[Canterbury Cathedral West Front.] 35.[The West Front of the Cathedral shows the Great Cloisters, and the Nave, which were rebuilt at the beginning of the fifteenth century. The Perpendicular style Nave is flanked at the West Front by towers, whose massive buttresses, rising in tiers, are in striking and beautiful contrast to the straight lines of the central tower. The South West tower is an original Perpendicular structure of about 1495, while the North Western one was copied from it in 1834-40, replacing a Norman tower which had become unsafe. The Cathedral to-day is largely the work of two detached centuries; it was begun in 1070 and completed in 1503. It was in this Cathedral that Thomas-a-Becket was murdered in 1170. The Cloister incorporates fragments of fine Norman work and beautiful Early English arcading, although it is of Perpendicular style in the mian. Beyond the Cloister is the Library, which was the only part of the Cathedral to be seriously damaged by the deliberate German bombing attack in the last war.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
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