Saturday, October 29, 2005

A Tour of Norwich Cathedral with The Dean



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In a county known throughout Europe for its medieval churches, the pale and magnificent Norwich Cathedral, dominating the Norwich skyline, has been a focal point for the region since it was built nearly 1,000 years ago.

Norwich Cathedral boasts several superlatives. It is one of the finest complete Romanesque buildings in Europe. It has the second highest spire in England - only Salisbury is higher and it has the second largest monastic cloisters in England. The 1,106 roof bosses throughout The Cathedral, are unparalleled in Christendom in their range, quantity and theological comprehensiveness. The detail and humour (see picture of ram above) never fail to amaze.

The great height of the Cathedral has been an important reference point throughout the Guestwick campaign, at 315 feet (96 meters) the top of the spire is considerably shorter than each of the six turbines would be at 394 foot (120 meters).

We have been given a very special opportunity; The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Graham Smith has kindly agreed to offer as a promise The Dean's tour of Norwich Cathedral and environs (lasting about an hour) where he will personally guide a couple around the normally private areas of the Cathedral complex. This will be a fascinating way to see, or re-visit this wonderful building and it is a great privilege for us to be offered such a wonderful promise.

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