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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #21
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Did you visit Tintern Abbey? I know it's in Wales, but it is not far from the English border and it's really worth the detour.
I did a few years ago and it was well worth going to look at the ruins as well as the stunning picturesque location. I nearly posted my pics of it in this thread before I remembered it was in Wales
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #22
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Next up is Cantebury Cathedral which is one of the larger and more famous of English cathedrals. It is the mother church of the Church of England and also a UNESCO world heritage site.

The exterior displays a whole host of gothic features from the double towered west front with large central stained glass window, pinicle'd flying buttresses and a massive central crossing tower. This end is the newer bit (but still old)
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Canterbury Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
The interior of the newer bit is a soaring masterpiece of English Perpendicular Gothic Architecture
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Canterbury Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
Which is in contrast to the earlier French Gothic styled chior and east end which is often mentioned as being the first building in England to adopt the gothic over the romanesque. This is also the shrine to one of Englands most famous Saints, Thomas Becket
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #23
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Just to form a nice contrast with the massiveness of Canterbury here is a picture of a tiny private chapel on the estate of Baddesley Clinton manor in the midlands

The entire building could easily fit inside a cathedral
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #24
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I have to say my favourite English cathedral - of the ones I've visited, is Gloucester. Have you been there yet?
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #25
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I have to say my favourite English cathedral - of the ones I've visited, is Gloucester. Have you been there yet?
I certainly have and funnily enough I uploaded my pics onto flickr a few minutes ago. While Exeter is my favorite, Gloucester is very high up my list although it's difficult to pick as there are so many but I really love Perpendicular gothic and Gloucester has some of the best examples of that

Perpendicular gothic architecture is the grand finale of English gothic and is recognised by a latice like almost webbed architecture with thin light stone and plenty of glass such as the east end of Gloucester Cathedral
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Gloucester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
Glosucester also has my favorite cloisters, these perfect perpendicular cloisters with their fan vault were used in one of the Harry Potter films
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Gloucester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
The exterior is interesting but not as astounding as the inside
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Gloucester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
The older nave is in stark contrast to the flowery perpendicular east end with its massive brooding romanesque piers. Like many English Cathedrals it really is a building of two halves!!!
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #26
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What I like about Gloucester is the sheer variety and magnificence of the arts and crafts displayed within. It is just sublime.

I lover the cloisters. Wasn't Henry VIII married/crowned here?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #27
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What I like about Gloucester is the sheer variety and magnificence of the arts and crafts displayed within. It is just sublime.

I lover the cloisters. Wasn't Henry VIII married/crowned here?
The cloisters are probably the finest in the world I think, they're magical probably why they used them ina Harry Potter film. Not sure about Henry VIII although he got married many times so its possible he did here even though he also disolved it from being a monastery
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Chichester Cathedral, in Sussex southern England is one of England's lesser known cathedral's but is very typical of English cathedrals due to its mix of styles from romaneques to gothic.

The mostly romanesque nave, again large heavy piers supporting a later gothic vaulted cieling
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Chichester Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
A typically English looking gothic ensemble, it reminds me of a smaller version of Salisbury due to its central spire and multitude of lancet windows. On the right you can see the edge of a free standing bell tower which is unusual for English medieval cathedral
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:26 AM   #29
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Crediton Church in Devon in the south west of England. The site of this church is very ancient and there was a cathedral here until it was moved to Exeter.

Another typically long building...
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The current perpendicular styled church replaced an even earlier romanesque one
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Southwell Minster is a cathedral in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. It is another example of an English medieval cathedral built in several medieval architectural styles

The exterior with it's grand romanesque towers, the Decorated chapter house is just visible by the trees on the left
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Southwell Minster by barnyz, on Flickr
The nave is also mostly romanesque with an unusual wooden barrel vaulted cieling
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Southwell Minster by barnyz, on Flickr
In total contrast to the splendid Early English gothic of the chior. If you compare this to the picture above its hard to believe its the same building
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Old May 16th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #31
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Evesham Abbey, all that remains of a once large monastic complex is the entrance tower which now stands alone
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St. James' Church, Chipping Campden in the Cotswalds. A very typical looking English church in the perpendicular gothic style
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Old May 17th, 2012, 02:31 AM   #33
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Ripon, one of the first cathedral's I ever visited hence the slightly lower quality pictures as these were taken on an early digital camera

The Early English Gothic west front with its many lancet windows
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Ripon Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr
Interior, the gothic nave with its wooden cieling and (unusuallly for England) single tiered triforium
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Old May 17th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #34
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Spot the church?

London, medieval St Andrew Undershaft in the shadow of a "cathedral of commerce" One of the few churches to survive the great fire of 1666 and the blitz in WW2
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Lichfield Cathedral, another of my favorites, despite its small size it is perfectly formed and a stunning example of English Decorated gothic architecture (although of course it has elements of other styles mixed in as well)

View down the stunning nave from the crossing
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Lichfield Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

The nave, elements perfect in proportion
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The west front, the cathedral has three spires and is sometimes called the 'the Ladies of the Vale'
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Lichfield Cathedral by barnyz, on Flickr

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Old May 17th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #36
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Durham Cathedral, considered by many to be the finest romanesque cathedral in the world and by some the greatest of all English cathedrals. It truely is a staggering site to behold or at least it would be if the weather had been good when I visited. Sadly it is one of the few cathedrals of England where photography is not normally permitted inside

The view of the cathedral and castle from the train station. This is one of the finest views in England so I will certainly be returning some day hopefully when the sky is blue!!!
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The cathedral crowns a hill in the bend of a river and is imposing from all directions
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Carlisle Cathedral, the most northerly of English cathedral's, it is only a few miles from the Scottish border. Another trip on a rainy day! Its another smallish and less famous cathedral but well worth a visit

The delightful chior with it's starry painted wooden barrel vault
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The exterior on a rainy day displaying its many Early English Gothic lancet windows
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No point putting pictures of the next epic cathedral in the lost post of a page so onwards to the next...
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