Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 31/52)

[picture: 566,---Cathedral Precinct Gateway.]

566,—Cathedral Precinct Gateway.

Entrance to Canterbury Cathedral precinct. [more...]

[picture: 567.---Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral.]

567.—Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral.

“[...] an ancient chair in the chapel of the Holy Trinity, formed also of grey marble, in pieces, which is used for the enthronization of the Archbishops of the See, and which, sayeth tradition, was the ancient regal seat of the Saxon kings of Kent, who may have given it to the Cathedral as an emblem of their pious submission to Him who was then first [...] [more...]

[picture: 568.---Capital and base, S.E. Transept, Canterbury]

568.—Capital and base, S.E. Transept, Canterbury

A column, or stone pillar, in Canterbury Cathedral.

[picture: 569.---Staircase in the Conventual Buildings, Canterbury]

569.—Staircase in the Conventual Buildings, Canterbury

“Look at Canterbury [Cathedral]. How many changes of architectural taste are not there visible; how many different periods of architectural history may not there be traced: yet is the effect anywhere discordant?—Oh, he were indeed presumptious who should say so. Is it not rather in the highest degree grand and impressive, conveying at once to the [...] [more...]

[picture: 574.---Lincoln Cathedral.]

574.—Lincoln Cathedral.

The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. This engraving shows an overall view of this Early English style cathedral. [more...]

[picture: 576.---Lincoln Cathedral.]

576.—Lincoln Cathedral.

Lincoln Cathedral in the 1800s. The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. This wood-engraving shows an overall view of this Early English style cathedral. (the page in my book is damaged, unfortunately, and this engraving was affected, but I [...] [more...]

[picture: 577.---Interior of Lincoln Cathedral.]

577.—Interior of Lincoln Cathedral.

The Nave, unequalled, it is supposed, in the world for its combined magnitude and beauty of proportion, and the curious Galilee porch, so richly decorated, are among the next additions; the use of the last-named work has thus been explained by Dr. Slilner (‘Treatise on the Ecclesiastical Architecture of the Middle Ages’):—“There were formerly such [...] [more...]

[picture: 580.--EEarly English Turret, Lincoln.]

580. – EEarly English Turret, Lincoln.

The individual images of Lincoln Cathedral are not called out in the text. Early English is an architectural term, meaning the English style of building with Gothic pointed arches that was used predominantly in the thirteenth century. The figure at the top of this spire is presumably a statue, rather than some unfortunate [...] [more...]


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