In this richly illustrated souvenir guide, Diane Walker explores Exeter Cathedral in words and pictures. Set in its green and spacious Close, Exeter Cathedral is acknowledged to be the most complete surviving example of Decorated Gothic architecture. Among the building’s greatest treasures is the amazing wooden spire of the early 14th-century bishop’s throne canopy. Unique collections in the Cathedral Library and Archives include the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book and the account rolls for the construction of the present cathedral. This guide provides visitors with a fresh look at this remarkable cathedral, explained in the context of centuries of change and the continuing life of the cathedral today.
Diane Walker is an independent researcher who has been working at Exeter Cathedral for over ten years.