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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 [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2014

Synopsis (from book cover):
The Hereford mappa mundi is the largest an most elaborate world map surviving from before teh fifteenth century.  Designed at Lincoln by one Richard of Holdingham, it was made for Hereford in about 1300 and Hereford has been its home ever since.
There has been much speculation as to the identity of the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 9th 2014

The Wellington Arch and its companion Marble Arch have interesting histories.  The English Heritage guidebook introduction gives a brief overview:

Usually built to commemorate a great victory, the triumphal arch was a familiar feature of the Roman world.  In the 1820s, this classical model was adapted by two of the finest architects on the day: Decimus [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jan 3rd 2014

…a medieval view of the world
Synopsis (from book cover):
How was it possible for such a large and fragile artifact to have survived intact from the Middle Ages to the present day?  The Hereford Mappa Mundi, moved in April 1996 from the Cathedral Crypt to a purpose built museum, is an unique document.  It provides us [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2014

It is my turn at Vision & Verb and today I am sharing a tragic event from my family history.

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2013

The 9th September was the 500th anniversary of The Battle of Flodden which took place in 1413.  We visited the battlefield straight after breakfast whilst it was still quiet and there were only a few other people about.  One of those people was a kilted Scotsman with whom we got into a discussion.  We talked [...]

9 Comments CherryPie on Sep 21st 2013

From Wiki:

The Church of St. Leodegar (German: St. Leodegar im Hof or Hofkirche St. Leodegar) is the most important church and a landmark in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland. It was built in parts from 1633 to 1639 on the foundation of the Roman basilica which had burnt in 1633. This church was one of the few [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 19th 2013

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