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Early Architecture in Irreland & Romanesque Architecture in England


Primary Sources

Primary sources are historical documents providing rare and valuable information about a building or work of art. These sources take many forms including scholarly texts, government records, diaries, and letters. Usually preserved in state or local archives, modern scholars examine these texts for both factual and interpretive information.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are written by scholars using information derived from historical documents, archaeological investigation and intellectual interpretation.



The glossary provides wirtten definitions of specialized terms.


Interactive Groundplan

These two interactive image maps feauture Durham Cathedral. The first map enables the user to view floor plans of Durham Cathedral, while simultaneously view images of the cathedral while the floor plan illuminates to display the exact portion of the plan the image displays. The second map compares the Durham Complex and Old St. Peter's.








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