British church history and architecture explained through photos and illustrations
Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches
History and Architecture
An alternative spelling for choir, the place where services are sung. Choirs are commonly in the chancel, at the east end of the church, generally separated from the nave by the chancel arch and possibly a screen.
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The original palace was used a a royal residence from the days of Edward the Confessor
The current building was designed by Sir Charles Barry and AW Pugin
This Day in British History
23 May, 1208
Pope Innocent III places England under interdict (no church services)
King John strikes back by seizing all church property, though loyal clergy were allowed to buy their property back