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What is Britain's oldest cathedral?

Question #35439. Asked by mk2norwich.
Last updated Dec 22 2016.

Answer has 5 votes

Answer has 5 votes.
Bradwell on Sea has a claim as the first church to hold the Bishops Seat. Built in 654 AD
Cathedral - The principal church of a Diocese (or See)containing the Bishops Throne (BASED ON Greek Cathedra meaning Seat) no longer exists

Response last updated by gtho4 on Dec 22 2016.
Jun 24 2003, 1:00 PM
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Bangor Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St Deiniol. The oldest cathedral in Britain was founded in 525 by St Deiniol who became bishop in 546. Nothing remains of that early structure. The 12th century Norman church was destroyed by Edward I during his conquest of Wales. Bishop Anian began rebuilding in 1291, but little remains of his work, for it was burned during Owain Glendower's rebellion in 1404. The nave and tower are early Tudor. There are tombs of 13th century Welsh princes in the south transept.

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Response last updated by gtho4 on Dec 22 2016.
Jun 24 2003, 4:30 PM
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