Image: South elevation of York Minster, York, England, 1850s – © RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

With an office based in York, this image and article available on the RIBA website caught our eye.

Although it was built in its current form over nearly 250 years and displays almost every stage of Gothic architecture, York Minster has an impressive underlying unity of style and sets the bar very high for cathedral design. This drawing depicts the Minster from what may be a less familiar angle, including the south transept and the great east window. This was also my view every day as a child, from the grounds of the Minster School looking across Deangate. From here, one could watch the restoration of the south transept in progress after the 1984 fire.

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