Norwich Cathedral is an English cathedral located in Norwich, Norfolk, dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. It is the cathedral church for the Church of England Diocese of Norwich and is one of the Norwich 12 heritage sites.
The cathedral was begun in 1096 and constructed out of flint and mortar and faced with a cream-coloured Caen limestone. A Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings. The cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Several episodes of damage necessitated rebuilding of the east end and spire but since the final erection of the stone spire in 1480 there have been few fundamental alterations to the fabric.
The large cloister has over 1,000 bosses including several hundred carved and ornately painted ones. The cathedral is on the lowest part of the Norwich river plain with Mousehold Heath, an area of scrubland, to the north.
Norwich Cathedral has the second largest cloisters, only outsized by Salisbury Cathedral. The cathedral close is the largest in England and one of the largest in Europe and has more people living within it than any other close. The cathedral spire, measuring at 315 ft or 96 m, is the second tallest in England despite being partly rebuilt after being struck by lightning in 1169, just 23 months after its completion, which led to the building being set on fire. Measuring 461 ft or 140.5 m long and, with the transepts, 177 ft or 54 m wide at completion, Norwich Cathedral was the largest building in East Anglia.
This is a view of the South Transept and Spire with entrance way to the cloisters and library on the left.
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jemaflor (74078) 2013-10-28 9:39
Nice tower well taken, good pov, interesting architecture, very nice warm tones with this good light capture, perfect vertical format for the subject.
trevormoffiet (1348) 2013-10-30 3:40
Nice sharp image of this church and good note to accompany it. However, I pose two questions that you should answer for yourself. The top of the spire just touches the frame (would the image be better if it didn't?). The red post box adds colour and is part of the scene as you saw it. However it could possibly distract a viewer's attention away from the architecture. (If it was possible to exclude the red post box, by cropping or by changing the POV, would the image be enhanced from the perspective of what you are trying to convey to a viewer?)
- Copyright: marion morgan (jester5) (1785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-12
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-28 7:08