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Chester Cathedral

 

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  • Chester Cathedral in the 19th century
  • Photograph of Chester Cathedral

Other Information

  • Chester Cathedral is built on Anglo Saxon foundations dating back to 907. From this it was gradually extended and rebuilt three times, the most lasting design from 1250 is what we see today which was constructed over the period of 250 years.
  • For the first 530 years of its existence it was named St Werburgh's Abbey after the remains of the Saint it housed. *The dissolution of the monastaries saw it become a cathedral. It was thanks to the admiration of the King that it was left unmolested.
  • Chester Cathedral remains the tallest building in Cheshire today.

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Renovation Architect
George Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
400
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
17-10-2014
 

Building Location

Address
12 Abbey Square, Chester. CH1 2HU
Council
Cheshire West and Chester
County
Cheshire
Region
North West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
907
Completion date
1250
Renovation Date
1876
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
38.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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