William Ramsey (architect)

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William Ramsey (fl. 1323 – died 1349) was an English Gothic architect, descended from the De Ramsey family of master masons whose work can be found at Ramsey Abbey, Norwich Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, and possibly also in Paris, according to John Harvey.[1] William Ramsey was responsible for the chapter house at Old St Paul's Cathedral (1332, destroyed), an early example of Perpendicular Gothic, and the presbytery of Lichfield Cathedral (1337). He also worked on the St Stephen's Chapel (since destroyed) at the Palace of Westminster.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harvey, John (1978). The Perpendicular Style. London: B.T. Batsford. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • "William de Ramsey". encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  • Harvey, John (1946). Henry Yevele: The Life of an English Architect. London: B.T. Batsford.