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When was the first cathedral built in Britain?
The first Canterbury Cathedral was started in 602 AD by (Saint) Augustine
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Canterbury Cathedral, Kent was established in 597, making it the oldest cathedral in England, the final notable architectural modification was made in 1834. It was made a …world heritage site in 1988.
Liverpool Cathedral (the Anglican one)
The Hagia Sophia.
they were built around Newcastle, great Britain.
They ran on water power
Washington National Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, is the seat of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Washington D.C., and was bu…ilt between September 29, 1907 and September 29, 1990. The building is entirely of masonry construction, consisting of over 150,000 tons of buff Indiana limestone. Of that 150,000 tons of stone, every block had a number and a specific location. Additionally, there was only one stone-setting crew working at a time. So, although the construction period lasted 83 years, 18 of which are recorded as non-construction years, the construction period was not inordinately long, particularly considering what was accomplished is the largest, completed masonry structure on the North American continent and the sixth lagest Cathedral-style church in the World.
Over 200 hundred years old
Cathedrals were built as monuments to the Christian God and symbols of architecture.
St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow was built by the architects Barma and Postnik Yakovlev, on orders of Tsar Ivan IV (AKA Ivan the Terrible) between 1555 an 1562. There is muc…h scientific debate on the question which cultures and existing architectural styles influenced its design. It probably is a mix of Byzantine, Russian and Italian influences. It is made of red brick around a wooden frame. Most of the vivid colors that today make the cathedral so noticable are additions of later centuries. There are strong indications that much of the brickwork - and certainly the decorative part - was done by German craftsmen. Over the centuries, many additions were built to give the cathedral its present look.
Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris, decided to build a new cathedral for the expanding population, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Although construction started in 1163, it was …not completed until roughly 80 years later in about 1240s. Built in an age of illiteracy, the cathedral retells the stories of the Bible in its portals, paintings, and stained glass. It has over 4,999 gargoles and has priceless paintings.
Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, Kent and founded in 602. or The site of Bangor Cathedral was originally occupied by St. Deiniol's monastery, established in the 6th centu…ry around c.525.
The St. basil's cathedral was built in 1555.
First mosque built in the UK 150 years ago Islam has been known in England for a long time; there are references to Islamic scholars in the Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury …Tales (1386). Following the anti-Islamic frenzy of the Crusades, Britain became friendly with some Islamic countries. Queen Elizabeth I, for example, asked the Ottoman Sultan Murad for naval assistance against the Spaniard Armada. The first recorded Englishman to become a Muslim was John Nelson, who converted to Islam at some point in the 16th Century. A 1641 document refers to "a sect of Mahomatens" being "discovered here in London". There were also a few conversions to Islam during the period, and a few years later, in 1649, came the first English version of the Qur'an, by Alexander Ross. In the 18th and 19th Centuries there were a number of converts to Islam amongst the English upper classes, including Edward Montagu, son of the ambassador to Turkey. The first large group of Muslims in Britain arrived about 300 years ago. They were sailors recruited in India to work for the East India Company, and so it's not surprising that the first Muslim communities were found in port towns. Ships' cooks came too, many of them from Sylhet in what is now Bangladesh. There are records of Sylhetis working in London restaurants as early as 1873. Some Muslim sailors decided to stay in Britain and simply left their ships without going through any formal immigration procedure. The next wave of Muslim immigration to Britain followed the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. The increase in trade caused a demand for men to work in ports and on ships. Most of these immigrants came from the Yemen, probably because Aden was the main refuelling stop for ships between Britain and the Far East, and many of the seamen later settled in the port cities of Cardiff, Liverpool, South Shields, Hull, and London. There are now an estimated 70-80,000 Yemenis living in Britain, who form the longest-established Muslim group in Britain. An example is the Yemeni community of South Shields, which began at the end of the 19th century when Yemenis working as stokers on steamships moved ashore and set up boarding houses in the dock area. The first mosque in Britain is recorded as having been at 2 Glyn Rhondda Street, Cardiff, in 1860.
The M1 (motorway 1)
well i only know two reasons... !. it was to be closer to god 2. it was a competition on who could build the cathedral the highest. hoped that helped!
Think about those inspired words: We are not going to find God in handmade cathedrals, temples, churches, shrines or in other physical edifices of worship. The Great Cre…ator of the universe is not to be confined to lifeless human structures, no matter how lavish they may be. King Solomon, at the time of the dedication of the temple he had built in Jerusalem, prayed: “Will God truly dwell upon the earth? Look! The heavens, yes, the heaven of the heavens, themselves cannot contain you; how much less, then, this house that I have built!” (1 Ki. 8:27) Solomon wisely recognized the relationship of God to earth and buildings. Think about those inspired words: We are not going to find God in handmade cathedrals, temples, churches, shrines or in other physical edifices of worship. The Great Creator of the universe is not to be confined to lifeless human structures, no matter how lavish they may be. King Solomon, at the time of the dedication of the temple he had built in Jerusalem, prayed: “Will God truly dwell upon the earth? Look! The heavens, yes, the heaven of the heavens, themselves cannot contain you; how much less, then, this house that I have built!” (1 Ki. 8:27) Solomon wisely recognized the relationship of God to earth and buildings. "God donot stay in Cathedrals"
The 'Preston Bypass' in Lancashire was the first Motorway standard road to be opened in 1959. Later becoming part of the 'M6' Motorway. But the first full length Motorway to o…pen in 1959 was the 'M1' running the length of the Country. See the related link below.