TL8564 : St Edmundsbury Cathedral

taken 6 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

St Edmundsbury Cathedral
St Edmundsbury Cathedral
A church has stood on the site of the cathedral since at least 1065, when St Denis's Church was built within the precincts of Bury St Edmunds Abbey. In the early 12th century St Denis's was rebuilt and the new church was dedicated to Saint James. This church was largely rebuilt, starting in 1503, with more alterations in the 18th and 19th centuries.

St Jamesís served as the parish church for the north side of Bury St Edmunds until it was made a cathedral in 1914. Little of note was done to enlarge the church to fit its new role, apart from repairs, until the 1960s.

The first phase of enlargement of the church began in 1960 with the rebuilding of the chancel and the creation of transepts and side chapels. The Millennium Tower, a striking Gothic revival tower was built between 2000 and 2005; until then, the building was the last unfinished cathedral in Britain.

The Cathedral is a Grade I listed building (LinkExternal link Images of England)

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Saturday, 3 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 8 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8562 6414 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.6481N 0:43.0444E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8568 6416
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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