The Building of the Cathedral
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A capital is the top of a column or pier and is usually carved into a design. St Magnus Cathedral has a great many varied capitals of columns and piers.
The types of capital in the presbytery are very wide ranging and include 'stiff leaf foliage', such as this capital, Corinthianesque and multiple moulded bells.
Stonework which resembles this capital can be found at Cartmel Priory in Cumbria which was constructed between 1190 and 1220.