South Aisle Of Choir, AD 1121, Capital Inserted AD 1177
Medium: Photographic print
Arches in the south aisle of the choir in Canterbury Cathedral. The cathedral was founded in 597 by Saint Augustine and rebuilt in the Romanesque style by its Norman Archbishop Lanfranc. In 1174 a fire destroyed much of choir, but during its subsequent reconstruction the outer walls of the choir aisles retained much that is early 12th century undamaged. Several shafts and capitals were replaced in the 1170s by William of Sens.