Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
The West Front.
The official name of this church is the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Mary the Virgin. The present cathedral church was built between 1084 and 1504, and represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic.
The nave was built and rebuilt in different styles by several different architects over a period of 200 years, from 1170 to 1374, some bays being a unique and decorative transition between Norman and Gothic. The oldest parts show alternate layers of green sandstone from Highley in Shropshire and yellow Cotswold limestone.
The Quire Ceiling.
The painted ceiling is by Victorian firm Hardman although one panel was restored in modern times.
Two sides of the Medieval Cloisters.
The rather imposing Chapter House Entrance. The Chapter House was made octagonal on the outside when the walls were reinforced in the 14th century
The Chapter House.
The 12th century Chapter House of Worcester Cathedral was the most famous work of art in medieval England . It is thought to be the first round Chapter House in the world and all subsequent centralised chapter houses, of which there were over thirty in the country, were based on its architecture.
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