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Truro Cathedral Gallery

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro is an Anglican cathedral located in the city of Truro, Cornwall, in the United Kingdom. It was built in the Gothic Revival architectural style fashionable during the period, and is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.

History and description

The See (or Diocese) of Truro was established in 1876 and the first Bishop Edward White Benson consecrated in 1877: this was the first cathedral to be built on a new site in England since Salisbury Cathedral in 1220. Construction began in 1880 on the site of the sixteenth-century parish church (St Mary the Virgin) to a design by the architect John Loughborough Pearson, a leading figure of the 19th century Gothic Revival. The design combines the Early English style with certain French characteristics, chiefly spires and rose windows. Truro's resemblance to Lincoln Cathedral is not coincidental: Pearson had been appointed as Lincoln's Cathedral Architect and the first Bishop of Truro, Edward Benson, had previously been Canon Chancellor at Lincoln. The central tower and spire stands 250 feet (76 m) tall, while the western towers reach to 200 feet (61 m).

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Side view of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall (1908)
Side view of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall (1908)
Back of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Back of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Main tower of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Main tower of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Towers and spires, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Towers and spires, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Chairs, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Chairs, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Arches, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Arches, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Pulpit, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Pulpit, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Circular window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Circular window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Organ pipes, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall (2770)
Organ pipes, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall (2770)
Ceiling, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Ceiling, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Screen and window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Screen and window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Rose window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Rose window, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Twin towers, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall
Twin towers, Truro Cathedral, Cornwall