Elias of Dereham

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Elias of Dereham (died 1246) was a master stonemason designer, closely associated with Bishop Jocelin of Wells.

Elias became a Canon of Salisbury, and oversaw the construction of Salisbury Cathedral. He was also responsible for building work at Clarendon Palace.

The chapter house at Salisbury Cathedral displays a copy of the Magna Carta. This copy was brought to Salisbury because Elias, who was present at Runnymede in 1215, was to distribute original copies of the document.[1] He died in 1246.

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