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Encyclopedia > Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffield Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral for the diocese of Sheffield, England.


Sheffield's first parish church was constructed in the twelfth century by William de Lovetot at the opposite end of the town to Sheffield Castle. This established the area of the parish of Sheffield, unchanged until the twentieth century. This first church was burnt down in 1266 during the Second Barons' War against King Henry III.


A second parish church was completed in 1280, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Again, this church was mostly demolished and rebuilt about 1430 on a cruciform floor plan. The Shrewsbury Chapel was added in the next century, and a vestry chapel (now the Chapel of Saint Katherine) was added in 1777. Since then, the nave has been rebuilt, and extended twice.


The church is still Sheffield's parish church, but in 1913 it became a cathedral. Plans were drafted by Charles Nicholson to extend the church and reorient it on its axis, but due to World War II these were greatly scaled down. The resulting additions leave the church an awkward shape in plan, but with an impressive south elevation.


The cathedral is now very much in the city centre, opposite the Cutlers Hall and with its own tram stop.


Sheffield Cathedral is one of three Grade I listed buildings in the city, along with Sheffield Town Hall and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.


External link

Sheffield Cathedral (http://www.shef.ac.uk/shefcath/)


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Sheffield Cathedral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (566 words)
Sheffield Cathedral is the cathedral church for the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, England.
Sheffield Cathedral is one of three Grade I listed buildings in the city, along with Sheffield Town Hall and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet.
Sheffield's first parish church was constructed here in the twelfth century by William de Lovetot at the opposite end of the town to Sheffield Castle.
Sheffield Cathedral - definition of Sheffield Cathedral in Encyclopedia (268 words)
Sheffield Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral for the diocese of Sheffield, England.
Sheffield's first parish church was constructed in the twelfth century by William de Lovetot at the opposite end of the town to Sheffield Castle.
This established the area of the parish of Sheffield, unchanged until the twentieth century.
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