Howden, Minster of St Peter and St Paul, East Riding Yorkshire, ***

I was deeply moved by this medieval couple at rest. With the details all but worn away, only the suggestion of sleep remains. Peacefully they dissolve into oblivion, not effaced by the violent hands of Puritans, but by the gentle hand of time.

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Hull, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire, East Riding, ***

“A Gothic supertanker lying at anchor…The interior of Holy Trinity instils awe purely by virtue of its size, albeit diminished by the incoherent insertion of Victorian and modern glass…More convincing, indeed spectacular, are the painted ceiling panels and lierne ribs of the crossing roof.”

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