The treadwheel at Salisbury Cathedral

Date:
1940 - 1957
Location:
Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Reference:
BB71/02462
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

Description

The foundations for Salisbury Cathedral were laid on 25th April 1220. The spire was begun about 100 years later. It contains a complex of timber scaffolding and a 14th-century treadwheel, which used to winch heavy objects much as a crane on top of skyscraper would today.

Content

This is part of the Collection: NMR07 NMR Accessioned Negatives - Catalogued

Rights

© A F KERSTING

People & Organisations

Photographer: Kersting, A F

Keywords

Medieval Winch, Medieval Treadwheel, Medieval Cathedral

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