Thursday, 16 June 2016

Worcester Cathedral II The Interior

The interior of the cathedral is dim and cavernous.  The furniture and decoration which are mainly mid-Victorian have an astonishing richness and opulence - encaustic tiles, marble, mosaic, metal-work and gilding that have turned the cathedral into a schatz-kammer - and are the work of Sir George Gilbert Scott.  The sort of work that earned the opprobrium of later architecture critics such as Alec Clifton Taylor who hated it all, and longed for its removal as had by then happened at Salisbury. There is work too by that master of Late Gothic Revival George Frederick Bodley.  Amongst the many tombs and monuments are two royal burials:  King John and Prince Arthur (the eldest son of Henry VII).

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