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Cathedral of Laon, Nave (Interior)

Cathedral of Laon, Nave (Interior)
Church chairs
Image by Cornell University Library
Collection: A. D. White Architectural Photographs, Cornell University Library
Accession Number: 15/5/3090.01360

Title: Cathedral of Laon, Nave (Interior)

Building Date: 1165-1230
Photograph date: ca. 1865-ca. 1895

Location: Europe: France; Laon

Materials: albumen print

Image: 12.5984 x 9.6457 in.; 32 x 24.5 cm

Style: Early Gothic

Provenance: Gift of Andrew Dickson White

Persistent URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5tjj

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St Alban’s Cathedral, Hertfordshire (Nave)

St Alban’s Cathedral, Hertfordshire (Nave)
Big church
Image by JackPeasePhotography
The magnificent and fascinating Cathedral & Abbey Church at St Albans, Hertfordshire. The East wall of the South Transept is the oldest part of the building with it containing work from the 8th Century. The 11th Century Crossing Tower, a local landmark, is built of recycled out of Roman Brick from the nearby Roman City of Verulamium (now non-existent). The Great Crossing Tower is 43.9m (144ft) high and is the only remaining Cathedral crossing tower from the 11th Century.

Lord Grimthorpe was responsible for restoring the then Abbey to Cathedral standard in the 19th Century and the controversial West Front is his work. Also, the massive South Transept Window is also his work! A fine Cathedral and is well worth a visit.

As you can see from this view, the Nave is incredibly long, the longest in the UK. The Cathedral itself is the 2nd Longest Medieval Cathedral in the UK after Winchester. (Liverpool is longer but it is not medieval)

York Minster Nave – without Seating

York Minster Nave – without Seating
Chairs for church
Image by York Minster
York Minster’s Nave has been cleared to give visitors a glimpse of how the cathedral would have looked during medieval times. The Nave will remain empty of its 800 chairs until the 18th February, revealing a space big enough for three tennis courts (approx 80m x 30m), showing how spacious it would have appeared when it was originally built. Constructed in the Decorated style, building began in 1280 and it took 70 years to replace the Norman nave of Thomas of Bayeux. In medieval times it was used for a range of purposes including markets, and in the 1500’s there were even complaints about boys playing football there.

The nave (facing west) with late-15C brick clerestory and hammerbeam roof, All Saints Church, Hopton, Suffolk, England

The nave (facing west) with late-15C brick clerestory and hammerbeam roof, All Saints Church, Hopton, Suffolk, England
Chairs for church
Image by Hunky Punk
"The church has a well-proportioned interior. The nave is covered by a magnificent hammer beam and arch braced low pitched roof. The wooden carved figures with their ermine collars are holding symbols of the church’s worship and sacraments. These figures were re-painted by the daughters of Reverend Henry Downton in 1879, using boson’s chairs to reach such heights. Perhaps the carved figures represent local ‘townsmen’ who paid handsomely for such a fine clerestory using expensive Tudor brick. They fared better than the angels sitting on the wall post[s] which were mutilated and made headless in the Cromwellian period." –from the church guide booklet

The nave and chancel facing east, the Church of St Mary, Badley, Suffolk, England

The nave and chancel facing east, the Church of St Mary, Badley, Suffolk, England
Church furniture
Image by Hunky Punk
The furniture varies in age, but most of the pews benches and ends are of unstained weathered oak. The poppyhead bench ends are 15th C. "The roof is supported by king-posts which rest upon tiebeams. These may date back to the 14th century, as do several roofs in this part of Suffolk. The floor is paved with quarry tiles and numerous burial slabs." –The church guide (Roy Tricker, 1996)

25th Anniversary of the Building of the Nave – St. George’s Episcopal Church, Nashville, TN

A documentary detailing the 1986-1987 building of the new Nave at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville TN. Produced on the 25th Anniversary. (Producer: Emmons Hicks Woolwine III – Baptized early 1958 at this church)
Video Rating: 5 / 5