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Pemberton Building, Abbey House (Theology Department) and Cathedral, all facing onto Palace Green
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Pemberton Building, Abbey House (Theology Department) and Cathedral, all facing onto Palace Green

Palace Green is a small area of grass in the centre of Durham in England, flanked by Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. The Cathedral and Castle together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, although Palace Green itself is not a part. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2443 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2443 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Statistics Population: 42,939 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ274424 Administration District: City of Durham Shire county: Durham Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Durham Historic county: Durham Services Police force: County Durham Ambulance service: North East Post office and telephone... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Durham Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset Durham Cathedral from nearby The Rose Window in the Chapel of the Nine Altars. ... Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham in County Durham, England. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


It is situated atop the narrow, high peninsula formed by a sharp bend in the River Wear. The Cathedral is on the southern side, facing the Castle across the Green on the north side. To the west are Durham University buildings including the law, theology and history departments, with the music department and a small branch of the library to the east. The Bailey is a street in Durham so-named because of its situation in relation to the Norman motte and bailey-style castle. ... The River Wear (pronounced Wee-er) is a river in the North East of England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ...


Palace Green is accessed by two cobbled streets called Owengate (formerly Queen Street) and Dun Cow Lane, the latter named after the bovine protagonist of Durham's founding legend, in which a holy cow accompanying a religious group fleeing persecution chose to lie down where Durham now stands, thus deciding where the band should settle and found the Cathedral.


In summer, Palace Green is sometimes used by students of Durham University as a croquet lawn on permission from the groundsman of University College Durham. Durham University is a university in England. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...


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Palace Green at Colonial Williamsburg (480 words)
Palace green was intended to focus the eye as well as the mind on the source of executive authority in Virginia and to provide the stately official residence at its head with an unimpeded vista to the heart of the community and beyond.
After the middle of the 18th century, Palace green was further enhanced by the erection of such fine homes as Robert Carter's rambling residence and the George Wythe House.
Palace green was a likely location for celebrations like the one attending the renewal of a treaty of friendship with the Indians in 1752.
Palace Echo (8178 words)
Palace took the lead on the half hour slightly against the run of play, when Jobi McAnuff reached the byline and sent in a low cross from the left which evaded everyone except Tom Soares, who was presented with a simple tap-in for his third goal in four games.
Palace had chances of their own in the second half with Shefki Kuqi, Dougie Freedman and Morrison all wasting what seemed like gilt-edged chances at various stages of the half, but the most worringly thing of all was the lack of much fight in our only derby away in London this season.
Palace frantically pushed in the dying minutes, but a couple of tame corners were all they had to show for their inductry when the final whistle sounded.
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