Durham Cathedral--page 2 (of six pages)


The Cloister

The Cloister, on the south side of the Cathedral, was begun at the same time as the Cathedral but contains much work from the fifteenth century or later.


Looking northwest toward western towers

The cloister exhibits simple Gothic tracery.

Cloister with entrance to the library


The Library

The library contains one of the most complete sets of early printed books in England and three copies of the Magna Carta. The library originally had its origins in the monastic library at Lindisfarne founded by St Aidan in 635 CE.

The south side with kitchen and offices
See plan, from Wikipedia.

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