English Churches - Cambridgeshire

Ely cathedral - Part 2


The Galilee Chapel, West Tower and South West Transept


Entry is through the splendid Gothic Galilee Chapel built onto the west end of the Cathedral.

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The arcading on the inside walls is particularly fine with the double row of offset columns.

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The arches above the double doors are beautifully carved and the oak door is covered with decorative scrollwork.

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On the north wall of the west tower is the Millennium sculpture of The Way of Life, with the cross at the end of a winding path.

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Looking up to the top of the west tower, it has a beautifully painted ceiling with Christ in Majesty.

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The south west transept is a wonderful example of Norman architecture which was sympathetically restored by Gilbert Scott in the C19th. It is now the Baptistry with a C19th font.


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Again it has a wonderful painted ceiling, best seen from the Stained Glass Museum in the south west triforioum.

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Off the transept is St catherine’s Chapel, which is reserved for private prayer.

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