Humayun’s Tomb – Delhi, India

This mausoleum for the Emperor Humayun is the first mature example of Mughal architecture on the sub-continent. It represented a leap in Mughal architecture, and together with it’s Charbagh garden, typical of Persian gardens but never before seen in India, it set a precedent for subsequent Mughal architecture. This then reached it’s zenith with the…

21st October, 2018

So it’s been almost 2 months since I decided to create this blog. The main reason being my love the different types of architecture found in the cathedrals and churches in this country and beyond. Secondly, I’ve built up a wealth of material from my recent time spent working in the south west of England….

The Cathedral Church of the Redemption – New Delhi, India

This church is located east of Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is also sometimes known as the Viceroy Church. It derives it’s name from Palladio’s church, Il Redentore in Venice. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption is a part of the Delhi diocese of the Church of North India. The church traces it’s origins…

St. Dunstan-in-the-West, London

This Anglican church is situated in Farringdon Without, City of London. The church was first founded between 988 and 1070. It is one of two churches, at opposite ends of the City, dedicated to this saint. St. Dunstan was a Saxon Abbot of Glastonbury and Archbishop of Canterbury. The medieval church survived the Great Fire…

St. Clement Danes, London

This Anglican church is situated in the City of Westminster outside the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. It was founded in the 9th century by Danish settlers who being of a seafaring nation, dedicated the church to St. Clement, patron saint of mariners. Although the Great Fire of 1666 did not reach the…

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is an Anglican parish church and former Benedictine monastery. It was founded in the 7th century and was reorganised in the 10th century being rebuilt in the 12th and 16th centuries. Major restoration was carried out during the 19th century. The Abbey was one of the last English buildings to built in the…

Southwark Cathedral

Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Saviour and St. Mary Overie This is the mother church of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. It has been a place of Christian worship for over 1000 years, but only became a cathedral in 1905 when the diocese was created. The church was begun in 1106 during the reign…

Westminster Cathedral

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ This cathedral in London is the mother church of the Catholic Church of England and Wales and is the seat of the Archbishop of Westminster. The site on which the cathedral stands in the City of Westminster, was purchased in 1885 by the Diocese…

Winchester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Swithun Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, and has the the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral in Europe. The cathedral was originally founded in 642 and the Norman cathedral was begun in 1079. A…

Worcester Cathedral

Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary The cathedral was founded in 680 and the present building was begun in 1084. Work continued through to 1504 and represents every style of English architecture from Norman to Perpendicular Gothic. The earliest parts of the cathedral are the Norman crypt begun in 1084 by bishop…

Hereford Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Ethelbert The cathedral was founded in the year 676 by Putta, the first bishop of Hereford after he was forced to flee Rochester. The current building was begun in 1079 and continued through until around 1250. Very little of the Norman church remains apart from the…

Bristol Cathedral

Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity This cathedral was founded in in 1140 and consecrated in 1148. It was originally St. Augustine’s Abbey but in 1542, after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it became the seat of the newly created Bishop of Bristol and the cathedral of the new Diocese of Bristol. The…