Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 51/52)

[picture: 2175.---Chancel of St. Giles, Cripplegate.]

2175.—Chancel of St. Giles, Cripplegate.

This is a picture of the inside of the church now called St. Giles-without-Cripplegate (‘without’ being an old word meaning ‘outside’ or ‘beyond’). The modern church was largely rebuilt after being badly damaged by bombs in the War, but when this drawing was done it was probably still the mediaeval interior, [...] [more...]

[picture: 2271.---Oxford from the Abingdon Road.]

2271.—Oxford from the Abingdon Road.

“If in one of those magic freaks of which eastern tales are so full, a person who had never seen Oxford or Cambridge, nor paid much attention to aught he might have read about them, were set down just outside on of these cities, say, for instance, Oxford, and on the Abingdon road (Fig. 2271), and were conducted from thence into its streets and among [...] [more...]

[picture: King's College Chapel, Cambridge.]

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge.

The Sixteenth-Century chapel at King’s College in Cambridge University is famous not only for its music but also for its fabulous architecture. This 1845 engraving shows not only the amazing vaulted stone ceiling but [...] [more...]

[picture: 2280.---The Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge]

2280.—The Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge

The Pepys library holds over 3,000 volumes; the building probably dates from 1700 or so. [more...]

[picture: Floriated initial capital letter ``T'']

Floriated initial capital letter “T”

This decorated drop cap “T” has vine leaves and flowers around the letter.

[picture: 2333.---Guy's Cliff]

2333.—Guy’s Cliff

I visited this in 1984 or so, when it appeeared to be a ruin with broken windows but still surrounded by water and rather hard to reach. [more...]

[picture: 2403.---Game of Shinty.]

2403.—Game of Shinty.

In shinty (Fig. 2403), which is so favourite a sport in the Highlands of Scotland, the ball is struck by a stick, and the object with each party is to drive it beyond certain opposed boundaries. This game is essentially the same as that formerly known as hurling in England. Golf was also once popular in this country. Nay, the very best golf-player [...] [more...]

[picture: 2404.---Belsize House.]

2404.—Belsize House.

Belsize House was demolished about the time of this book, or perhaps a few year afterwards. There is still a mulberry tree growing from the gardens (2011). [more...]

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