By 1269 the apse, radiating chapels, transepts and choir were complete and the new shrine received the bones of St Edward on 13 October.
When Henry III died in 1272 only one bay of the nave beyond the quire screen had been completed.
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In the cloisters the Pyx chamber and the Undercroft still remain from Edward's church.
On each side of the door into the Pyx masons marks can be seen on the walls.
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The three master masons supervising the work were Henry of Reyns, John of Gloucester and Robert of Beverley.