Zenfolio | Christopher Hotton - Creative Photographer | Salisbury Cathedral

Created 27-Aug-15
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Considered to be one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in England, Salisbury Cathedral and Cathedral Close occupy a site of some 80 acres, the Cathedral Close being the largest in England.

The spire is the tallest in England, standing 404 feet above the ground. The main Cathedral was built in an astonishing 38 years, using 70,000 tons of stone, 2,641 tons of oak and 420 tons of lead. The addition of the tower and spire in 1320 added a further 6,397 tons to the building.

The confluence of the Rivers Nadder and Seven together with associated water meadows nearby means that the Cathedral site has a high level water table. This resulted in foundations for this huge structure are only four feet in depth.

When first built, the building contained 365 windows and 8,760 marble columns equating to the number of days in a year and the number of hours in a years.

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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:Magna Carta, Oldest Working Clock, Salisbury, Salisbury Cathedral, Tallest Spire in England, Wiltshire

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