The double choir of Glasgow Cathedral: a study of rib vaulting

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J. Hedderwick & Sons, 1901 - Architecture - 188 pages
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Page 119 - At length they agreed, being convinced by reason and wishing to have the work as good as he promised, and above all things to live in security; thus they consented patiently, if not willingly, to the destruction of the choir. And now he addressed himself to the procuring of stone from beyond sea. He constructed ingenious machines for loading and unloading ships, and for drawing cement and stones.
Page 13 - However, amongst the other workmen there had come a certain William of Sens, a man active and ready, and as a workman most skilful both in wood and stone. Him, therefore, they retained, on account of his lively genius and good reputation, and dismissed the others. And to him, and to the providence of God was the execution of the work committed.
Page 30 - And in the space of seven years, he raised this new church from the very foundations, and rendered it nearly perfect. But before the work began, he commanded that the bodies of the saints, which were buried in the eastern part of the church, should be removed to the western part, where the oratory of the blessed Virgin Mary stood. Wherefore, after a three days...
Page 13 - And the master, perceiving that he derived no benefit from the physicians, gave up the work, and crossing the sea, returned to his home in France. And another succeeded him in the charge of the works; William by name, English by nation, small in body, but in workmanship of many kinds acute and honest.
Page 30 - ... only be reached by many steps . . . and when Lanfranc came to Canterbury [1070] he found the church which he had undertaken to rule was reduced to ashes ... As for the church he set about to destroy it utterly and erect a more noble one . . . but before the work began he commanded that the bodies of the Saints which were buried in the eastern part of the church, should be removed to the western part ... to which I Eadmer can bear witness for I was then a boy at school.
Page 31 - Bregwin, and their successors, were brought into the newly-founded church, and placed in the north part, upon a vault, each in a separate wooden coffin, and there, daily, the mystery of the Sacrifice of Salvation was celebrated...
Page 30 - But, in process of time, as the new work of the commenced church proceeded, it became necessary to take down the remainder of the old work, where the bodies of the saints just mentioned were deposited. Having prepared, therefore, the refectory of the brethren for the celebration of Divine Service, we all proceeded thither, from the old church in festal procession, bearing with honour and reverence our glorious and sweet fathers, Dunstan and Elphege. 19. When the high Altar of the old church was taken...
Page 30 - Wherefore, after a three days' fast, the bodies of those most precious priests of the Lord, Dunstan and Elphege, were raised, and in presence of an innumerable multitude, conveyed to their destined place of interment, and there decently buried. To which I, Edmer, can bear witness, for I was then a boy at the school.
Page 30 - When the high altar of the old church was taken down the relics of the blessed Wilfrid were found and placed in a reliquary. But after some years the brethren were of the opinion that they ought to have a more permanent resting place and accordingly a sepulchre was prepared for them on the north side of an altar in which they were reverently enclosed. 20. After a few years the bodies of the...
Page 29 - Canterbury in their own church, " to the intent that they might have their resting-place where they had ruled in honour.

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