Statues on the Durham Cathedral - interesting by Beausoleil Star this if you like it!

There is a very interesting story about how Saint Cuthbert’s final resting place was chosen. In 995 the monks were searching for a suitable site when they followed two milkmaids looking for a brown cow to a rocky peninsula in the River Dee. This was Dun Holme and the cathedral was built here to house Cuthbert’s shrine. The legend was portrayed in a stone carving described in 1593 as "a monument of a milk maid milking her cow … on the outside of the north-west turret of the cathedral." The one you see today is its replacement dating from 1775.

Durham City , United Kingdom


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