CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1336823
Date first listed:
03-Dec-1949
Statutory Address:
CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL, THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL, THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Kent
District:
Canterbury (District Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TR1508457922

Details

944 THE CATHEDRAL PRECINCTS Christchurch Cathedral TR 1557 NW 5/1 3.12.49 I The original church on the site was one built for Roman CHristians. St Augustine reconsecrated theis church in 602 AD. The Present building is a mixture of building styles from the C11 to the present day. The exterior is built mainly of Caen stone. On the East side some Romanesque arcading is visible though most of the stone work dates from 1175-84, built by WIlliam of Sens and WIlliam the Englishman, or form the late C14 to Mid C15 rebuilding. The south-west tower was built in 1424-34, the north-west tower is a replica of this built in 1832-41. THe central "Bell Harry" tower of brick faced with stone was built between 1494 and 1503 and is one of the first brick structures. 7 bay Nave with clerestory, built between 1378 - 1410. Choir and Corona built by William of Sens and William the Englishman. Very fine early Romanesque crypt of 10 bays and Chapel of OUr Lady of the Undercroft.

Listing NGR: TR1511457922

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
170528
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 30 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12791/25
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