Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Durham is a World Heritage city of remarkable architectural richness, with the cathedral, castle and town forming three constant elements in a history spanning many centuries. The arrival of the body of St Cuthbert onto the peninsula of Durham in 995 was the seminal event in the city's history. Its arrival was preceded by the fortification of the site: only then could the first wooden church be built to protect the shrine of the saint. The medieval successors - the castle and the cathedral - are fully described and illustrated in this insider's guide to the city. The third element that made up medieval Durham - the town - is explored through the surviving evidence of its houses, churches, hospitals and manors. The dissolution of the Priory of Durham Cathedral in 1539 hastened a gradual decline in the city's status but the town stabilized and steadily expanded in the years 1550-1860. The buildings of these years, as well as those of the modern city, are also fully described, as are the city's magnificent riverbanks, parks and gardens. An architect and member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, Martin Roberts is the Inspector of Historic Buildings for the North East Region of the English Heritage. He is also the founder and secretary of the North East Vernacular Architecture Group and lectures on architecture and garden history throughout the region. He and his family have lived in West Aukland for many years.

Buy Durham book by Martin Roberts from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780752425375
ISBN-10: 0752425374
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Durham book by Martin Roberts and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Author Martin Roberts

Generation of Radical Educational Change by Martin Roberts

A Generation of Radical Educational Change

Hardback, December 2015
$190.80
Front and Center by Martin Roberts

Front and Center

Paperback / softback, July 2013
$27.53
Cherwell School by Martin Roberts

The Cherwell School

Paperback, June 2013
$15.01
Tiredsville by Martin Roberts

Tiredsville

Paperback, May 2008
$27.98