Wednesday, December 8, 2010
While I was in Cambridge I took one of the guided walking tours on offer so I could get inside the chapel at King's College.
It has the largest fan vault ceiling in the world as well as some wonderful stained glass.
Construction began in 1446 and it took more than a century to complete, spanning the reigns of Henry VI, Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII.
The Master Mason John Wastell was the architect of the ceiling which was constructed in just 3 years. It has been called "the noblest stone ceiling in existence".
The superb organ dates from the 17th Century.
The chapel escaped damage during WWII but the stained glass was removed and repaired as a precautionary measure.
The detailing is also incredible.