February 20th, 2018

Ely Cathedral

'Ship of the Fens'
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East Window of St Etheldreda's Chapel and East Window of The Lady Chapel
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West Front and Main Entrance
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217 foot high, West Tower completed under Bishop Geoffrey Ridel, 1174–89
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West Tower Ceiling
painted with Christ in Majesty,
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The Central Octagonal Tower,
with its pinnacles and lantern above, forms the most distinctive and celebrated feature of Ely cathedral
The Central Octagonal Lantern
has panels showing pictures of musical angels, which can be opened, allowing choristers to sing from on high
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Scene 1 - Creation of Man
Painted Nave Ceiling by Henry Styleman Le Strange and Thomas Gambier Parry
Scene 2 - Fall of Man
The Nave was completed in 1140. A timber boarded ceiling was installed in the nave and painted with scenes from the
Old and New Testaments, first by Henry Styleman Le Strange and then, after Le Strange’s death in 1862, completed
by Thomas Gambier Parry, who also repainted the interior of the octagon
Scene 3 - Noah and the Flood
Scene 4 - Abraham and Isaac
Scene 5 - Jacob's Dream
Scene 6 - Marriage of Ruth
Scene 7 - Branch from Jesse
Scene 8 - King David
Scene 9 - Annunciation
Scene 10 - Nativity
Scene 11 - Adoration of the Shepherds
Scene 12 - Christ in Majesty
Heraldic Tiles in the Presbytery, Ely Cathedral
Tapestry Stitch Kneelers with the names of St Etheldreda, St Werburga, St Sexburga and St Erminilda
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Wellington bomber preparing for
take-off
Wellington bomber over Ely cathedral
Wellington bomber flying over the North Sea
Wellington bomber caught in the searchlights and attacked by flak
The Royal Air Force Memorial Window, 1955 by Powell of Whitefriars
Donated by the Bomber Command of the Royal New Zealand Air Force

'Daniel Interpreting
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream';
'Daniel Before king Darius'
and 'Daniel in the Lion's Den'
by M. Lusson of Paris, 1854. Designed to commemorate the establishment of a Savings' Bank in Ely

'The People of Nineveh
Mourning in Sack-Cloth', Jonah Preaching to the Ninevites' and
'Repentance of the Ninevites' in Memory of Carroll Steggall by
George Hedgeland, 1858



'Events from the History of Hesekiah' in memory of Thomas Archer d.1860
by
William Wailes
Ely Cathedral
'Elisha Healing the waters'
'increase of the widow's oil'
'Elisha Raisng the Shunammite's son'
in Memory of
Rev. J. Griffith d.1861
by William Wailes
Ely Cathedral

'Elijah Fed by Ravens'
'Translation of Elijah'
'Elijah's Burnt Offering'
in Memory of
Rev. George Millers d.1852
by William Wailes
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'Obadiah Feeds the
Prophets in a Cave'
'Elijah Praying for Rain'
'Elijah Visited by Angels' in Memory of Dr. Peter Allix, Dean of Ely 1730-1758
by William Wailes
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Decorated Gothic Lady Chapel, 1321. 100 feet long and 46 feet wide. An arcade of richly decorated 'nodding ogees', with Purbeck marble pillars.
Three arches per bay plus a grander one for each main pillar. Above each arch is a pair of spandrels containing carved scenes which create a
cycle of 93 carved relief sculptures of the life and miracles of the Virgin Mary
Organ Case designed and installed by Sir Gilbert Scott, 1850
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Etheldreda panels discovered in 1792 by
Rev. James Bentham being used as cupboard doors in a cottage in Silver Street, Ely
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Eagle
Symbol representing
John the Evangelists
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Angel
Symbol representing
Matthew the Evangelists
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Victorian Brass Cross, 1836
Bishop West
Chantry Chapel, Ely Cathedral
Lion
Symbol representing
Mark the Evangelists
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Ox
Symbol representing
Luke the Evangelists

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The final resting place of Wulstan, Archbishop of York, 1023. Osmund, 1067. Aelfwine, Bishop of Elmham, 1021.Aelfgar, Bishop of Elmham, 1021. Eadnoth, Bishop of Dorchester, 1016. Aethelstan, Bishop of Elmham, c.996. Bryhtnoth, Eoldorman of East Anglia, 991
Sir Mark Steward, 1604,
Cousin of Robert Steward
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Robert Steward, 1500-1557.
Last Prior and first Dean of Ely Cathedral.
Robert was of the same family as
Elizabeth Steward, mother of Oliver Cromwell.
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Wall Monument to
William Lynne of Bassingbourne d.1589

First husband of Oliver Cromwell's mother
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Monument to Bishop Robert Greene
d.1727

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Bishop West's Chantry Chapel. The niche statues were destroyed by his successor, the reformer
Bishop Goodrich

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Tomb of
Cardinal Luxembourg
d.1443
Bishop of Therouanne 1415–1436, Archbishop of Rouen, 1436 and Bishop of Ely, 1437
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Quire Screen by George Gilbert Scott, 1847
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High Altar with Reredos designed by George Gilbert Scott
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Alabaster Reredos
carved by
Rattee and Kett
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Eagle Lectern
A gift of Canon Sparke in memory of Henry Styleman Le Strange
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1337 Oak Quire Stalls filled with carvings by Michaël Abeloos of Louvain. Scenes depicted are 'Jesus Disputing with the Doctors', 'The Baptism', 'The temptation', 'The Miracle at Cana' and 'The transfiguration'
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Norman Tympanum Prior's Door
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Bearded Monk on the
Prior's Door, 1135
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Decorated Octagon Capital
depicting the Life of St Etheldreda
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Decorated Octagon Capital
depicting the Life of St Etheldreda
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Bishop Alcock's Chantry Chapel
Bishop of Ely 1285-1501
Ancaster Stone Pulpit on columns of Purbeck Marble
with Alabaster carvings of St peter and St paul
Designed by
George Gilbert Scott

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Norman Arch,
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100 Hearts Exhibition
100 'Sweetheart' pincushions commemorating the Centenary of the First World War
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C16th Carved Oak
Vestry Door
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'Sweetheart' pincushions date back to the Boer War. They were made with regimental felt, buttons and badges and decorated with poems and messages
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'Mary Magdalene Recognises Jesus'
Bronze scupture by

David Wynne
, 1963
Ely Cathedral.
'Christ in Glory'
by
Peter Eugene Ball
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Former site of
St Etheldreda's Shrine
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Statue of Etheldreda, 1961 by Philip Turner. Etheldreda was Queen and Abbess of Ely and daughter of King Anna
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'To End all Wars'
Created by the Ouse Life Art Group.
A cascade of 100 banners in the South West Transept
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St Peter Brass Shield
Lady Chapel, Ely Cathedral
Elias Basevi
1794-1845)
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'Tabula Eliensis'
Represent a painting of the Norman knights stationed with the Monks after the defeat of
Hereward the Wake.
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'Capture of the Unicorn'
One of 84, C16th misericords
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Gilded and Embroidered chair and prie-dieu
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Candelabra beside the
High Altar
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Mothers Union
processional Banner
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Dean of Ely
Henry Caesar, 1614-1666
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William de Kilkenny
Bishop of Ely 1254 - 1256
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Tapestry
Chapel of St Dunstan and St Ethelwold
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Tapestry
Chapel of St Dunstan and St Ethelwold
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Hugh de Northwold, Bishop
of Ely 1229 - 1254
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Gillian outside of Ely Cathedral

February 20th, 2018 continued

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