Leicester Cathedral, Leicestershire

Full dedication: Cathedral Church of St. Martin
Became a Cathedral in 1927

The first Diocese of Leicester was created in 680 but disappeared during the period of Danish Rule. A church would have been on this site at that time, and that was predecessed by a Roman Temple.

Leicester was always one of the most important centres of the Midlands and a medieval church stood on this site from the Norman period.  Much of what remains today is of Victorian origin however as the church has been re-built numerous times over the centuries.  The most notable feature, the tower and spire, was built in the 1860s.

The Diocese of Leicester was finally resurrected in 1927 and St. Martin's took on a new importance belying it's rather modest size.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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