Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Considered the finest example of Decorated Gothic architecture anywhere, Exeter Cathedral was built mainly in the 13th and 14th centuries but also includes two stout Norman towers.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248700
Names
Cathedral Church of St Peter
Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter
Exeter Cathedral
Categories

Timeline

29 Jan 1953

Exeter Cathedral designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Exeter Cathedral is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1333352
Grade
I
Name
CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PETER
Location
EXETER CATHEDRAL, CATHEDRAL CLOSE
District
Exeter
County
Devon
Grid Reference
SX 92115 92550

871/3/1 CATHEDRAL CLOSE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PETER 29-JAN-53

GV I

Commenced 1275 in grey Beer limestone, completed mid C14. 7 bay nave, palm vaulted 1353 onwards. 7 bays to the East of the crossing, 4 to the choir, 3 to the presbytery. Lady chapel of 3 bays. East end completed circa 1310. Triforum added 1316-18. West front of mid C14 with much figure carving, restored and cleaned 1972. Norman towers over the transepts. Cathedral restored by Scott 1870-7. Minstrels Gallery, mid C14. Bishop's Throne of 1313-1317, one of the finest pieces of woodwork of its date. Clock of 1376, restored and renewed. Font, 1692. Some good glass, East window of 1389. Many monuments.

All the listed buildings in Cathedral Close form a group.

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Bibliography

  1. Official Website of Exeter Cathedral. Web. Accessed 1 Nov. 2016. <http://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/>
  2. “CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PETER.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1333352>