A view of the cathedral from Hardy's Grove
Engraver: Alken Junr., S
According to Daniel Defoe, Norwich had "a fine fabrick, and the spire steeple very high and beautiful". The spire is the second-highest in England, and can be seen from any direction on the approach to the city. The cathedral was established in the early 12th century (the Bishop's See was moved to Norwich from Thetford in 1094) and it is a fairly complete example of a Romanesque cathedral.