Monday, 24 October 2016

More Cathedrals: Manchester


This church was built in the 1400s and with Chetham’s Hospital School is all part of the same Gothic Perpendicular scheme. There is some exciting medieval woodwork, especially in the choir stalls, the deep brown colour creates a nice gloomy feeling.

The floor plan is wide. The chantry chapels with their screens were removed to create double aisles in the nave. This was done in the 1800s to accommodate more people. In 1847 the church became a cathedral. All the windows were blown out during the Blitz in 1940, and until the late 1960s, only two had been replaced, notably the Fire Window.

An extract from English Cathedrals: A journey in drawings 
This book is an affectionate voyage around the country capturing on paper the wonder of these very special places. 

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Extract from my new book, English Cathedrals. Capturing the wonder of these very special places in 60 exciting drawings. Order via

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