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Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is situated in the cathedral city of Lichfield. The cathedral internal length is 370 ft., and the breadth of the nave 68 ft., that dates in its current form from various periods in the 13th and early 14th centuries, but the various portions cannot be allocated to fixed years, as the old archives were destroyed during the English Civil Wars.

The walls of the nave lean outwards slightly, this was caused by the weight of stone used in the ceiling vaulting, some 2-300 tons of which was removed during renovation work to prevent the walls leaning further.

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