Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 37/52)

[picture: Stone Church, Nave and Chancel]

1047.—Stone Church, Nave and Chancel.

Stone is a town in Cheshire.


[picture: Hadley Church Tower and Beacon]

1048.—Hadley Church Tower and Beacon

“On top of a turret at the South West angle of the tower is an iron cresset, fire pan or pitch-pot, an almost unique survivor of other days. It was erected by the monks to guide wayfarers crossing Enfield Chase by night, and travellers to or from St Albans, or the north. The beacon may have been used as late as 1745 to provide an alarm to warn of the [...] [more...]


[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