Exeter Cathedral Exeter, England 13th C
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.
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- Exeter CathedralCathedral Church of St PeterCathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter
- 50.722506° N, 3.529948° W
- 1a The CloistersEX1 1HS
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Listed Building Description“The National Heritage List for England,” English HeritageNovember 30, 2011Reprinted with permission on June 1, 2012.
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. continue reading →
ExeterPosted July 26, 2007 by Holly Hayes Part of: Graduate School in Oxford
David took Monday and Tuesday off and we had a nice four-day weekend in the "West Country." We spent Saturday night in Exeter and then Sunday and Monday in Penzance (yep, of Pirates fame) near the western tip of Cornwall. It was a three-hour drive from home to Exeter, which is in the county of Devon. Like Cornwall,…