Farleigh, Richard of

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Farleigh, Richard of (fl. 1332–65). English mason. He was in charge of work at the Abbeys of Reading, Berks., and Bath, Som., before 1334, when he was appointed Master-Mason of Salisbury Cathedral. He probably built the great tower and spire at Salisbury, and it is likely he was also responsible for the tower of Pershore Abbey, Worcs. Farleigh may have designed St Anne's Gate and Chapel at the Close, Salisbury (1350–4). In 1352–3 he was Master of the Works at Exeter Cathedral, Devon.


J. Harvey (1987)