Salisbury Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The cathedral was begun in 1220 and was mostly complete by 1258. It is built in the Early English Gothic style. The spire of the cathedral has been the tallest in England since 1549. Due to it’s height and weight of the tower, additional buttresses, bracing arches and anchor irons have been added over the centuries to prevent it’s collapse. Salisbury Cathedral is also unique for it’s tall and narrow nave.


Length of nave: 60m;  Height of nave: 25.2m; Tower height (without spire): 68.5m;              Spire height: 123m


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