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Date

4-1-1973

Description

The spire of Salisbury Cathedral was an addition in the 14th century undertaken in 1334 by Bishop Wyvil and the master mason Richard of Farleigh. At 404' feet, it is the tallest in England. The rest of the cathedral was constructed in a relatively short period of time, within on generation, and thus is unique in that it is entirely built within the Early English Gothic style. The later style of the spire and upper portion of the tower reveal it's later construction date

Notes

Bibliography: Spanswick, Valerie. "Salisbury Cathedral." Khan Academy, 2016, www.khanacademy.org/humanities/medieval-world/latin-western-europe/gothic1/a/salisbury-cathedral. Accessed 30 Mar. 2016 "The Salisbury Connection." Salisbury Cathedral, 2013, www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/magna-carta-how-did-magna-carta-come-about/salisbury-connection. Accessed 30 Mar 2016. Clark, Sydney. "All the Best in England." Dodd, Mead & Company, 1959, pp. 240-241. Doyle, Rev. G. D. "Salisbury Cathedral." Isbister & Co., Ltd, 1900.

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Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Church

Building Style

Gothic

Subject Headings

Religious architecture; Architecture, Gothic; Salisbury Cathedral Close (Salisbury, England)

Country Name

United Kingdom

Region Name

Wiltshire

City Name

Salisbury

Keywords

cathedral, historic buildings, architectural heritage

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