The Cathedral Church Of Lichfield; A Description Of Its Fabric And A Brief History Of The Episcopal…

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byA. B. Clifton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE INTERIOR Lichfield is one of the smallest cathedrals in England. In length it only measures 370 feet from the inside of the west door to the extreme end of the inside of the Lady Chapel, while the interior of the nave, with its aisles, is only a little more than 68 feet wide; and yet its smallness is not the first fact that will strike the visitor on entering the west door: rather, on the other hand, its immense length in proportion to its height and width will be noticed, but probably all other feelings will be forgotten in the beauty of the vista that lies before him. The long line of arches and the long low roof, with its almost countless bosses, lead the eye down to the Lady Chapel, where a mass of blue and red shows that the cathedral has some of the most beautiful glass in the kingdom. The orientation of the nave and choir are not the same-- the choir and Lady Chapel being considerably inclined to the north. Many have been the theories raised by the curious discoveries made as to the deflections of various parts of this cathedral. They are too numerous to quote here, and it will be sufficient to note that the total deflection of the east end from the true east is about ten degrees. The Nave.--The view of the interior of the cathedral from the inside of the west door is, as we have said, extremely beautiful. This beauty is much enhanced by the general appearance of unity in the whole design. There seems to be no mixture of styles, and though a closer examination of the details of the interior shows that there is a very marked difference between the style in which the nave is built and that which was in vogue when the Lady Chapel r.nd presbytery were erected; yet the whole, having been built at a time when the Early English style was giving p...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE INTERIOR Lichfield is one of the smallest cathedrals in England. In length it only measures 370 feet from the inside ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217069843

ISBN - 13:9780217069847

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