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THE HEAVEN-ASPIRING LOVELINESS OF NORWICH CATHEDRAL

THE HEAVEN-ASPIRING LOVELINESS OF NORWICH CATHEDRAL

From the playing fields between the east end of the cathedral and the river Wensum the best view is obtained. Pleasant old houses with tiled roofs cluster among trees about the Deanery, and this base of warm, old red and fresh green sets off the cool grey of the stonework which makes the rest of the picture. Between us and the tower is the presbytery, supported by beautiful flying buttresses, whose ground plan is part of the original building of Bishop Herbert de Lozinga, who laid the cathedral foundations in 1096. In 1285 the first steeple was placed upon the tower, but was blown down in 1361, damaging the presbytery. A new spire was immediately erected by Bishop Percy and still stands, its summit 315 feet from the ground.

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CANTERBURY'S GREAT SHRINE FOR PILGRIMS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY

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