIBApix ref no RIBA60284
Artist/PhotographerValentine, James (1815-1879)
CountryUK: England
CityDurham
Subject Date1226
Image Date1880
ViewExterior
StyleRomanesque
MediumPhotoprint
Library Reference20783 (3749 J.V.)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Durham Cathedral was founded in 1093. The building dates almost entirely from the 12th century and is widely regarded as the finest example of Norman architecture in Europe. The twin western towers were built in 1217-1226 while the central tower was rebuilt in 1465-1490.

Subject tags

towers, riverside buildings, cathedrals, rivers