Lichfield Cathedral interior Staffordshire at dusk, England, UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4086 x 5377 px | 34.6 x 45.5 cm | 13.6 x 17.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:1 December 2014
Location:Lichfield, Staffordshire, England, UK
Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. It is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. The Diocese of Lichfield covers all of Staffordshire, much of Shropshire and part of the Black Country and West Midlands. The present bishop is the Right Reverend Jonathan Gledhill, the 98th Lord Bishop of Lichfield. The cathedral is dedicated to St Chad and Saint Mary. Its internal length is 113 metres (370 feet), and the breadth of the nave is 21m (68'). The central spire is 77m (252') high and the western spires are about 58m (190'). The stone is sandstone and came from a quarry on the south side of Lichfield. The walls of the nave lean outwards slightly, due to the weight of stone used in the ceiling vaulting; some 200–300 tons of which was removed during renovation work to prevent the walls leaning further.