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Bell's Cathedrals: Southwark Cathedral Formerly the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Otherwise St. Mary Overie. A Short History and Description of the Fabric, with Some Account of the College and the See   By:

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SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL

Formerly the Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Otherwise St. Mary Overie

A Short History and Description of the Fabric, with Some Account of the College and the See

by

GEORGE WORLEY

With XXXVI Illustrations

[Illustration: Photo. Photochrom Co. SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL FROM THE EAST.]

[Illustration]

London George Bell & Sons 1905

Chiswick Press: Charles Whittingham and Co. Tooks Court, Chancery Lane, London.

PREFACE

The numerous authorities, ancient and modern, which I have been obliged to draw upon, are acknowledged, where necessary, in the text.

Those who wish to pursue the study of St. Saviour's Cathedral in greater detail and completeness than is here possible, must be referred to some of the larger works to which I have had recourse; e.g. , those by Moss and Nightingale (1817 1818), F.T. Dollman (1881), and the Rev. Dr. Thompson (1904). The Surrey Archaeological Society's "Collections" are also to be recommended for the valuable subsidiary matter they contain, in the shape of original documents, selected and carefully edited from sources not easily accessible to the public.

For facts not elsewhere recorded I am under special obligations to Sir Arthur Blomfield and Sons, architects for the restoration, who have not only afforded most useful information, and given access to drawings, which they alone possessed, but have been good enough to draw up the plan, showing the most recent work at the Cathedral, expressly for this volume.

I am scarcely less indebted to their Clerk of the Works, Mr. Thomas Simpson, who superintended the whole restoration of 1890 1897, and has generously placed his exceptional knowledge at my disposal.

Others to be thankfully remembered are Mr. Harry Lloyd, of "The Daily Chronicle," and the Proprietors of "Church Bells," who have kindly contributed the illustrations bearing their names; Mr. C.A. Webb, Private Secretary to the Bishop of Southwark; Mr. A.W. Dodwell Moore, Chapter Clerk; the Rev. W.W. Hough and Mr. S.C. Lapidge, Secretaries to the Diocesan Society; Mr. F.C. Eeles, Secretary to the Alcuin Club; and the Rev. Dr. Thompson, Rector and Chancellor of St. Saviour's, each of whom has added something within his special province.

Most of the photographs have been taken by Mr. Godfrey P. Heisch, direct from the fabric. The specification of the organ comes from the builders, Messrs. Lewis and Co., Limited.

To all these thanks are due: also to the Cathedral authorities for facilities of access, and to the Vergers of the Cathedral and Chapter House for their services during my examination of the buildings.

G.W.

CONTENTS

CHAP. PAGE

I. THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH 13

II. THE EXTERIOR 41

III. THE INTERIOR 57

IV. THE DIOCESE OF SOUTHWARK 99

APPENDIX I. LIST OF THE PRIORS OF ST. MARY OVERIE 103

II. THE PRIORY SEAL 104

III. LIST OF THE CHAPLAINS OF ST. SAVIOUR'S 104

IV. VESTMENTS, PLATE, AND ORNAMENTS AT ST. SAVIOUR'S 105

V. SPECIFICATION OF THE ORGAN 111

INDEX 113

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL FROM THE EAST Frontispiece THE ARMS OF THE SEE Title page INTERIOR OF THE CATHEDRAL 12 ST. SAVIOUR'S IN 1660 ... Continue reading book >>




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