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Truro Cathedral (Truro)

The Cathedral and Parish Church of St. Mary is the cathedral that serves Truro in Cornwall.

This distinctive building with its three spires, the central of which rises to 240 feet, was the first English cathedral to be built since St. Pauls Cathedral in London. It was designed by John Loughborough Pearson in 1879, and completed in 1910.

Only one other English cathedral, the mediaeval Lichfield Cathedral, has three spires.

In the aisle of the North choir is a terracotta panel calleds "The Way to Calvary". It was created by George Tinworth, and given by F. Walters Bond in thanks for the safe return of his two sons from the Boer War in 1902.

St. Mary`s aisle remains from the original parish church.

The central tower and spire were completed in 1903, and were Cornwall`s memorial to Queen Victoria.

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