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Norwich Cathedral, East Anglia, UK by Mark Snelling


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Norwich Cathedral, East Anglia, UK by 

Norwich Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, East Anglia, UK

52° 37′ 55″ N, 1° 18′ 4″ E

© Mark Snelling Photography All Rights Reserved

Featured in the Eastern England Group

Text Courtesy of Wikipedia ©
The structure of the cathedral is primarily in the Norman style, having been constructed at the behest of Bishop Herbert de Losinga between the late 11th century and about 1145. The total length of the building is 461 feet (140 m). Significant alterations from later periods include a 315 foot (96 m) spire completed in 1465, and a two-storey cloister, the only such in England, which was built between 1300 and 1430, as well as the vaults of nave and chancel.

The cathedral is built of flint and mortar faced with limestone brought in from Caen. Standing at 315 feet, the cathedral’s spire is the second tallest in England, and dominates the city skyline; only the spire of Salisbury Cathedral is higher at 404 feet. Like Salisbury and Ely, the cathedral lacks a ring of bells – the only three English cathedrals to do so. One of the best views of the cathedral spire is from St. James’s Hill on Mousehold Heath.

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  • LTPhotography
    LTPhotographyabout 5 years ago

    Great composition, tones and exposure!

  • Thanks very much!!, it is a common thing for people to take pictures off, just wanted to show my version :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersabout 5 years ago

    Stunning shot of the cathedral Mark! The snow makes a nice touch. Well done you :))

  • Thank you, got some nice shots today, light was awesome, cheers :) glad you like it..

    – Mark Snelling

  • stephen denton
    stephen dentonabout 5 years ago

    Great Photograph Mark, deep rich colours – such a stunning building. Nice one

  • Thank you, always I look over the obivious!

    – Mark Snelling

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanabout 5 years ago

    Excellent composition and wonderful lighting, looks like a beautiful church!!

  • Thanks Shaun, one of them days when the light was too good to ignore… :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Rosej
    Rosejabout 5 years ago

    Great composition of this wonderful building.

  • Thank you, for your lovely words..:)

    – Mark Snelling

  • barefootpaul
    barefootpaulabout 5 years ago

    This has been photographed so many times but your shot adds so much of value. I love the colours and the dominance of the sky.
    Featured in Eastern England

  • Thanks so much Paul, after a gloomy early start in Norwich, the awesome light from the winter sun, gave me an opportunity to capture this beautiful building in all its glory.Pleased you like it :)

    – Mark Snelling

  • Hopebaby
    Hopebabyabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic image of the cathedral.

  • Thanks, the light was too awesome to pass up this shot, ignored it twice, before waiting for the right moment, got a few more Norwich shots coming soon….maybe!

    – Mark Snelling

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfabout 5 years ago

    Love the clarity and the sky! Awesome colors Mark :) x

  • Thank you Lina, glad you like it, and the colours did come out right so I’m chuffed too :))

    – Mark Snelling

  • Steve Sharp
    Steve Sharpabout 5 years ago

    Great shot of an iconic building that is easy to take for granted when you live or work nearby, but to stand and stare at it makes the mind boggle at times.

  • Thank you Steve and well said, so true..

    – Mark Snelling

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks Brett for stopping by and commenting, cheers, glad you like..

    – Mark Snelling

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