Winkles's Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales, with Historical and Descriptive Accounts [By T. Moule]

Winkles's Architectural and Picturesque Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches of England and Wales, with Historical and Descriptive Accounts [By T. Moule]

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...number altogether of ninety-one. It will in future have a dean and only four prebendaries. When the university of Durham was founded the dean and chapter gave up property to the amount of nearly 3000 per annum for its support. The old diocese of Durham contained the whole county of Durham, and all Northumberland, except a district called Hexhamshire, which was in the diocese of York, but this is now added to the diocese of Durham, and Alston in Cumberland, and Crayke in Yorkshire, taken from it. In all other respects the new diocese is the same with the old. There are two archdeacons in this diocese, those of Durham and Northumberland. The bishoprick was valued in the time of Henry VIII., at 3,138: 9: 8d. per annum in the whole, and 2,821:1:5d. in the clear; but the late bishop returned it as being worth 21,991 in the whole, and 19,066 per annum in the clear. Of this sum, however, the present, and all future bishops of this see, are to enjoy only 10,000 per annum. So much of the allotted space has been already taken up by an account of the origin of this see, and the description of its magnificent cathedral, that very little remains for the notice of the more eminent bishops. Of the earlier ones, and especially of St. Cuthbert, it was necessary to give some account in tracing the history of the see. Richard Poor, the famous architect of Salisbury Cathedral, was translated from that See to this, and held it from 1228 to 1237, when he died. From some similarity in its style, he is supposed to have been the author of the design, if not the builder of the chapel of the Nine Altars. Richard Kellow, elected in 1311, is said to have carried with him, to the Palatine throne, the piety and humility of the cloister. His...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552830
  • 9781236552839