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Ely Cathedral 2/7

The cathedral has its origins in AD 672 when St. Etheldreda built an abbey church. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. Until the Reformation it was the Church of St. Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was refounded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, continuing as the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire. (Yes, that is Maureen resting on the seat.)

Ely Cathedral 2/7

The cathedral has its origins in AD 672 when St. Etheldreda built an abbey church. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. Until the Reformation it was the Church of St. Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was refounded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, continuing as the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire. (Yes, that is Maureen resting on the seat.)

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Dec 2017, 02:28
It looks big, solid and elegant, Brian...clearly the work of a clever architect!
Brian Walbey: It is a magnificent building Ray.
It's massive, isn't it! A wonderful looking place, and nicely photographed with that lovely sky!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, somewhere for you and Frank to go if you ever get down to East Anglia during one of your visits.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:43
Architecturally it's quite mad really..
Brian Walbey: I suppose it is but then places like this were built over several centuries so have bits thatw ere the latest style at the time put in I guess.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Dec 2017, 06:58
I great design which sits comfortably in the land.
The people give scale to this great building. Hello Maureen
Brian Walbey: Like all such buildings it soars well above ground level.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Dec 2017, 14:09
Magnifique, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Dec 2017, 16:13
I would have joined Maureen to gaze at this wonderful cathedral.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you would have done Philine, and you could have enjoyed a nice chat together at the same time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Dec 2017, 17:58
It is hugely impressive. Even before I saw the comment about Maureen, I did wonder.... I'm going up a day early on my holiday and staying in Thetford so that I can get some time to visit the cathedral.
Brian Walbey: Give yourself plenty of time Alan, there is a lot to photograph inside and outside. Like most cathedrals these days there is a charge to take photos.

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