Chartres Cathedral: Fifteenth century clock and short tower on exterior of Cathedral



Dedicated to Notre-Dame, Chartres Cathedral acquired strong associations with the cult of the Virgin. Most of the 12th- and 13th-century sculpture and stained glass survive, to make the cathedral one of the most ‘complete’ medieval buildings in existence. The present cathedral was built after a fire in 1194; of the earlier church only the 11th-century crypt and the 12th-century western block survive. The cathedral, built of limestone, is about 34 m high and 130 m long internally. It has a four-bay choir with double aisles and a double ambulatory with six radiating chapels, of which three are shallow and three, reflecting the surviving crypt chapels, are deeper. [A UNESCO World Heritage Site]


Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres

  • G. Massiot & cie

  • Clocks

  • Architecture

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Gothic (Medieval)

Place of Creation
  • Chartres

  • +48.447222+1.487778

  • Chartres, Centre, France

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Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility Public
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