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Carlisle Cathedral (Carlisle)

The Cathedral of the Holy and Undivided Trinity is one of the major landmarks of the city of Carlisle, in Cumbria.

It is England's Northernmost cathedral, as Carlisle is only a few miles from the border with Scotland.

The Norman church was founded in 1092, during the reign of William II, and it is still essentially a Norman building.

The see of Carlisle was founded not long after, in 1133.

Most of the nave was pulled down during the Civil War, in order to use the stones to repair Carlisle Castle and the City Walls. The result of this is that the cathedral is now the shortest in England.

There is an excellent Decorated East wndow, and late 15th century choir stalls, showing scenes from the life of St. Cuthbert.

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