Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Westminster Abbey: The Nave, looking East

Westminster Abbey: The Nave, looking East - photograph


Visitors to Westminster Abbey must have noticed that the nave - the most impressive interior of any London church - is unusually long and lofty relatively to its breadth. Looking east, the choir screen is the most notable object. Against this are two large monuments designed by Kent and executed by Rysbrack. That to the right commemorates James, first Earl of Stanhope, who died in 1720; that to the left marks the spot where lies all that is mortal of Isaac Newton, philosopher and mathematician. The organ stands on each side of the screen; the pulpit is an excellent specimen of work in coloured marbles. In the aisles on either side of the nave are numerous memorials of the illustrious dead.