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Old October 28th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #301
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Old January 22nd, 2016, 05:52 PM   #303
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the original plans do not survive, it is thought the chapel would have looked something like this if it had been completed
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Thanks aljuarez. A lot of the adornment to Scotland's ecclesiastical architecture was removed in the aftermath of the Reformation, it leaves stark style on the majority of what survives in comparison to Rosslyn Chapel for example

Saint Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, Scotland


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Glasgow Cathedral | Saint Kentigern's/Mungo's Cathedral | High Kirk of Glasgow, Scotland

Founded as a site of christian worship around AD600 by Saint Kentigern (also known as St Mungo), the earliest surviving parts of the cathedral date from 1114-1118 with the majority of the structure dating from 1240-1300.

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Glasgow Cathedral | Sain Kentigern's/Mungo's Cathedral | High Kirk of Glasgow, Scotland

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Were these Gothic cathedrals always exposed stone in the interior? Or were they white washed like the Norwegian one above? My guess is that they must have been white to get the full effect of the stained glass windows "painting" the walls with their light.
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Were these Gothic cathedrals always exposed stone in the interior? Or were they white washed like the Norwegian one above? My guess is that they must have been white to get the full effect of the stained glass windows "painting" the walls with their light.
Short answer - no, the Cathdrals wouldn't have looked as stark and would have originally been plastered and painted with colourful religious scenes and imagery and adorned with embellishments and paraphernalia you might expect in a Catholic Cathedral, not unlike the image below


Long answer - Owing to the Scottish Reformation very little of Scotland's pre-16th century ecclesiastical architecture remains intact, the majority of ecclesiastical buildings are either ruined or gone and what does remain has been denuded of many of the details one might expect to find. There was a period of Iconoclasm during and immediately after the Reformation when churches, abbeys and cathedrals were either demolished and quarried or stripped of all their statuary and stained glass and the painted religious imagery either white-washed over with lime or hacked off the walls to create a new church more befitting (in the minds of the time) the the protestant ideology. Glasgow Cathedral (origins in the 6th century, current building largely from the 15th century) itself was attacked in this period, the building was defended and saved by the Trades' House (guild) of Glasgow though the building was shorn of its details, white-washed and then subdivided into a number of separate churches. The Victorians would later embark upon a project of restoration in the 19th century where they repaired the fabric of the main building and its steeple, replaced the entire roof, demolished the belfry tower and consistory house, removed the Reformation subdivisions, stripped the internal walls of their white-washed plaster and installed some new stained glass.
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Were these Gothic cathedrals always exposed stone in the interior? Or were they white washed like the Norwegian one above? My guess is that they must have been white to get the full effect of the stained glass windows "painting" the walls with their light.
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There was a period of Iconoclasm during and immediately after the Reformation when churches, abbeys and cathedrals were either demolished and quarried or stripped of all their statuary and stained glass and the painted religious imagery either white-washed over with lime or hacked off the walls to create a new church more befitting (in the minds of the time) the the protestant ideology.
Well, the 'white wash' there on the Norwegian example above is lime plaster, and something used on a lot of medieval buildings since the very start. At least in our case, depending on stone used for construction. It was meant to protect the structure from water damage and whatever else harsh weather might bring with it. This particularly being the case with coastal towns, one in which that abbey is.

Here's a reconstruction of what our town of Bergen presumably looked like in the middle ages, and as seen, most of the stone buildings are plastered (which they likely were on the inside too). To this day, some medieval structures still preserve this feature for authenticity sake, while others have their stone uncovered.

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There were quite a few gothic churches whose walls were painted or plastered. A high profile case is that of the Chartres cathedral, whose restoration to a white and beige interiour with slight decorative elements is proving controversial.













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nice church, but please post Neo-Gothic buildings in this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1639563
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