the Cathedral Church of St. Saviour and St. Mary Overie
Structure in General
- A church has stood on this site for over 1,000 years though the main structure dates from between 1220 to 1420.
- The cathedral harks back to Southwark's Norman and mediaeval past and is London's oldest Gothic church.
- The year of 1607 saw the baptism of John Harvard, founder of Harvard University in the cathedral, as well as the burial of Edmund Shakespeare, brother of William who may have worshipped here.
- The church was conferred with the title of Cathedral in 1905.
- The cathedral is Grade I Listed.
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