The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Scotland from the Earliest Christian Times to the Seventeenth Century, Volume 1
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Page 465 - Nibelunge,' such as it was written down at the end of the twelfth, or the beginning of the thirteenth century, is
Page 47 - ... with its clergy, creeds, rites, and institutions. Of the Scottish sees all, save three or four, were founded or restored by St. David ; and their cathedral constitutions were formally copied from English models. Thus the chapter of Glasgow took that of Salisbury for its guide. Dunkeld copied from the same type, venerable in its associations with the name of St. Osmund, whose ' Use of Sarum' obtained generally throughout Scotland.
Page 47 - obtained generally throughout Scotland. Elgin or Murray sent to Lincoln for its pattern, and transmitted it, with certain modifications, to Aberdeen and to Caithness. So it was also with the monasteries. Canterbury was the mother of Dunfermline; Durham, of Coldingham. St. Oswald's at Nosthill, near Pontefract, was the parent of Scone, and, through that house, of St.
Page 290 - the " and " year," nor any gap. In an oval medallion, in 7 lines — " Taken et brought againe heir by Alexander Geddus, marchant, in Kirkwa, and recasten at Amsterdam, Jully 1682 years, by Claudius Fremy, city bell caster. It weighs 1450 P.
Page 137 - that in many cottages in old time the door was an animal's hide hung across the opening, and probably this may have been the case in these unrebated church entrances.
Page 74 - Rona. features being a square doorway in the west end, so low that you have to creep through it on your elbows and knees...
Page 76 - ... quaint-looking things of the ordinary Lewis type, though, like many of them, probably of no great age. But, over a bit from these, in a comparatively level spot closely surrounded by rocks, there is a low, rough, oval-shaped chapel, internally measuring no more than a trifle over 14 feet in length, the extreme antiquity of which there seems no reason to question. On the outside, the roof of this primitive cell is of a curved form ; but inside, the rude vaulting, which may be said to commence...
Page 74 - At what time either these buildings were put up it is impossible to say. Both are alike rude in their masonry, and between them there is scarcely a difference in the character of their few inartistic details ; but be the age of the larger one what it may, the cell, which may be termed the chancel...