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Published Histories of the Cathedral

The following are a selection of histories of Salisbury Cathedral published from the 18th century onwards.  Most are now out of print.

 

A Series of Particular and Useful Observation Made with Great Diligence and Care, Upon that Admirable Structure, the Cathedral-Church of Salisbury, Francis Price 1753, facsimile edition published by Salisbury & Stonehenge Edition Facsimilies, 1997

 

A Dissertation on The Modern Style of Altering Ancient Cathedrals as exemplified in The Cathedral Church of Salisbury, John Milner, 1798

 

An Historical Account of the Episcopal See and Cathedral Church of Sarum or Salisbury: comprising biographical notices of the bishops: the history of the establishment from the earliest period and a description of the monuments, William Dodsworth 1814 (drawings by F Nash)

 

The History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury Illustrated with A Series of Engravings of Views, Elevations, Plans and Details of that Edifice also etchings of the ancient monuments and sculpture: including biographical anecdotes of the Bishops and of other eminent persons connected with the church, John Britton, 1814 

 

Salisbury Cathedral, from the Victoria History of Wiltshire, Kathleen Edwards, reprinted by the Wiltshire County Council Library and Museum Service, 1986

 

Salisbury Cathedral, Roy Spring, 1987

 

Salisbury Cathedral Perspectives on the Architectural History, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1993

 

Salisbury, The Houses of the Close, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1993

 

Sumptuous and Richley Adorn'd The Decoration of Salisbury Cathedral, Royal Commission on the Historial Manuments of England, 1999

 

Salisbury Cathedral, The West Front, A History and Study in Conservation, edited by Tim Ayers, Phillimore, 2000

 

Salisbury Cathedral: The Making of a Medieval Masterpiece, Tim Tatton Brown, Scala Publishers Ltd, 2009 (available to puchase from the Cathedral gift shop)