Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
The Transept Organ.
Worcester Cathedral has three organs. The Gilbert Scott case of the Transept Organ is iconic in English organ building, and this instrument has an illustrious past. The first performance of Sir Edward Elgar's Organ Sonata was given on this instrument in 1895 by then-Assistant Organist Hugh Blair. This organ is currently silent, but a large amount of pipework remains inside the case that dominates the South Transept.
The Crypt Entrance.
In 1062 Wulstan was named Bishop of Worcester. He made the decision to build a fine new cathedral but only small portions of the transepts remain above ground from Wulstan's building. However, below ground, it is a different story; the crypt constructed by Wulstan to contain the shrine of Oswald is a remarkable bit of architecture, and one of the most attractive parts Worcester Cathedral.
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The South Aisle seen from near the Crossing.
The Nave Pulpit.
This Victorian Nave Pulpit in Worcester Cathedral was designed by George Gilbert Scott who was employed to finish the restoration of Worcester cathedral in 1864.
The tomb of Richard Edes who was Dean of Worcester from 1555 to 1604. From the cathedral's archive it is possible to look in the Treasurer's accounts for 1597-98. From this document one can see that Dean Richard Edes earned a salary of £133 6s 8d, while by comparison the Master of the Choristers was paid £11 6s 8d, and the Cathedral's two vergers £3 each.