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Old September 18th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #21
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Last one for now is Gloucester Cathedral. The basis of Gloucester is a Norman building with a large number of especially fine Gothic additions. The cloisters contain the earliest fan vaults in the world, having been designed in the mid-14th century by Thomas de Cambridge (they were used in the Harry Potter films). There is a large shrine to King Edward II and a coloured bog oak memorial to the eldest son of William the Conqueror. Under the pews of the choir there are 46 14th century miserichords and 12 19th century replacements by George Gilbert Scott. The organ is one of the most ornate in any English cathedral.

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Gloucester Cathedral by stevecadman, on Flickr
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Gloucester Cathedral Presbytery by Matt Bigwood, on Flickr
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Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters, used in the Harry Potter films 16mm fish-eye by jinxsi1960, on Flickr
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Tomb of Kind Edward II., Gloucester Cathedral by Snapshooter46, on Flickr
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Tomb of Robert Curthose, Eldest Son of William the Conqueror, Gloucester Cathedral, England by bajanexile, on Flickr
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Gloucester Cathedral by lordspudz, on Flickr
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Old September 19th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #22
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Next is St Augustine of Hippo, Edgbaston. Designed by J.A. Chatwin, assistant to Sir Charles Barry (architect of the Houses of Parliament) and consecrated in 1868, St Augustine's has the tallest spire in Birmingham at 185 feet (completed in 1877). The church contains many fine fixtures & fittings with stained glass by Hardman & Co. and many carvings by John Roddis, including a carved reredos showing the Last Supper, based on Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco. It's surrounding area really isn't what most people think Birmingham looks like!


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An altar reproducing the Last Supper as a fresco - charming and attractive. I have never see that before, or a church named for Augustine. Quite unusual.

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It's quite an unusual one. There are hundreds of churches in the UK dedicated to St Augustine of Canterbury, but only two others than this one dedicated to St Augustine of Hippo. Little bit of useless info!!
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my favourite church in the world is lincoln cathedral. here's a few of my own pictures, the first the cathedral itself uses.













hard to believe i took these pictures back in 2007. wow.
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Old March 7th, 2014, 07:57 PM   #25
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well no pictures in this thread for a while so here's st mary collegiate church in warwick -















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Old March 7th, 2014, 11:19 PM   #26
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St Enodocs Church, Cornwall
This is one of the things why I love England so much: random awesomeness everywhere, check this church in the dunes of Cornwall out
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Old July 27th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #27
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here's wymondham abbey











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Old July 28th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #28
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well no pictures in this thread for a while so here's st mary collegiate church in warwick -
Awesome Gothissance (Gothic / Renaissance) church!
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Old July 28th, 2014, 01:41 AM   #29
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st mary's in warwick shows very clearly the wealth of the medieval magnate, warwick the kingmaker, so called because of his sheer power in england.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard...rwick.27s_apex

one of the other tombs is that of robert dudley, the earl of leicester and best friend of queen elizabeth the first.

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during their lives they were two of the richest men in the world. it's without a doubt the grandest chapel in any english church after the lady chapel in westminster abbey.
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Here are some pictures of churches in Norfolk & Suffolk -

The Parish church of St. Michael Beccles #3 by Moldovia, on Flickr

St Margaret's church, Hopton-on-Sea by Moldovia, on Flickr

The Cathedral of St John The Baptist, Norwich by Moldovia, on Flickr

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the tallest surviving medieval parish church in england, st james in louth. sadly the six chapels attached to it were destroyed by a vengeful king henry VIII. nonetheless, to the tip of the spire is almost 90 metres tall, and it has the most stunning crossing of any parish church i have seen
















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Wonderful tower and spire. Very elegant.
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in scale terms it is the ultimate "english" church. the only other parish church that existed of this size was in coventry, and that's now gone, it got promoted to a cathedral and bombed in world war 2, which reminds me, here's holy trinity church in coventry.











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