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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Chichester (1901) A Short History & Description Of Its Fabric With An Account Of The Diocese And See   By:

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[Illustration: CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL FROM THE SOUTH.]

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF CHICHESTER

A SHORT HISTORY & DESCRIPTION OF ITS FABRIC WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE DIOCESE AND SEE

HUBERT C. CORLETTE

A.R.I.B.A.

WITH XLV ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON GEORGE BELL & SONS 1901

PREFACE.

All the facts of the following history were supplied to me by many authorities. To a number of these, references are given in the text. But I wish to acknowledge how much I owe to the very careful and original research provided by Professor Willis, in his "Architectural History of the Cathedral"; by Precentor Walcott, in his "Early Statutes" of Chichester; and Dean Stephen, in his "Diocesan History." The footnotes, which refer to the latter work, indicate the pages in the smaller edition. But the volume could never have been completed without the great help given to me on many occassions by Prebendary Bennett. His deep and intimate knowledge of the cathedral structure and its history was always at my disposal. It is to him, as well as to Dr. Codrington and Mr. Gordon P.G. Hills, I am still further indebted for much help in correcting the proofs and for many valuable suggestions.

H.C.C.

C O N T E N T S.

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I. HISTORY OF THE CATHEDRAL............... 3

II. THE EXTERIOR.......................... 51

III. THE INTERIOR.......................... 81

IV. THE DIOCESE AND SEE: OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY ... 101

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Chichester Cathedral from the South.... Frontispiece Arms of the See........................ Title Longitudinal Section, about 1815........................ 2 Chichester Cathedral from the East...................... 3 The West Front, about 1836.............................. 7 View through the South Triforium of the Nave............ 9 The Clerestory Passage, Nave, South Side............... 11 Historical Section from Willis......................... 13 The Clerestory, North Side of Nave..................... 14 Pier Capitals in the Retro Choir....................... 16 Transverse Sections from Willis........................ 18 The Cathedral from the South East, about 1836.......... 25 The South Transept, about 1836......................... 27 The Bell Tower as seen from West Street................ 31 Decoration formerly on the Choir Vault................. 33 Chichester Cathedral, about 1650....................... 39 The Nave, about 1836................................... 44 The Retro Choir and Reredos, about 1836................ 45 The Cathedral from the South West...................... 50 The North East Angle of the South West Tower........... 52 Wall Arcade in the West Porch.......................... 54 The South Doorway...................................... 60 The Cloister from the South East....................... 61 The East walk of the Cloister.......................... 63 The Choir and Central Tower from the South East........ 67 Windows of the Lady Chapel, South Side................. 70 The Cathedral from the North East...................... 74 The Detached Bell Tower................................ 77 The Nave, looking West................................. 80 The Nave, looking East................................. 82 The South Aisle, from the Nave......................... 84 The Sacristy........................................... 87 The Altar and Reredos.................................. 89 The Triforium in the Choir............................. 91 Decoration on the Vault of the Lady Chapel............. 92 The Presbytery, or Retro Choir, looking North East..... 93 The Lady Chapel........................................ 95 The North Choir Aisle.................................. 97 The Library............................................ 98 The Town Cross......................................... 100 Sculptured Panels in the South Choir Aisle... Continue reading book >>




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