1280s in architecture
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- The Piazza del Campo at Siena, Italy is begun (completed in 1350).
- Durham Cathedral (in Durham, England) is completed (begun in 1093).
- The second Doorwerth Castle, rebuilt of stone, on the Rhine near Arnhem, is again besieged, and this time the bailey is burned down.
- At the site of present-day Sheffield Cathedral in England, a second parish church is completed, but is mostly demolished and rebuilt about 1430 on a cruciform floor plan.
- Spire of St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, England, is begun.
- Cressing Temple Wheat Barn in eastern England erected by about this date.
- 1281 – The Basilica de Sant Francesc is built in Palma, Majorca, on a site where the Moors made soap.
- 1283 – Construction of Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech Castles in Gwynedd, North Wales, is begun by King Edward I of England.
- 1284 – Construction of Beauvais Cathedral is interrupted by a partial collapse of the choir.
- 1285 – Regensburg Cathedral is redesigned in Gothic style.
- Construction of Conwy Castle, ordered by King Edward I of England, is completed in North Wales.
- Construction of the Belaya Vezha tower in Belarus is completed.
- Dedication of Santa Maria di Collemaggio on the edge of L'Aquila.
- Pope Nicholas IV formally constitutes the University of Montpellier in France by papal bull, combining various existing schools under the mantle of a single university.
- c. 1250 – Giovanni Pisano, Italian sculptor, painter and architect (died c. 1315)
- c. 1285 – Agostino da Siena, Italian architect and sculptor (died c. 1347)