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Derby Cathedral

I spoke with an elderly man who was obviously a custodian of the history of this beautiful building. He informed me that the original church was founded by King Edmund I in about 943 as a royal collegiate church; however, no traces of its structure survive. The 212-foot (65 m) tower dates from 1510 to 1530 and was built in the popular Perpendicular Gothic style of the time.

Apart from the tower, the cathedral was rebuilt in a classical style to the designs of James Gibbs of 1725, and it was further enlarged in 1972. At the same time, the ciborium was added over the altar.

The building, previously known as All Saints' Church, became a cathedral by Order in Council on 1 July 1927.

From Robin Hood Country ~ Nottingham, England