11 December 2010

The Slype

The Slype is a passage which was cut through the southern buttress of the cathedral by Bishop Curle (1632-1650) to put a stop to the constant use of the south aisle and nave of the Cathedral as a thoroughfare by the townspeople.
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  1. I like how the corridor keeps going and going and going. Really draws your eye through the photo.

  2. Yes, it's an interesting place - not so quiet at the moment as people are using it to get to the Christmas market!

  3. WHAT?! The bishop didn't like the idea of the nave being used as a freeway?! How narrow minded of him!

  4. Now, you get cyclists cutting through the Slype at breakneck speed, doing their best to maim passing tourists.