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N 39 B 17.5K C 73 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 25, 2014
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The east end of Exeter Cathedral dates from the early part of the 14th century. The Great East Window features medieval glass, and the figures of Abraham, Moses and Isaiah at the top date from 1304. The cathedral suffered bomb damage in WWII, but fortunately the glass and other treasures had been removed to a safe place.

The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258, the building was already recognized as outmoded, and it was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, following the example of nearby Salisbury. However, much of the original Norman building was kept, including the two massive square towers and part of the walls. Unlike many other English cathedrals, there is no centre tower. It was constructed entirely of local stone, including from the quarries at Beer in Devon, plus Purbeck Marble. The new cathedral was complete by about 1400, apart from the addition of the chapter house and chantry chapels.

For other photos of Exeter Cathedral please see my Album.

Tags:   Devon Exeter medieval architecture Great East Window stained glass medieval glass quire presbytery Exeter Cathedral 14th century architecture cathedrals

N 13 B 4.9K C 13 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 25, 2014
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While the nave and west window of Exeter Cathedral date from the 14th century the Martyrs' Pulpit, on the right, dates from 1877 and was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. It represents stories of Christian martyrdom throughout the ages.

The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258, the building was already recognized as outmoded, and it was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, following the example of nearby Salisbury. However, much of the original Norman building was kept, including the two massive square towers and part of the walls. Unlike many other English cathedrals, there is no centre tower. It was constructed entirely of local stone, including from the quarries at Beer in Devon, plus Purbeck Marble. The new cathedral was complete by about 1400, apart from the addition of the chapter house and chantry chapels.

For other photos of Exeter Cathedral please see my Photostream.

Tags:   Devon Exeter Exeter Cathedral the nave cathedrals medieval architecture 14th century architecture Sir Giles Gilbert Scott Martyrs' Pulpit

N 12 B 3.4K C 18 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 25, 2014
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The western end of Exeter Cathedral dates from the 14th century. The roof of the medieval nave extends from the Great West Door to the Great East Window and is over one hundred yards in length - the longest medieval vaulted roof in the world.

The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258, the building was already recognized as outmoded, and it was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, following the example of nearby Salisbury. However, much of the original Norman building was kept, including the two massive square towers and part of the walls. Unlike many other English cathedrals, there is no centre tower. It was constructed entirely of local stone, including from the quarries at Beer in Devon, plus Purbeck Marble. The new cathedral was complete by about 1400, apart from the addition of the chapter house and chantry chapels.

For other photos of Exeter Cathedral please see my Photostream.

Tags:   Devon Exeter Exeter Cathedral the nave cathedrals medieval architecture 14th century architecture 14th century windows stained glass windows

N 16 B 4.4K C 6 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 25, 2014
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The vaulted ceiling in the nave of Exeter Cathedral, which reaches from the Great West Door to the Great East Window, is over 100 yards long, and is the longest continuous medieval vault in the world. It was completed in about 1340, and is the glory of Exeter Cathedral. There are over 400 decorated bosses which act as keystones.

The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258, the building was already recognized as outmoded, and it was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, following the example of nearby Salisbury. However, much of the original Norman building was kept, including the two massive square towers and part of the walls. Unlike many other English cathedrals, there is no centre tower. It was constructed entirely of local stone, including from the quarries at Beer in Devon, plus Purbeck Marble. The new cathedral was complete by about 1400, apart from the addition of the chapter house and chantry chapels.

For other photos of Exeter Cathedral please see my Photostream.

Tags:   Devon Exeter Exeter Cathedral the nave cathedrals medieval architecture 14th century architecture

N 15 B 5.5K C 28 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 25, 2014
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The Cathedral of St Peter was originally built by the Normans with its foundation in 1133, but it took many more years to complete. Following the appointment of Walter Bronescombe as bishop in 1258, the building was already recognized as outmoded, and it was rebuilt in the Decorated Gothic style, following the example of nearby Salisbury. However, much of the original Norman building was kept, including the two massive square towers and part of the walls. Unlike many other English cathedrals, there is no centre tower. It was constructed entirely of local stone, including from the quarries at Beer in Devon, plus Purbeck Marble. The new cathedral was complete by about 1400, apart from the addition of the chapter house and chantry chapels.

For other photos of Exeter Cathedral please see my Photostream.

Tags:   Devon Exeter Exeter Cathedral Cathedral of St Peter, Exeter church architecture medieval buildings cathedrals Norman architecture


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