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Exeter Cathedral from high up

Photographs by Matthew Cousins

Page added 7th September 2017

Photos by Matthew Cousins during restoration work on the Cathedral.

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West Front and St PeterWest Front
Dedicated to St Peter, the statue of the saint can just be seen at the top of the photo, above the Great West Window.

West FrontWest Front
St Peter from the side. The Sacred Heart Church in South Street can be seen in the background.

The East WindowThe East Window
The Great East window contains much 14th Century glass. Photo taken from above the Bishop's Throne.

The Clarence Hotel from the roofThe Clarence Hotel from the roof
The Well House and Royal Clarence Hotel from the roof ridge of the east roof. The North Tower is on the left.

South SideSouth Side
Overlooking the Bishop's Palace and garden, some of the flying buttresses that prevent the roof from falling in.

Looking west along the roof ridgeLooking west along the roof ridge
Photographed from the end of the roof, above the Lady Chapel, the tower of St Michael's, Mount Dinham can be see on the right.

A pig grotesqueA pig grotesque
The Cathedral has many grotesques decorating the upper walls. A gargoyle is adecorative water spout, while a grotesque is just decorative. The Cathedral masons are constantly carving new grotesques when old ones become weather worn.

Spiral staircaseSpiral staircase
Located in the northern corner of the Cathedral..

West WIndowWest WIndow
The Great West window at the end of the nave. The top of the Cathedral organ is in the foreground.

Rose WindowRose Window
An interior photo of the Rose Window above the West Front.

Looking down from GalleryLooking down from Gallery

West Front ParapetWest Front Parapet
Behind the parapet of the West front.

South side eavesSouth side eaves
The roof is covered in lead.

East WindowEast Window
The East Window from the top of te Lady Chapel.

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