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Durham Cathedral

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"The Cathedral of Durham excels all other sacred edifices in the kingdom in the beauty of its situation; and although not so large as some of them, its magnificence is not surpassed by any. It occupies the summit of a lofty peninsula enclosed by the River Wear, which here makes so sweeping a curve that the promontory almost becomes an island. The elevated tableland thus formed is bordered by steep rocks and beautifully wooded slopes, extending to the margin of the river. This singular position adds greatly to the striking effect and grandeur of its general appearance." [From History, Topography and Directory of Durham, Whellan, London, 1894]
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Church History

Details of the organ at Durham Cathedral are online.

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Church Records

The Parish Registers for the period 1609-1836 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL.

Baptism and/or Marriage registers for the period 1609-1896 are indexed in the International Genealogical Index, a copy of which is available at the County Record Office.

The Marriages for the period 1609-1826 are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index.

Marriage indexes for 1609-1837 (40 kbytes) from the George Bell Collection of Durham and Northumberland Indexes.

The Marriages (1610-1837) are included in the Joiner Marriage Index.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Durham Cathedral has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NZ273421 (Lat/Lon: 54.773082, -1.577154), Durham Cathedral which are provided by: