V is for Vaulting #AtoZChallenge

V’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: Vikings; VIII; Volunteers; Vaulting; Vaults; Vestry; Vestments and visions.


When I say vaulting I mean Fan Vaulting. The new building in Peterborough cathedral is a very fine example of English Fan Vaulting and is a beautiful place to be. Although people went by as I drew this the angle meant I didn’t include them, I’ve delayed this post a day because I had planned to finish the illustration with my usual permanent marker. When I looked at the drawing again I felt the pencil lines were enough and it would be too harsh with strong black lines so here it is, I hope you like it. Obviously it doesn’t do the original structure justice by any means but hopefully you can get a hint of what it might be like and come visit one day.

And when I say ‘new building’ I mean it was the latest large structure to be built and we still call it the new building. Built around 1494-1509ish is not that old after-all when you consider there’s been buildings on this site since at least the 600’s.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

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