Andrew Howe

Andrew Howe

Posted on 08/12/2013

Photo taken on August 10, 2013

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Chester Cathedral

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Vestibule/ Chester Cathedral

Vestibule/ Chester Cathedral
Light and shade in the Vestibule/Crypt, Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire, my home city!

The cathedral is a Grade I listed building, and part of a heritage site that also includes the former monastic buildings to the north. The cathedral, typical of English cathedrals in having been modified many times, dates from between 1093 and the early 16th century, although the site itself may have been used for Christian worship since Roman times. Most of the present building dates from the 1500's, Although the 17th century saw additions to the furnishings and fittings, there was no further building work for several centuries. By the 19th century, the building was badly in need of restoration. The present homogeneous appearance that the cathedral presents from many exterior angles is largely the work of Victorian restorers, particularly George Gilbert Scott.

In the 1970's a new Bell Tower was built,Due to structural difficulties and the cost of replacing the bells in the central tower it was advised that consideration should be given to building a detached bell and clock tower in the southeast corner of the churchyard. It was decided to proceed with that plan, and in 1969 an announcement was made that the first detached cathedral bell tower was to be erected since the building of the campanile at Chichester Cathedral in the 15th century, though Two old bells dating from 1606 and 1626 were left in the Central tower. It's a wonderful building, and this was my first trip out with my new ultra wide angle lens, as previously I have not been able to capture the building in the way I wanted, I love the Cloisters and the Garth garden in the central court.

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Rhisiart Hincks, 1banaan, Shadyezz and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo

Emily A. Leventhal
Emily A. Leventhal
You've captured the Cathedral's symmetry very nicely in both this and the cloisters photo!
4 years ago.
Andrew Howe has replied to Emily A. Leventhal
Thank you :)
4 years ago.
well captured Andrew !
4 years ago.
Andrew Howe has replied to Shadyezz
Thank you :)
4 years ago.