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Where to Photograph Major Anglican Churches

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Anglican cathedrals and major churches that are still in use within the UK. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

We have other lists that contain a full listing of abbeys and other older religious buildings with their current use and status shown, plus a listing of selected examples of abbeys, cathedrals and churches.

We may also produce a list of major churches and other religious buildings of other types by denomination.

 Abbreviations in the notes column:-

  • C = Anglican cathedrals (now)

  • ASC = Anglo-Saxon cathedrals

  • fc = Former cathedrals

  • gc = Greater Churches Group (cathedral scale buildings operating as a Parish church)

Major churches In or Near County NGR Website Notes
Bangor Cathedral Bangor Caernarfonshire Wiki Own c

Bath

Bath

Somerset

Wiki  Own

fcgc

Beverley Minster

Beverley

Yorkshire

Wiki Own

gc

Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn

Lancashire

Wiki  own

c

Bradford Cathedral

Bradford

Yorkshire

Wiki Own

c

Brecon Cathedral Brecon Brecknockshire Wiki  Own

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol

Gloucestershire

Wiki  Own

c

Canterbury Cathedral

Trinity Chapel  (part of Canterbury cathedral)

Canterbury

Kent

TR150579

Wiki  Own

Wiki

c ASC

Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle

Cumberland

Wiki   Own

c

Chelmsford Cathedral

Chelmsford

Essex

Wiki   Own

c

Chester Cathedral

Chester

Cheshire

SJ406665

Wiki   Own

c

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester

Sussex

Wikil  Own

c

Christ Church Cathedral

Oxford

Oxfordshire

 

Wiki   Own

c

Christchurch Priory

Christchurch, Bournemouth

Dorset

SZ160925

Wiki   Own

gc

Collegiate Church of St Mary

Warwick 

Warwickshire

 

Wiki   Own

gc

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry

Warwickshire

SP336790

Wiki  Own

c (remains and new)

Crediton Parish Church

Crediton

Devon

Wiki  Own

fc

Derby Cathedral

Derby

Derbyshire

Wiki  Own

c

Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester on Thames

Oxfordshire

SU579941

Wiki  Own

fc ASC

Dunfermline Abbey

Dunfermline

Fife

Wiki  Own

fc

Durham Cathedral

Durham

Durham

NZ273421

Wiki  Own

c

Elgin Cathedral

Elgin

Morayshire

Wiki  HS

fc (remains only)

Ely Cathedral 

Ely

Cambridgeshire

Wiki  Own

c

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter

Devon

Wiki  Own

c

Gloucester Cathedral 

Gloucester

Gloucestershire

SO831187

Wiki  Own

c

Guildford Cathedral

Guildford

Surrey

Wiki  Own

c (1940+)

Hereford Cathedral

Hereford

Herefordshire

Wiki  Own

c

Hexham Abbey

Hexham

Northumberland

Wiki  Own

fc ASC gc

Holy Trinity Church, Hull

Hull

Yorkshire

 

Wiki  Own

gc

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

Warwickshire

 SP201542

Wiki  Own

gc

Leeds Parish Church

Leeds

Yorkshire

 

Wiki 

gc

Leicester Cathedral

Leicester

Leicestershire

Wiki Own

c

Lichfield Cathedral  

Lichfield

Staffordshire

SK115097

Wiki  Own

c ASC

Lincoln Cathedral  

Lincoln

Lincolnshire

SK978717

Wiki  Own

c

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool

Lancashire

Wiki  Own

c 1900's

Llandaff Cathedral Cardiff Glamorgan Wiki Own c

Malvern Priory

Great Malvern

Worcestershire

SO775457

Wiki  Own

gc

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester

Lancashire

Wiki Own  plan

c

Newcastle Cathedral

Newcastle

Northumberland

Wiki  Own

c

Newport Cathedral Newport Monmouthshire Wiki  Own

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich

Norfolk

Wiki  Own

c

Peel Cathedral

Peel

IOM

Wiki

c

Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough

Northamptonshire

TL194986

Wiki  Own

c

Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth

Hampshire

Wiki  Own

c

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon

Yorkshire

Wiki  Own

c

Rochester Cathedral

Rochester

Kent

Wiki Own

c ASC

Romsey Abbey

Romsey

Hampshire

 

Wiki  Own

gc

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury

Wiltshire

SU142295

Wiki  Own

c

Selby Abbey

Selby

Yorkshire

SE615323

Wiki  Own

gc

Selsey Abbey

Sussex

Wiki

ASC  (No remains)

Sheffield Cathedral

Sheffiled

Yorkshire

Wiki  Own

c

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne

Dorset

Wiki  Own

ASC fc gc

Southwark Cathedral

London

London

Wiki  Own

c

Southwell Minster

Southwell

Nottinghamshire

Wiki  Own

c

St Albans Cathedral

St Albans

Hertfordshire

Wiki Own

c

St Asaph Cathedral St Asaph Denbighshire Wiki Own c

St German's Priory

St Germans

Cornwall

Wiki Own history

fc ASC 

St Paul's Cathedral

Old St Paul's Cathedral

London

London

TQ319811

Wiki  Own

Wiki

c

c (destroyed)

St Botolph with St Christopher, Boston

Boston

Lincolnshire

 

Wiki Own

gc

St David's Cathedral St David's Pembrokeshire Wiki  Own c

St Laurence Church, Ludlow

Ludlow

Shropshire

 

Wiki  Own

gc

St Martin in the Bull Ring

Birmingham

Warwickshire

 

Wiki  Own

gc

St Mary Redcliffe

Bristol

Somerset

 

Wiki   Own

gc

St Mary's Church, Nottingham

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

 

Wiki  Own

gc

St Peter Mancroft

Norwich

Norfolk

 

Wiki  Own

gc

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
(st Edmonds and Ipswich)

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk

 

Wiki Own

c

St. Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Birmingham

Warwickshire

 

Wiki Own

c

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewksbury

Gloucestershire

SO890324

Wiki  Own

gc

Truro Cathedral

Truro

Cornwall

Wiki  Own

c

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield

Yorkshire

Wiki  Own

c

Wells Cathedral  

Wells

Somerset

ST551458

Wiki Own

ASC c

Westminster Abbey

London

London

TQ300795

Wiki Own

fc

Whithorn Priory

Whithorn

Wigtownshire

NX443403

Wiki

fc (ruin)

Wimborne Minster

Wimborne

Dorset

SZ008999

Wiki  Own

gc

Winchester
Cathedral

Old Minster, Winchester

Winchester

Hampshire

SU482292

Wiki Own

Wiki

c

ASC

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester

Worcestershire

Wiki Own

c

York Minster

York

Yorkshire

SE602521

Wiki  Own

c

In addition to our listings there are :-

A list of other former cathedrals in the UK including many that are not now in use can be seen on the Wikipedia page

16 more former Cathedrals in Scotland - still to investigate and possibly add, links to Wikipedia pages

Abercorn  Abernethy  Birnie  Birsay  Egilsay  Fortrose 

Halkirk  Kingarth  Kinneddar  Kilrimont  Mortlach  Rosemarkie

St Andrews  Skeabost  Spynie   Candida Casa

Another listing can be found of Anglican Cathedrals in the UK on another Wikipedia page

Sacred destinations  is another source of listings and some details.

British history online - period books reproduced providing a lot of history for many locations

Cathedrals Plus website


This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.


See Also:

Abbey and Religious Buildings Section for all articles, lists and location guides on Abbey's, Cathedrals, Churches, Holy Wells etc.

 


By: Keith Park Section: Abbey and Religious Buildings Key:
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