Majestic architecture and venerable history are what bring most visitors to Canterbury Cathedral but it is also full of wonderful art details, from medieval stained glass to hidden Green Men.
- Go Historic ID
- Best Known As
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Full Name
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Also Known As
- Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at CanterburyChristchurch Cathedral
- 51.279696° N, 1.082883° E (map)
- The PrecinctsCanterbury, EnglandCT1 2EH
- Anglo-Norman style/periodGrade I listed buildings EnglandGothic style/periodEngland United KingdomUK EuropeCanterbury Kent, EnglandEurope continentKent England
- 01227 762 862
National Heritage List for England Data
- Listing Type
- listed building
- Listing Status
This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.
- List Entry ID
- Date Listed
- CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL, THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
- Non Civil Parish
944 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 theis 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... view full text
Listed Building Description
944 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 1175-84, 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 1424-34, the north-west tower is a replica of this built in 1832-41. 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
- “The National Heritage List for England”, /resultsingle.aspx?uid=1336823. “Historic England”. June 6, 1995.