Previous News: Canterbury Cathedral Great South Window up for Auction in September.


The Canterbury Auction Galleries are proud to be selling the Great South Window of Canterbury Cathedral on Saturday the 24th of September at The Cathedral Stonemasonry Yard in Broadoak. 

The Great South Window of the Cathedral, which had been subject to centuries of restoration, had been found to be unsafe to remain standing in its former construction after a fallen piece revealed the true extent of repairs needed. 

01 Window Prior To Works

The pieces which will be for sale will range in date, with some pieces dating as early as the 15th century and others being later replacements. 

The pieces will also range in size from smaller pieces (which could be used as bookends) to large ornamental pieces, therefore meaning that the potential price of the pieces could also vary considerably. 

Auction Lots Lined Up

We will waive our usual commission charges for the purchase of the stone so that the Cathedral Charity Trust will receive the entire proceeds of the sale. The buyers' premium charge will also be waived.

The auction will be held at The Stonemasonry Yard in Broadoak (Shalloak Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0PR) and will commence at 2.00pm and conclude at approximately 5.00pm. 

Viewing days will be on the 17th & 18th of September between 2.00pm and 5.00pm as well as on the day of the auction between 10.00am and 1.00pm. 

The catalogue will be available to be purchased from The Canterbury Cathedral Shop for £10 and will also be made available to view on our website and on as soon as possible. 

Bidding can be either done in person, through commission bidding or through live online bidding on Please note it is not possible to bid by telephone for this sale. 

We are delighted to have the opportunity to be working alongside the Cathedral in this extremely unique and historic sale, and look forward to the auction in September. 

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Here are some examples of the lots that will be for sale in September: 

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Principal Mullion Transom Head (Half 1860's Caen Stone and half 1930's Doulting Stone around 1428 Caen Stone Core, 680mm high x 1040mm wide x 400mm deep (Ref. No PTH 12 - weight approximately 400Kgs))


Pair of Principal Mullions (Portland Stone 1792), each 860mm high x 305mm wide x 604mm deep (Ref. PM5 and PM6 - weight approximately 300Kgs each)


Minor Mullion Cill Base (1930's Doulting Stone frontage with 1860's Caen Stone back), 310mm high x 270mm wide x 320mm deep (weight approxiumately 60Kgs) 


Two Transom Weatherings (Caen Stone 1428) both with evident Mason's marks, each 330mm high x 340mm wide x 350mm deep (Ref. TW1 and TW5 - weight approximately 140Kgs in total) 


Four Transom Head fragments (two Caen Stone 1428 and two Caen Stone 1860), and two other fragments 


Minor Mullion Transom Head with extended stooling (Caen Stone 1428) with 1860's Caen Stone piecing repairs and late 18th Century Portland Stone nosing repair, 520mm high x 440mm wide x 290mm deep (Ref. TH14 - weight approximately 100Kgs)


Principal Mullion Transom Head (in seven pieces - Caen Stone 1428) with extensive 1860's Caen Stone piecing repairs and 1930's Doulting Stone piecing repairs (Ref. PMTH4 - weight approximately 400Kgs)

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