Ely Cathedral (1)

Posted: June 17, 2015 in Cambridgeshire, History, Medieval History, UK
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The Cathedral in Ely is known locally as  ‘The ship of the Fens’ due to its visibility from miles around the city. there has been an abbey on this site since 672AD but the current building was started at the beginning of the 12th century and developed further over the next 250 years.

The Cathedral Precinct wall

The Cathedral Precinct wall

The War Memorial in the Cathedral precinct wall

The War Memorial in the Cathedral precinct wall

 

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Across the green from the Cathedral stands the Old Bishops Palace. When the Bishop moved to more modern accomodation, the palace became a care home. More recently it has been refurbished and opened in 2012 as the sixth form college of Kings school Ely

 

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  1. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    One of my fav places

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