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Rochester Cathedral

 

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  • Rochester Cathedral is built on a site of a cathedral which has existed since 608 a.d making it the second oldest in England.
  • Work on the current church started in 1083.
  • Work continued until the end of the 15th century, it is one of England's smallest cathedrals despite taking 400 years to build.
  • The church was badly damaged in the Civil War and restoration work didnt begin until the 1870s which restored the cathedral to something approaching its former glory.
  • Rochester Cathedral is the only English cathedral in a town rather than a city after Rochester was accidentally stripped of it in an administrative error in 1998. This was not noticed by the council until 2002 who have had to apply to the Queen to regain their city status.

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Architect
Bishop Gundulf of Rochester
Renovation Architect
Lewis Nockalls Cottingham

Reference Data

Reference No.
2237
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
05-05-2015
 

Building Location

Address
The Precinct, Rochester. ME1 1SX
Council
Borough of Medway
County
Kent
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1083
Completion date
1495
Renovation Date
1880

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
35.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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