The History and Antiquities of Saint David's, by W.B. Jones and E. A. Freeman

The History and Antiquities of Saint David's, by W.B. Jones and E. A. Freeman

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ... the eastern gable, as well as one at the south-west angle, leaving its gable much freer than the eastern one. At the south-west corner of this side a small P Engraved in the Qlostary of Architecture, pi. 163. Chap. vi. building projects to the south, which evidently consisted of two stages, the upper Subordinate one having a lean-to roof. This, it seems, was formerly shown as the chapel, Buildings, an opinion very properly confuted by Mr. Manby.q Great chapel; Attached to this range of buildings is the principal chapel of the Palace, which projects considerably westward of the western extremity of the hall, and by its position stands boldly forward as one of the prominent objects of the quadrangle. The chapel is entered by a porch on the north side and also by a small doorway from the chamber west of the hall. At its north-west angle, supported within and without on corbelled arches, is a small and elegant bell turret, terminated by a broach spire and designed to contain two bells. From this we may conceive the tower of St. Mary's College to have been probably imitated. There is no trace either of a vault or a flat ceiling, so that the roof was probably open, though a small round aperture over the east window and another at the west end suggest the notion of canted or arched rafters. The latter are found in many Welsh churches, as at Tenby and Llanbadarn-fawr. The east window itself from its size must have been of three lights, being one of the largest in the Palace; but its upper part at least has been at some time or other completely blocked with masonry, looking as if some square headed-window had been inserted. This was done, apparently in tolerable Perpendicular times, to the beautiful Early English windows of the hall at Lamphey; and a like fate befe...
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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130427749
  • 9781130427745