Monday 3 August 2009

A Week of Cathedrals: 3 - Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

Postmarked Truro, dated 14 July 2009.

The first Bishops in Cornwall were based near Saltash until the end of the 10th century, but then the diocese was joined with that of Devon.  More than 800 years later Cornwall was once again a separate diocese, covering not only Cornwall, but also a little of Devon, and the Scilly Isles.

There had been a church on the site chosen for the cathedral, dating from at least 1259. The architect kept the south aisle of the church in his design for the new building, as a symbol of the cathedral protecting one of her daughter churches.

The foundation stones were laid in 1880, and the building finally completed in 1910.  Next year then, will be a great celebration!

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  1. Sheila, I am loving this week's theme!! I love all these exquisite postcards of cathedrals.

  2. I'm glad you're enjoying it Emm! There are some fantastic buildings.


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