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Chichester Cathedral

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Identification

Chichester Cathedral
the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity
207948

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • Construction of the new cathedral at Chichester began in 1076 under Bishop Stigand and continued into the twelfth century, when in 1108 Bishop Ralph Luffa was able to dedicate the building to the Holy Trinity.
  • Fires in 1114 and 1187 damaged the building, but each time the cathedral was restored and extended, and in 1199 was re-dedicated. Re-building took place throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, at which time the spire was added.
  • During the seventeenth century Reformation, the cathedral suffered extensive damage and, after centuries of neglect, was comprehensively restored in the 1840s. The spire collapsed in 1861, and a new spire was added by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
  • The cathedral's detached bell tower is the only one of its kind remaining in England. Inside the cathedral is the Shrine of St. Richard, a bishop of the cathedral who was canonized by Pope Urban IV in 1262.

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Location

West Street
PO19
Chichester
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

276.90 ft
276.90 ft
1076
1108
1861
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