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DURHAM, HALF CHURCHOF GOD, HALF CASTLE 'GAINSTTHE SCOT'

DURHAM, HALF CHURCHOF GOD, HALF CASTLE 'GAINSTTHE SCOT'

When the remains of S. Cuthbert were brought to Durham in 995, there was, of course, a church built to house the shrine. The present building was begun as a Benedictine minster by Bishop Carelef in 1093. By the first quarter of the twelfth century the church was virtually complete except for the towers. The two at the west end, which are 144 feet high, were finished in the course of next century, while the central tower, 218 feet high, dates from the late fifteenth century. The bishop defended the Scottish border and was often general as well as prelate.

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