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Ely Cathedral

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Identification

Ely Cathedral
The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely
211444

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
gothic

Usages

church

Facts

  • Ely Cathedral features a spectacular octagonal tower crowned with a lantern.
  • The cathedral can trace its history back to the 7th century.
  • Construction of the current cathedral commenced in the 11th century; it became a cathedral in 1109.
  • The cathedral features two very rare 'sheela na gigs' (crude 11th century stone carvings of hag-like women squatting with pronounced and open vulvas) on the north and south celestory.

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Location

The College
CB7
Ely
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

214.99 ft
214.99 ft
517.06 ft
1081
1215

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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