Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England and is one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.  The main body of the building was completed from 1220-1258.  The cathedral has the tallest spire in the United Kingdom. The spire was added later and at 404 feet, has dominated the skyline since 1320.  The cathedral has the largest cloister and the largest cathedral close in Britain, consisting of eighty acres.  It also contains the world oldest working clock (c. 1386 AD)

The chapter house consists of an octagonal shape, a slim central pillar and has a decorative medieval frieze.  The frieze circles the interior, just above the stalls and depicts stories from the bible.  The chapter house contains the best preserved copy of the original Magna Carta from the year 1215.

Spire of Salisbury Cathedral

West Front of Salisbury Cathedral

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