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Cathedral Church of Hereford

Cathedral Church of Hereford

Artist: Buckler, J.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 96.l

Length: 41.2

Width: 59

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of Hereford Cathedral, which is dedicated to St Mary, mother of our Lord and St Ethelbert, the Christian King of East Anglia who was murdered by Offa near Hereford in the 8th century. Much of the cathedral dates from the 11th century and is Norman in style with grand columns and arches, but work was also carried out on the building in later periods so it is possible to identify four distinct styles of English Gothic architecture- Early English, Geometrical Decorated, Curvilinear Decorated and Perpendicular. The Norman arches are semi circular and have been patterned with scallops, zigzags and chevrons.

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