Not far from Stonehenge stands the beautiful city of Salisbury. The full name of Salisbury Cathedral is Cathedral Church of the Blessed Mary in Salisbury and it attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year. Salisbury was founded in 1220 after the old hill-top Norman settlement of Old Sarum (located within a 1st century Roman-British hill fort) was abandoned. The cathedral was built between 1220 and 1258 and serves as a beautiful example of Early English Gothic architecture, with its tall, sharply pointed lancet windows and it’s graceful spire (made crooked from the weight it holds) which soars to a height of 404 feet….the tower adds 6500 tons to the weight of the building, thus supporting pillars can be seen bending inward under the strain. It’s cloisters (added between 1263 and 1284) are the largest in England and in the Chapter House is displayed an original copy of the Magna Carta (ending absolute power of a monarch by creating a Parliament; forcing King John to share his power with the nobles). The cathedral houses a clock dating from 1386; the oldest working clock in Europe. Salisbury Plains and Stonehenge (approximately 4,000 years old) are about 15 miles to the north; the entire area is rich in pre-historic settlement, chambered earthen tombs, and burial mounds where members of pre-historic members of ruling classes were honoured with burial close to temple sites.
Horse Brass: Salisbury Cathedral
Horse Brass: Salisbury Cathedral.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
ARMAC Brassworks has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years.
Each horse brass is individually hand cast using the finest British brass.
Each horse brass is hand filed and hand polished after casting.
ARMAC uses only a first-run ingot brass mix rich in pure copper for superior color and durability. Each horse brass is hand filed to remove any rough edges that may have been left from the casting process and hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.
|Dimensions||3.50 × 3.00 × .16 in|