The Consistory Court Stalls

The Consistory Court Stalls were reconstructed in 1934 from fragments from the 14th centuray stalls in the choir left over after their rearrangement by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 1860s.

They were used as seats for the bishop and his officers when holding church courts.  The misericords, or carvings under the seats, are of 20th century workmanship except for the one on the right, which is 14th century and shows a wyvern (a mythical beast) with a snail on leaf.

The figures on the lectern represent the Virgin Mary and her mother Saint Anne. *

*From Cathedral information board.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2014

6 Responses to “Hereford Cathedral – The Consistory Court Stalls”

  1. Anne says:

    Hello Cherie, thank you so much for visiting my blog again, sorry I have not been here for a while. You certainly have been blogging away. I have never been to Hereford, the Cathedral looks wonderful , you have super photos. I don’t go to many places in the Uk , other than Oxford or London. Have been to Winchester, when my son lived there, but that is about all. I think I must go to Cambridge , where my brother lives, that would be good. I do hope that you get back to Paris this year. Take care Anne

    • CherryPie says:

      I am hoping to visit Oxford soon, it is a pending visit from last year when my Mum broke her leg the day before we were supposed to go on holiday together.

      Paris and Chartres are on my wish list for a visit soon.

      It is nice to see you again :-)

  2. ubermouth says:

    Your photos make me nostalgic for home. I shall retire to England one day. Then spend my days wandering in your footsteps , Cherie.

    The carvings are stupendous,aren’t they? A lost talent to be sure. I am not sure the craftsmanship exists today that could replicate such artistry that was common adornment of the day. And how they have held up through the centuries! Marvellous!
    And of course, your photography does it justice.

  3. Hereford Cathedral does look very beautiful inside!
    Have you been to Norwich Cathedral?