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  View of the West Front, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.

Salisbury Cathedral was completed in the relatively short time of 38 years and, as a result, it is built largely in a single style unlike many other English cathedrals. The tower and spire, however, weren't added until about 80 years later.

The West Front shown here was the last part to be completed and is lavishly decorated including many statues in niches.

 

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  Scene showing Statues, Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   Salisbury, Wiltshire.

This shows some of the statues on the West Front which is, to an extent, like Wells Cathedral's West Front. The gables whose peaks are protruding into the bottom of the picture are over the arches of the main door.

 

 

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  View of the High Street Gate, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   Salisbury, Wiltshire.

The medieval High Street Gate, shown here from inside looking out, is the gate we used to enter the Cathedral Close which is the largest cathedral close in the country. The walled Close was built before the city and so included housing for the clergy.

 

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  Photograph of the Rifles Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England   Salisbury, Wiltshire.

This building within the Cathedral Close is known as the Wardrobe and is now the Rifles Museum. Its original use was as the residence of one of the canons (clergymen) who served the Cathedral. of the two forming Regiments. This museum covers the history of the Royal Berkshire Regiment and The Wiltshire Regiment.

Although there were many alterations made during the 19th century, the origins of 58 The Close lie in the 13th century and the overall shape of the central hall (originally open to the roof) with two service wings still remains.

 

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