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Christ Church Cathedral
53.343423° N, 6.271380° W
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    by Holly Hayes
    October 17, 2011

    The exterior of Christ Church Cathedral was almost entirely refaced with new stone during the restoration of 1875, but it retains the original Norman-Early English structure. South of the transept are the foundations of the 13th-century chapter house. The transept itself has a fine Romanesque portal, which was moved here from the north side in 1826. The present nave was begun in 1234 in the Early English style, with pointed arches. The south wall was rebuilt in the 17th century after the vault collapsed, but the north wall is original. 1196), with an impressive effigy of an armored knight. continue reading →

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Holly Hayes
October 8, 2013
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July 11, 2014