Photographer's Note

Salisbury Cathedral is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture. The main body of the cathedral was completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m). It also has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain.

The cathedral also has the best surviving of the four original copies of Magna Carta.


This picture is a close take on the cathedral's west front, accommodating shallow niches of varying sizes. These contain statues of angels, archangels, patriarchs, apostles, evangelists, martyrs, doctors, philosophers and, on the lower level, royalty, priests and other worthy people connected with the cathedral.

The entire façade is about 33 metres high and wide. The majority of the statues were placed during the middle of the 19th century, however seven are from the 14th century and several have been installed within the last decade.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 34 N: 4648] (25804)
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