Peterborough Cathedral: the west front
|Subject||Arches ; Gothic: Vertical Emphasis ; Towers ; Cathedrals ; Belfries, bell towers ; Entrances|
NOTES: Originally an abbey church, construction began in 1182. The western end of the nave and the central tower were completed by 1193. The western transept and great west front portico were completed by 1238, the year of consecration. The older Norman tower was rebuilt in 1350-1380. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541.
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