Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 39/52)

[picture: 1049.---Lutterworth Church.]

1049.—Lutterworth Church.

Dedicated to St. Mary. John Wycliffe (John Wyclif, 1324-1384, bible translator) is buried here. The church clock was installed in 1862 and is therefore not shown in [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chilton Church, Oxfordshire]

1050.—Chilton Church, Oxfordshire.

An American visited and took some pictures of this clearly very photogenic village. The church itself was extensively renovated starting in 1847, and looks very different in the photographs! [more...] [$]

[picture: churches,towers,towns,people,clocks,windows,spires]

1052.—St. Nicholas Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

“Among the more important churches erected in the period of which we treat, that of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne holds an honourable place (Fig. 1052). It crowns a bold eminence, and forms from every point of view the cihef ornament of the town. The founder was St. Osmund, Bishop of Salisbury; the time, the reign of William Rufus. Henry I. gve the church to the canons of Carlisle. It was burned in 1216, and rebuilt, as supposed, about 1359. The most remarkable [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1053.---Glasgow Cathedral.]

1053.—Glasgow Cathedral.

“As St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the chief specimen of Gothic architecture in Ireland, so is Glasgow Cathedral (Fig. 1053) the most perfect relic of the kind in Scotland, or anywhere else, in the opinion of some of its frequenters and admirers. It is one of the four remarkable points of Glasgow, namely the Cathedral, the Green, a great public esplanade, the Trongate, a noble specimen of a street, and the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1058.---Melrose Abbey]

1058.—Melrose Abbey

“Francis Drake, writing in 1742, also observes “Mailross, I shall take it upon me to say, has been the most exquisite structure of the kind in either kingdom.” Lastly comes the poet, also pointing out, as the great architectural attractions of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1060.---Cathedral of Kildare.]

1060.—Cathedral of Kildare.

“At Kildare, in ireland, still remain the relics of a small building in which, previous to the thirteenth century, the holy fire of St. Brigid used to be kept burning. It was suppressed at that period, by Henry de Loundres, Archbishop of Dublin, a man who seemed to rise above many of the superstitions of his age. After his death it was revived, and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 1140.---Library Chair, Reading Table, and Reading Desk (Royal MS. 15D iii.)]

1140.—Library Chair, Reading Table, and Reading Desk (Royal MS. 15D iii.)

“The square-backed chair (Fig. 1146) was frequent in the mansions of the thirteenth century. In the fourteenth, they, and other articles combining household utility and elegance, were modified by the pointed architecture, and partook of the beautiful variety of its forms: this, in the engraving of Library furniture (Fig. 1140) we see in the reading-table [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Book stand (Detail from Fig. 1140)]

Book stand (Detail from Fig. 1140)

The book stand taken from Fig. 1140. Mediæval clip art. Or, for Americans, medieval clip art. [$]


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