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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

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Art, Architecture and Museums Series: County Durham Architecture - from Elizabethan to Georgian

13th February 2019, 17:45, Gala Theatre, Durham, Adrian Green

A lecture exploring the innovative architecture built in County Durham between the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King George III. County Durham was a wealthy region due to the coal trade to London. Coal owners built impressive mansions with landscaped parks; the clergy rebuilt their rectories and parish churches, while lawyers, merchants, farmers and craftsmen rebuilt their homes in ways that transformed the towns and villages of County Durham. This lecture illustrates the surprising wealth of architecture surviving from this period.

A lecture exploring the innovative architecture built in County Durham between the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King George III. County Durham was a wealthy region due to the coal trade to London. Coal owners built impressive mansions with landscaped parks; the clergy rebuilt their rectories and parish churches, while lawyers, merchants, farmers and craftsmen rebuilt their homes in ways that transformed the towns and villages of County Durham. This lecture illustrates the surprising wealth of architecture surviving from this period.

Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit www.galadurham.co.uk

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

Contact cvac@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.