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Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, St Albans

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Hertfordshire’s only cathedral was raised to this status in 1877. St Albans’ Abbey was dissolved in the reformation but the great church had remained as a parish church. The longest nave in England. The building was “restored” by Lord Grimthorpe from 1879 in an idiosyncratic style but much Norman and medieval work remains. There are many medieval wall paintings in the nave. The Shrine of St Alban between the choir and Lady Chapel has been restored.

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