Talk:Exeter Cathedral

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Things to be seen in the cathedral include one of the few mentions of Edward VIII as king, and a memorial to one of the founders of Canada.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackiespeel (talkcontribs) 15:06, 12 August 2005


I'm not sure we need two similar pictures of the West Front. What's the Wikipedia way for deciding the preferred one? Edratzer 17:29, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

The clock image doesn't appear in the correct section in FF3 but dose in IE, any ideas why? --Nate1481(t/c) 15:43, 10 July 2008 (UTC)


To the watchers of this page: be aware that the editor Cobulator" is pushing a point by inserting the word "now" into the sentence "Barchester Cathedral is now an Anglican cathedral etc" as if the change had happened last week, rather than 500 years ago. I'm sure Wiki has a policy on this sort of editting. I am deleting such edits where I find them. Amandajm (talk) 06:24, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

'is' does not convey the full story. The use of 'now' makes it clearer. Cobulator (talk) 06:27, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
It doesn't make anything "clearer". It is out of context. The details of the change from Catholic to Church of England are appropriately dealt with elsewhere. Amandajm (talk) 06:35, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
This all appears to have started with an editor complaining at Lincoln Cathedral's talk page that her/his edits were being undone by others. The argument appears to centre around whether adding "now" (or references to the Roman Catholic Church) to the opening section is pushing a particular agenda. The editors that undid the change appear to be saying that they are striving to maintain a neutral point of view.—GrahamSmith (talk) 13:47, 14 April 2012 (UTC)


I have reorganised the page to include a section on the Choir/Music at the cathedral under one heading. It is appropriate for the Organist and the Gentlemen of the Choir to be dealt with together.

If someone could help me finish the job by working out out to make the two tables the same width, I would appreciate that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:19, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

A view from a different angle[edit]

Exeter (Devon, UK), Cathedral Church of Saint Peter -- 2013 -- 1401.jpg

The image on the right might make a useful illustration and is taken from an angle not currently used in the article. It's also shows scaffolding at one end, which might complement a few sentences on modern restoration work. Nev1 (talk) 20:17, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a good idea, there must be ample references around for the never-ending restoration work and it would be of more general interest than an uncited list of choristers. The photo could do with some perspective correction to remove that worrisome leaning-tower effect, though.  —SMALLJIM  22:25, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Music/Choir/Back Row[edit]

If anyone has the ability, please edit the 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th rows of the table in this section so that there is only one column, the full width of the table, containing all of the text, rather than 6 columns with text in two of them. The relevant function in Excel would be merge cells but I don't know how to do it in wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Choralpete (talkcontribs) 18:29, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

It's rather difficult to take seriously any request you make given your messing around earlier. Until I have reason to believe otherwise I'm more inclined just to revert you on sight. DBaK (talk) 19:28, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Exeter Cathedral Nave, Exeter, UK - Diliff.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

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Exeter Cathedral
The nave of Exeter Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England. Though the founding of the cathedral, dedicated to Saint Peter, dates from 1050, the present building was completed by about 1400. Exeter Cathedral is noted for its early set of misericords and its astronomical clock, and for having the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England.

See another feature: Quire, Lady ChapelPhotograph: David Iliff

East / west[edit]

In the image captions, both ends of the church are designated "east". Needs to be clarified. Awien (talk) 20:01, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

I think it's correct, they are just of different parts of the cathedral - one photo is of the nave looking east towards the organ, one of the choir looking east (from the other side of the organ) towards the lady chapel. (The photo of the lady chapel lower down is also looking east!) I've clarified the first image caption to say "nave" rather than just "interior". TSP (talk) 11:08, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. But the "end wall" in the two images looks different, although admittedly the one seen behind the organ is hard to make out. Pong ball in flight.svg Diliff: you took the pictures. Can you clarify whether they're from different points looking in the same direction, or whether they're from the same point looking in different directions? Cheers, Awien (talk) 12:44, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Which two images are you referring to? I'm assuming you mean this view of the nave and this view of the quire? They're both facing east. As per a lot of English cathedrals, the rood screen and organ separates the nave from the quire. If you look carefully at the nave photo, you can see the quire woodwork poking up on the right side of the organ, and you can also see the same stained glass window as the view from the quire - you can even make out the same details in the glass in both images. It's not surprising that the 'end wall' looks different in the two images, because you really can't see any of the eastern wall (which is visible in the quire image) from the nave image. The rood screen obscures it almost completely. TSP is correct, it's just a different part of the cathedral. The captions are correct. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 12:55, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification, Diliff. Now I know. Awien (talk) 13:08, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

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