Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ripon Cathedral - 3

Here we have a fine view of the east end of the Cathedral with the flag of St George waving in the breeze.

Much of the church you see today dates from the 12th century, though most of the nave was substantially rebuilt in the 15th and 16th centuries.

For this reason, the building contains a variety of architectural styles. Thus the splendid Early English west front dates from the early 13th century, while the transepts (the ‘arms’ of a cruciform church) – combining rounded Norman with pointed Gothic arches – are an interesting example of the late 12th century Transitional style.

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