The Gallery

Norwich is one of my favourite cities. It has a great heart and the Cathedral Close houses some beautiful buildings. The Cathedral, the church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, is one of the country's finest examples of Norman cathedral architecture, with the magnificent spire at 315 ft high second only to Salisbury.

A cathedral was established at Exeter in 1050 but it was rebuilt by the Normans between 1107 and 1137. In 1260, however, the building was demolished except for the two towers, which were incorporated in the present cathedral built between then and 1394. The 14th century west front is adorned with fine stone figures; the interior has magnificent rib-vaulting, and among its most notable features are the minstrels' gallery, the chantry chapels and the finely carved bishop's throne. Photographs here include a rather touching Prayer Tree.