A Topographical Dictionary of England Volume 2

A Topographical Dictionary of England Volume 2

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...the former, with the vicarages of Great Gonerby and Londonthorpe, is rated in the king's books at 19. 4.7., and the latter, with the vicarages of Braceby and Little Gonerby, at 17. 15. 7.-they are in the alternate patronage of the Prebendaries of North and South Grantham in the Cathedral Church of Salisbury. The church, dedicated to St. Wulfran, is a magnificent structure, partly in the early, and partly in the decorated, style of English architecture, with a very lofty tower, surmounted by an elegant spire richly crocketed: the tower communicates with the nave and aisles by three finely pointed arches, and the interior displays much variety in the piers and arches which support the roof; the chancel has a range of small clerestory windows, and a stone screen of exquisite design: under the eastern part of the church is a crypt. Among the numerous monuments, those of the greatest beauty are to the memory of Sir Thomas Bury, Chief Baron of the Exchequer in the reign of George I.; Sir Dudley Ryder, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench; and Captain Cust, R. N., who fell in the action at Port Louis, in 1747. The vestry-room contains a valuable library, presented to the parish by Dr. Newcome. There are places of worship for Huntingtonians, Independents, and Wesleyan Methodists. The free grammar school was founded in 1528, by Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester, who endowed it with the revenue of two chantries, which, prior to the dissolution, belonged to the church of St. Peter, the endowment having been subsequently augmented by Edward VI.: the annual income exceeds 700, the surplus of which, after payment of the salaries to the masters, is appropriated to the establishment of exhibitions to Oxford and Cambridge, to which all...show more

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  • Paperback | 546 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 962g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589378
  • 9781236589378