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The Ceiling of the Choir

The Ceiling of the Choir

The main timbers of the ceiling date from 1400, which was part of the rebuilding of the choir throughout the fourteenth century after the fire of 1292. The decorative scheme dates from Ewan Christian’s restoration of the Cathedral 1853 – 6. The style we see of the restoration followed the medieval original, but the detailed design and colour of the ceiling with the angles and stars was the work of Owen Jones (1809 – 1874), who was one of the great decorative artists of the day. It was last repainted in 1970.