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  View of the West End of St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire,  England   St. Albans Cathedral.

This shows the West End which incorporates the main entrance door.

The Norman part of the building, including the tower, was started in 1077 and was constructed using flint and Roman bricks. This was originally an abbey church and was designated a cathedral in 1877. It has now been in use for over 900 years although this has been a site of continuous Christian worship for seventeen and a half centuries

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  View of the Great Tower and North Transept, St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   St. Albans Cathedral.

This view is from near the West End looking back towards the crossing and the North Transept with its brick and flint construction.

The Great Tower, with walls seven feet thick, is constructed from Roman bricks which were taken from the ruined town of Verulamium nearby.

At 550 feet it has the longest nave in the country.

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  View of the East End and Lady Chapel, St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   St. Albans Cathedral.

This shows the East End incorporating the Lady Chapel - a 14th Century extension. This part was used as a school for 300 years and was restored for worship just over 100 years ago.

The part projecting on the left from the Great Tower is the South Transept.

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  Photograph from the Great Tower of St. Albans Cathedral, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England   View from the Great Tower of St. Albans Cathedral looking slightly North of West.

Near the top of the picture and on the left you should be able to see the small stone tower of the church of St. Michael poking above the trees (more easily seen in the large picture) which is on the far side of Verulamium Park near the Roman Theatre and Kingsbury Watermill

 

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