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In 1096, construction started on what we now call Norwich cathedral and it was built using flint and mortar and faced with a cream-coloured Caen limestone. At the time, there was little care for buildings of value and an Anglo-Saxon settlement and two churches were demolished to make room for the buildings.


Norwich Cathedral was completed in 1145 with the Norman tower still seen today topped with a wooden spire covered with lead. Whilst there has been some minor restoration work done to the building, there have been few fundamental alterations to the fabric since the final erection of the stone spire in 1480.


Upon its completion the cathedral was dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity.


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