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The see, comprising parts of south Yorkshire, was created in 1888 to cope with the rapidly rising population. It did not, however, include Sheffield, which remained fiercely independent. The cathedral is the former All Saints' parish church, dating mostly from 14th cent. with a 15th‐cent. west tower and a 20th‐cent. east end by Gilbert Scott.

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