In five delightful walks, learn the crocketed, pinnacled highlights of Gothic – the style that dominated Britain from the 12th to the 16th century, before being revived in the 19th century. Architectural historian Harry Mount will take you through Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular Gothic – and the Gothic Revival. He will also explain the Norman style, which immediately predated the first Gothic buildings.
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At St Bartholomew’s, Smithfield, we will see how the Norman style transitioned into the simple beauties of Early English Gothic.
We will visit St Etheldreda’s, Holborn, to witness the birth of the Decorated style – where Gothic is at its most ornate.
Here we will review 800 years of Gothic, from the Norman Tower of London, to pre Fire Gothic, Wren’s post-Fire Gothic and the City’s Gothic Revival.
In Westminster Abbey, Westminster School and Parliament, we will examine how Edward the Confessor’s Romanesque palace gave way to an Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular abbey – and a Gothic Revival Parliament.
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From All Saints, Margaret Street, to St James’s, Spanish Place, and Farm Street Harry will discuss the peaks of Anglo-Catholic and Catholic Gothic architecture.