Descriptive Notices of Some of the Ancient Parochial and Collegiate Churches of Scotland

Descriptive Notices of Some of the Ancient Parochial and Collegiate Churches of Scotland

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...from banded edge-shafts with floriated capitals and annular bases resting on a circle of balls. Besides the Norman character of the buttresses, additional indications of a style earlier than that shewn in the general form and details of the windows, may be traced in the square-shaped abaci of the shafts, and the foliage of the capitals, which has much of the thin, wiry, and rather meagre execution of the floriations belonging to the Transition or Semi-Norman period. The same modification, or rather admixture of styles, is also observable in the Norman arcade, which occupies the under compartment of the elevation. This ornamental feature is arranged in couplets below the windows, and separated from them by a narrow trigonal string, which, after coursing their cills and making a slight vertical descent a little beyond the line of the jambs, terminates in a horizontal return across the buttresses, dividing them about midway. The semicircular arches fill the whole breadth of each compartment, and are composed of a small sharp-edged triangular moulding set between quarter and half-rounds, with a bold trigonal drip over. These spring from single cylindrical edge-shafts with Norman abaci and FirstPointed capitals, and two central bearing-shafts of same form engaged by a small semi-octagonal member sunk between. As might be expected, from the age of the building, and its exposure to dilapidation, much of the arcade is broken and effaced. In some places the arches are nearly destroyed, and in others where they appear to be comparatively entire, portions of the mouldings are mutilated, and the shafts totally removed. Regarding the east end of the building little requires to be said. In arrangement, style, and detail, it agrees very closely with the portion...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
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  • English
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  • 1236544730
  • 9781236544735