Southwell Cathedral

outhwell Cathedral is one of the smallest of the Cathedrals in England and is in the smallest Cathedral city. The buildings were founded by Secular Canons. The more impressive aspects of this Cathedral lie inside and include the carved leaves. The Chapter-house built at the end of the thirteenth century is octagonal but smaller than other examples and so does not need the central pier that other have to support the roof. The 'Leaves of Southwell' as they are known consist of vine and ivy, buttercups and Hawthorns, plus many more, and one carving also includes a Green Man, a face surrounded by leaves and sometimes with leaves coming out of the mouth. The Green Man is thought to be a Pagan motif, and examples can be seen in many Cathedrals and churches around the country.
1108 - 1150 Southwell Cathedral nave
 Work began on the nave and transepts in 1105 and work continued until 1150.[1] 
1295 - 1300 Southwell Cathedral Chapter-house
 Work began on the Chapter-house of Southwell Cathedral in 1295 and continued until 1300[1] 
1450   Southwell Cathedral West window
 The West window of Southwell Cathedral was begun in this year.[1] 

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