Inside St Catherine's Church, Hoarwithy (2006)

Recent Photograph of Inside St Catherine's Church (2006) (Hoarwithy)

St Catherine's church was designed by J.P. Seddon for William POOLE, Vicar of Hentland, in 1870. French and Italian architecture influenced his design. The Cathedral of Le Puy in France provided inspiration for the interior; the mosaics were copied from Saint Vitale in Ravenna, Italy, and The Cloister is similar that of Lyons Cathedral. The Pulpit is similar in shape to that of Fiesole Cathedral near Florence.

Local heroes are however not forgotten! Figures on the Choir Stalls represent British Saints of the period - St Weonard, St David, St Cynog and St Tysilio - panels on the end of the stalls depicting scenes from the life of St Dubricus, patron said of the Mother Church of Hentland.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 4th July 2006.
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