Contructed from local Old Red Sandstone, Hereford Cathedral, is a Norman construction, with features including many later architectural periods:
- Early English
- Decorated style
- Perpendicular style
- North transept - Perpendicular style. 15th century medieval glass.
- South transept - Window dedicated to George Herbert.
- West front and nave
- The Norman building has Romanesque arches at the lower level, with later Gothic architecture above.
- Stained glass window of King Charles I granting a Charter for the city of Hereford.
- East front and choir
- The arches and triforium of the choir are Norman.
- The Lady Chapel has five lights making up the East Window.
- Rose window - the carving and architectural detail is remarkably well preserved and superbly clean and crisp.
- 1217 - A near-perfect copy of Magna Carta is held by the cathedral and is occasionally displayed alongside the Mappa Mundi in the chained library.
- c. 1290 - The Hereford Mappa Mundi is an example of medieval cosmography. The map places Jerusalem at the centre with the three known continents around it; Asia occupies the top of the map and Europe and Africa share the lower half.
- Easter Monday 1786 - Collapse of the western tower. Restoration by James Wyatt RA in a plain style.
- 1862 - Gothic Revival style Hereford Screen. Constructed largely of iron, it was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and Francis Skidmore.
- 1902 to 1908 - "Wyatts Folly" was replaced by new west front designed by John Oldrid Scott.
- 1967 - Hereford Screen sold when "all things Victorian" (but most specifically Gothic Revival style) had fallen out of fashion.
- 1983 - Hereford Screen given to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
- June 1989 - Highly controversial proposal by the Dean and Chapter to auction the Mappa Mundi.
Mappa Mundi Hereford Cathedral Library
United Kingdom52° 3' 13.0032" N, 2° 42' 53.802" W