Southwell Minster -
Southwell Minster became the cathedral of
Nottinghamshire in 1884, but this church of
the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a Minster (or
missionary church) covering most of
Nottinghamshire since Saxon times.
Sometimes called the "village cathedral," it
boasts Roman remains, a Saxon carving, solid
Norman architecture and the world famous
chapter house filled with unique carvings.
No wonder Cardinal Wolsey liked the place so
much that he stayed in the Archbishop's Palace
for three months in the summer of 1530.