Canterbury Cathedral England

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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248456
NHLE ID
1336823
Names
Canterbury Cathedral
Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury
Christchurch Cathedral
Coordinates
51.2797220° N, 1.0830560° E

Location Map

Map showing the location of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

597
St. Augustine of Canterbury baptizes King Ethelbert of Kent
602
St. Augustine dedicates cathedral at Canterbury
750
Archbishop Cuthbert builds a baptistery-mausoleum on the north side of the church.
1011
Canterbury falls victim to marauding Danes. The city is destroyed, the cathedral is set on fire, and Archbishop Alphege is taken hostage in hope of ransom.
1067
Fire destroys Canterbury Cathedral
1070
Lanfranc, former abbot of the Abbaye des Hommes in Caen, Normandy, is consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury. He immediately sets about reorganizing the monastery, asserting the primacy of Canterbury over York, and rebuilding the cathedral.
Oct 1077
Completion of reconstructed Canterbury Cathedral under Archbishop Lanfranc
1093
Anselm becomes Archbishop of Canterbury
1100
Construction of the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral
1130
Consecration of a large Norman choir with ambulatory at Canterbury Cathedral.

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Listed Building Data

Canterbury Cathedral is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1336823
Grade
I
Name
CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL
Location
CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL, THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS
Grid Reference
TR1508457922