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View of the West Tower and Front of Hereford Cathedral

View of the West Tower and Front of Hereford Cathedral

Artist: Wathen, I.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: K top Vol 15

Item number: 96.g

Length: 28.7

Width: 37.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the main entrance to Hereford Cathedral. The Cathedral church is dedicated to St. Mary and St. Ethelbert. In the 8th century King Ethelbert of East Anglia was murdered on the orders of Offa, King of the Mercians. His body was buried in a wooden church and there has been a place of worship here ever since. The front deicted in this print is the main entrance to the Cathedral and is known as the North porch. It was built in the 16th century by Bishop Booth, and above the arch was a chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. This chapel was reached via two staircases one in each turret.

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