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Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of York

Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of York

Artist: Buckler

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1805

Shelfmark: K.top Vol 45

Item number: 7.p

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Cathedral of St Peter in York, commonly known as the Minster. The Cathedral is actually a collection of buildings of various ages. It is thought that there was a church here as early as the 7th century- although this would have been a considerably smaller building made from wood. The cathedral was built in the 13th century in the form of an archiepiscopal cross- with the distance across the transepts twice the width of the nave, and half the total length from east to west. The Cathedral has three towers, two at the west end and a larger central tower. The Minster is the tallest Cathedral in England.

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