The West Front of Norwich Cathedral
Artist and engraver: Sanders, J.
View of the West Front of Norwich Cathedral showing off its huge Gothic window. The cathedral according to Daniel Defoe, 'is a fine fabrick, and the spire steeple very high and beautiful'. The spire is the second highest spire in England which can be readily seen when approaching the city from the surrounding countryside. The cathedral in Norwich was not established until the early twelfth century (the Bishop's see, previously at Thetford, was moved to Norwich in 1094) and is a fairly complete example of a Romanesque cathedral.