TQ3280 : Southwark Cathedral nave

taken 3 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Southwark Cathedral nave
Southwark Cathedral nave
The nave of the cathedral church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie - otherwise known as Southwark Cathedral - was rebuilt in the Victorian era which explains the crispness of the stone carving of the apparently Early English arches. The chancel seen at the far end is much older, dating from the C13th (genuine "Early English").
It is, of course, EH Grade I listed LinkExternal link
Southwark Cathedral
There has been a religious building on the site for over a thousand years, and before that there was a Roman presence. In the covered corridor between the Millennium extension and the cathedral there is a good Roman statue that was found during recent excavations. The present cathedral building dates from the early C13th through to the C15th, though the nave was demolished and rebuilt in the late Victorian era. Until 1905 this was simply St Saviours church, but it was elevated to cathedral status in that year. There are some interesting monuments, including one to William Shakespeare who lived nearby for a number of years, though of course he is buried in his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon; his brother, Edmund, however was buried here in an unmarked grave in 1607. There is also a polished granite memorial LinkExternal link at the western end of the cathedral to the 51 souls who perished on the 20th August 1989 in the Marchioness Disaster LinkExternal link nearby on the River Thames.
Southwark Cathedral
Southwark Cathedral lies on the south bank of the River Thames close to London Bridge. It has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,000 years, but a cathedral only since 1905. The present building is mainly Gothic dating from between 1220 and 1420.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Cathedral Interior 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3269 8030 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3637N 0:5.3704W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3266 8031
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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