St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire

I was in Hertfordshire this evening for a few hours and paid a visit to the wonderful St Albans Cathedral just as the sun was setting.

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire at sunset

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire at sunset

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire at sunset

St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire

 

It’s formally named The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban, and referred to locally as “the Abbey.” Much of its architecture dates from Norman times. It ceased to be an abbey in the 16th century and became a cathedral in 1877. Although legally a cathedral church, it differs in certain particulars from most other cathedrals in England: it is also used as a parish church, of which the dean is rector with the same powers, responsibilities and duties as that of any other parish.

(ref: Wikipedia)

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