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Durham Cathedral

County Durham, England

Durham Cathedral

Durham CathedralDating from AD 1093, Durham Cathedral occupies a strategic position on a promontory high above the River Wear and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture.

The building stones used expose some excellent geology, including the local ‘Frosterley Marble’, a black limestone containing fossil corals of the Carboniferous Period.

A Geology Trail of the surrounding riverbanks is available from the Cathedral bookshop.

Text: Wikipedia & Cathedral Website


Watch the British Geological Survey's video to find out more about building stones:

100 Great Geosites

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Top Image Credit: Oliver-Bonjoch, (Source: Wikipedia)

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