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CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF S. MARY AND S. CHAD AT LICHFIELD

CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF S. MARY AND S. CHAD AT LICHFIELD

S. Chad the fifth bishop of the see of Mercia, moved his seat from Repton to Lichfield in the year 670, and during the reign of Kins Offa Lichfield even became an archbishopric. At the Conquest it was abandoned in favour of Chester, but reinstated at the end of the eleventh century. The present cathedral has no portion dating back beyond 1200. The magnificent West Front, seen above, is a modern restoration original facade, built about 1275-1330. The close was besieged and captured by the Roundheads in 1643 and 1646

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WORCESTER, SEAT OF A BISHOP SINCE THE DAYS OF THE SAXONS

TOWER AND TURRET OF GLORIOUS LINCOLN CATHEDRAL

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