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Old River Dee Bridge on River Dee leading to Lower Bridge St Chester - August 2009

Chester

a Historic City in the county of Cheshire

Cathedrals in England

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Bristol Cathedral, Somerset

Bristol Cathedral, Somerset

The great, stirring building of Bristol Cathedral was initially given cathedral status by Henry VIII, at this time it was a.....

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Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

This magnificent cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. It was the scene of Thomas a' Becket's murder.....

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Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

A Minster was built here in the 10th-century to hold the remains of St.Werburgh, a Mercian princess who died in 707......

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Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex

Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex

The Norman cathedral at Chichester was founded on its present site about 1080, and is still substantially the same building as.....

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Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands

Coventry Cathedral, West Midlands

The stunning modern cathedral designed by Sir Basil Spence replaces Coventry's cathedral of the 14th and 15th-centuries. The.....

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Durham Cathedral, County Durham

Durham Cathedral, County Durham

One of the finest buildings in the world. This huge cathedral which is third only to Canterbury and York in ecclesiastical.....

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Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Sitting majestically above the River Ouse, Ely cathedral presents an awesome sight with its towers sweeping 217 feet towards an.....

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Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire

Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucestershire

One of the finest cathedrals in England and rated as one of the most beautiful in the world, Gloucester Cathedral is a.....

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Guildford Cathedral, Surrey

Guildford Cathedral, Surrey

This great Surrey cathedral is one of the few churches to come out of the 20th-century. Its design by Sir Edward Maufe had been.....

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Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire

Hereford Cathedral, Herefordshire

Hereford Cathedral is a grade1 listed building, The oldest part - the bishop's chapel - dating to the 11th century, though the.....

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Lancaster Cathedral, Lancashire

Lancaster Cathedral, Lancashire

This may not be as old as other English cathedral churches, but with its soaring spire reaching to a height of 240 feet and a.....

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Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire

Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire

Most recently Lichfield Cathedral has been the scene of an important archaeological find which has astounded the world of.....

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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Looking at the West front of Lincoln's fine Cathedral Church of St.Mary, past the pageant of ancient buildings outside the castle.....

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Liverpool Cathedral, Merseyside

Liverpool Cathedral, Merseyside

That Liverpool should finally have a Roman Catholic Cathedral of its own, was a dream come true when on 14th May 1967, the.....

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Manchester Cathedral, Greater Manchester

Manchester Cathedral, Greater Manchester

Manchester's fine 15th-century church of St.Mary was raised to cathedral status in 1848. It is a magnificent example of.....

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Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk

Norwich Cathedral, Norfolk

In a town that is full of ancient well preserved streets and buildings which retain their medieval appearance and atmosphere, it.....

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Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

The magnificent cathedral church in Peterborough was given cathedral status by Henry VIII in 1541. Formerly it had been one of.....

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Portsmouth Cathedral, Hampshire

Portsmouth Cathedral, Hampshire

Portsmouth cathedral developed out of what was once the local parish church of St.Thomas of Canterbury. It became a cathedral in.....

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Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire

Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire

The present Cathedral at the heart of Ripon is built upon the spot of a monastery founded by Bishop Wilfrid of York in the year.....

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Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Rochester Cathedral is awesome in its beauty, matching this is an impressive history stretching back to when the cathedral was.....

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