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Chester Cathedral f.67

Chester Cathedral f.67

Artist: Buckler, John Chessell

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36360

Item number: f.67

Length: 26.1

Width: 36.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

According to records, a church has stood on this site since the 10th century, when a Benedictine monastery dedicated to St Werburgh was founded here in 1092. A Saxon Minster previously housed the remains of this saint in 907. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, Henry VIII founded the former monastic church as the Cathedral for the Chester Diocese in 1541. For nearly 1100 years, Chester Cathedral has been a focal point of Christianity in the north-west, as well as being a building of great architectural splendour.

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