An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire Volume 1-2

An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire Volume 1-2

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...THE AISLE is separated from the nave by a beautiful arcade. It consists of only two bays, but the arches are so bold and well-proportioned, and the moulding of the capitals and bases so good, that the effect is most striking. Fig. 8 shews a section of the western respond. An examination of this will shew that the probable date of the arcade is circa 1250: the abacus and neck have the scroll moulding, shewing the approach of the Decorated style, but the base has the characteristic water-rim of the Early English, and the lowest roll round underneath. The central column, which is round and massive, has a simple capital, but the base is the same except that the lowest roll is filleted. The base of the eastern respond has been renewed to match the one shewn in Fig. 8: the capital has a beautiful row of the dog-tooth ornament, nearly all being original (see Plate XIII.). All the plinths are octagonal, another sign that the work is not of the early part of the 13th century. The arcade has no hoodmoulding on the north side, but on the south is one, under-cut, and having the characteristic mask ornament used at the terminations. The west wall has clear indications that it was once external on the east side. There are remains of a window high up, and at the bottom is a basement moulding Fig. 8. consisting of a semi-hexagonal string-course and a slope below. There is another string-course above, of the same form but smaller. We shall see presently that this corresponds very well with the other architectural features of the tower. There are four lancets in the north wall, and underneath the heavy roll string-course, so often seen in the Early English style. The windows are filled with stained glass, which, like the rest of the glass in the church, is by more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123657544X
  • 9781236575449