Bishop Auckland

I came back last night from a day visiting the astonishing and wonderful new Spanish Gallery in Bishop Auckland, financed philanthropically by Jonathan Ruffer in what was a bank in the market square:-

There’s a new entrance to the square by Nìall McLaughlin, based on a siege tower:-

He has also designed what will be a new Museum of Faith in the Castle grounds:-

I particularly admired the tomb of Bishop Trevor in the medieval chapel, not to mention the Zurbaráns in the dining room:-


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