Monday, 5 May 2014

One of England's most beautiful medieval cathedrals

Exeter Cathedral - Devon
8 Mar 2014 | From Ilona of UK

In the postcard, you can see the fine Norman Towers and intricate carved figures on the west front of one of England's great cathedrals, and one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere.

Exeter Cathedral (officially the Cathedral Church of St. Peter in Exeter) is a Gothic cathedral in Exeter dating mostly from the 13th and 14th centuries. It is notable for its stout Norman towers, its Gothic west front covered in weathered sculptures, and its beautiful nave, which boasts the longest unbroken Gothic ceiling in the world. Exeter Cathedral is considered the finest surviving example of Decorated Gothic, a form of architecture that flourished in England from 1270 to 1369.

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