Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 27/52)

[picture: 424.---Peverel Castle]

424.—Peverel Castle

“One of the most grandly situated of castles is that of Peveril of the Peak (FIg. 424), built by a natural son of the Conquerer [i.e. a son of William the Conquerer], whose name it bars. This was some centuries afterwards in the possession of William Peveril, a valiant knight, who had two daughters, one of whom, Mellet, having privily resolved to marry none but a knight who should distinguish hiself for his warlike [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 425.---Interor of Newark Castle]

425.—Interor of Newark Castle

The ruins we can still see today were built by Bishop Alexander (“the Magnificent”) of Lincoln in the first half of the twelfth century, although there was a castle here at [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 524.---Plan of the Priory of St. Bartholomew.]

524.—Plan of the Priory of St. Bartholomew.

This twelfth-century priory (founded in 1123) was largely ruined, but the church was restored starting in the 1860s; this plan of the area was published in 1840 and predates any restoration work. [more...] [$]

[picture: 525.---The Crypt, St. Bartholomew's Church.]

525.—The Crypt, St. Bartholomew’s Church.

A dark stone-vaulted crypt extends as far as we can see; a man walks away from us, holding a burning taper out to light his way and carrying a heavy key. In the foreground a wine-barrel serves to hold a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Jailer walking into the dark]

Jailer walking into the dark

A man walks with a lighted taper into the back of the crypt. In the foreground we see empty wine-bottles and a wine-barrel (or beer-barrel). [more...] [$]

[picture: 527.---The Western Entrance, Interior, St. Bartholomew's church.]

527.—The Western Entrance, Interior, St. Bartholomew’s church.

There can be no doubt that we have the original walls, pillars, and arches of the twelfth century; the massive, grand, and simple style of the whole tells truly through the date of their erection. (p.139) [more...] [$]

[picture: 528.---Prior Rahere's Tomb.]

528.—Prior Rahere’s Tomb.

An elaborate gothick tomb in St. Bartholomew’s Priory. [more...] [$]

[picture: 565.---Canterbury Cathedral, South Side.]

565.—Canterbury Cathedral, South Side.

“Look at Canterbury. How many changes of architectural taste are not there visible; how many different periods of are history may not be there 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 mind that sense of sublime [...] [more...] [$]

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