The Churches of Brighton, Descriptive Sketches, with Outlines of Sermons

The Churches of Brighton, Descriptive Sketches, with Outlines of Sermons

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...of Brighton. It was intended originally as a chapel-ofease to St. Paul's, at a time when the congregations were overflowing, and to accommodate the children attending the schools and the poorer people of the district. It was to have been a lofty building of one span only, an exact copy of the beautiful Chapter-house at Canterbury. On proceeding to erect it, however, an injunction in Chancery was obtained by some person in the neighbourhood to restrain the Rev. Mr. Wagner from carrying the building above a certain height. The article in the World already quoted from contains the following remarks: --"The fine Church'of the Resurrection, lying in one of the narrow streets off the West Cliff, affords an example of architectural skill and ingenuity, as well as of that singular perseverance to which so much of Mr. Wagner's success in Brighton is due. The site of the church adjoins a brewery, the owner of which obtained an injunction against the great height to which the walls were intended to be carried, as obstructing his lights. Nothing daunted, Mr. Wagner ordered the ground to be excavated, the wishedfor height was preserved, though a great portion of the floor of the nave is between thirty and forty feet below the level of the street." The appearance of the building from the street is plain and unattractive. On entering--the door is at the south-east angle of the church--the visitor finds himself in a kind of vestibule or chapel, often inaccurately described as a narthex--this is decorated with paintings, and one part of it fitted up as a chapel with miniature altar, sanctuary, &c. Prom this vestibule a broad flight of stone steps leads to the church itself, a building that is not without a certain kind of sombre grandeur. When first...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236492536
  • 9781236492531