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.

Facts & Stats on Exeter Cathedral

Go Historic ID
318451
Names
Exeter Cathedral
Cathedral Church of St Peter
Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter
Dates
13th C

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
1a The Cloisters
Exeter, England
EX1 1HS
National Grid Reference
SX 92115 92550
Contact
Main: 01392 285983
Shop: 01392 271354

Essays on Exeter Cathedral

Listed Building Description of Exeter Cathedral

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... view full text »

Source: The National Heritage List for England
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Resources for Exeter Cathedral

  1. Official Website of Exeter Cathedral Official website.
  2. The National Heritage List for England English Heritage.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
Exeter Cathedral - Exeter, England