Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Auckland Castle is a castle in the town of Bishop Auckland in County Durham, England. The castle has been the official residence of the Bishop of Durham since 1832. However, it has been owned by the diocese for more than 800 years, being established as a hunting lodge for the Prince Bishops of Durham. It is more like a Gothic country house than a true castle with a military function. The Castle's Scotland Wing presently serves as the administrative offices of the Durham Diocesan Board of Finance. The castle's long dining room is home to 12 of the 13 17th century portraits of Jacob and his 12 sons painted by Francisco de Zurbar n. In 2001 the Church Commissioners voted to sell the paintings which have a 20m valuation, but relented until a review in 2010show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134945080
  • 9786134945080