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    • West end of the nave

      • Nave, view from north.

        Nave and north porch, north tower of west front to right.

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        • West end of nave and west front, from northeast.

          Showing section of nave between the north porch and west front, and the east face of the north tower on the west front.

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        • North tower of west front, east face.

          Join of west front and nave aisle visible.

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        • North tower of west front, east face, upper part.

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    • General views of west front

      • General view, west front from northwest.

        North porch extends to left, with north transept behind. To right of image is west cloister walk.

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        • West front, view from west.

          Cloister walk to right, with chapter house visible behind.

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      • West front, after cleaning

        Photo taken summer, 2001, after extensive cleaning of masonry.

        • West front, after cleaning

          Photo taken summer, 2004.

          • West front, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2001.

          • West front, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2001.

        • West front, after cleaning

          Photo taken summer, 2004.

          • West front, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2004.

          • West front, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2004.

        • West front, after cleaning

          Photo taken summer, 2004.

          • West front, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2001.

        • Lower levels, west front

          Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

          • Lower levels, west front

            Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

        • West front, upper levels

          Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

          • West front, upper levels

            Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

          • West front, upper levels

            Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

          • West front, upper levels

            Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

    • North section, west front

      • View of north half, west front.

        North tower, north door between buttresses, central porch to right.

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        • North tower, after cleaning

          Lower three tiers of north tower, after cleaning. Photo taken summer, 2001.

          • Statues, north face, north tower.

            On lower tier of north face. Window into nave aisle to left.

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          • Statue of a bishop, north face, north tower.

            Lower tier on north face. Nave aisle window to left of image.

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          • Statues, north face, north tower

            Photo taken in summer, 2004, after cleaning and repair of masonry.

      • View of north half, west front.

        North tower and north door, central porch to right.

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        • North section, after cleaning

          Photo taken summer, 2001, after extensive cleaning of masonry.

          • North tower and north door, west front.

            Lower three tiers of tower.

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            • Statues, west and south faces, north tower.

              Tiers 1, 2, 3. Note that tiers one and two, southwest corner, are actually on the tower buttress and extend forward from main plane of tower.

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            • Statues, tier 1, north tower

              Statues along lower tier of north tower, west face, after cleaning. Statue numbers 169-173, per the identification system used in Tim Ayers, Salisbury Cathedral: The West Front, 2000.

              • Statue, tier 1, north tower

                Statue of bishop holding model of cathedral, west face, north tower, shown here after cleaning.

              • Statue, south face, north tower.

                Statue is on southwest corner of north tower buttress, tier 1, next to north door.

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              • Detail, statues, south face, north tower.

                These two statues are on the south face of the north tower buttress, tier 1.

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            • Statues, tier 2, north tower

              Statue numbers 119-124, north tower, 2nd tier from ground, after cleaning.

              • Statue, south face, north tower.

                Tier 2, on the south face of the north tower buttress.

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          • Upper levels, north tower

            Taken in summer, 2001, after cleaning.

            • Statues, tier 3, north tower

              Statue numbers 79-82, third tier from ground, north tower, after cleaning.

              • Statue niche, south face, north tower.

                Tier 3.

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            • Upper tiers, north tower

              Statue numbers 49-50 and 8, upper portion, north tower, after cleaning.

            • Niches between tower and buttress

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001. Statue numbers 51-56, on fourth tier over north portal and north aisle windows.

      • Gables over north portal.

        Blind gables on either side of door.

        • North portal, after cleaning

          Photo taken summer, 2001.

        • North gable, north door.

          Picture taken before west front was cleaned. Wall to left is part of buttress between north tower and door.

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        • Water spouts, north gable, north door.

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        • Water spout, north side, north gable.

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          • Water spout, north side, north gable

            Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

        • Water spout between north and central gables.

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          • Water spout between north and central gables

            Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

          • water spout

            Seen from side. Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

        • Water spout between central and south gables.

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          • Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

        • Quatrefoil in gable above north door, taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

    • Central section, west front

      • North and central sections, west front.

        North door between two buttresses, central section to right with central porch. View of lower part.

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        • Buttress between north door and central porch.

          Statues on the west face of buttress.

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        • Lower levels, north and central sections, west front.

          Left to right: north tower buttress, north door, north buttress, central porch.

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        • Upper levels, north and central sections, west front.

          Shows great west window into nave. Windows in gable above light the roof area above the vaults.

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        • North buttress, west front

          Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001. Statue numbers 129 and 86 on buttress face; numbers 132 and 133 below main nave window; and numbers 89 and 90 between buttress and window.

          • Statue, north buttress, west front

            Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001. Statue number 86, tier 2, west face of north buttress.

          • Statues, north side, central section, window level.

            Statues are tucked in between buttress to north of center section and the great west window.

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          • Statues, north side, central section, upper window level.

            Statues are on west face of buttress to north of center section. Great west nave window to right. Band of carving marks division between nave vault and roof gable.

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      • Central section, after cleaning

        View of central portion of west front taken summer, 2001, after extensive cleaning.

        • Central porch and statues above.

          Buttresses to the north and south of porch, statues over the porch, great west nave window above statues.

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        • Central porch and statues above.

          Statues above are 19th century. Buttress and north tower to left of image.

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          • Central porch and statues above

            View taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

          • Statues above central porch

            Photo taken summer, 2004.

            • Statues above central porch

              Statue numbers 132-142 above central porch in west facade. Taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

            • Statue niches above central porch, north section.

              Empty niches are on south face of buttress at north side of central porch. Statue at right is St. Barbara, the northernmost of the row of statues above the central porch.

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            • Statues above central porch, north section.

              Left to right: St. Barbara, St. Katherine of Alexandria, St. Roche.

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            • Statues above central porch, central section.

              Left to right: St. Roche, St Nicholas of Myra, St. George of Cappadocia.

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            • Statues above central porch, central section.

              Left to right: St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Cosmas.

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            • Detail, statues above central porch, central section.

              Left to right: St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Cosmas.

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            • Detail, statues above central porch, southern section.

              Left to right: St. Damian, St. Margaret of Antioch, St. Ursula.

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            • Statues above porch, northern section

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2004.

            • Statues above porch, southern section

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2004.

            • Statues above porch, southern section

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2004.

        • Central porch.

          • Central porch, after cleaning

            View taken in summer, 2004.

            • North gable, central porch.

              Buttress to left.

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              • North gable, central porch

                Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

              • North gable, central porch

                Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

              • Water spout, north corner of central porch

                Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2004.

                • Water spout, north corner, central porch

                  Photo taken summer, 2001, after cleaning.

              • Water spout between north and central gables.

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                • Water spout between north and central gables.

                  Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

            • South gable, central porch.

              Buttress to right.

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              • South gable, central porch

                Taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

              • Water spout between central and south gables.

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                • Water spout between central and south gables

                  Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

                • Water spout between central and south gables

                  Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

                • Water spout between central and south gables

                  Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

            • Interior, south wall, central porch.

              Can see through to covered space below south gable, at right. Door would be to left of image.

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              • Detail, interior, south wall, central porch.

              • Ornament, south side, central door.

                Ornament on south side adjacent to door, at join of west wall and south wall of porch. Capitals of colonnettes in jamb, with corresponding moldings above.

              • Ornament, south side, central door.

                Molding adjacent to door at corner between south wall and west wall with door.

              • Detail, carved molding, south side, central door.

                Ornament on molding adjacent to door, just above colonnette capitals.

              • Detail, carved molding, south side, central door.

                Molding around the south part of central door.

            • Central portal, tympanum over door.

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              • Closeup, central portal, tympanum over door.

              • Central portal, tympanum over door

                Photo taken after cleaning, summre, 2001.

              • Detail, central porch, tympanum over door.

                13th century heads of angels above 19th century figures in niches.

              • Detail, central porch, tympanum.

                Carvings of heads in quatrefoils in spandrels above niches, right side.

              • Detail, central porch, tympanum.

                Carvings of heads in quatrefoils in spandrels above niches, left side.

            • Interior, north wall, central porch.

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              • Interior, north side, central porch.

                Niches on west wall under north gable of central portal.

              • Ornament, north side, central door.

                Molding on north side adjacent to door, at join of west wall and north wall of porch.

              • Detail, carved molding, north side, central door.

                Molding on north side of central door.

            • North door, central portal.

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            • South door, central portal.

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        • Upper gable, after cleaning

      • Central and south sections, west front.

        Central portal, west nave window above, south tower under scaffolding.

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        • Statues, south side, central section, window level.

          Statues tucked in between nave window and buttress to south of central portal, and statues on west face of buttress.

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        • Statues, south side, central section, upper window level.

          Statues are on west face of buttress to south of central portal. Decorative band at left articulates the division between nave and roof above vaults.

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        • South buttress, west front

          Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001. Statue numbers 145 and 95 on buttress face; numbers 141-142 below main nave window; numbers 91 and 92 between window and buttress.

          • Statue, tier 2

            Statue on west face of south buttress, shown after cleaning.

            • Statue, tier 2

              Statue on west face of south buttress, shown after cleaning.

          • Statue, tier 3

            Statue of west face of south buttress, shown after cleaning.

    • South section, west front

      • View of south half, west front

        • South portal, west front.

          Buttresses visible on either side.

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        • South section, above south portal

          South door and statue niches on buttress between south and central portals, tiers 1, 2, 3.

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          • South section, above south portal

            South section, buttress, tiers 1,2, and window above south door.

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          • South section, tier 3.

            Niches to left are on south face of buttress to north of south door.

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          • South section, tier 4.

            Statues above south portal and windows, between buttress and south tower.

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            • South section, tier 4, after cleaning

              Statue numbers 65 and 66 below, and 37 above, between buttress and south tower.

        • Gables, south portal

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          • South portal, after cleaning

            Photo taken summer, 2001.

            • South portal, after cleaning

              Photo taken summer, 2004.

          • Water spout, north gable, north side.

            Buttress to north is at left.

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            • Closeup, water spout, north gable, north side.

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            • Water spout, north gable, north side

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

          • Water spout between north and central gables.

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            • Closeup, water spout between north and central gables.

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          • Water spout between central and south gables.

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            • Closeup, water spout between central and south gables.

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            • Water spout between central and south gables

              View taken after cleaning, summer, 2001. Note the statue-less corbel in the south gable to right.

          • Water spout, south gable, south side.

            Buttress and tower to south of south door are at right.

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            • Water spout, south gable, south side.

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            • Water spout, south gable, south side

              Photo taken after cleaning, summer, 2001.

        • South tower, northwest corner, lower levels.

          Statues on tiers 1, 2 are actually on west face of tower buttress. South porch gables and aisle windows are visible to left.

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          • Statues, tier 1, south tower

            Lowest tier of south tower, west face. Statue numbers 192-195, as identified in Tim Ayers, Salisbury Cathedral: The West Front, 2001. Taken summer, 2004, after cleaning.

            • Statues, tier 1, south tower

              Taken summer, 2001.

          • Statues, tier 2, south tower

            Statue numbers 150-155, second tier from ground, south tower, west face, after cleaning.

          • South tower, northwest corner, tier 3.

            Statue on west face of south tower. Note decorative band.

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          • Statues, tier 3, south tower

            Statue numbers 99-102, third tier from ground, south tower, west face, after cleaning.

          • South tower, northwest corner, tier 4.

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          • South tower, northwest corner, tiers 4, 5.

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          • Upper tiers, south tower

            Upper tiers, west face, south towre, taken after cleaning.