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THE HAND OF THE NORMAN CRAFTSMAN IN THE CATHEDRALS OF SOUTHWELL AND S. DAVID'S

THE HAND OF THE NORMAN CRAFTSMAN IN THE CATHEDRALS OF SOUTHWELL AND S. DAVID'S

The wails of Southwell's nave (left) were rising in all their new splendour between 1108 and 1140. This nave is 136 feet long and consists of eight bays, and on either side is an aisle. The west end, whence, in this photograph, the light is coming, is illumined by a large window (of the Perpendicular period) quite against the Norman scheme. The arches are superbly strong and decorated with billet and roll mouldings. S. David's Cathedral (right) has a nave of six bays built by Peter de Leia, third Norman bishop of the see, and was begun about 1180. We are standing at the east end of the south aisle of the nave, by the tomb of Bishop Morgan (1496-1505). William the Conqueror came to pay homage at the shrine of S. David on this site.

Other pictures from Landmarks of the Normans


IFFLEY'S WEST DOOR AND A PORTAL OF OLD DUNFERMLINE ABBEY

LONDON'S NORMAN KEEP: THE WHITE TOWER AND ITS CHAPEL

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