Southwark Cathedral :: Shared Description

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 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.
by Rob Farrow
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TQ3280 : Southwark Cathedral nave by Rob Farrow
TQ3280 : Southwark Cathedral from The Shard by Rob Farrow
TQ3280 : Southwark Cathedral by Rob Farrow
TQ3280 : Carving in Southwark Cathedral by Stephen Craven
TQ3280 : Southwark Cathedral: war memorial by Stephen Craven
TQ3280 : The Shard rises above Southwark Cathedral by Rob Farrow


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Created: Wed, 13 Mar 2013, Updated: Wed, 19 Nov 2014

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