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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Collegiate Church of Wolverhampton (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Collegiate Church of Wolverhampton (Paperback): George Oliver

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An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Collegiate Church of Wolverhampton (Paperback)

George Oliver

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 Excerpt: ...as to present the appearance of a single window divided into as many lights by mullions, the centre light being taller than the lateral ones, would contribute materially to give effect to a style which, after its introduction, soon came into full and exclusive operation. There is nothing of any of these styles discernible in the present church of Wolverhampton; and according to Rickman, who is considered a sound authority on the subject, the style latter continued to prevail till the commencement of the reign of Edw. II. viz. A.D. 1307-It could not therefore have been erected before this date; and we must therefore look for its origin in a subsequent period. The next step towards refinement was the decorated English, which extended to the end of the succeeding reign. It is distinguished by more expanded arches; windows furnished with a greater number of lights with flowing tracery; the transomes embattled, and the lower lights ornamented with trefoil and quatrefoil heads. Flying buttresses, ogee arches, niches for statues, and spandrils, enriched with shields and geometrical devices, were peculiar to this period. From these unequivocal tokens it is that I have come to the conclusion that this church was erected during the prevalence of the above style, as will appear evident by an examination of the exterior. The church occupies a commanding situation on the summit of the hill, where the town of Wolverhampton has been built: and its fine outline may be seen to a great distance, towering in sublime majesty over the surrounding habitations. Entering the church-yard from the high green by the light gates, the public road passes the west end, which at present is in a sad state of dilapidation. It has a central pointed door, which has long been closed; above whi...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: George Oliver
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 76
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-53625-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-231-53625-X
Barcode: 9781231536254

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