History of Chelmsford Cathedral

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History of Chelmsford Cathedral

History of Chelmsford Cathedral

Chelmsford Cathedral is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd, It became a Cathedral when the Anglican Diocese of Chelmsford was created in 1914, It is the seat of the Bishop of Chelmsford. A lot of the history relating to the building of the Cathedral has been lost with time, but what we do know is that it began life as a simple parish church around the time that the market town was formed – Sometime around 1200. Today Chelmsford Cathedral is the second smallest Cathedral in England. The church underwent major rebuilds in the 15th and early 16th centuries and the extensions were made from flint rubble, stone and brick. The Church has an impressive tower with a spire and a ring of thirteen bells. Tragedy struck the building in 1800, whilst work was being undertaken in the vaults, whilst workmen were laying to rest a local notable. The accident occurred on Friday 17th January 1800, The workmen were digging too close to one of the pillars supporting the roof. As a result the pillar slipped into the hole and the Nave partially collapsed. The job of rebuilding was passed onto to the county architect John Johnson who was also responsible for the building of the town’s shire hall and the stone bridge that crosses the river Cann and into Moulsham. This video includes many secrets associated with Chelmsford Cathedral and includes a little about the history of nearby Tindal Street. #chelmsfordcathedral #chelmsford #churchhistory

  • Published: 10 December 2021
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Duration: 15:16
  • Photography – Stephen Robert Kuta / Yhana Kuta
  • Written by – Stephen Robert Kuta

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History of Chelmsford Cathedral

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