Lichfield Cathedral (1)

We stopped off at Lichfield Cathedral which bizarrely we have never been to: much of it medieval, but more of it the result of highly sensitive Victorian restoration, begun by Sydney Smirke and continued by Gilbert Scott and his son, John Oldrid.

The west front looks as it did in an engraving by Britton, but the statues by the portico are by Mary Grant and the rest by a local nineteenth-century workshop:-

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There is a wonderful Victorian screen designed by Gilbert Scott and executed by Francis Skidmore of Coventry between 1859 and 1863:-

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More good Victorian statues in the choir:-

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Good Minton tiles in the choir:-

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And a reredos with more Victorian carving, this time by John Birnie Philip:-

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One thought on “Lichfield Cathedral (1)

  1. Mark Fisher says:

    Once again your choice of Detail is immaculate. You really do have an amazing eye.

    You’ve avoided the obvious, undoubted beauties of Lichfield Cathedral and shown me aspects of it of which I was only marginally aware. Thank you.

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