Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend Volume 4

Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend Volume 4

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the pleasant part, was to be found in the second or inner court. In the church he saw "divers tombs of the Nevilles." These tombs furnish him with texts for brief dissertations on the geuealogy of that family. "From Brancepeth to Durham." Much of the traveller's description of the city Is too interesting to be omitted. "The town itjself of Durham standeth on a rocky hill, and standeth as men come from the south country on the ripe of Wear: the which water so with its natural course in a bottom windeth about, that from Elvet, a great stone bridge of 14 arches, it oreepeth about the town to Framwellgate Bridge of three arches, also on Wear, that betwixt these two bridges, or a little lower at St. Nicholas's, the town, except the length of an arrow shot, is brought into an island... The Close itself of the Minster, on the highest part of the hill, is well walled, and hath diverse fair gates. The church itself and the cloister be very strong and fair, and at the very east end of the church is a cross aisle, besides the middle cross aisle of the minster church. The castle standeth stately on the northeast side of the minster, and Wear runneth under it The keep standeth aloft, and is stately builded of eight-square fashion, and four heights of lodgings.... The building of Durham town is metely strong, but it is neither high nor of costly work. There appear some pieces of walls of the town joining to a gateof the Palace wall, but the town itself within the peninsula is but a small thing in respect of compass of the stately Close.' In the sanctuary or holy churchyard of Durham, be very many ancient tombs. It standeth on the south side of the minster; and at the head of one of them is a cross of a seven foot long, that hath an...
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529227
  • 9781236529220