Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard III tomb

Posted by er134 at Sep 20, 2013 03:05 PM |
Detailed designs show raised tomb fit for a King
Leicester Cathedral reveals Richard III tomb

Tomb close up

Leicester Cathedral has revealed detailed designs for the tomb of King Richard III, as they seek planning permission for the design.

The King will have a raised tomb incised with a simple cross, placed at the centre of a rose in a special area created by re-ordering part of the interior of the Cathedral. The top of the tomb is inclined towards the east, as a symbol of the resurrection of the dead.

The name of the King, the dates of his birth and death (1452-1485) his personal motto , ‘Loyaulte me Lie (Loyalty binds Me)’ and his ‘boar’ badge will be carved into the dark circular band on the floor around the tomb.

The area will be defined by wooden screens, between the new altar under the tower and a new chapel which will be used for private prayer and for regular daily worship.

The tomb and interior designs were created by the firm of van Heyningen and Haward Architects and have now been submitted to the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) for final approval.

View of tomb
View of tomb
View from Nave
View from Nave
View from Choir
View from Choir

 

 

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