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Saint Werburgh wood carving, Chester Cathedral

The 13th-century Lady Chapel at Chester Cathedral contains the stone shrine of Saint Werburgh which dates from the 14th century and which used to contain her relics. The shrine, of similar red sandstone as the cathedral, has a base pierced with deep niches. The upper part takes the form of a miniature chapel containing statuettes. During the dissolution of the monasteries it was dismantled. Some of the parts were found during the 1873 restoration of the cathedral and the shrine was reassembled in 1888 by Blomfield. The carving of St Werburgh shown in this photograph was done by Joseph Pyrz and added in 1993. Also in the chapel are a sedilia and a piscina. The stained glass of 1859, is by William Wailes. The chapel contains a monument to Archdeacon Francis Wrangham, made by Hardman & Co. and dating from 1846. In 1555, George Marsh, Martyr stood trial here accused of heresy.

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  • Created: 13th October 2020
  • Uploaded: 10th November 2016
  • Category: Buildings
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