Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Mined near Uttoxeter

Pulpit, at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne

It's not just pottery that Staffordshire exported in huge quantities in earlier years.  This pulpit, at St Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle upon Tyne, is carved of what's known as 'Uttoxeter Alabaster' - probably mined at Fauld, which is not far from Uttoxeter.

Made in the late nineteenth century, it exudes a fascinating dull light, similar to the property of candle-wax.

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