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Southwell Minster was allegedly founded in 627 by Paulinus (see the Minster’s baptistry window for his “mug shot”!) and totally rebuilt by the Normans in 1180 as part of the Diocese of York. Indeed, of the ruins, only the Great Hall survives, and alongside the Minster are the ruins of the Palace of the Archbishop of York and, not as many suppose, of the abbey. Like all great churches, there have been problems. In the Civil War, damage was caused to the Minster — and particularly the Palace — by marauding soldiers, and in 1711 a bolt of lightning hit one of the spires, destroying the roof, bells, clock, and organ. The present roof is actually Victorian, and the “pepper-pot” spires added in the 1880s returned the architecture to its Recent state



minster, newark, southwell, uk religious


  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 4 years ago

  • thank you Nick xxxx

    – Elaine123

  • gazmercer
    gazmerceralmost 4 years ago

    Great shot, excellent lighting!!

  • Thank you gaz, never easy inside

    – Elaine123

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous – i do like this – great detail & colour – very nice work!!

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123almost 4 years ago

    thank you Jules, for your lovely comments x

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • thank you Audrey x

    – Elaine123

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezalmost 4 years ago

    loving the wide angle! :)

  • thank you :))

    – Elaine123

  • SilverGinger
    SilverGingeralmost 4 years ago

    LOL, is there anywhere I have been that you haven’t aswell. I really enjoyed my visit there. Such a gorgeous structure :)

  • Lee, told you stop following me lol, I went on Sunday nobody around all shops shut was paradise, agree a beautiful place, only thing niggled me , was I could not get into the place next door, believe me I did try but kept getting told no no no lol,

    – Elaine123

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and light Elaine

  • thank you so much Barry :)))

    – Elaine123

  • Barbara  Glover
    Barbara Gloverabout 3 years ago

    Wow, they certainly don’t build buildings like this any more. They were made to last for ever. Beautiful image.

  • it is a beautiful Church, well worth the visit for anybody

    – Elaine123

  • thank you Barbara was stunning building :)

    – Elaine123

  • Sharon Brown
    Sharon Brownalmost 3 years ago

  • thank you so much Polly for this wonderful banner and featuring my work :)

    – Elaine123

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