Volunteering

Treated to a tour of the Cathedral

Thanks to Elsa van der Zee and Jerry Sampson for leading a fascinating tour of the Cathedral on 11th August for our project volunteers. We were particularly interested to learn of the links with St Cuthbert’s and the examples of the work of masons in both places. Hearing about the iconoclastic zeal of Bishop William… Continue reading Treated to a tour of the Cathedral

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Parallels at the Cathedral: canopies of honour and the destruction of the Lady Chapel reredos

The conservators’ initial inspection of the north transept reredos revealed indications that there was once an elaborate canopy over the north transept reredos, projecting outwards from the structure we see today. The cataloguing of the fragments has subsequently added more pieces to the puzzle, with several fragments identified as parts of the lost canopy. During… Continue reading Parallels at the Cathedral: canopies of honour and the destruction of the Lady Chapel reredos