The architectural history of Canterbury cathedral

 
9781236513229: The architectural history of Canterbury cathedral

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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the.bling /( i under the new clerestory windows M is at the same level as the top of the old wall i k. Most of the crypt windows have been enlarged and provided with late perpendicular tracery, but one or two are left, from which I have inserted the window E in these figures. They were 4 ft. wide, 6 ft. 6 in. high, and their sills were level with the top of the abacus and coincident with the earthtable of the wall. They had merely a narrow chamfer on their outer edge. The lights of the old clerestory windows, as preserved in the west wall of the transepts were 4 ft. 10 in. wide, and 7 ft. 9 in. high, and their sills 41 feet from the present pavement of the transept. windows were of course of the same altitude, and probably of the same form as those of the body of the choir, and I have accordingly inserted them at their proper altitude in fig. 14, and in half elevation at L, figs. 15 and 16. These two data, namely, the height of the columns and the height and form of the clerestory windows, will enable us to fill up the interior compartment by help of Gervase's description of the choir of "Conrad." (Page 42.) For "upon the pillars (A B, fig. 15.) arches (B B) were turned from pillar to pillar." "Above these the solid wall (T C) was set with small and blank windows11." This, in modern nomenclature, was the triforium space, and it thus clearly appears that there was no gallery in this case, but merely a panelled or arcaded wall, as in the church of the Holy Trinity at Caen. "Above this wall was the passage which is called triforium (C), and the upper windows (Z)," that is, in modern nomenclature, the clerestory gallery and its clerestory windows. "Upon it rested the roof and a ceiling, (W, fig. 14.)...

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