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At Hereford Cathedral the Largest Historic Chained Library in the World

1611
<p>The chained library at Hereford Cathedral.</p>

The chained library at Hereford Cathedral.

The library at Hereford Cathedral. (View Larger)

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. It has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained from 1611 to 1841.

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