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Over 100 different types of marble were used at Westminster Cathedral in the walls, floors and columns. The floor shown here is "cosmatesque", in other words, in the style of the Cosmati flooring first developed in Italy nearly a thousand years ago.

Examples of marble work are shown below. Some of the marble originally ordered for the cathedral could not be made use of, and instead found its way to Surrey House in Norwich.

cosmati marble floor

marble walls

marble columns

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