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Lichfield Cathedral

Gothic spires & an angel

Lichfield cathedral (cropped)

The only medieval cathedral in England to have three spires, Lichfield deserves its reputation as one of the loveliest in the country. The original cathedral was consecrated in 700, then it was rebuilt by the Normans after 1066, then again in Gothic style, completed in 1340.

Damaged in the Civil War it was restored in the 19th century by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Among the cathedral’s treasures, dating from the Anglo Saxons, is the 8th century sculpture of the ‘Lichfield Angel’ from the St Chad’s tomb chest. The Lichfield Angel rose is named after it.

Truro Cathedral, Cornwall and St Mary’s, Edinburgh also have three spires.

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The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lichfield Cathedral

Medieval & Tudor


Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Gary Ullah from UK