English Anglican Cathedral Timeline—Established Date
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Perched on a rocky peninsula, Durham Cathedral is a stunning example of Romanesque architecture, and is the oldest surviving building with such a large stone vaulted ceiling. Founded as a monastic cathedral to house the shrine of St. Cuthbert on the site of a previous church, the Norman Cathedral was built between 1093 and 1133 to serve partly as fortification against the Scots to the north and the newly defeated Saxons.
Sudeley was put back into the general inventory of the property of the crown, but when Richard became king in 1483, he inherited the whole shebang of crown property. Thus it was his once more. He carried out improvements, adding the Banqueting Hall and adjoining staterooms, now in ruins.
Croft Castle has been home to the Croft family for a thousand years, give or take, with only a short interruption. This is remarkable even in England where houses are often passed down through several generations; ten centuries is quite a span of time!
The castle has a very long history, from its time as a Norman stronghold when William II granted it to a cousin, Hamo de Crevecoeur (who really did come over with William the Conqueror) in 1090. With various little upheavals, it stayed within that family until Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, bought it and it became a royal residence in 1278.
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