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Unmutilated View, exhibiting the original magnificance of Ely Cathedral

Unmutilated View, exhibiting the original magnificance of Ely Cathedral

Engraver: Burgess, H.

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1810

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 69p

Length: 39.3

Width: 56.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the west entrance to Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. A Saxon Minster was founded here and rebuilt after the Norman Conquest. In 1109 Ely was made a Bishopric's see. Its status as a monastic cathedral allowed it to escape destruction in the 1530s when its monastery was dissolved. This print shows the 13th century Galilee entrance porch, the Norman west tower, and both side wings either side of the west tower. To the right is St Catharine's Chapel and to the left is no longer standing after it collapsed.

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