North West View of the Cathedral Church in Exeter
Engraver: Reeve, R.
View from the North west of Exeter Cathedral. This was a religious site for the Anglo Saxons, but the building in this drawing is a mixture of the Norman cathedral and later medieval building. The two fortress like Norman transept towers, built by Norman Bishop William Warelwast in c.1112 can be seen here. The rest of the Norman Cathedral was demolished and rebuilt by a series of Bishops in the 13th and 14th centuries. It was built in the Decorated Style and the nave has has the longest unbroken span of Gothic vaulting for an English church.