Transactions for the Year Ending December 31st, 1880; To Which Are Added Notes on Some Old Churches in Gloucestershire

Transactions for the Year Ending December 31st, 1880; To Which Are Added Notes on Some Old Churches in Gloucestershire

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...downwards from near the apex of gable to the under side of the inner arch of the east window. There has been a settlement, apparently a very old one, in the east arch of tower, and the half of the arch on the north side is two inches below that on the south side. There are several moving cracks in the tower and chancel walls. The east wall of nave is much bulged." Upon receipt of this report, the Committee drew up the following suggestions as to the works necessary to be done for the maintenance of the fabric: --" The bones should be removed from the four vaults at the south-east corner of the chancel, and the vaults filled in solid with concrete. " The walls of the tower should be surrounded externally with strong balks of timber, laid over the faces of the buttresses, blocked out from the main walls, and crossed and bolted at the ends. From these, strong raking struts should be put to the ground, with their ends resting on solid timber abutments. "Internally, the east and west arches of the tower should be filled in with carefully-strutted timber framing. "When securely supported, so as to obviate all possibility of slipping or falling, the walls of the tower should be very carefully underpinned in short lengths with brick or stonework, set in blue lias lime mortar, carried down to a solid foundation below the level of the nearest graves. Foundations should at the same time be put in on the south side of tower for two buttresses, to be built with brick or stonework in cement, of suflicient size and of such shape as to effectually secure the wall from any possibility of future movement. " The nave and chancel walls should also be shored up, and underpinned in a similar manner. The modern and useless...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843088
  • 9781236843081