DURHAM CATHEDRAL’S ARCHIVE IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPLETE MONASTIC ARCHIVES TO SURVIVE IN BRITAIN.

The archives date back to the late eleventh century and form the largest archive to survive at any English cathedral. They are of exceptional importance for the medieval period. The post-dissolution archive constitutes a significant source for the social and economic history of the north east of England. The archive includes important holdings of maps and architectural drawings. The Cathedral’s archive is managed by Durham University Special Collections.

http://www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/cathedral/archives/