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Cathedral at Rochester Sept 5th 1780

Cathedral at Rochester Sept 5th 1780

Artist: [Grose, Francis]

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: Ktop XVII

Item number: 10-e

Genre: Topographical Drawing

A north east view of Rochester Cathedral in Kent. It is the second oldest ecclesiastical see to be founded in England. The Cathedral was rebuilt1077-1108 by the Norman Bishop Gundulf. During the early 13th century it was greatly enlarged with a second pair of transepts. This view shows it was low for a cathedral with a stocky tower topped with a short thick spire. Daniel Defoe described 'an antient but not extraordinary cathedral' at Rochester when he visited in the early 18th century.

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