History & Heritage

Berkeley Chapel

This chapel was originally a vestry and place of prayer for the souls of the Berkeley family. The medieval candlabrum was lent to the Cathedral after the Temple Church, where it originally hung, was gutted by fire. It is one of only fifteen of this date and design. At the entrance to this chapel is a sacristy. In the Middle Ages this area would have been where the sacraments were prepared before  the service. It is an extraordinary space, packed with unusual details, from the the 'skeletal' vault ceiling, the windows of fragmented medieval glass and the beautiful stone carvings of ammonites and snails at the inner entrance to the chapel.



  • The Nave
  • Elder Lady Chapel
  • The Choir
  • South Transept
  • North Transept
  • Nave Altar
  • High Altar
  • Berkeley Chapel
  • Eastern Lady Chapel
  • Chapter House
  • South Choir Aisle