An Architectural History of the Cathedral Church of Manchester

An Architectural History of the Cathedral Church of Manchester

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...Hall and," the present church), extending from the aforesaid Bull Oke as far as " to the northern porch of the said church of Mamecestre." Now this ancient north porch must at that time have been either of Early English or Curvilinear Decorated construction; for it is quite possible that when the Early English tower was almost rebuilt in the latter style or period of Pointed architecture, the aisles with their porches may also have been reconstructed, or greatly modified. But it is certain that Langley rebuilt the north porch when he reconstructed the nave and aisles; for when the pier arches and north wall of the chapel of the Holy Trinity were restored in 1884, the foundations of his porch were laid bare and several portions of the groin ribs and other details were found having the distinctive character of the work of the latter half of the 15th century. _ I The groin ribs of the new north porch are copied exactly from those new collegiate foundation, besides suffering a fine to be levied on_ of Langley's porch, which stood on part of the site of the Holy Trinity chapel: indeed it occupied the whole of the space now forming the second bay from the west. The fact of Langley's north porch having been groined is tolerably conclusive that it was two stories in height, and therefore that there was a parvise over the ground story. The need of a north porch will be sufficiently evident when it is remembered that the Baron's Hall (now the College) stood within a bow-shot of the church, and' therefore a porch on this side of the structure would be as much required for the convenience of the barons and their retainers as the south porch was for that of the town's folk. Varden Langley was succeeded...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833716
  • 9781236833716