Friday, 25 November 2016

Truro - three cheers for three spires


If Carlisle took us up to the top of England then Truro took us to the far western reaches. The Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin is a new foundation. Built between 1880 and 1910 Truro is a loyal piece of Gothic Revival on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires.

Truro is a study in terracotta, and its treasures include a stone reredos with noble sculptures. As I made a drawing of this gorgeous screen, music from the bookshop filled the church, as a good lady of the parish appeared to beat time with her feather duster.

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