Caen stone


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Caen stone

A stone from Caen (in Normandy) used in some medieval buildings in England.
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The impressive pulpit of Caen stone has five panels: four depicting biblical scenes, while the fifth shows Williams writing on an ancient scroll.
Westgate picks up here with the story of the building of the Church "with granite from the quarry in Hampstead and Caen stone left from the building of Christ Church Cathedral", and with a mention of the many memorials, windows etc.
The new archbishop seized the opportunity to build a fitting shrine, starting with gorgeous honey-colored Caen stone imported from Normandy.
The project will include cleaning and repairs to the man-made Caen Stone walls, marble wainscot and detailing and the pink marble floor, repair or replacement of electrical fixtures, repairs to the monumental windows, cleaning and repair of the decorative chandeliers, refinishing of the wooden benches, and repair of the painted plaster ceilings
The Caen stone sculpture was designed by Charles Robert Cockerell in 1855.
Examine the pulpit with its original stone stair-case, and the intricate and beautiful Caen stone altar carved by an English craftsman and placed in the church in 1870.