Jefferson's guide to Carlisle; containing historical and descriptive accounts of the old border city

 
9781231091166: Jefferson's guide to Carlisle; containing historical and descriptive accounts of the old border city
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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. 184? Excerpt: ...the arms which originally were carved on the bosses, is preserved in the Herald's College. Among them occur those of the ancient families of Percy, Warren, Montagu, Mortimer,Clifford, Greystoke, Beauchamp, Dacre, Musgrave, Fitzhugh, Neville, Vaux, Curwen, Lamplugh, and Lowther. The stalls are composed of ancient and very beautiful tabernacle-work, which was supplied by Bishop Strickland, about the year 1401. It contains niches, which were formerly filled with numerous small images of wood, and their canopies terminate with enriched pinnacles. The images, says Dr. Todd, "were all taken away, about 1649, least they might give offence." Under the seats of the stalls (which turn up upon hinges,) are knots of curious carving, in a great variety of grotesque designs, and forming small shelving seats called misereres. The door conducting from the choir to the north aisle is a fine, and the only remaining, example of the original screens of the choir. The upper part of it is filled with rich tracery, and on the lower panels are exhibited several profiles and other carved work skilfully executed This screen, which is by no means of a Gothic character, bears the initials of Lancelot Salkeld, the last prior of the convent. The Bishop's throne is a much more recent production, formed of oak, and though not splendid, is in keeping with the wainscotted screens which run round the more easterly part of the choir, and which were formed from a design by Lord Camelford, nephew to Bishop Lyttleton, who formerly held the see. An elegant Reredos, and a new pulpit, in memory of Archdeacon Paley, both from designs by George E. Street, R.A., were erected in the year 1875. The whole design of the choir may be pronounced elegant; but that which contributes most to its effe...

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