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Newport, Alexander of [called Alexander the Mason]

Henry Summerson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/37104

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Newport, Alexander of [called Alexander the Mason] (fl. c. 1235–1257), master mason, was the son of Odo of Newport in Lincoln. First recorded in the mid-1230s, by 1240 he had become master mason of the fabric of Lincoln Cathedral, and it was probably in that capacity that between 1245 and 1248 the dean and chapter granted him a messuage in ...

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Subjects: Architecture

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