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Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury with some Account of the Priory Church of Deerhurst Gloucestershire   By: (1860-)

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Transcriber's Note: Inconsistent hyphenation in the original document has been preserved. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected. For a complete list, please see the end of this document. The carat character marks the letter following as superscript. For example: 15^o Diacritical marks found in some of the Latin text are not available in Latin 1 and ASCII. These are presented in square brackets as follows: Macron [=a] Tilde [~a].

[Illustration: Photo. D. Gwynne. TEWKESBURY ABBEY, FROM THE EAST.]

THE ABBEY CHURCH OF TEWKESBURY WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE PRIORY CHURCH OF DEERHURST GLOUCESTERSHIRE

BY H.J.L.J. MASSÉ, M.A. Author of "Gloucester Cathedral" "Mont S. Michel," "Chartres," etc.

WITH XLIV ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON GEORGE BELL & SONS 1906

First published, April, 1900. Reprinted with corrections, 1901, 1906.

PREFACE.

My heartiest thanks are here expressed to all who have helped me in any way during the compiling of this book to Sir Charles Isham, of Lamport, for allowing me the use of his Registrum Theokusburiæ for several months, and for permission to reproduce two pages from it; to Mr. J.T. Micklethwaite for permission to make use of his paper on Saxon Churches published in the Journal of the Archæological Institute, and to the Institute for leave to reproduce the three blocks of Deerhurst; to Mr. W.H. St. John Hope for several suggestions; to Mr. A.H. Hughes, of Llandudno, Dr. Oscar Clark, and Mr. R.W. Dugdale, of Gloucester, for so liberally supplementing my own store of photographs; to Mr. S. Browett, of Tewkesbury, for the loan of the wood block on page 17; and, lastly, to Mr. W.G. Bannister, the sacristan of the Abbey, who placed his thorough knowledge of the building, its records, and its heraldry, together with the whole of his valuable MS. notes on these points, unreservedly at my disposal.

H.J.L.J.M.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

I. History of the Foundation and Fabric of the Abbey Church, and Some Account of its Benefactors 3

II. The Exterior 29 North Porch 30 The Tower 30 The West Front 32 The South Side 34 The Cloisters 34 The Lady Chapel 37

III. The Interior 39 The Nave 39 The Roof and its Bosses 42 The Font 43 The Lectern 44 The Pulpit 44 The Screen 45 The Great West Window 46 The Aisles 47 North Aisle and its Windows 47 South Aisle and its Windows 49 North Transept 51 Interior of the Tower 53 St... Continue reading book >>




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