Nicknamed the "Ship of the Fens" for its sturdy presence in the ancient marshland, Ely Cathedral is a unique building. Built primarily in a 12th-century Norman style, it also has some interesting later additions, including the famous Octagon tower.

Facts & Stats on Ely Cathedral

Go Historic ID
319014
Names
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity
Ely Cathedral
Dates
1083-1189

Visitor & Contact Information

Address

Ely, England
CB7 4DL
National Grid Reference
TL 54046 80281
Contact
+44 (0)1353 667735

Essays on Ely Cathedral

Listed Building Description of Ely Cathedral

606/1/1 CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY 606/2/1A 23-SEP-50

GV I

Revision Number: 2

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity 1082 TL 5480 1/1 23.9.50 TL 5479 2/1 GV 2. The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity was begun in 1083 by Simeon, a Kinsman of William the Conqueror and was virtually completed in its present form by 1350 after which no further major building took place. The nave and transepts have exceptionally fine C12 work, the chancel and west porch are C13 and the central crossing, lantern and the Lady Chapel are C14... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Ely Cathedral

  1. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.
  2. Official Website of Ely Cathedral Official website.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Ely Cathedral - Ely, England