Remarks on the architecture of Peterborough cathedral by Frederick Apthorp Paley

Remarks on the architecture of Peterborough cathedral

byFrederick Apthorp Paley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...with some probability, to the times of Acharius (or Zachary) and Eobert of Lindsey, i. e. from 1200 to 1222. Though the exterior of the west front is very rich, and indeed, encrusted with ornament all over, there are indications of early work in the details of the capitals and foliage. The work seems about coeval with the chapter-house at Lincoln and the west porch at Ely, both of which were built shortly after 1200, and have very florid "Anno Mccx. Acharius, Abbas Burgi, obiit, cui suooessit Robertas de Lindesey."--" Anno Mccxxi. Obiit Robertas de Lindesey, Abbas Burgi; cui successit Alexander Abbas."--John the Chronicler. C and elaborate details. The church was consecrated (probably after the final completion of this great work) in 1237; so that it may have been partly erected by Abbot Alexander and his successor Martin. I have already observed that the whole of the west wall, from the ground to the roof, is Early English, and later in style than the transept which it incloses. The western responds, or half pillars, supporting the tower arches, are indeed Norman in plan, with the exception of the bases and capitals. In these details they differ from their opposites; and the regularity of the courses of stone with the face of the wall seems to indicate that they were built up with the west wall itself, in close imitation of the older and corresponding ones. Their masonry on the new side appears smoother and more finely jointed than on the old, or nave side. Whether there was any other western fagade completed in a style uniform with the transept, it is impossible to say; if so, it was no sooner built than it was pulled down again, wholly or in part. The three magnificent doorways, f opening under the three arches of the...

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Title:Remarks on the architecture of Peterborough cathedralFormat:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852351

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