Statue In Durham, County Durham
A stone chair of carved gargoyles situated in Durham on the banks of the river Wear.
This piece by sculptor Colin Wilbourn looks like a plain stone throne from the front, but the back has intricate carvings of gargoyles. Created in 1988, the chair is known by many names; The Gargoyle Chair, The Storyteller's Chair, The Peace Seat and Order and Chaos, but it's official title is Kathedra.
The seat is a great place to sit and watch the wildlife on the river or people-watch the crossings on Prebends Bridge.
How To Find Kathedra
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