Wednesday, 7 September 2016

B is for Bristol Cathedral

Bristol is up the hill towards Clifton on College Green. It was established in 1140 originally as a Romanesque abbey. The Chapter House is the surviving gem of this period.

Two lady chapels ushered in the Gothic style with fine ‘reach-for-the-sky’ carvings. Work on creating a new nave was interrupted by Henry VIII in 1539. Ah yes, the Reformation! It was nearly three hundred and thirty years later that G. E. Street finished the job. J.L. Person (architect of Truro Cathedral) added a high altar reredos and the western towers. Job done.

An extract from English Cathedrals: A journey in drawings is an affectionate voyage around the country capturing on paper the wonder of these very special places. Now out!  - Order here