19 April 2011


In parts of the ceiling of the Cathedral are these carvings, known as 'bosses'. There are well over 1000 of them. They were added in about 1506 by Bishop Fox. The bosses in this photo are in the quire, they are wooden and are bolted to the roof covering smaller less elaborate bosses that were already there. Some are coats of arms, some heraldic andothers have biblical significance

** I am on holiday now for a week so have scheduled some photos whilst away - sorry if I don't respond to any comments straightaway - thanks for stopping by **


  1. How interesting!!! I've never seen this (the bosses) before!!! I love the lines of the ceiling, with or with out the "bosses"!!!

  2. Have never heard of these. Quite interesting!