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Start your free trial. The cloisters are particularly enchanting, with a gorgeous fan-vaulted roof. The cathedral also has a stained glass window featuring the earliest images of golf. As well as being home to the second-oldest serving clock in England, Wells Cathedral can also boast the heaviest ring of ten bells in the world.
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Regarded as one of the leading examples of Early English architecture, Salisbury Cathedral was also the quickest built. It only took 38 years to complete, between and — an incredible feat in Medieval England. After the spire on Lincoln cathedral collapsed in , the cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom, which reaches a dizzying m. The magnificent Ely Cathedral dominates the city it serves.
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The Benedictine monks that built it were determined to glorify God, and a building on this massive scale was the only way to do it. The cathedral is built on the site of a monastery founded by Queen Etheldreda. Hereford Cathedral dates from , and unlike many other cathedrals in England it retains much of its Norman character. It is one of the largest maps left that was drawn on a single sheet of vellum, and features the four great cities of the day: Jerusalem, Babylon, Rome and Troy.
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When the cathedral fell upon hard times in the s, the Dean considered selling the map to raise funds. After a furious controversy, patrons including Paul Getty donated funds to keep the map in the cathedral.
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