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Architecture in England
 

 

 

 

Christ Church Cathedral

Canterbury, England
597
-15th century

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century



          


Christ Church Cathedral


Founded 597 by St. Augustine. Mother Church of the Anglican Communion. Romanesque Crypt. 12th century Gothic Quire. 14th-15th century Nave. Site of Becket's Martyrdom and Shrine. Notable stained glass.

The foundation of this splendid Cathedral dates back to the coming of the first archbishop, Augustine, from Rome in A.D. 597, but the earliest part of the present building is the great Romanesque crypt built circa 1100. The monastic "quire" erected on top of this at the same time was destroyed by fire in 1174, only 4 years after the murder of Thomas Becket on a dark December evening in the northwest transept, still one of the most famous places of pilgrimage in Europe. The destroyed "quire" was immediately replaced by a magnificent early Gothic one, the first major expression of that architectural style in England. Its architects were the Frenchman, William of Sens and "English" William, who took his place after the Frenchman was crippled in an accident in 1178 that later proved fatal.
 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century
 

 
 

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury,
England, 597-15th century

 

Christ Church Cathedral, Canterbury, England, 597-15th century

 

 

 

Saint Mary Cathedral

Salisbury, England
1220-1258

 

 

   

 


Saint Mary Cathedral

Formerly New Sarum city in Salisbury district, administrative and historic county of Wiltshire, England, at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Wiley. It has functioned historically as the principal town of Wiltshire and is the seat of an Anglican bishop. The origins of Salisbury lie in Old Sarum, an Early Iron Age fort 1.5 miles (2.5 km) north taken over by the Romans. Underthe Saxons it became an important town, and by the 11th century it possessed a mint. The Normans built a castle on the mound, and Old Sarum became a bishopric when the see was transferred from Sherborne in 1075. The present cathedral was founded in the neighbouring valley, site of modern Salisbury, in 1220, and a new city quickly developed around it. The Black and Grey friaries were both established in the 13th century. An earthen rampart was built around the city in 1310, and soon afterward gates were added. The cloth and wool trades flourished in the Middle Ages, and the making of cutlery also became prominent. Today the city centre remains much as it was in medieval times, laid out in gridiron fashion. The cathedral and a largenumber of timber-framed buildings survive. Salisbury is a tourist and market centre. Principal occupations are cattle and poultry marketing, engineering, brewing, leatherwork, and printing.
 

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury,
England, 1220-1258

 
 

 

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

 

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

 

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

   

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

   

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

Saint Mary Cathedral, Salisbury, England, 1220-1258

   

 

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