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North West View of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter, York

North West View of the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter, York

Artist: Reeve

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1807

Shelfmark: K.top Vol 45

Item number: 7.q

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the Cathedral of St Peter in York, commonly known as the Minster. The Cathedral is the forth to have stood here and was built in the 13th century of limestone quarried from mines in Tadcaster and Stapleton. The cathedral was built 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 was built in the Early English Gothic style and has three towers, two at the west end and a larger central tower.

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