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St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, with its distinctive three spires, was built in the Gothic Revival style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, between1873 and1879. The encaustic floor tiles show a wide range of the medieval-inspired designs produced by Victorian tile makers. Many churches of this era used blocks of these kinds of tiles, but the way they have been laid here is different. By incorporating marble slabs into the patterns, the effect is more like the Cosmati-style floors of Westminster Cathedral. There is also some intricate geometric marble and stone inlay work in the high altar and elsewhere in the cathedral. (Sir George Gilbert Scott was also the architect of the Albert Memorial in London.)

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Marble inlay work

Tiles in the choir

Tiles by the altar rail

Tiles by the altar

Stained glass by Paolozzi

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