Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 58

Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity Volume 58

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: far as their monastery, on payment of 12d. yearly to the aforesaid John and Margery and the heirs of the said Margery. The springs were situated in the place called Overmead, in the manor of Barnersbury, then in the possession of John Feriby in right of his wife, who was the daughter and heir of Sir James Berners, knight. From the Barnersbury boundary to the king's way the conduit passed by arrangement through land belonging to the Priory of St. John of Jerusalem at Clerkenwell, and beyond the road through land belonging to the nuns of Clerkenwell and ' Thomas Madox, Form-ulare Anglicanum (London, 1702), 267. another field belonging to the Prior and Convent of St. John's, called Vhitwell beach meadow. The subject of the water-supply of English monastic houses has been so fully and so lately dealt with' by our Treasurer, Mr. Philip Norman, in his interesting paper, printed in Archaeologia, b on an Ancient Conduit-head in Queen Square, Bloomsbury, that I need not enter upon it again here. Mr. N orman's paper, it will be remembered, refers mainly to the watersupply of the Greyfriars Monastery in London, the course of which, from the existing conduit-head at Bloomsbury to the monastery itself by N ewgate, is so carefully described in the chronicles of the house. The special reason for so careful a record is given in its headline: at soiatur posicio ca/nali'u-m aqueductus, " that the position of the pipes of the aqueduct may be known." The monks of the Charterhouse also placed on record the course of their water-supply, but in an entirely difierent way, -in the form of an elaborate pictorial plan with explanatory notes; in much the same fashion as the monks of Christchurch, Canterbury, did in the more

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