Westminster Cathedral, London: the sanctuary with the addition of marble pannelling

RIBApix ref no RIBA48829
Architect/DesignerBentley, John Francis (1839-1902)
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1903
Image Date1953
StyleByzantine Revival
Library ReferenceAP509/13
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Although the cathedral was completed in 1903, the interiors remained unfinished. J. F. Bentley had intended to cover the lower walls with marble and the bare brick vaults in mosaics. In 1953 embellishments to the interior were made which included the removal of the verde antico marble column supporting the arcade in the north transept.

Subject tags

brickwork, interior decoration, cathedrals, canopies, marble, stone, decorative panels, arcades, church fittings