Hints to Some Churchwardens, with a Few Illustrations, Relative to the Repair and Improvement of Parish Churches

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Rodwell and Martin, 1825 - Church architecture - 30 pages
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Page 33 - Principles of Design in Architecture, traced in Observations on Buildings, Primeval, Egyptian, Phenician or Syrian, Grecian, Roman, Gothic or corrupt Roman, Arabian or Saracenic, Old English Ecclesiastical, Old English Military and Domestic, Revived Roman, Revived Grecian, Chinese Indian, Modern AngloGothic, and Modern English Domestic ; in a series of Letters to a Friend.
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Page 16 - How to adapt a New Church to an Old Tower with most taste and effect^ IF the Tower and Spire are of stone, and Gothic, let the new body of the 'church be built of bright brick, neatly pointed with white, the windows circular at top, and instead of solid mullions, light iron partitions ; and, as shutters are considered a great convenience, that they may also serve as an ornament, it is recommended to paint them bright yellow.
Page 23 - How to substitute a new, grand, and commodious Pulpit in place of an ancient, mean, and inconvenient one. RAZE the old Pulpit and build one on small wooden Corinthian pillars, with a handsome balustrade or flight of steps like a staircase, supported also by wooden pillars of the Corinthian order ; let the dimensions of the Pulpit be at least double that of the old one, and covered with...
Page 16 - ... should also have round windows over the large ones to light the galleries ; the roof to be of the brightest slate that can be procured, and, instead of battlements, a stone balustrade with vases placed on it at intervals. " The porch brick, of course, and to enliven it, the door to be painted sky-blue. Such a building will secure the churchwardens a reputation for taste and magnificence as long as the church remains, particularly as such zealous members of the community are supposed, in the accustomed...
Page 24 - ... almost seem to have been the identical authority for these repairs. After giving directions for the destruction of the ancient pulpit, and the capacity of the. new one, the author says, " as the energy and eloquence of the preacher must be the chief attractions from the ancient pulpit, in the...
Page 16 - ... Gothic, let the new body of the church be built of bright brick, neatly pointed with white, the windows circular at top, and, instead of solid mullions, light iron partitions ; and as shutters are considered a great convenience, that they may also serve as an ornament, it is recommended to paint them yellow. " The church should also have round windows over the large ones to light the galleries ; the roof to be of the brightest slate that can be procured, and, instead of battlements, a stone balustrade...
Page 16 - ... considered a great convenience, that they may also serve as an ornament, it is recommended to paint them yellow. " The church should also have round windows over the large ones to light the galleries ; the roof to be of the brightest slate that can be procured, and, instead of battlements, a stone balustrade with vases placed on it at intervals. " The porch brick, of course, and to enliven it, the door to be painted sky-blue. Such a building will secure the churchwardens a reputation for taste...
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Page 24 - Pulpit, in the modern one, such labour is not required, as a moderate congregation will be satisfied with a few short sentences pronounced on each side of the gilt branches, and sometimes from the front of the cushion, when the sense of vision is so amply cared for in the construction of so splendid and appropriate a place from which to teach the duties of Christianity.

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