Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 6

Archaeologia Aeliana, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 6

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...any opinion, we would remind the reader of the half-moon tower at Newcastle, which was at least of the Early English period. "In the middle of these houses, by itself standeth the great tower, one way 18 yards, another way 12 yards, north and south, of three storeys only, and of height 15 yards, or thereabouts, besides the battlements. It hath no vault of stone, and it is covered with lead, but iu some decay of lead and timber, but necessary to be repaired; and a toofall, or a little house adjoining thereunto, in utter decay." The masonry of the keep is in wonderfully fine condition, and there seems no reason to doubt the originality of the battlements. There was probably a turret at each angle like the one remaining, and in this respect and its flat buttresses it strongly resembles the dungeon of Richmond, but without the large entrance arch which forms so curious a feature there. Dr. Bruce calls attention to the stones used in the keep of Prudhoe as being of the usual Norman character, square in the outer face, and not of greater weight than what a man can comfortably lift. It will be noticed that the buildings which stood on the site of Mr. Laws's house cut the enclosure in two, separating the keep on the west from the gateway and court where stood the hall towards the east, to which we return, noting that the soil is raised by rubbish in the courtyard, 1 The Society's publisher is the fortunate possessor of the original plate, and is prepared to supply impressions. and that about the hall the ground sounds hollow, and would probably repay research. "At the east end of the hall is a kitchen, of one house height, in length 12 yards, in breadth 6J yards, or thereabouts, covered with slate." This would be at the north-east...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651510
  • 9781236651518