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Ely Cathedral

HISTORY & HERITAGE
ELY CATHEDRAL IS NOT A MUSEUM BUT A LIVING COMMUNITY

PEOPLE OFTEN ASK WHY SUCH A VAST CHURCH WAS BUILT IN SUCH A SMALL TOWN .......

..... In fact the Cathedral came first. When it was built Ely was only a small settlement, the town grew up around the Cathedral.

The Benedictine monks only concern was to glorify God, and nothing less than a building on a majestic scale would do.

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Bishop West's Chapel Enlarge

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The Prior's Door Enlarge