TL8564 : St Edmundsbury Cathedral, South Face

taken 8 years ago, near to Bury st Edmunds, Suffolk, Great Britain

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, South Face
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, South Face
A view of the cathedral from the south, showing the 16th century, west end of the cathedral and the 21st century tower. The twentieth century extension (east end) is hidden, to the right of the tower.
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8559 6409 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.6218N 0:43.0164E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8558 6407
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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