LGM04 Organ Pipes and Roof Vaults
Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall, England, UK
Truro Cathedral was built between 1880 and 1910 in the Gothic Revival style. The architect was John Loughborough Pearson, who died during its construction and was succeeded by his son, Frank.
The Father Willis Organ, built in 1887, is a splendid instrument, having been improved by the addition of electric blowers in the 1920s and in 1963 the removal of the inaccessible console to its present position to the south of the Quire on ground level.
Being a relatively modern building, it is uncluttered and its tall majesty and vaulted roof are breathtaking. The use of up to date construction methods and materials is evident, especially the floor, being concrete with sintered stone laid in a marquetry pattern.
Stained glass windows depict the usual religious subjects, with some in the transepts being memorials to local worthies.
The three spires house a peal of twelve bells in one and a ring of six rescued from the previous St. Mary's Parish Church, demolished for the present building in the Green Tower.
Taken on 17th April, 2012 at 1057hrs with an Ensign Selfix 820 through a 105mm f/3.8 Ross Xpres lens on Fujifilm Pro 160S 120 Medium Format colour negative film, developed in Rollei Digibase C-41 chemicals.
©2012 Tim Pickford-Jones