Durham Cathedral Library

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The Library is closed while the collections are moved back into their permanent home. It is anticipated that they will re-open during the Summer of 2016 (date to be confirmed). Modern library collections are also unavailable during this time, but they are asking readers to contact them directly with special collections requests, as they may be able to make alternative arrangements for them.
For further information about the move and access restrictions, please see their website

  • The Cathedral Archives are not affected by the move. Access to the Cathedral Archives are administered by staff from Durham University. Further information on the Archives and what they hold can be found on their website
  • ARCHON code: 36

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    Collections information

    Persons (56)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (4)

    • NRA 32991 Durham Cathedral Library: MS collections
    • NRA 28047 Herbert Hensley Henson, bishop of Durham: journals, corresp and papers
    • NRA 28624 Joseph Barber Lightfoot, bishop of Durham: corresp and papers
    • NRA 32990 Alwyn Terrell Petre Williams, bishop of Winchester: papers


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