The chancel

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The chancel

Choir stall

Restoration by Somers Clarke

The original Minton tiles were replaced by wooden panelling with elaborate blank tracery by Somers Clarke Jnr in 1876, when he extended the north vestry and re-ordered the chancel. The choir stalls, again designed by Somers Clarke Jnr, are decorated with poppy heads. Behind the choir stalls is the old organ consul; the area has now been made into cupboards. The chancel is open to the Lady Chapel in the south aisle. Its wagon roof is decorated with painted ribs and bosses in the manner of GF Bodley (1827-1907), who was an architect working in the Gothic revival style.

Chancel studded roof

Chancel panelling

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