Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Church of All Saints, Monkland

G.E. Street rebuilt this 13th century parish church in 1866.

An ornamental decoration of gold mosaics can clearly be seen on the background of the reredos on the high altar. The floor of the apse may also be of Salviati mosaics.

British Listed Buildings
Philip Pankhurst from Wikimedia Commons
Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 124.
Salviati, Antonio. On mosaics (generally). 1865. 51.
The Ecclesiologist. New Series Volume 23. London: Joseph Masters, 1865. 213.

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