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The Minster owes its origin and much of its subsequent importance to Saint John of Beverley, who founded a monastery locally around 700 AD and whose bones still lie beneath a plaque in the nave. The institution grew after his death and underwent several rebuildings. After a serious fire in 1188, the subsequent reconstruction was overambitious; the newly heightened central tower collapsed c. 1213 bringing down much of the surrounding church. Work on the present structure began around 1220.
It took 200 years to complete building work but, despite the time scale involved, the whole building has coherent form and detail and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Perpendicular design, the twin towers of the west front being a superlative example. These formed the inspiration for the design of the present Westminster Abbey.
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Nov 08 2012 21:04 GMT 25barb
A lovely photo...It looks so very familar to me - somewhat like the cathedral in Bath.
beautiful landscaping around this magnificent structure. Since I love stain galss windows, I can imagine how beautiful these must be..
Wonderful colors against the blue backdrop of the sky.
Nov 08 2012 21:06 GMT Icandoit
Lovely building,and a lovely photo!!
Nov 09 2012 02:22 GMT hans55 PRO
very impressive for sure !! ... a great entry !!
Nov 09 2012 06:13 GMT sini
Nice architecture and entry!:)
Nov 09 2012 07:40 GMT senna3
Outstanding capture of this architectural highlight, a fabulous entry!
Nov 09 2012 08:01 GMT Annamaria
A beautiful old building with lots of lovely details, Jim!!
Nov 09 2012 10:35 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
A really beautiful piece of architecture. thank you for all the information on it. Your photo does it justice.
Nov 09 2012 11:44 GMT bandsix
It's a great piece of architecture..and of great spiritual importance...
Nov 09 2012 13:54 GMT Cronos1
Great&professional image !
Nov 09 2012 14:55 GMT SIGMUND
beautiful image!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 09 2012 19:42 GMT jomoud PRO
Fabulous entry.
Great photo of this magnificent place.
Thank you for all the information.
Have a wonderful happy weekend
Nov 09 2012 20:32 GMT Pea2007
Great image.
Nov 10 2012 04:30 GMT roncarlin PRO
Greatw entry
Nov 10 2012 08:42 GMT MargNZ
Wonderful entry Jim. It is truely a magnificent Cathedral :)
Nov 10 2012 10:16 GMT wijnie58
Brilliant entry, Jim..:-))