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Archbishop Tait

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Archibald Tait (1811-1882) served as Archbishop of Canterbury between 1868 and his death. As he was buried in Addington, the Canterbury memorial is strictly a cenotaph.

 

What to see:

 

  • a delicate effigy of alabaster set upon a marble tomb - the life-like, long haired Tait is wearing a rochet (tunic) and chimere (academic gown)

  • the splendidly draped bishop's sleeves

  • the coloured marble in the tomb and plinth

 

Sources:  see standard cathedral sources

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