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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ironwork, Room 114c

The Hereford Screen

Choir Screen
1862 (made)
Place of origin

Victorian metalwork choir screen in the Gothic Revival style.

Object details

Object type
TitleThe Hereford Screen (popular title)
Materials and techniques
Painted wrought and cast iron, brass, copper, timber, mosaics and hardstones
Brief description
Hereford Screen
Physical description
Victorian metalwork choir screen in the Gothic Revival style.
  • Height: 34ft
  • Length: 36ft
  • Weight: 16000lb
  • Weight: 7.25t
Credit line
Given by Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
Object history
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott for Hereford Cathedral. Made in 1862 by Francis Skidmore of Coventry and displayed at the International Exhibition, London before installation in the Cathedral in 1863.
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
George Gilbert Scott, Personal and Professional Recollections , edited by Gavin Stamp, Stamford 1995, pp. 291,479,486
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Record createdMay 31, 2001
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