The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, formerly St Augustine's Abbey. The nave and western towers are the work of George Edmund Street, built to match the medieval choir, a masterpiece of C14 architecture, and one of the earliest hall churches in Europe. The weight of the main vault is carried across the side aisles on little "bridges" to the large external buttresses. The church has two Lady Chapels, the earliest in the angle between north transept and choir. The stellar niches containing tombs of abbots are another notanle local feature. The Berkeley Chapel south of the choir contains a C15 candelabrum which came from Temple Church in the City and survived the destruction of this church in the Second World War blitz.
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