The Lantern viewed from the octagon with the nave ceiling in the background in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England. fiveminutehistory.com/MedievalCathedrals David Iliff.

The Lantern viewed from the octagon with the nave ceiling in the background in Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England. fiveminutehistory.com/MedievalCathedrals David Iliff.

The main entrance of Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England. The present building dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted in 1109.

The main entrance of Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England. The present building dates back to and cathedral status was granted in

"Ship of the Fens," Ely Cathedral, The Octagon Tower, Cambridgeshire, England ~ 11th century Norman stone architecture origins with Gothic additions

"Ship of the Fens," Ely Cathedral, Octagon Tower, Cambridgeshire ~ c Norman stone architecture

Raising the Roof at Ely Cathedral! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Glorious Roof at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.The Cathedral started as a monastery in AD 673 founded by St Etheldreda.

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England.

Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire built by William the Conqueror . It is known locally as "the ship of the Fens", because of its prominent shape that towers above the surrounding flat and watery landscape

Ely Cathedral - Cambridgeshire, England..... I actually used to live in Ely, and would go back in a heartbeat!!!  This cathedral is AMAZING!!

Ely---Visited this English cathedral town each time I visited Amy & family. We purchased our wall unit from there in One of our favorite antique stores was located there. Ely's beautiful Cathedral dates back to 1066 and dominated the town.

Ely Cathedral,

The Most Impressive Ceilings of All Time

Ely Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Indivisible Trinity of Ely is the main church of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England.

Curves and Arches - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England                                                                                                                                                      More

This is the church where David and the choir from St. Mary of the Hills sang, Summer so beautiful. Curves and Arches - Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England

field of red poppys with Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the background

Red poppies in the foreground. Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire, England in the distance. Grantchester, as seen on Masterpiece PBS

Bookshop in Ely looking out window to Ely Cathedral.

Ely cathedral through the window bookshop, Topping & Company Booksellers in

Ely Cathedral, side chapel

Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England: side chapel fan vaulted ceiling. Photo by John Dalkin.

Cambridgeshire - Ely Cathedral in the autumn

Cambridgeshire - Ely Cathedral The famous lantern tower once used to have bond fires on it to guide pilgrims thru the Fens

A short history of Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, England is a huge church in pretty much the middle of nowhere. This puzzles us moderns, but Ely was found.

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