Richard's Photo Gallery - Bishop Auckland

... a handy place to shelter from a sudden shower

Phil Gates A walk in the Park

Thumbnail of plaza in County Durham Location The Plaza, Bishop Auckland.
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8 @F5.6 +pl filt
Expose 1/500
Date 1997 September 5th.

Bishop Auckland was a power base of medieval sub-monarchs at the crossing of Dere Street and the River Wear. A lot of the architecture hereabouts wouldn't look out of place in Bavaria.

Thumbnail of Deer Shelter Location The Bishop's Palace, Bishop Auckland.
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8 @F5.6 +pl filt
Expose 1/500
Date 1997 September 5th.

The Deer Shelter (18th cent.) is a bit short on deer these days - bishops are a bit shorter on cash too.

Thumbnail of sundial Location The church, Escomb
Lens Centon 500mm f8
Expose 1/125
Date 1997 September 5th.

Escomb church (2km to the West) dates to before AD675 - as does this sundial on the South wall. That is a snake curled around the top, apparently. What time is it? Time for a pint at the Saxon Inn.

[Other pics] [Richard's Home page]

E-mail: R.Clarke@surrey.ac.uk
Last modified: 2004 October 9th.