Although Truro is a modern cathedral, consecrated in 1910, it is built on the site of the old St. Mary's Church, which was consecrated 651 years earlier in 1259. One aisle of the old church remains within the new cathedral.
The central tower is named in honour of Queen Victoria and rises to a height of 76m (250ft), while the two smaller western towers rise to 62m (204ft) and are named the Alexandra and Edward VII Towers.
The cathedral was the first to be built on a new site since the erection of Salisbury Cathedral in 1220.
Truro Cathedral is Gothic Revival in style.
The foundation stones were laid on May 20, 1880.
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