Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely) is the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and the seat of the Bishop of Ely. It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape.

Ely Cathedral, Galilee Porch

Photo 207, 1979

Ely Cathedral, Galilee Porch

Visitors to the Cathedral usually enter through the great West Door in the Galilee Porch.

The Porch is built of Barnock stone & Purbeck marble from Dorset and is an example of Early English architecture.

The West Doors are decorated with fine iron work, added in 1860; a memorial to Cannon Waddington. It includes martlets and the initial W. It was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Photo 208, 1979

Ely Cathedral, Octogon Tower at top

Photo 210, 1979

Ely Cathedral

Photo 211, 1979

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