Designs for fittings of the choir, Bristol Cathedral: plan and elevation of choir screen

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RIBApix ref no RIBA126191
Architect/DesignerPearson, John Loughborough (1817-1897)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1904
Image Date1894
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferencePB250/7(2)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Founded in 1140, this former Augustinian abbey church was elevated to cathedral status in 1542. The nave was rebuilt by George Edmund Street in 1868-1877. The towers on the west front were completed by Pearson in 1887-1888. The designs for fittings of the choir were part of a general scheme of restoration following Pearson's completion of the west towers and were undertaken between 1890 and 1904. This is possibly the drawing exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1897 (no. 1924, Rood screen, Bristol Cathedral).

Subject tags

cathedrals, screens, church fittings