Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England, from the Conquest to the End of the Thirteenth Century: With Numerous Illustrations of Existing Remains, from Original Drawings

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J. H. Parker, 1851 - 287 pages

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Page 49 - Of the southern tower the upper part must have been rebuilt at the end of the twelfth or beginning of the thirteenth century, but with a certain adaptation to the earlier work, the mid-wall shaft being still used.
Page 177 - Tower to be whitewashed and pointed, and within those pointings to be painted with flowers ; and cause the drain of our private chamber to be made in the fashion of a hollow column, as our well-beloved servant John of Ely shall more fully tell thee.
Page 40 - On the south side of the street was sometime one great house, builded of stone, with arched gates, which pertained to the Prior of Lewes, in Sussex, and was his residence when he came to London ; it is now a common hostelry for travellers, and hath a sign of the
Page 126 - ... alone. The vegetables cultivated in this garden were beans, onions, garlic, leeks and some others, which are not specifically named. Hemp was also grown there, and some description of plant which yielded verjuice, possibly, sorrel. Cuttings of the vines were sold, from which it may be inferred that the earl's trees were held in some estimation. The stock purchased for this garden comprised cuttings or sets of the following varieties of pear-trees ; viz.
Page 96 - Henry's reign, was a favourite ambush for outlaws, who there awaited the merchants and their trains of sumpter-horses travelling to or from Winchester ; even in the fourteenth century the wardens of the great fair of St. Giles held in that city paid five mounted sergeants at arms, to keep the pass of Alton during the continuance of the fair,
Page 126 - London, in the 24th year of Edward I. We learn from this curious document that apples, pears, large nuts, and cherries, were produced in sufficient quantities, not only to supply the earl's table, but also to yield a profit by their sale. The comparatively large sum of...
Page 173 - ... feet long and twelve feet wide; in such a manner that in the upper part there be made a chapel for the use of our queen, so that she may enter that chapel from her chamber; and in the lower part let there be a chapel for the use of our family.
Page 14 - And if any one shall have windows looking towards the land of a neighbour, and although he and his predecessors have long been possessed of the view of the aforesaid windows, nevertheless, his neighbour may lawfully obstruct the view of those windows, by building opposite to them on his own ground, as he shall consider most expedient; except he who hath the windows can show any writing whereby his neighbour may not...
Page 214 - Let double bars be made in the window nigh our wardrobe and the privy chamber, and block up the doors of the chapel beside our great hall there, and make a door in the chancel towards the Hermitage ; in that Hermitage make an altar to St. Edward, and in the turret over that Hermitage make a chamber for the clerk, with appurtenances ; also, build a kitchen and a sewery beside the aforesaid hall, and find the wages...
Page 151 - MS. at the end of the sixteenth or beginning of the seventeenth century.

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