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Architecture of England

27 November 2013

1238 – Peterborough Cathedral, Cambridgeshire

Rebuilt in its present form between 1118 and 1238. It became the Cathedral of the new Diocese of Peterborough in 1541 and it is now known as the Cathedral Church of St Peter,...

15 May 2009

1335 – Church of Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Nikolaus Pevsner described the building as as “lying large and low like a tired beast”. It is 163 feet long, and the towers are 71 feet high. It was consecrated in 1260, at...

07 March 2011

1361 – All Saints’ Church, Edington, Wiltshire

The Priory Church of Saint Mary, Saint Katharine and All Saints built in the Decorated style and consecrated in 1361. The parish was part of the hundred of Whorwellsdown, and is believed to...

06 January 2014

1382 – The Gatehouse, St. Mary’s Abbey, Thornton, Lincolnshire

Almost continuous building work over a century from 1252 onwards included a new chapter house (1282–1308); enlargement of the cloister (1322–6); rebuilding the refectory (1327–8); and construction of a large granary (c 1348),...

22 October 2009

1397 – Kirkby Ravensworth Church, Richmond, Yorkshire

From The Architect, October 23, 1875: This fine old parish church stands upon elevated ground. From its tower, on a clear day, the sea at Hartlepool may be sighted – a distance of...

14 January 2012

13th C. – St. Mary’s Church, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire

The church is in the middle of the village overlooking the village green and is immediately visible from the main road. It was first mentioned in 1115 when Henry I gave land at...

14 March 2010

1415 – St. Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn, Norfolk

The building shows the early development of the Perpendicular style, having been rebuilt c.1380-1415. The building is perfectly rectangular apart from the south porch, and largely built in brick rubble and rendered. Only...

01 May 2012

1419 – St. Mary’s Church, Adderbury, Oxfordshire

A church constructed over several centuries. What is not the transepts is the earliest part, dating from c1250; the main body of the church and tower dates from the early 14th century; with...

14 February 2011

1539 – Cotehele House, Saltash, Cornwall

Cotehele House is a well preserved, and little altered, Tudor manor house in the east of Cornwall and on the banks of the River Tamar. Cotehele has a series of formal gardens near...


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