A New and Complete History of the County of York, Volume 2

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I.T. Hinton, 1851 - Yorkshire (England)
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Page 204 - April 23, 1684, happened a most dreadful fire within the tower called Clifford's tower, which consumed to ashes all the interior thereof, leaving standing only the outshell of the walls of the tower, without other harm to the city, save one man slain by the fall of a piece of timber, blown up by the force of the flames, or rather by some powder therein. It was generally thought a wilful act, the soldiers not suffering the citizens to enter till it was too late ; and what made it CHAP. X. more suspicious...
Page 357 - Bretagne, who commisserating our condition, gave us a church near the city of York, dedicated to St. Olave, with four acres of land adjoining to build offices on ; and having obtained license from the king, he kindly invited us to come thither and make it the seat of our abbey.
Page 297 - Henry I. granted to them the enlargement of the close in which their house was situate, as far as the river Ouse, confirmed to the hospital certain lands, freed them from gelds and customs, and granted to them the liberties of sac, soc, tol, theme, and infangtheof...
Page 46 - The outside of the wall towards the river is faced with a very small saxum quadratum of about four inches thick, and laid in levels like our modern brick-work. The length of the stones is not observed, but they are as they fell out, in hewing. From the foundation, twenty courses of these small squared stones are laid, and over them five courses of Roman brick. These bricks are placed some lengthways, some end-ways in the wall, and were called lateres diatoni...
Page 144 - ... which tyranny could suggest, or fanatic enthusiasm portray. The approach was by a flight of stone steps ; at the bottom of which, were two massy oak doors, one against the other ; each five feet seven inches high, by two feet seven broad, and five inches in thickness ; with hinges and staples in proportion.
Page 382 - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
Page 304 - Corinthian order; and the wall above is supported by forty-four light and elegant columns and capitals, ornamented with a beautiful cornice. The upper part of the building is of the composite order, adorned with festoons of oak leaves and acorns, and an elegant cornice carved and gilt.
Page 70 - ... me how I should go inside. I thought if I did so, by throwing the rope over the organ, I might set it ganging, and that would spoil the job. So I made an end of the rope fast, and went hand-over-hand over the gates, and got down on the other side, and fell on my knees, and prayed to the Lord, and He told me that do what I would they would take me. Then I asked the Lord what I was to do with the velvet, and He told me " (the prisoner here repeated what he had before stated in his plea about the...
Page 36 - ... discretion shall think fit to ordain for the making other useful and necessary works about it: punishing all those that are found to contradict or rebel against this order, by imprisonment, or what other methods you think fit. Study therefore to use such...
Page 46 - ... casement or loop-hole, but one entire and uniform wall ; from which we may infer that this wall was built some courses higher, after the same order. The bricks were to be as thoroughs, or as it were so many new foundations, to that which was to be superstructed, and to bind the two sides...

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