This choir replaced one which collapsed in 1431.
The elaborately carved choir is also enclosed by tumbago railings made in Macao, weighing 26 tons.
The building of the college of the Holy Virgin in Nativity, now King's College, was completed in 1506, and the bishop also rebuilt the choir of his cathedral, and built a bridge over the Dee.
Mercuriale stands in the principal square, and contains, besides paintings, some good carved and inlaid choir stalls by Alessandro dei Bigni.
On the 2nd of February 1829 the woodwork of the choir was set on fire by Jonathan Martin, a madman.
The church is without aisles, and has a semicircular roof, and the choir is raised twelve steps above the floor of the nave.
Its cathedral of St Pierre, in some respects the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture, consists only of a transept and choir with apse and seven apse-chapels.
The Romanesque choir and apse belong to the 11th century, the rest of the interior is contemporary with the facade.
Street in 1860, is remarkable; the richness of the work within increases from west to east, culminating in a choir arcade decorated with work among the finest of its period extant; the period is that of the choir of Westminster Abbey, and from a comparison of building materials, choir arcades and sculpture of foliage, a common architect has been suggested.
The Feast of Holy Innocents became a regular festival of children, in which a boy, elected by his fellows of the choir school, functioned solemnly as bishop or archbishop, surrounded by the elder choir-boys as his clergy, while the canons and other clergy took the humbler seats.