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Cathedral of Salisbury

Cathedral of Salisbury

Engraver: Green, V and Jukes, F

Medium: Aquatint with etching

Date: 1778

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIII

Item number: 39-k

Genre: Topographical Print

Construction of this cathedral in Salisbury Water Meadows began in 1220, replacing the Norman-era cathedral at Old Salisbury. Built under the supervision of master mason Nicholas of Ely, it was finished in just 50 years - a remarkable feat. The church's most distinctive features are its height and narrowness, which make it an exemplar of the Early English architectural style. The extravagant, richly decorated west front is a showpiece and is actually wider and more ornamented than the church behind it.

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