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The Presentation Pulpit

The Presentation Pulpit

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 9

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"This pulpit, of stone relieved by marble and polished granite, was given in 1859, to commemorate the beginning of the Special Services, by means of which the Naves of our Cathedrals have been rescued from their long disuse - a happy change, the honour of inaugurating which belongs to Westminster. There are three other Pulpits in the Abbey; one, of the Tudor era, from which Cranmer is said to have preached, now stands in Henry VII.'s Chapel; another, of the Caroline period, is preserved in the Triforium; the third, of Dean Buckland's time, is in the Choir."

The pulpit was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott and it was used in the Abbey until its removal for the Coronation of King Edward VII. Afterwards it was presented to the Cathedral Church of Saint Anne in Belfast.

Descriptive letterpress by John Harrington of Brighton from the book 'The Abbey and Palace of Westminster'

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