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Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England. The Abbey of Saint Augustine was the first building on the site, begun in 1140. In 1542 the abbey was declared a cathedral by Henry VIII
Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England. The Abbey of Saint Augustine was the first building on the site, begun in 1140. In 1542 the abbey was declared a cathedral by Henry VIII
Parts of Bristol Cathedral date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, but it was not completed until the building of these West Front towers in 1888
Parts of Bristol Cathedral date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, but it was not completed until the building of these West Front towers in 1888
Between 1539 and 1867 Bristol Cathedral had no nave, the original having been demolished at the Dissolution of the Monasteries to provide stone for other buildings. The nave seen here was built between 1867 and 1888.
Between 1539 and 1867 Bristol Cathedral had no nave, the original having been demolished at the Dissolution of the Monasteries to provide stone for other buildings. The nave seen here was built between 1867 and 1888.

The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity is the Anglican cathedral in the English city of Bristol and is commonly known as Bristol Cathedral. Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England. ... Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, England. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Download high resolution version (1500x1036, 570 KB) Bristol Cathedral West Front. ... Download high resolution version (1500x1036, 570 KB) Bristol Cathedral West Front. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1122, 564 KB) Bristol Cathedral nave. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1122, 564 KB) Bristol Cathedral nave. ... The Dissolution of the Monasteries (referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between 1536 and 1540, by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the Roman Catholic monastic institutions in England and took them to himself, as the... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ...


Bristol Cathedral was founded as St Augustine's Abbey in 1140. The chapterhouse, still standing, dates from 1165, and the Elder Lady Chapel from 1220. The Norman abbey church was rebuilt from 1298 onwards, but the new church was still incomplete at the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 and its nave was demolished. In 1542 the church was made the cathedral of a new Diocese of Bristol and was dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. Events Henry Jasomirgott was made count palatine of the Rhine. ... Events November 23 - Pope Alexander III enters Rome. ... Centuries: 12th century - 13th century - 14th century Decades: 1170s 1180s 1190s 1200s 1210s - 1220s - 1230s 1240s 1250s 1260s 1270s Years: 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 - 1220 - 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 See also: 1220 state leaders The world in 1220 Middle Ages in Europe Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) Events Mongols... Events End of the reign of Emperor Fushimi of Japan Emperor Go-Fushimi ascends to the throne of Japan 21 July - Battle of Falkirk (1298): Englands Edward Longshank defeats William Wallaces Scottish rebels While in prison in Genoa, Marco Polo dictates his Travels to a local writer Births... The Dissolution of the Monasteries (referred to by Roman Catholic writers as the Suppression of the Monasteries) was the formal process, taking place between 1536 and 1540, by which King Henry VIII confiscated the property of the Roman Catholic monastic institutions in England and took them to himself, as the... Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ... Events War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French. ...


The dimensions of Bristol Cathedral -

  • Total length, external - 300 ft (91.4 m)
  • Total Length, internal 284 ft (87 m)
  • Length of nave 125 ft (38 m)
  • Width, including aisles 69 ft (21 m)
  • Length of transept 115 ft (35 m)
  • Width of transept 29 ft (9 m)
  • Height to vault in nave 52 ft (16 m)
  • Height to vault in choir 50 ft (15 m)
  • Area 22,556 ft² (2096 m²)

The nave was eventually built during the 19th century and the building was completed by two towers at the west end in 1888. It is a "hall church" with nave, aisles and choir all at the same height, and the most significant example of a hall church in Britain. It is a grade I listed building. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


Bristol is also home to a Roman Catholic cathedral, Clifton Cathedral. The Anglican parish church of St. Mary Redcliffe is so grand as to be occasionally mistaken for a cathedral by visitors. The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Categories: Buildings and structures stubs | Bristol | Roman Catholic cathedrals in Britain ... St. ...


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The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity is the Anglican cathedral in the English city of Bristol and is commonly known as Bristol Cathedral.
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