Durham Cathedral, 1893. Creator: Unknown
Durham Cathedral, 1893. The Romanesque cathedral in Durham dates almost entirely from the 12th century. It was a medieval site of pilgrimage due to the presence of the remains of St Cuthbert. It also houses the remains of the Venerable Bede
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Waltham Abbey Church and the Abbey Gateway, Essex, England
Waltham Abbey Church and the Abbey Gateway, Essex, England. Founded in 1030 by Edward the Confessor, the church was restored in the 19th century, but retains a Norman nave. Date: 11th century
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Saltaire United Reformed Church, Yorkshire, England
Saltaire United Reformed Church is one of England's most precious Victorian architectural gems. The church, built by Sir Titus Salt in 1859 near Bradford, West Yorkshire, is a unique example of Italianate religious architecture. It boasts many architecturally and historically important features and has been described as a classic aCathedral of Congregationalisma.
Sir Titus commissioned architects Lockwood and Mawson to design the building, as they had designed a number of other important Italianate buildings in Bradford City centre.
The Mausoleum built onto the church contains the remains of Sir Titus Salt himself.
Saltaire is an exceptionally complete and well preserved industrial village of the second half of the 19th century, located on the river Aire. Its textile mills, public buildings, and workers housing are built in a harmonious style of high architectural quality and the urban plan survives intact, giving a vivid impression of the philanthropic approach to industrial management.
Saltaire is named after Sir Titus Salt who built a textile mill and housing for his workers.
In 2001 the historic industrial village including this church was placed on the Unesco World Heritage list
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