Professional Sheffielder | Historian | Raconteur

Professional Sheffielder | Historian | Raconteur

Historical Sheffield Cathedral
Sheffield Cathedral

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The site of the cathedral has a long history of Christian use. The shaft of the 9th-century Sheffield Cross, believed to have formerly been sited here, is now held by the British Museum.[2] It is probable that Sheffield's parish church, a satellite of Worksop Priory, was constructed here in the 12th century by William de Lovetot at the opposite end of the town to Sheffield Castle.

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This established the area of the parish of Sheffield, unchanged until the 19th century. This church was burnt down in 1266[3] during the Second Barons' War against King Henry III.
Sheffield Cathedral was built in
c. 1100
The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield, more commonly known as Sheffield Cathedral, is the cathedral church for the Church of England diocese of Sheffield, England. Originally a parish church, it was elevated to cathedral status when the diocese was created in 1914.

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