Gothic Cathedrals: A Guide to the History, Places, Art, and Symbolism (2015)

APPENDIX 2

A TIMELINE OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAJOR GOTHIC CATHEDRALS IN FRANCE, ENGLAND, GERMANY, ITALY, AND SPAIN

Cathedrals of France

1130–1144

Saint-Denis: westwork and choir

1132–1145

Saint-Germer-de-Fly choir of the abbey church

1140–1168

Sens: cathedral

1151–1191

Senlis: cathedral

1160–1170

Noyon: transept of the cathedral

1160–1205

Laon: cathedral

1163–1196

Paris: cathedral

1165–1200

Reims: choir of Saint-Remi

1170–1217

Chalons-sur-Marne: Notre-Dame-en-Vaux

from 1176

Soissons: south transept of the cathedral

1194–1220

Chartres: cathedral

1195–1214

Bourges: choir of the cathedral

1196–1220

Paris: westwork of the cathedral

1200–1212

Soissons: choir and eastern nave bays of cathedral

1205–1215

Laon: choir of the cathedral

1211–1241

Reims: cathedral

1217–1230

Auxerre: choir of the cathedral

1220

Amiens: foundation stone of the cathedral laid

1220–1240

Dijon: Notre-Dame

1220–1250

Coutances: cathedral

1227–1272

Beauvais: choir of the cathedral

1231–1282

Saint-Denis: re-building

before 1233

Tours: cathedral

1238

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris: royal castle chapel

before 1241

Troyes: choir of the cathedral

1241–1248

Paris: Sainte-Chapelle

1248–1280

Clermont-Ferrand: cathedral

1250–1267

Paris: transept fronts of the cathedral

1255–1285

Reims: westwork of the cathedral

1259–1267

Saint-Germer-de-Fly: Lady chapel

1262–1275

Troyes: Saint-Urbain

Cathedrals of England

1175–1184

Canterbury: choir and Trinity Chapel of the cathedral

1180

St. David's (Wales): work on cathedral began

1180–1239

Wells: cathedral

1192–1230

Lincoln: choir of the cathedral

1220–1251

Beverley: minster

1220–1266

Salisbury: cathedral

1224–1232

Worcester: choir of the cathedral

1229–1239

Wells: west facade of the cathedral

1234–1251

York: transept of the minster

1234–1252

Ely: choir of the cathedral

1237/1239

Lincoln: chapterhouse

1240

Lincoln: start of west facade of the cathedral

1245–1272

London: Westminster Abbey

1250

Salisbury: west facade

1256–1280

Lincoln: Angel Choir of the cathedral

1257

Lichfield: start of nave

1263–1284

Salisbury: chapterhouse

1275–1286

Exeter: choir of the cathedral

1292

York: start of the nave of the minster

Cathedrals of Germany

1171–1181

Worms: west choir of the cathedral

1200–1207

Ebrach: St. Michael's Chapel of the Cistercian monastery

1200–1235

Limburg: cathedral St. Georg

1209–1232

Magdeburg: choir of the cathedral

1219–1227

Cologne: decagon of St. Gereon

1225–1237

Bamberg: west choir

1235–1265

Trier: Liebfrauenkirche

1235–1283

Marburg: St. Elisabeth

1240–1275

Strasbourg: nave of the minster

1246–1270

Regensburg: choir of the Dominican church

1248–1322

Cologne: choir of the cathedral

1250

Naumberg: west choir

1259–1276

Altenberg: choir of the Cistercian church

1260–1280

Lubeck: choir of the Marienkirche

1267–1290

Minden: hall nave of the cathedral

1273–1310

Regensburg: choir

1273–1319

Chorin: Cistercian church

1275–1365

Strasbourg: west work

1280

Freiburg: start of the octagon of the minster tower

1288–1295

Heiligenkreuz: choir of the Cistercian church

Cathedrals of Italy and Spain

1182–1296

Morimondo: Cistercian monastery church

1184–1230

Cosenza (Calabria): cathedral

1187–1208

Fossanova: Cistercian monastery church

1190–1250

Cuenca: cathedral

1203–1217

Casamari: Cistercian monastery church

1219–1224

Vercelli: Sant' Andrea

1221–1260

Burgos: cathedral

1227

Toledo: start of the cathedral

1228–1253

Assisi: San Francesco

1236–1250

Bologna: San Francesco

1240

Castel del Monte (Apulia)

1244–1360

Florence: Santa Maria Novella

1250

Siena: start of the cathedral

1254

Messina: start of the Franciscan church

1255

Florence: start of the Palazzo del Podesta

1255

Leon: start of the cathedral

1257–1266

Viterbo: papal palace

1270–1285

Naples: San Lorenzo Maggiore

1277–1289

Arezzo: cathedral

after 1280

Piacenza: Palazzo Comunale