Monday, 28 March 2011

Here is an encaustic antidote

to the 70s Lenten array I posted earlier. Henry Thorold described the chancel at Waithe in Lincolnshire with its tad excessive Minton tiling as all 'shining and polychromatic like a Turkish Bath'. In 1861 George Haigh of Grainsby commisioned Louth architect James Fowler to rebuild the derelict medieval church at Waithe as a family mausoleum. Fowler built a complete new church in the Early English style around the remaining Saxo-Norman tower of the late 11th century. As well as the elaborate encuastic tile work in the chancel, Fowler incorporated into the decoration lozenge shaped memorials to members of the Haigh family who are buried in a vault beneath.

6 comments:

Canon Tallis said...

It sets my teeth on edge.

Roger Mortimer said...

The view on your flickr site taken from the holy table, looking west, is architecturally more interesting. Is there a central tower above the arches?

Padre Fortea said...

Wonderful blog this Vitrearum. One of the best I ever seen. I have seen all post, from the very first one to this.

Fr. Fortea (Catholic priest from Spain) living in Rome.

Bruno said...

Please, do keep updating this blog. I've always found it fascinating.

Bruno (also from Spain, BTW)

Allan Barton said...

Thank you Bruno, sadly illness and an impending house move means it will have to have a hiatus for a little longer.

Anonymous said...

i use your pictures in my homework.thank you for pictures.i think the medieval painting art is interesting.i am a turk and muslim. :)

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