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Market Place

Heritage Timeline

Ailsa Magnus
2011

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Description

The heritage timeline is a series of granite stones stretching over 42 meters on the Market Square from St. Nicholas Church to the equestrian statue of the Marquess of Londonderry. It shows a stylised river and tree flowing through the 1,000 years of time and history, 40 stones have bronze reliefs, others engravings, and most of them an explaining text. The dedication stone was unveiled on 1 July 2011 by 10 year old Stefan Szablewski, who had suggested a Time Line to be included in the designs for the Market Place in a letter to the Durham Times in December 2009 .
The first two stones are not photographed, since they were covered by some temporary structure. It had rained that night, and the stine are not completely dried, that explains the dark spots on the photos).

Durham - Heritage Timeline
Monks with coffin, viking ship at sea, with text:
995 || bones of | st. cuthbert | brought to | durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Small church, engraved in stone, with text:
999 || a | stone church | was built | in place of | the wooden | white church
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Crossed swords and coat of arms, engraved in stone, with text:
1006 | 1038 || the scots | attacks | durham | bute were | driven off
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Coffin, dove and letters BC AD, with text:
1022 || the relics | of the | venerable | bede | brought to | durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Footprints, engraved in stone, with text:
1027 || king canute | makes a | pilgrimage | to durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Two fighting men, engraved in stone, with text:
1069 || the | normans | seize the | city of | durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Men with tools and a castle in background, with text:
1072 || william the | conqueror | orders the | building of | durham | castle
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Two men carrying a stone, engraved in stone, with text:
1093 || foundation | stone laid | for durham | cathedral
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Bridge, with text:
1100 | 1162 || bridges | are | constructed
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Four coins, with text:
1132 || a mint is | established | near | durham | castle
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Interior of cathedral, with text:
1133 || durham | cathedral
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Sitting man writing a scroll, and a cow, engraved in stone, with text:
1180 || a charter is | granted for | markets | to be held | outside the | castle wall
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Two fighting knights on horses, engraved in stone, with text:
1346 || the battle | of neville's | cross
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Throne, engraved in stone, with text:
1371 || bishop's | throne | is built
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Masons and gothic church windows, engraved in stone, with text:
1429 || cathedral | cloisters | are built
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Burning castle and soldier pushing a wheelbarrow with church treasures, engraved in stone, with text:
1540 || Henry viii | orders the | dissolution | of the | monasteries
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Soldiers, with text:
1640-41 || scottish | covenanters | occupy | durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Mortar, engraved in stone, with text:
1720 || mrs | clement | developed | het | mustard
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Waves, engraved in stone, with text:
1771 || durham | floods
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Doctor and patient, engraved in stone, with text:
1787 || durham | infirmary | is founded
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Street lantern, with text:
1790 || streets | are paved | and lit by | oil lamp
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Man in prison, with text:
1809 || the | building | of a new | prison | began
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Pile of books, hat, and seal, with text:
1832 || durham | university | is founded
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Bronze police flute en handcuffs engraved in stone, with text:
1836 || durham | city police | force was | created
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Steam train in viaduct, with text:
1844 || the | railway | reached | durham
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Townhall facade engraved in stone, with text:
1851 || the | townhall | is rebuilt
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Badge of DARC engraved in stone, with text:
1860 || durham | amateur | growing | club is | founded
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Badge; with text:
1869 || first | meeting | of durham | miners | association | first | miner's gala | held | 1871
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Badge; with text:
durham | light | infantry | est. || disbanded | 1968
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Organ, carpet; with text:
over the | years | industries | came and | went || there were | mills | carpets | ironworks | brewing
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Miner; with text:
coal mining | began around | durham in the | 12th century || durham | coalfield was | once one of | the largest | in britain | the last pit | closed in | 1993
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Text:
durham | castle | and | cathedral | declared | world | heritage | site by | unesco | 1987
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Sport: boats, football, horseshoes
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Arts: microphone, mask, film
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Shopping, wallet and camera, signed 2010-2011 ailsa magnus
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Bird
Durham - Heritage Timeline
Commemoration plaque 2011

Inscription(s)

this stone
commemorates the
completion of
the heart of the city
refurbishment project
on 1st july 2011

Signature

2010-2011 ailsa magnus

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Coffin
  • Coin
  • Dove
  • Football
  • History Sculpture
  • Knight
  • Magnus, Ailsa
  • Miner
  • Monk
  • Mortar
  • Organ
  • Patient
  • Physician
  • Prisoner
  • Ship / boat
  • Soldier
  • Street light
  • Tapestry
  • Train
  • Location (N 54°46'37" - W 1°34'31")

    Item Code: gbne011; Photograph: 30 July 2019
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