Black's Guide to Gloucestershire
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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...and a similar one on the north side that of the former. Here we have pure Perpendicular work; the windows, which completely fill the bays, being of very chaste design. The chantries are destitute of the open parapet work and pinnacles which give such a beautiful finish to the walls of the Lady Chapel, and it is conjectured that their original design has not been completely carried out. The east window is, in point of architecture, the gem of this portion of the cathedral. A very striking view, embracing this window and the monastic buildings on the north side of the church, may be obtained from a point a little to the north-east. The north side of the Lady Chapel, and North Aisle of Choir, resemble the corresponding parts already described. It is unnecessary here to describe the exterior of the Chapter House and Cloisters, which are built against the North Transept and North Aisle of Nave. The survey of the exterior being thus completed, we may proceed to examine the Interior. The entrance from which the most imposing view of the interior is instantly obtained is the western doorway under the great west window. Usually, however, the cathedral is entered by the south porch, close to the west end of the building. The eye is at once arrested by the great Norman columns, which with their circular arches divide the Nave from its aisles. The two bays farthest west on either side are not of this character, the columns being clustered and the arches pointed. This incongruity is owing to Abbot Morwent, who pulled down the west front, which was Norman, intending eventually to rebuild the entire nave. Fortunately he did not live to carry out his scheme. The nave is divided from its aisles by nine bays on either side. The two farthest west are...
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