2023

NZ2914 : The church of St Cuthbert

taken 10 months ago, near to Darlington, England

The church of St Cuthbert
The church of St Cuthbert
The present fabric is mostly 12th and 13th century, and is of the cruciform design. The spire and clerestory windows (associated with higher roofs) from the 14th century. My view is of the eastern end, and the southern transept. The church was founded in 1180 by Bishop Hugh de Puiset of Durham, who wanted to raise a church where Saint Cuthbert's remains were lodged overnight in 995 on their way from Ripon to Durham. The church may, or may not, mark the actual spot. Within the church is a 10th century Saxon cross head, which was probably raised as a result of the saint's progress.

This is a grade I listed building - LinkExternal link.

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Geographical Context: Lowlands Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites City, Town centre Place: Darlington Primary Subject: Church other tags: Grade I Listed Church with Tower and Spire Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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NZ2914, 343 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Bob Harvey   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 15 September, 2023   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 September, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2912 1443 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:31.4596N 1:33.0964W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2915 1441
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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