SJ8398 : Manchester Cathedral - St Mary, St Denys and St George

taken 11 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Cathedral - St Mary, St Denys and St George
Manchester Cathedral - St Mary, St Denys and St George
Manchester Cathedral is dedicated to St Mary, St Dennis and St George. It was built in 1421 and was known as the Collegiate Church until it became the cathedral in 1847. It was also known as Christ Church in the early 19th century. The lower part of the tower was built about 1330, the upper stage about 1520. Originally rising to a height of 120 feet and richly ornamented toward the summit, it had the reputation of being one of the finest towers in England but due to decay one or two of its pinnacles became unsafe and the tower was reconstructed from the foundation between 1864 and 1867. It is now 15 feet higher than the old tower and has a clock chamber and a belfry housing a fine peal of 10 bells. Constructed of millstone grit, the cathedral is 232 feet long, and 130 feet broad.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 7 February, 2007
Category
Cathedral   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 838 987 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0858N 2:14.7359W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 985
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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