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The panorama shows the crossing, which is the centre
of the cathedral situated directly below the Norman lantern and tower.
The lectern, made of medieval brass, is shaped like a pelican.
Behind are a wooden pulpit and Bishop's seat in the lavish Victorian style.
is the Presbytery and then the Sanctuary where the Bishop's throne is situated.
The seat is known as the cathedra, giving the cathedral
its name. Its stone Saxon fountains mean that it is more
than 1,000 years old.
Unlike other cathedrals, this
throne has remained in place since the building was consecrated in 1101.
the crossing are the choir stalls, famous for their medieval misericords: tip-up
seats which fold back to form rests, or 'mercy seats' for monks to lean against
Their carvings show an array of monsters,
beasts and grotesques, which include a winged lion.
commemorate the cathedral's 900th birthday, new misericords were commissioned,
including a Norwich City one which features the goalkeeper Bryan Gunn.
by Andrew McFadyen.
Cathedral tower | St Helen's
Church | Castle Acre Priory |
Roman Catholic Cathedral
in Norwich | Norwich
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