Choir Gaure, Vulgarly Called Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain; Described, Restored, and Explained, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edward Late Earl of Oxford, and Earl Mortimer

Choir Gaure, Vulgarly Called Stonehenge, on Salisbury Plain; Described, Restored, and Explained, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edward Late Earl of Oxford, and Earl Mortimer

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...standing two on each Side the middle Aperture in the front of the Fabrick in this perfect Plan, sustain Transom Stones; the next Pillar to the left, Number three, is quite Insulate; the two Pillars next to it, Number four, and Number five, sustain a Transom Stone, . the Aperture next them is uncovered; the Aperture beyond that is also Covered; and if we reckon on, the other Apertures in the Remainder of the Out Line of the Circle will appear to have been alternately covered to the Aperture next the Pillar, Number twenty seven; since the Sixteenth has still a Transom Stone over it. Thus, My Lord, this whole Line being considered as divided into parts, those parts made aTetrastyle in the Front of the Fabrick, a single Pillar on each fide of that Tetrastyle, and twelve distinct Duostyles in the Remainder of the Periphery of the Circle. From hence we may account for the discontinuation of the Transom Stones; and, with the highest probability, conclude, that the Builders of the Work did not intend to continue them; or at least not with Similiar Stones. It is now eighteen Years, and as much more as since August last, that Doctor Stukeley ex I pressed pressed in his inward View of Stonehenge from the North, the Stone, Number twenty, bearing against the Stone, Number fifty two in my finished Plan of the Contiguous Stones; and this flat Stone being of the Transom Kind, as having two Sockets in it, and being of a dark Colour, is a Testimony sufficient to make me conclude that the second Line of Pillars bore Transom Stones. That the Double Pillars of the third Line bore Transom Stones also, is very evident; but the Pillars of the fourth Line dont shew the least appearance of their ever having sustain'd any thing but their own weight. The Altitude of...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236811402
  • 9781236811400