The Antiquities of the Priory of Christ Church, Hampshire; Consisting of Plans, Sections, Elevations, Details, and Perspective Views, of the Present Church

The Antiquities of the Priory of Christ Church, Hampshire; Consisting of Plans, Sections, Elevations, Details, and Perspective Views, of the Present Church

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... affixed there, ranging across the nave. The letters 3. ffl. b. over the centre of the screen are of modern introduction. + Vide Lord Herbert's "Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth," p. 468, fol. 1649. the 27th of May, 1541, when seventy years old, and her mangled corse was interred in St. Peter's Chapel, within the Tower. The elegance of the Salisbury Chapel at Christ-Church may be conceived from the Plates already referred to, in the former of which its north-western exterior is delineated perspectively; and in the latter the rich architectural composition of its interior is shewn. It will be seen from these views that the general design is in the Tudor style, with ornaments of the Italian arabesque kind. The ground-plan is oblong, but there is an adjunct compartment at the west end, which includes an entrance by a flight of steps from the north aisle; the principal entrance being from the chancel. The beautiful fan-like tracery of the roof springs from sculptured corbels, and has been ornamented by rich bosses, which were defaced at the Reformation: the subjects, however, may yet be traced. On the central boss, within a circle surrounded by cherubim, was a representation of the Holy Trinity (composed of three figures), with the Countess in front, kneeling at the feet of God the Father. On the eastern boss were the armorial bearings of the Countess, now defaced; and underneath, this motto, which is still legible: pt ttltfl 3 iJtO t&U On the western boss, within a garter, are the arms of Sir Richard Pole, namely, per pale, or and sable, a saltire engrailed, counterchanged.t On each side, between the windows, is a handsome niche; as there is, also, at each end, though of a different form, and otherwise decorated: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536738
  • 9781236536730