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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


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


cathedral, historic buildings, architectural heritage