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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Manchester   By: (1842-1907)

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[Illustration: MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL FROM THE SOUTH.]

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF MANCHESTER

A SHORT HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH AND OF THE COLLEGIATE BUILDINGS NOW KNOWN AS CHETHAM'S HOSPITAL

BY THE REV. THOMAS PERKINS, M.A.

RECTOR OF TURNWORTH, DORSET

WITH 43 ILLUSTRATIONS

[Illustration: Arms of the See]

LONDON GEORGE BELL & SONS 1901

PREFACE.

I have to acknowledge with my sincerest thanks the help I received locally in compiling this little volume.

The Dean of Manchester was good enough to offer to read the proof sheets, and has made various suggestions and additions which have done much to improve it. The sheets have also had the benefit of Canon Hicks' revision.

The photographic illustrations, with the exception of two by Mr. W. H. Bowman of Manchester, were taken by myself, and I have also to thank the Dean for permission to photograph in all parts of the church.

Mr. Walter T. Browne, Governor of Chetham's Hospital and Library, gave me every facility for examining and photographing the building, and supplied me with much valuable information. He also carefully revised the proof sheets of the latter portion of the book.

Mr. J. T. Chapman, of Albert Square, placed his dark room at my disposal, so that I was able to develop my negatives on the spot, and make second exposures when necessary.

Lastly, Mr. Thackeray Turner, Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, lent me sundry papers and reports dealing with Chetham's Hospital and Library. The kind assistance thus received has made my task an easy one, and has materially added to the accuracy of the volume.

THOMAS PERKINS.

TURNWORTH, September 1901 .

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I. HISTORY OF THE BUILDING 3 CHAPTER II. THE EXTERIOR 13 CHAPTER III. THE INTERIOR 23 CHAPTER IV. SHORT HISTORY OF THE PARISH AND DIOCESE 55 CHETHAM'S HOSPITAL AND LIBRARY 63 INDEX 87

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Manchester Cathedral from the South Frontispiece The Arms of the See Title Page Manchester Cathedral from the North East 2 The Cathedral from the West 3 View across the Choir from the Ely Chapel about 1850 8 Windows on the South Side 12 The West Porch 14 The South Porch 16 The Ely Chapel 18 North Side of the Nave 20 The Choir, looking East 22 The Choir Screen 23 View across the Nave, looking North East 25 The Inner South Aisle of the Nave 28 The Tower Arch 30 Screen of the Jesus Chapel 31 Entrance to the Chapter House 32 The South Choir Aisle 33 Screen of the Lady Chapel 35 Statue of Sir Humphrey Chetham 36 Interior of North Doorway 39 View across the Nave, looking North West 40 The Choir, looking West 42 Desk Ends in the Choir Stalls 43 Choir Stalls, North Side 44 The Gordon Memorial Window 51 The Nave from the West 54 The Hall, Chetham's Hospital 62 Chetham's Hospital from the South East 63 The North Gallery of the Cloister 65 The College Gateway 68 Corridor and Entrance to the Hall 69 The Cloister 70 Recess in the Hall 72 West Side of the Cloister 74 Staircase leading to Cloister Gallery 75 Cloister Gallery, North Side 76 Chetham's Library, formerly the Dormitory 77 The Warden's Room, now the Reading Room 79 The Reading Room, East Side 82 The Cloister, West Walk 83 Plan of Chetham's Hospital 85

PLAN OF MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL end

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