NZ2130 : Auckland Castle and chapel

taken 2 months ago, near to Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Great Britain

Auckland Castle and chapel
Auckland Castle and chapel
Auckland Castle. Grade I listed. Listing number 1196444. Bishop's palace. Official residence of Bishop of Durham, diocesan office, and 2 independent flats. Manor house probably begun for Bishop du Puiset (1153-95), completed in first half of C13, altered and enlarged for Bishop Bek (1284-1311) (Cunningham 1990). Scotland wing probably C16 long gallery for Bishop Tunstall, later used as granary. Mid-C18 division into rooms, and c1980 alterations and insertion of mezzanine floor. North-south range, alterations and additions include c1530 addition of south dining room for Bishops Ruthal and Tunstall, and substantial rebuilding dated 1664 for Bishop Cosin. Also 1767-72 for Bishops Trevor and Egerton possibly by John Carr, and c1795 for Bishop Barrington by James Wyatt

Chapel of St Peter and Auckland Castle. Grade I listed. Listing number 1196446. Domestic aisled hall, later chapel, with terrace and steps. c1190. For Bishop du Puiset (on stylistic evidence), possibly on foundations of earlier hall, completed by 1249. Aisle walls probably raised by Bishop Bek (1284-1311) replacing smaller gables. Conversion to chapel including rebuilding south wall, renewing clerestory, and refacing east and west walls, 1661-5 for Bishop Cosin. Craftsmen John Langestaffe mason, Marke Todd and James Hulle, joiners, Abraham Smith, John Brasse and Richard Herring, carpenters and carvers (Raine, Boyle). Aisle floors raised to level of nave, and chapel refloored, for Bishop van Mildert in 1827. Further restorations for Bishop Lightfoot, and 1978-83 for the Church Commissioners.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Saturday, 4 January, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2137 3022 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9966N 1:40.2119W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 21433 30186
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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