The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 3346

The Norman Staircase, King's School, Canterbury

Attributed to: Calvert Richard Jones, George Wilson Bridges

Location: Canterbury

Keywords: Architecture

A view towards the Norman Staircase of King's School. The Staircase dates back to the 12th century and is one of the best preserved Norman staircases in England. Originally it lead to the High Hall (also known as the Aula Nova, North Hall, or Hog Hall), a guest house for pilgrim visitors. Much of the Hall was demolished in the 18th century, and more in the early 19th, with new school rooms  constructed over the arches in the 1850s.

A picnic basket and blanket sits in the middle distance.