The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland; Adapted to the New Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication as Existing in Volume 4

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland; Adapted to the New Poor-Law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication as Existing in Volume 4

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... the close of last century used as a state prison. It is a massive and very spacious circular pile, gecently rebuilt in the upper story, and' ornamented all round the top with is projecting and embattled parapet. The documents preserved in it are excellently arranged, and consist principally of parliamentary records, statute rolls, the estimates, distributions, and maps of political and engineering surveys, and the records of Birmingham Tower. Many romantic and pathetic narratives might be written of persons who were incarcerated in the Record Tower, _or, as it was formerly called, the Vard, or Wardrobe Tower; and several curious stories might be told of judicial combats and other stirring incidents which occurred on the arena of the inner court of the castle; but only such as are important enough to figure in urban or national history can be noticed in a general work, and even these belong to the historical section of respectively the present article and our G1-zxaasr. Is-monocnon. Matters connected with the viceregal court and government likewise fall to be noticed in the General Introduction; and the other residence of the Viceroy, or the Vicercgal Lodge, falls to be noticed in our article on the Puosxix Pans. Public Monumencentss.-Nelson's Pillar is both the most conspicuous and the finest public monument in the city. It stands in the centre of Sack ville-street, at its intersection by the line of Earl-street and Henry-street; and was erected in l808, by means of subscription, at the cost of 6,856; and after a design by William Wilkins, Esq. It con.-ists of a lofty square pedestal, a well-proportioned Doric column and capital, and a statue l3 feet high of Lord Nelson, leaning against the capstan of a ship. Its totashow more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918878
  • 9781236918871