Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Manchester Cathedral, United Kingdom

Manchester Cathedral is a Medieval church located on Victoria Street in central Manchester and is the seat of the Bishop of Manchester. The cathedral's official name is The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George in Manchester. It has also variously been known locally as St Mary's, Christ Church and, simply, t'owd church.
Although constructed over a period of 600 years, its main architectural style is Perpendicular Gothic, replete with tall windows and flat fan-vaulted ceilings. The interior of the church contains many pieces of period art, notably the medieval woodcarvings of the Ripon Carvers. It is one of the Grade I listed buildings in Manchester.

1 comments:

Dominic July 1, 2009 at 11:51 PM  

The woodcarvings, as you mention are spectacular, especially the misericords which are counted as some of the finest in Europe. It's also worth noting that one of the misericords show a representation of 2 men playing backgammon - this is the first image of backgammon (or tric trac as it was known) in the UK

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