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Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Norwich A Description of Its Fabric and A Brief History of the Episcopal See   By: (1872-1935)

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[Illustration: Norwich Cathedral from the South East.]

THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF NORWICH A DESCRIPTION OF ITS FABRIC AND A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL SEE

BY C.H.B. QUENNELL

[Illustration: Arms of Norwich]

WITH FORTY ILLUSTRATIONS

LONDON GEORGE BELL & SONS 1898

W.H. WHITE AND CO. LIMITED RIVERSIDE PRESS, EDINBURGH

GENERAL PREFACE

This series of monographs has been planned to supply visitors to the great English Cathedrals with accurate and well illustrated guide books at a popular price. The aim of each writer has been to produce a work compiled with sufficient knowledge and scholarship to be of value to the student of Archæology and History, and yet not too technical in language for the use of an ordinary visitor or tourist.

To specify all the authorities which have been made use of in each case would be difficult and tedious in this place. But amongst the general sources of information which have been almost invariably found useful are: (1) the great county histories, the value of which, especially in questions of genealogy and local records, is generally recognised; (2) the numerous papers by experts which appear from time to time in the Transactions of the Antiquarian and Archæological Societies; (3) the important documents made accessible in the series issued by the Master of the Rolls; (4) the well known works of Britton and Willis on the English Cathedrals; and (5) the very excellent series of Handbooks to the Cathedrals originated by the late Mr John Murray; to which the reader may in most cases be referred for fuller detail, especially in reference to the histories of the respective sees.

GLEESON WHITE, EDWARD F. STRANGE, Editors of the Series.

AUTHOR'S PREFACE

The task of writing a monograph, on such an essentially Norman Cathedral as Norwich, has been most pleasing to one who owns to an especial fondness for that sturdy architecture which was evolved in England during one of her stormiest epochs from the end of the eleventh till the end of the twelfth century.

I would here acknowledge indebtedness and thanks due to the Very Rev. the Dean and Mrs Sheepshanks for the personal interest they evinced, and for his material help; to Mr J.B. Spencer, the sub sacrist, for that help which his intimate association with the cathedral enabled him to offer; and to Mr S.K. Greenslade for the loan of the drawings reproduced under his name; as well as to the Photochrom Co. Ltd., Messrs S.B. Bolas & Co., and Mr F.G.M. Beaumont for the use of their photographs. The views of the cathedral as it appeared in the early part of the nineteenth century are reproduced from Britton's "Norwich," and from a volume by Charles Wild.

C.H.B.Q.

CONTENTS

PAGE CHAPTER I. History of the Fabric 3

CHAPTER II. The Cathedral Exterior 23 The Cathedral Precincts 23 The Erpingham Gate 23 St. Ethelbert's Gate and the Gate House 25 Chapel of St. John the Evangelist 27 The West Front of the Cathedral 28 Exterior of Nave 31 The South Transept 32 The Diocesan Registry Offices and Slype 35 The Chapter House 36 The Tower and Spire 36 The Eastern Arm of Cathedral or Presbytery 39 The Chapels of St... Continue reading book >>




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