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TG 2308 NW TG 2308 NE THE CLOSE 16/170 17/170 26.2.54 The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity - I Cathedral and Cloisters. C11 onwards. Begun in 1096 by Herbert de Losinga after the see was transferred from Thetford. Barnack and Caen stone, brick. Lead covered roofs. Nave with aisles. Choir. North transept with chapel. South transept with vestry. Presbytery with aisles and ambulatory. South, north-east and south-east chapels. East chapel. Cloisters to south. 14 bays to nave and choir. 3 bays transepts. 4 bays prebytery plus ambulatory. West front re-modelled C1830 by Salvin. Norman aisle portals. West door arch with diagonally-set niches and shallow vaulting. Large 9-light perpendicular window above door. C14 south aisle windows with cusped intersecting tracery. Norman tripartite clerestory windows with taller central window and blind arcading. Transepts with corner turrets. Shafted windows and blind arcading in 7 orders. Doorway in north transept with 2 orders of shafts. Relief sculpture above doorway of a Bishop with crozier... read more