Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 7/52)

[picture: 1054.---Kelso.]


“Among the less distinguished classes of monachism [sic, meaning monasticism] that also sprang out of the original Benedictine, may be mentioned that to which Kelso Abbey, in the town of Kelso, Roxburghshire, belonged. It acknowledges the same founder as Melrose, St. David. Kelso was repeatedy burned or otherwise injured during the English invasions. The ruins (Fig. 1054) are of mingled styles, the Norman predominating. At a certain period they were injured by incongruous additions for the use of a church congregation, [...] [more...]

[picture: 19.---Various Barrows]

19.—Various Barrows

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[picture: 20.---Varieties of Druid Barrow]

20.—Varieties of Druid Barrow

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[picture: 1055.---St. Magnus, Kirkwall.]

1055.—St. Magnus, Kirkwall.

The Reformation in Scotland, which had so nearly caused the destruction of Glasgow Cathedral, spared one other building of the same kind, and only one—the Cathedral of St. Magnus, at the seaport twn of Kirkwall (Fig. 1055), the capital of the Orkney Islands, and this pile too has become familiar to us through the writings of the great novelist, who has made the neighbourhood the scene of his romance of ‘The Pirate;’ and with happy propriety; for the spot chosen may be said to have been dedicated from the very earliest period to the service of [...] [more...]

[picture: 21.---Four Tumuli at Barlow Hills, Essex]

21.—Four Tumuli at Barlow Hills, Essex

(17) Four tumuli at Barlow Hills, Essex; (18) Gallery of the largest. [more...]

[picture: 22.---Galleries at New Grange, Plan and Section]

22.—Galleries at New Grange, Plan and Section

New Grange (Newgrange) is the oldest known Irish passage tomb; it could be over five thousand years old. There is also a stone circle here. [more...]

[picture: 1056.---Jedburgh]


“The Black Canons were introduced into Scotland about the same time as in England. One of their houses was at Jedburgh, the inmates [sic] of which came from Beauvais in France, early in the twelfth century. It suffered greatly in the visitations of the English, was pillaged and burned by Surrey, in 1253, at the storming of Jedburgh, and injured by Hertford in 1545. We have now only the ruins of the church (Fig. 1056), two hundred and thirty feet in length. The central tower is one hundred [...] [more...]

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