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York Minster, From The South East

York Minster, From The South East

Photographer: Wilson, George Washington

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865


Item number: 3

Length: 10.8

Width: 8.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"From this point of view the Cathedral presents a truly magnificent appearance. In massive grandeur rises the great central tower to a height of 213 feet, intended originally, it is said, to have been surmounted by a lofty spire; while behind it, overtopped with beautiful turrets, the wetern towers appear. In the foreground is seen the south transept, its oldest part. In the centre of the front is the south entrance into the Cathedral, approached by a spacious flight of steps. Over the porch is the clock, having two arched windows on each side. Above it are three other windows of a similar style, and over them is the great circular or marigold window, called 'St. Catherine's Wheel;' while on the summit over all is placed the grotesque figure of a fiddler."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'Photographs of English and Scottish Scenery' by G W Wilson

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