Who owns the cathedrals ?

Another example of the tension between the historic importance of the cathedrals as buildings and the present-day priorities of the communities that use them: recent disquiet expressed by the Dean of Salisbury over English Heritage guidelines (Times, 9th February, and a reply from Simon Thurley)
There is some useful background to the relationship between the cathedrals and EH in an obituary of Raymond Furnell, Dean of York.

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