Monday, 3 October 2016

L is for Lichfield


Lichfield sits on a little green, neat and nice. Again, it stared out as a Saxon Church that was shoved to one side for the grand Romanesque gesture. At Lichfield they built up a head of steam in the 1100s, everything was on a grand scale.

The choir, aisles and central tower are Norman Transitional into Early English, and concluded with three towers. Lichfield is a teeny bit swanky, it has the only two storey octagonal Chapter House (1249) in the country. It also has a pedilavium; situated in a thirteenth century corridor, a place built for the washing of feet on Maundy Thursday.

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