The original church was founded by King Edmund I in about 943 as a royal collegiate church; however, no traces of its structure survive. According to the Domesday assessors, it belonged to the King, and was served by a college of seven priests.The current cathedral dates from the fourteenth century, although it appears to be based on an earlier medieval building, which drawings show was about the same size as the present church. It may be that it became structurally unstable and was pulled down. The 212 feet (65 m)[tower dates from 1510 to 1530 and was built in the popular perpendicular Gothic style of the time.
Under the Protestant persecutions of Queen Mary, Joan Waste was tried for heresy at the cathedral in 1556. The execution took place on the Burton Road in Derby.
Apart from the tower, the building was rebuilt in a classical style to the designs of James Gibbs of 1725, and it was further enlarged in 1972. At the same time, the ciborium was added over the altar.
The building, previously known as All Saints’ Church, became a cathedral by Order in Council on 1 July 1927.
Lens: EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
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Date Taken: 12 Feb 2013 – 11:57 AM
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