Hereford Cathedral: A History
G. E. Aylmer, John Eric Tiller
A&C Black, 2000 - Architecture - 672 pages
Unique in its possession of a chained library and of the Mappa Mundi, Hereford Cathedral is remarkable for its architecture, its long history and its musical tradition. Hereford Cathedral is the definitive account of its history from Anglo-Saxon times to the present, and of its architecture, fittings, musical tradition, archives and library. Substantial parts of the structure date from Norman times, but the building has been modified in many ways over the years. In the middle ages Hereford was the centre of pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Thomas Cantilupe, bishop of Hereford (d.1282). It survived the Reformation relatively intact, but was damaged during the Civil War. Its west end collapsed disastrously in 1786, leading to the renewal and reworking of the exterior by James Wyatt. Little was changed in the interior until the striking Victorian rationalisation by George Gilbert Scott.
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ARCHITECTURE AND FURNISHINGS
MUSIC AND WORSHIP
LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
THE SCHOOL AND THE HOSPITALS
Appendix 1 The Constitution of Hereford Cathedral in the Thirteenth Century
accounts act book Aigueblanche aisle altar appointed architectural archives Bannister bishop of Hereford breviary building canons Canterbury Capes Catalogue Cathedral Church cathedral library cathedral’s chained library chantry chapter acts chapter house choristers Church of Hereford clergy clerks cloister Cottingham cult dean and chapter diocese early England English episcopal fabric ﬁfteenth ﬁg ﬁgures ﬁne ﬁrst ﬁve Foliot Gloucester gospel Havergal Hereford Cathedral Hereford Gospels Herefordshire History hospital Ibid June Lady chapel late later Ledbury liturgical London manuscript Mappa Mappa Mundi master medieval Merewether monument nave north transept November organ organist Oxford parish Peter of Aigueblanche prayer prebend prebendaries precentor records Reformation repair residentiary restoration Richard Robert Romanesque secular cathedrals shrine signiﬁcant St Ethelbert St Katherine’s St Thomas statutes surviving Thomas Cantilupe Three Choirs Three Choirs Festival tomb tower transept vicars choral vols William window Worcester