The church or minster of St Cuthberga is a fine cruciform structure of various styles from Early Norman to Perpendicular, and consists of a central lantern tower, nave and choir with aisles, transepts without aisles, western or bell tower, north and south porches, crypt and vestry or sacristy, with the library over it.
The porches of this are handsomely ornamented, and about Ioo ft.
At York he renewed Paulinus's old church, roofing it with lead and furnishing it with glass windows; at Ripon he built an entirely new basilica with columns and porches; at Hexham in honour of St Andrew he reared a still nobler church, over which Eddius grows eloquent.
Besides the towers, it has several fine porches, great tanks approached by flights of stone steps, and the "hall of the thousand columns."
Nowadays, not even the models looked alike, altered by porches and additions and a variety of landscaping tastes.