Chester Cathedral, Cheshire: the cloister
|Artist/Photographer||Prout, John Skinner (1806-1876)|
|Library Reference||EW E.e.379|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Subject||Vaulting ; Cloisters ; Cathedrals ; Monasteries & convents|
SOURCE: J. S. Prout. Antiquities of Chester (London, 1838?) NOTES: Construction on the original Benedictine monastery church was begun at the east end in Romanesque style in 1092 and was completed by the Lady Chapel in 1250. The church was rebuilt in Gothic style in 1260-1540. Spared desecration during the Dissolution, the church was elevated to the status of Cathedral in 1541. The church and monastic buildings were extensively, if controversially, restored by George Gilbert Scott in 1868-1876.
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