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N 1 B 2.2K C 2 E Sep 28, 2011 F Sep 29, 2011
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The nave is one of the most inspiring interiors in England. Its architecture is Norman, with distinctive round arches, on some of which can be seen the remains of medieval decoration. At 537 feet (164m), Ely is the fourth longest of the English cathedrals - Winchester is the longest at 547 feet (165.5m). and in between come St Albans and Canterbury.

The nave ceiling was installed as part of the Victorian restoration, and was the work of two artists, Henry Styleman Le Strange, who painted the first six panels (counting from the west), and Thomas Gambier Parry, who painted the last six. The ceiling tells the story of the ancestry of Jesus, beginning with Adam and continuing through Abraham, David and Mary.

Tags:   Cambridgeshire Ely Cathedral Ely east of England cathedrals churches

N 2 B 1.5K C 0 E Sep 28, 2011 F Sep 29, 2011
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The organ case is by Giles Gilbert Scott, and is modelled on the medieval organ in Strasbourg Cathedral.

Tags:   Ely Ely Cathedral Cambridgeshire cathedrals churches organs church organs

N 2 B 1.2K C 2 E Sep 28, 2011 F Sep 29, 2011
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The nave is reckoned to be one of the most inspiring interiors in England. Its architecture is Norman, with the distinctive round arches.

Tags:   Ely Ely Cathedral cathedrals churches Cambridgeshire

N 7 B 2.2K C 5 E Sep 28, 2011 F Sep 29, 2011
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In 1322 the central tower collapsed, and was eventually replaced by an octagon topped by a lantern. It is built in wood covered in lead, and the internal height is 142 feet (43m).

Tags:   Ely Cathedral Ely cathedrals churches Cambridgeshire

N 4 B 1.7K C 0 E Sep 28, 2011 F Sep 29, 2011
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Looking from the choir, across the octagon and down the nave towards the main West Door.

Tags:   Ely Cathedral Ely cathedrals churches Cambridgeshire


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