The cathedral was built between 973 and loos; the gallery round the back of the apse and the crypt have plain cubical capitals of this period.
In the crypt is the grave of a traveller, who succumbed to excessive drinking of the local wine known as Est, est, est.
The church of St Mary is Perpendicular, with a fine porch, a painting of the Adoration of the Magi, attributed to Rubens, a small crypt said to have been used by Cromwell as a prison for the Royalists, and many interesting monuments.
The font is transitional Norman, a good example; and a small pre-Norman crypt remains beneath part of the church.
There was a gatehouse at each end and a chapel or crypt in the centre, dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury, in which Peter of Colechurch was buried in 1205.
The date of the erection of the cathedral is probably about 1179; it retains some traces of Norman architecture, and the facade has a fine figured cornice by Bartolommeo da Foggia; the crypt has capitals of the 11th (?) century.
Brunelli in L'Arte, 1907, p. 47.) The crypt contains three ancient sarcophagi.
In the crypt of the church General Leonidas Polk is buried; and in the churchyard are the graves of George Steptoe Washington, a nephew of George Washington, and of William Longstreet, the inventor.
Giovanni, situated near an ancient temple, are extensive and important, and include the ancient crypt of S.
There are some 15thand 16th-century brasses, a dark cradle roof, and an early 13th-century crypt under the chancel.