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Bristol Cathedral, west gate

Bristol Cathedral, west gate

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1789

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f.138

Length: 272

Width: 188

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Robert Fitzharding founded the church belonging to St Augustine's Abbey on this site in 1140. It was granted cathedral status by Henry VIII in 1542. In 1298 Albert Knowle began to rebuild the Norman church. This continued for several centuries and his style was reproduced throughout Europe. This Norman arch shows characteristic zigzags and interwoven zigzag designs atop scalloped columns.

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