English Churches - Cambridgeshire
Choir was rebuilt after the Octagon was constructed and is a
wonderful example of Decorated architecture. It is small
compared to the rest of the cathedral and the dark wood
gives it an intimate almost womb like quality. In the C19th
restoration, a new choir screen was built. Designed by Sir
George Gilbert Scott it enabled the congregation seated in
the nave to see into the choir.
The choir stalls round the walls are C14th. Gilbert Scott added the sub stall in front of them and also the beautifully carved canopies above the C14th stalls. On the south side are scenes form the Old Testament, with scenes from the New Testament on the north side.
Gilbert Scott was also responsible for the beautifully carved organ front standing high on the north wall and decorated with angels playing trumpets.
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