|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
Pemberton Building, Abbey House (Theology Department) and Cathedral, all facing onto Palace Green
|Location||Durham, England, United Kingdom|
|Part of||Durham Castle and Cathedral|
|Criteria||Cultural: (ii), (iv), (vi)|
|Inscription||1986 (10th Session)|
It is situated on top of the narrow, high peninsula formed by a sharp bend in the River Wear. The Cathedral is on the southern side, facing the Castle across the Green on the north side. To the east are Durham University buildings including the law, theology, classics and history departments, with the music department and the university's special collections library to the west.
From the north and east Palace Green is accessed by two cobbled streets called Owengate (formerly Queen Street) and Dun Cow Lane, the latter taking its name from a local legend involving a milkmaid and her cow. From the west a passageway, 'Windy Gap', leads down to the banks of the River Wear between two buildings which are now part of the university Music School. Early in the twentieth century one of the buildings had been the home of the novelist J. Meade Falkner, author of Moonfleet.
Buildings situated on Palace Green
- Durham Cathedral
- Durham University School of Music (formerly grammar school)
- Palace Green Library (original Durham University library, now houses special collections, exhibitions and a café)
- Cosin's Library
- 15th century Exchequer Building (now part of university library)
- Durham Castle (home of University College)
- University College master's house
- Moneyer's Garth
- Bailey Court (University College accommodation)
- Cosin's Hall (Former college, now the university's Institute of Advanced Study)
- Bishop Cosin's Almshouses (now a café)
- The Pemberton Rooms (the Durham Union Society)
- Abbey House, university School of Theology
- Margot Johnson. "Palace Green" in Durham: Historic and University City and surrounding area. Sixth Edition. Turnstone Ventures. 1992. ISBN 094610509X. Page 4.
- "UNESCO World Heritage Convention - Evaluations of Cultural Properties, pp101" (PDF).
- "Durham's World Heritage Site expands". 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
- "Michael Fleming". Church Times. 2006-02-24. Retrieved 2008-03-15.
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