Prince Bishops of Durham

The Bishops of Durham were powerful territorial prince-bishops, who had the rank of Earl Palatine in what became known as the County Palatine of Durham. As well as being religious head of the large diocese, they also had a role in defending the Kingdom against the Scottish threat from the north. From the 11th century the bishops resided in Durham Castle. From 1832 to 2012 Auckland Castle at Bishop Auckland became the official residence of the Bishops of Durham.

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Durham Castle
- Overview About Durham Castle Map Street View   Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham, England, which has been wholly occupied since 1840 by University College, ...
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Deer House, Auckland Castle
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Hugh de Puiset (1125-1195)
- Overview About Hugh de Puiset Hugh de Puiset (aka Bishop Pudsey) was Bishop of Durham between 1153 and 1195, and Chief Justiciar of England under King Richard I. He was noted as ...
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Auckland Castle
- Overview About Auckland Castle Map Street View A manor house and hunting lodge constructed by Bishop Pudsey around 1183 AD. A hundred years later Bishop Bek converted the manor house ...
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County Durham
- Overview History Barnard Castle Bishop Auckland Chester-le-Street Consett Darlington Durham (city) Newton Aycliffe Peterlee Shildon Spennymoor Settlements in County Durham: A AislabyAllensford Annfield PlainArchdeacon Newton Auckland ParkAukside Aycliffe Village B ...
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Bishop Middleham
- Overview History Map Street View Bishop Middleham is a village near Sedgefield in County Durham. Bishop Middleham is thought to have Anglo-Saxon origins. There are earthwork ruins of Bishop Middleham Castle ...
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Durham Cathedral
- Overview History Map Inside the Cathedral The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, usually known as Durham Cathedral and home of the Shrine ...
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Bishop Middleham Castle
- "...The Castle of Middleham, a strong, well guarded manor house, was a principal residence of the Bishops of Durham from the Conquest till the end of the 14th century....The ...

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Anglo-Scottish Wars
- This is not an exhaustive list! Can you contribute to the Visual Timeline?   937  Battle of Brunanburh   1018   Battle of Carham   1093  Battle of Alnwick   1174 ...


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