Exeter Cathedral, Devon

Full Dedication: Cathedral Church of St. Peter
Became a Cathedral in 1050

Diocese at St. German's (Cornwall) and Crediton (Devon) were amalgamated in 1050 under Exeter.  A Minster Church existed here until 1003 when it was destroyed by Viking pirates. Most of the Cathedral from today dates from 1250 to 1369. The twin towers at the east end pre-date this work and are mostly Norman.

The glory of the Cathedral is the west front (pictured above) with it's magnificent carvings. The interiors are also breath-taking despite being badly damaged by bombing in World War II (Exeter, being an important port, was very heavily bombed). The restoration work was sympathetically and skillfully done with no attempts made (thankfully) to 'modernise' one of the glories of English medieval architecture.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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