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Salisbury Cathedral


Salisbury Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral located in Salisbury, England. The cathedral boasts the tallest church spire in the UK, the largest cloister in England, and one of the four surviving original copies of Magna Carta.

Building commenced when the bishopric was moved to Salisbury from Old Sarum in 1220 during the tenure of Richard Poore. Due to the high water table in the new location, the cathedral was built on only four feet of foundations, and by 1258 the nave, transepts and choir were complete. The west front was ready by 1265. The cloisters and chapter house were completed around 1280. Because the cathedral was built in only 38 years, Salisbury Cathedral has a single consistent architectural style, Early English Gothic.

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