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Encyclopedia > St Georges Minster, Doncaster

One of Doncaster's most architecturally important buildings, St George's Minster is an impressive Victorian structure built by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858. It replaced a 12th century Norman building that burnt down on the last day of February 1853. It was described by Sir John Betjeman as "Victorian Gothic at its very best". The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches and cathedrals. ... The Nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave anticipates the Gothic style. ... Sir John Betjeman (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Whos Who as a poet and hack. He was born to a middle class family in Edwardian London. ...


Amongst its treasures are a clock by the same designers as Big Ben and a spectacular 5 manual organ by the renowned German organ builder Edmund Schulze (1824-1877). The Clock Tower, colloquially known as Big Ben Big Ben is the colloquial name of the Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, and an informal name for the Great Bell of Westminster, the largest bell in the tower and part of the Great Clock of Westminster. ... The Casavant pipe organ at Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, Montreal The organ is a keyboard instrument with one or more manuals, and usually a pedalboard. ... 1824 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

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Organists & Choir Masters

  • Edward Miller (1735-1807) - Organist 1756-1807
  • Wilfrid Ernest Sanderson (1878-1935) - Organist 1904-23
  • Percy Saunders - Organist 1930-46
  • Owen Franklin - Organist 1946-57
  • Magnus Black - Organist 1957-1994
  • Joseph Sentance - Organist 1994-2000
  • Andrew Clark - Choir Master ??-1994

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Vicars

  • Rev. Bird

Contact details

St George's Church
St George's House, Church View

Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN1 1RD

External links

  • National Pipe Organ Register - Details of the Doncaster Schulze
  • Panoramic view of the sanctuary, St George's Minster

 
 

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