castles & towers of the county of Durham
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castles & towers of the county of Durham a guide to the strongholds of the ancient Palatinate of Durham ... by Robert Hugill

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Published by F. Graham in Newcastle upon Tyne .
Written in English


  • Castles -- England -- Durham (County)

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Edition Notes

ISBN 0-85983-106-x.

Statementby Robert Hugill.
LC ClassificationsDA662.D9
The Physical Object
Pagination112p. :
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18712211M

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Reproduction of Speed's map of County Durham, showing towns, villages, castles, parks, roads, rivers and hills. With engravings of the arms of the cathedral and the royal arms. Inset, a plan of the city of Durham, in top right corner, and a vignette of the battle of Neville's Cross, with descriptive text, in . "Grey towers of Durham Yet well I love thy mixed and massive piles Half church of God, half castle 'gainst the Scot And long to roam those venerable aisles With records stored of deeds long since forgot." — Walter Scott, Harold the Dauntless, a poem of Saxons and Vikings set in County Durham. A castle is a type of fortified structure, developed in Europe during the Middle first castles appeared in France in the 10th century, and in England during the 11th century. A few castles are known to have been built in England before the Normans invaded in ; a great many were built in the years following, the principal mechanism by means of which the Normans were able to. Durham Castle is a formidable Norman structure that refer to as one of the best castles in England. Originally built to honor the Norman Conquest of , it served as a bishop’s castle for centuries. Durham Castle is now a residential dormitory for the University of Durham, and its Great Hall is a student dining room. About the Durham Castle.