Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Glory of English Gothic Architecture

Saint Mary, Studley Royal by William Burges was built between 1871 and 1878. It is a masterpiece of High Victorian Gothic with an interior which is a visual delight.

The chancel and sanctuary are richly decorated with angelic hosts and golden lions.

This wonderful example of Anglo-Catholic architecture is often overshadowed by its neighbour Fountains Abbey but is well worth the 20 minute walk to see its interior delights

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