Manchester Cathedral – the Choir

During the period 1422-1458 the construction of the Manchester Cathedral choir was undertaken. It is considered by many to be on of the finest examples in the country and probably the most celebrated feature of the Cathedral.


The intricate carving of the Choir is in a Gothic style which very much echoes the external architecture of the Cathedral, in particular the numerous finials.


The misreicords in the Choir are particularly fine, there are 30 different ones in total depicting many different things from two people playing backgammon through to flora and fauna. Here are a couple of examples.


They show a real flare, personality and rebellious nature which the is a departure from the rest of the choir which is very intricate and composed as you would expect in a religious building.












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