Carlisle Cathedral Misericords: Style and Iconography

Christa Grössinger

in Michael McCarthy and David Weston, ed., Carlisle and Cumbria: Roman and Medieval Architecture, Art and Archaeology (The British Archaeological Association: Conference Transactions XXVII for 2001), Leeds: Maney Publishing, 2004, 199-213

"In this article I will attempt to present the latest thoughts on the misericords at Carlisle Cathedral. The style of the misericords is characterised, and comparisons are made with others in the north of England, in order to discover influences and similarities. The iconography, with its dependency on the Bestiary, is examined; the meaning of other scenes is commented on, and they are interpreted in relationship to their audience in the choir." - Grossinger

The date of the misericords is early 15th-century, probably installed under William Strickland, bishop of Carlisle 1400-19. With 20 illustrations.

Language: English

ISBN: 1-902653-90-4


Last update December 11, 2021