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St Edmundsbury Cathedral Also known as The Cathedral Church of St James

 

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  • St Edmunsbury Cathedral is the last unfinished Anglican Cathedral. Work is currently being undertaken on raising the central tower in traditional Gothic style.
  • Work started between 1501 and 1553 with the construction of the nave which was later altered in the 19th century.
  • Work on the unfinished North Transept and tower began in 1999 and was completed in 2005 along with eastern chapels. The tower has a central structure of 600,000 bricks but is faced with stone both internally and externally thus "faking" its look.
  • This construction marks a departure in recent English cathedral construction which has been modern showing a return to its Gothic roots.
  • St Edmunsbury became a cathedral in 1914.

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Architect
John Wastell
Stephen Dykes Bower

Reference Data

Reference No.
3043
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
03-08-2013
 

Building Location

Address
Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds. IP33 1LS
Council
St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County
Suffolk
Region
East Anglia
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1503
Completion date
2011
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
45.75

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Primary Use
Place of Worship


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