Engraving of Lichfield Cathedral from the south, Lichfield

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Date:1848 - 1852 (c.)

Description:In 700 AD a wooden Cathedral was built on the site of the present one, to house the body of St. Chad, and to provide facilities for the pilgrims who came to see the relics. This wooden Cathedral was replaced by a stone one, after the Norman invasion.

The Cathedral that stands today is largely the result of a second rebuilding, in the Gothic style, begun in the 13th century and completed by the beginning of the 15th. The Cathedral suffered much damage during the Civil War, as the central tower was destroyed and much of the roof. Restoration followed over a long period and has included work by James Wyatt and Sir Gilbert Scott.


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1900s
Horse and Carriage outside the Cathedral, Lichfield
Horse and Carriage outside the Cathedral, Lichfield

A Horse and Hanson Cab, with its driver, William Robinson, pictured outside Lichfield ...

1920s
Aerial view of Lichfield Cathedral
Aerial view of Lichfield Cathedral

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1950s
Statue of the Virgin Mary on door of Cathedral, Lichfield
Statue of the Virgin Mary on door of Cathedral, Lichfield

1980s
West front of Lichfield Cathedral
West front of Lichfield Cathedral

The west front of Lichfield Cathedral comprises 19th century replacements of medieval ...

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