County Durham

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Yale University Press, 1983 - Architecture - 570 pages
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The premier monument is Durham Cathedral, greatest of English Norman churches. Lovers of the Middle Ages will also seek out the county's exceptional Anglo-Saxon churches, while many of its great castles - Brancepeth, Raby, Auckland, Lambton - conceal palatial Georgian and Victorian interiors. The landscape varies dramatically, from the wilds of Teesdale and Weardale, in the west, to the pioneering industrial ports of Sunderland and Hartlepool on the coast, including fine gentry houses and stone-built market towns. South Tyneside and northern Cleveland, historically part of County Durham, are also covered.
 

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Contents

FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION
11
INTRODUCTION
17
POSTSCRIPT TO THE INTRODUCTION
49
EARLY SETTLEMENT IN THE COUNTY BY PETER CLACK
55
BUILDING MATERIALS BY ALEC CLIFTONTAYLOR
69
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
78
GLOSSARY
517
INDEX OF PLATES
553
INDEX OF PLACES
565
ADDENDA
571
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