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Images and short extracts from Mediæval Styles of the English Parish Church, by F[rank] E. Howard (?—1934). The book contains over 170 photographs. Since the author died more than 70 years ago, the text is out of copyright. Photographs taken in the UK by British citizens living in England before 1945 are generally also out of copyright; in addition, many of the photographers are explicitly listed (including the author) and died more than 70 years ago. All the pictures from this book that are on the Web here are out of copyright.

The book was published posthumously with a preface by E.<A.<Greening Lamborn, who edited the manuscript for publication.

Title: Mediæval Styles of the English Parish Church

Author: Howard, F. E.

Published by: B. T. Batsford Ltd.

City: London

Date: 1936

Total items: 6

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[picture: 43. St. Margarets at Cliffe, Kent, with its Normon clerestory [exterior view]]

43. St. Margarets at Cliffe, Kent, with its Normon clerestory [exterior view]

The treatment of the eaves illustrates a very characteristic, though by no means invariable Norman feature, namely, the corbel table, a series of prjecting stones at intervals, carrying a continuous course of long flat stones, forming a fine cornice and giving the eaves greater projection (38. 43, 45). The corbels are generally carved into grotesques [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Title Page]

Title Page

THE MEDIÆVAL STYLES
OF THE ENGLISH
PARISH CHURCH [more...] [$]

[picture: 43. St. Margarets at Cliffe, Kent, with its Normon clerestory [interior view]]

43. St. Margarets at Cliffe, Kent, with its Normon clerestory [interior view]

Clerestories.—Those Norman churches which were built with aisles seem all to have had clerestories. I do not know of a Norman nave with original aisles without [...] Norman nave clerestories remain at Sutton St. Mary, Whaplode, Walsoken (3), Steyning, Dover, st, Margaret’s at Cliffe (43), and on a less elaborate scale at Overbury. Even the chancels, when aisled, as at St. Peter’s, Northampton, Tilney All Saints, Walsoken and Ledbury, have clerestories. (p. 40) [more...] [$]

[picture: 1. Castor, Northamptonshire, from the South-West.  A Norman Church with alterations and additions of each succeeding style.]

1. Castor, Northamptonshire, from the South-West. A Norman Church with alterations and additions of each succeeding style.

Early Norman [church] towers sometimes recieved an additional stage within a brief space. Castor (Fig. 1) is a magnificent example of this, and here the upper stage was certainly not contemplated when the tower was first built. In any case, tower-building was slow work; the upper stages are often much later in style than the lower. Indeed, some Norman [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 114. Village Churches of the Decorated Period: Whissendine, Rutland.]

114. Village Churches of the Decorated Period: Whissendine, Rutland.

St. Andrew’s Church, Whissendine, Rutland; It dates from the 13th and 14th centuries, and has a 100-foot tall tower. [$]


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Images and short extracts from Mediæval Styles of the English Parish Church, by F[rank] E. Howard (?—1934). The book contains over 170 photographs. Since the author died more than 70 years ago, the text is out of copyright. Photographs taken in the UK by British citizens living in England before 1945 are generally also out of copyright; in addition, many of the photographers are explicitly listed (including the author) and died more than 70 years ago. All the pictures from this book that are on the Web here are out of copyright.

The book was published posthumously with a preface by E.<A.<Greening Lamborn, who edited the manuscript for publication.


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