Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Worcester Cathedral - full of sauce!

The Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin loiters by the River Severn.

George Gilbert Scott has been here too: Worcester was extensively restored from 1857 to 1874. The Victorians loved a clear view throughout a church; consequently 17th century screens and panelling were removed from Worcester’s Choir and organ casing in 1864.

The Normans started work on this masterpiece in 1089 and what survives today is the largest Norman crypt in England. The Norman work was completed by 1170. King John was buried here in 1216, and soon afterwards rebuilding in the Early English style began, starting at the east end and moving west (Decorated). The Black Death 1348 - 1350 put a break on things. Work resumed (Perpendicular) in parts of the Nave.

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