A week or so ago I posted
this image of statues outside…
…Saint Salvator’s Cathedral
in Brugge, Belgium.
…which is part of this end of the Cathedral.
asked about the bricked in windows.
Construction of this version of the Cathedral began
in 1250 and was completed around 1350.
In 1696 William III introduced a window tax in England.
Building owners were taxed according to
the number of windows in their building.
Consequently some owners bricked in
their windows to avoid paying the tax.
Would it be fair to assume that this is
the reason for bricking in these
This is the trigger photo for this post.
A cropped section of my previous image.