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Christchurch Cathedral

A Grade I Listed Building in Canterbury, Kent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2798 / 51°16'47"N

Longitude: 1.0827 / 1°4'57"E

OS Eastings: 615084

OS Northings: 157922

OS Grid: TR150579

Mapcode National: GBR TY2.QK3

Mapcode Global: VHLGM.Q366

Plus Code: 9F3373HM+W3

Entry Name: Christchurch Cathedral

Listing Date: 3 December 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1336823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 170528

Location: Canterbury, Kent, CT1

County: Kent

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Canterbury

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 20/05/2020


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THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
Christchurch Cathedral
TR 1557 NW 5/1
3.12.49
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THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS Christchurch Cathedral TR 1557 NW 5/1 3.12.49 I The original church on the site was one built for Roman Christians. St Augustine reconsecrated the church in 602 AD. The present building is a mixture of building styles from the C11 to the present day. The exterior is built mainly of Caen stone. On the East side some Romanesque arcading is visible though most of the stone work dates from 1175-1184, built by William of Sens and William the Englishman, or from the late C14 to Mid C15 rebuilding. The south-west tower was built in 1424-1434, the north-west tower is a replica of this built in 1832-1841. The central "Bell Harry" tower of brick faced with stone was built between 1494 and 1503 and is one of the first brick structures. 7 bay Nave with clerestory, built between 1378 - 1410. Choir and Corona built by William of Sens and William the Englishman. Very fine early Romanesque crypt of 10 bays and Chapel of Our Lady of the Undercroft.

Listing NGR: TR1511457922

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