Monday, August 10, 2009

St Marys, Wellingborough

Wellingborough is a town in Northamptonshire, England, which houses a spectacular cathedral, St. Marys.
Designed by Sir Ninian Comper starting at the turn of the 20th century (1906), the church was finally completed in the late 1930s. He designed the building, furnishings and beautiful windows.
Comper was a Scottish architect, known as one of the last Gothic Revival practitioners. He was knighted in 1950 by king George VI before his death in 1960 at the age of 96. Comper's greatest achievement many say, was this church of St. Marys: his masterpiece.The work was paid for by 3 unmarried sisters who lived nearby. Can you imagine how proud they must have been?
Church website
Unpublished article about Comper written by his great-nephew
Photos courtesy of my Australian friend who visited last month.

16 comments:

Blue said...

WOW!!

Wonderful to browse with the morning coffee. Thank you, and thank your friend.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Stunning! Love the details and ornamental work. The ceiling is just fabulous!

Toby Worthington said...

Superb~and as always, an inspiration.
The photographs are dazzling.

Scott Fazzini said...

Heartbreakingly stunning! The ceiling is absolutely amazing!

Karena said...

Beautiful images. I have always been so fascinated by the beauty and the construction of these historic cathedrals. Thank you for sharing...

Janet said...

Those ceilings are amazing! Beautiful post.

brandon sargent said...

wonderful church, thanks for posting it.

Semigloss Chic said...

That may be one of the most beautiful ceilings I've ever seen. I love that it's all white, I bet that it reflects the light and gives the whole place an amazing glow.

Kwana said...

It's breathtaking!

SamtheLima said...

Beautiful!

Boracay beach resort said...

Aw! Wow! That is the most amazing thing! Indeed Sir Ninian Comper is one of the great artists of all time.

Home builders said...

This is a spectacular church. I simply love the whole interior design of this church. Every detail of it is beautiful. Indeed a work of art.

custardbydesign said...

wow - its very hard to take your eyes away from that ceiling... i think my neck would be sore if i visited that cathedral...

tartanscot said...

good heavens ! you know how I love a gothic cathedral !! I love the blue columns on the organ screen. wonderful.

Beth said...

beautiful, beautiful photos.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful CHURCH in Wellingborough ! NOT cathedral!