Thomas of Canterbury

(fl. 1323—1335)

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(fl. 1323–35).

Master-mason who worked under Walter of Canterbury at the Palace of Westminster and the Tower of London in 1323. Around 1326 he was building the new chapel at Guildhall, London, and in 1331 was master-mason in charge of the upper chapel at St Stephen's Chapel, Westminster, the epitome of English Second Pointed Gothic. He may have been responsible for the tomb of John of Eltham, Westminster Abbey (c.1334), and for several works at Canterbury, including the gate-house of St Augustine's Abbey (c.1308), the parclose-screens around the choir in the Cathedral (1304–c.1320), the tomb of Archbishop Mepham (d. 1333), and the great window in St Anselm's Chapel (1336).

J. Harvey (1987)

Subjects: Architecture.

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