Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals having been built in just 38 years (1220 – 1258) and in a single architectural style, early English Gothic. The tower and spire (Britain’s tallest) were added about 50 years later. The building itself is remarkable, a testimony to the faith and practical skills of those who erected it. But it is much more than a historical monument. It is a living church and a place of prayer. As the Cathedral Church of the Salisbury diocese it is Mother Church of several hundred parishes in Wiltshire and Dorset, it is also a centre of pilgrimage for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
Being such an important landmark and place of worship, it was important that Salisbury chose a chair that fitted perfectly into the building’s interior, but also a chair which was versatile and easy to arrange. With its stacking and linking abilities, 40/4 fitted the bill perfectly, and as a result the cathedral now accommodates for 1760 people.
Chris Crook – ‘quote’