Worcester Cathedral

Lady Chapel

The very fine Lady Chapel was commenced in the Early English Style in 1224.

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Ceiling of Worcester Cathedral Lady Chapel

 

Three storeys with tall lancet windows at the two upper storeys.

 

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Worcester Cathedral Lady Chapel

 

 Memorial to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby

Daughter of the Honourable Colonel and Lady Lucy Digby (nee Fox-Strangways).

Maid of Honour to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, 20 Jan 1802 to 02 Jan 1802 (the day before her marriage).

Married her first cousin Reverend William Digby (as his second wife), Prebendary of Worcester, 03 Jan 1803.

Born 07 Aug 1778. Died 03 Sep 1820 at Malvern of rapid consumption (tuberculosis).

Sculpted by Francis Leggatt Chantry 1825.

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Memorial to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby
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Memorial to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby
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Memorial to Charlotte Elizabeth Digby

Chantry of Arthur Tudor Prince Wales (Tudor) south side of the Choir

A very elegant fine stone ‘casket’ or chest tomb on the south side of the chancel. Lacy open stonework with delicate cresting and pinnacles; it has a complex flat lierne vault with pendants, and very rich stone reredos with many figures and complex canopies.

The chapel is on two levels, with an intermediate band of shields and other devices in blank panelling.

Side of the Chest Tomb of Prince Arthur with the arms of England differenced ie the white bar across the top just visible.

Side of the Chest Tomb of Prince Arthur
Lierne vault of Prince Arthur’s Chantry Chapel
Interior of Prince Arthur’s Chantry Chapel

The southern face of the exterior of Prince Arthur’s Chantry Chapel showing intermediate band of shields and other devices in blank panelling with two earlier recumbent figures of the Giffard family beneath.

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Exterior of Prince Arthur’s Chantry Chapel

Tomb of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth and his wife Catherine St John

Griffith ap Rhys the childhood companion of Prince Arthur. He was with Arthur in Ludlow in 1502 when Arthur died and travelled with Arthur’s funeral bier from Ludlow to Worcester, and subsequently at Prince Arthur’s Worcester funeral, bearing the Prince’s banner.

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Tomb of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth and his wife Catherine St John

Tomb of John “Lackland” I King England in the Chancel

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Tomb of John “Lackland” I King England
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Tomb of John “Lackland” I King England

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