short history of Ely Cathedral

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Ely Cathedral -- History., Ely (England) -- Church his
Statementby Seiriol Evans ; illustrated with woodcuts by John F. Greenwood.
ContributionsGreenwood, John F. 1885-1954.
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
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Ely Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. The cathedral has its origins in AD when St Etheldreda built an abbey church.

The present building dates back toand cathedral status was granted it in Until the Reformation it was the Church of St Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Work on the present Cathedral began in the 11th century under the leadership of Abbot Simeon, and the monastic church became a cathedral in with the Diocese of Ely being carved out of the Diocese of Lincoln. The monastery at Ely was dissolved by Henry VIII in Ely suffered less than many other monasteries, but even so, statues were.

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When it was built Ely was only a small settlement, the town grew up around the Cathedral. A short history of Ely Cathedral [Evans, Seiriol John Arthur] on *FREE* short history of Ely Cathedral book on qualifying offers. A short history of Ely Cathedral.

The Liber Eliensis is a 12th-century English chronicle and history, written in ed in three books, it was written at Ely Abbey on the island of Ely in the fenlands of eastern Abbey became the cathedral of a newly formed bishopric in Traditionally the author of the anonymous work has been given as Richard or Thomas, two Also known as: Book of Ely, Historia Eliensis.

Ely is ideally situated: Cambridge is a 20 minute drive, Newmarket 15 minutes, and the Norfolk Heritage coast is only an hour away by car. Places to Visit: Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market Street, Ely. Ely Museum tells the fascinating history of the Isle of Ely and the cathedral city at its heart.

Nine galleries tell the story from the Ice Age. Book title: A History of Ely Cathedral Author: Peter Meadows and Nigel Ramsay (editors) Publisher: The Short history of Ely Cathedral book Press Church Times Bookshop £ ALL OUR cathedrals are astound-ing, but Ely is particularly so, and not just architecturally.

Few others project quite such a dramatic sense of the Church as the conqueror of the world. Ely Cathedral's history began in Cambridgeshire city of England in AD. as a monastery. It became a cathedral in the 12th century. Its full name is ‘The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely'.

The monastery was founded by Saint Etheldreda, and when she died there was a shrine built in her honor. In the 9th century it was destroyed by Danish invasions. The present book is the first substantial history of the cathedral to be written since then, and covers the Church of Ely through each of its transformations - as early Saxon monastic settlement, as abbey, as cathedral priory (), and finally, after the Reformation, as cathedral governed by dean and chapter ().5/5(2).

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Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional 2/5(1). Built on an island that was once part of the Cambridgeshire Fens in England, Ely Cathedral has a rich history dating back to This lesson looks at the history, architecture, and stained glass.

Publication of Bentham's "History and Antiquities of Ely Cathedral" The upper parts of the Tower repaired. The Nave, Octagon, Lantern, and Transepts coloured, and the Stalls painted. This was done at considerable expense, and deemed at the time a great improvement.

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Most of what is known of the early history of Ely is derived from the “Ecclesiastical History of the English People” by the Venerable Bede and from the “Liber Eliensis”, an anonymous chronicle written in Ely in the 12th C.

Between these two books, we know the history of the Abbey and the Cathedral from until the midth C. Ely Cathedral is an Anglican church in Ely, is the main church of the diocese of Ely, and the seat of the Bishop of Ely.

The city of Ely is about 20 km north of Cambridge. The Cathedral is known locally as "the Ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape which towers above the surrounding flat fens were once wet and marshy: a wetland habitat.

Edward Davis, Head of History at King's Ely Junior, said: "In the first activity, pupils had the opportunity to dress up as medieval pilgrims and we discussed the motives for the various pilgrims, what a pilgrimage was like and what they wore. The activity finished with a procession to the site of the shrine of St Etheldreda in the cathedral/5().

My wife and I made a day trip visit to Ely Cathedral in late January We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Ely is a short and inexpensive train ride away from Cambridge, with frequent trains running throughout the day.

The outside view of the cathedral is stunning, in /5(K). As I made my way north on the train from Cambridge to Ely, the Fens seemed to stretch out forever. An entirely flat landscape of fields, waterways and even solar panels spread in all directions.

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The Fens is an alien place to me; I grew up in Lancashire amongst hills, moors and valleys. Until the. Ely Cathedral is located in the center of this historic city and is surrounded by mediaeval monastic buildings, parkland and meadows.

A walk from the Cathedral through The Dean’s Meadow and Cherry Hill Park will take you down to the riverside with its famous tearoom and restaurants.

Ely Cathedral, with the octagonal Lantern at the central crossing. (The taller tower is at the West Front) ©Andrew Sharpe/Geoff Robinson In the Norman tower at the central crossing collapsed and w hen it was realised that it was unfeasible to rebuild in stone t he King’s Carpenter, William Hurley, was drafted in [2].

Ely, which in Anglo-Saxon was Elge, means ‘district where the eels are found’, was surrounded by sea and fens – low-lying, flooded marshland. It remained that way until the fens were drained with the help of Dutch engineers in the 17 th century.

The town grew around the religious community, which before the Norman Conquest was the second most wealthy in the land after Glastonbury.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.2/5(1).This book records the fascinating history of the Cathedral's development, from the time that Etheldreda established her monastic community on the Isle of Ely.

It is a worthy successor to James Bentham's famous history of the Cathedral, published in Dimensions: mm x mm (Hardback) (Amazon price £).