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Durham Cathedral is not just a place of pilgrimage for Harry Potter fans. It is a complex site with a fascinating history of construction starting with a core that was completed in 1099, additions and alterations over the centuries and later restoration efforts, some of which did more harm than good, such as removing several inches of the exterior sandstone in an ill-fated effort to prevent erosion. The Cathedral is currently undergoing extensive conservation work to preserve this fragile exterior. #theaccidentalpreservationist

Canterbury Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in England. It is also the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England. Founded in 597 AD, it was completely rebuilt in 1070-1077. The last major alterations were done in 1834. Luckily, the church wasn’t damaged or destroyed in either world war. Romanesque and gothic in style, the church is richly decorated and some royal burials are contained within, as well as the martyr, Thomas Becket, who was actually murdered in the cathedral. The later reverence of Becket made the church a place of pilgrimage. It’s a remarkable place of worship with stunning architecture and an important, long history. —————————————————————
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An excellent view of the gorgeous Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. #mirabellesavannah #exploresavannah #historiccathedral

St Patrick’s Cathedral built in 1878. Foundation laid in 1858 - 20 years it took to complete this historic cathedral.
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