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Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral church in Portsmouth, England. A chapel was built on the site and dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury in 1188, and became a parish church in the 14th century. Following substantial damage during the English Civil War, the tower and nave were reconstructed between 1683 and 1693. The building became a pro-cathedral when the Diocese of Portsmouth was split from the Diocese of Winchester in 1927. Plans to enlarge it were interrupted by World War II, and the building was finally consecrated as a cathedral in 1991.

This photograph shows Portsmouth Cathedral's three-manual and pedal, 49-stop organ, installed in 1994 by Nicholson & Co Ltd. The pipes originated from the John Nicholson organ of 1861 built for Manchester Cathedral, which had been relocated to Holy Trinity Church, Bolton.

Photograph credit: David Iliff

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