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ones since ascertained and given in the Chronological table; this was unavoidable from the want of time and opportunity to examine the history of each particular building with sufficient minuteness, in the first instance, and in all such cases the dates should be corrected by the table ; they are not numerous enough to be of much importance. A general Index to the three volumes has been added, which will enable the reader easily to detect any discrepancies of this kind, and will it is hoped make the work more useful by the facility of referring to any particular example or remarks upon it. In this Index the specimens of which there are engravings are distinguished by an asterisk, which was thought more convenient than separating the Index into two parts, one of engravings, the other of places mentioned, as was done in the former edition.
Turl, Oxford, January, 1846.
TO THE FIRST EDITION.
In the spring of the year 1840 the copper-plates and copy-right of Mr. Britton's " Dictionary of the Architecture and Archæology of the Middle Ages” were sold by public auction to Mr. Henry G. Bohn, by whom the purchase was shortly afterwards transferred to the present publisher.
After some consideration he decided upon publishing it as a Companion to the Glossary of Architecture, and extracting so much of Mr. Britton's Dictionary as suited that object, in preference to reprinting the whole as a separate work.
Several different reasons combined to recommend this plan in preference to the other. The two works had so many points of resemblance that they must necess
essarily take the same ground in some instances. It appeared also that Mr. Britton's series of plates taken by themselves were far from complete, his plan had evidently been cut short and brought to a hasty conclusion: to have taken it up and completed it would have made a large and expensive work; but by taking these plates as additional illustrations to the Glossary, they afford a large number of valuable examples, very few of which had previously been given in that work.
As soon as this was decided on, it became necessary to affix dates to these new examples in the same manner as had been done in the former volume. The researches necessary to ascertain these dates as far as possible, naturally recalled the idea which had previously been entertained, of adding a short Chronological Table and Index, which it is hoped will be found useful and interesting. In order to make this more complete, the heads of the different Kings and Queens have been inserted from the best authorities that were accessible, together with their respective shields and badges; these latter are borrowed principally from Mr. Willement's Regal Heraldry, with his kind permission.
For the beautiful woodcut of Thornbury Castle, (see Frontispiece) which is given as an example of the style in use for domestic edifices in the reign of Henry VIII., the work is indebted to the liberality of the Rev. William Digby, M.A., canon of Worcester.
14 24 25 26
28 31 32 34 37 40 42 44
Monks Wearmouth, Inscription, A.D. 684
Tower and Doorway
the upper Church, A.D. 1148 .
56 59 60
Base, A.D. 1184
60 61 64 65 66 67 i
69 70 71
Page King John and his Queen Isabella, Heads of, from their Monuments at Worcester Cathedral and Fontevraud, A.D. 1199
72 Gelnhausen, Corbels and Capitals, A.D. 1210
75 Henry III., Head of, from his Monument in Westminster Abbey
77 Amiens Cathedral, Western Porches
80 Wells Cathedral, Corbel-heads in Nave, A.D. 1390
81 Ashbourn, Derbyshire, Inscription, A.D. 1235
85 London, Temple Church, Mouldings from the Choir, A.D. 1240
87 Lichfield Cathedral, Corbel-head from the Chapter-house, A.D. 1250 91 Salisbury Cathedral, Corbel in Chapter-house, A.D. 1255
93 Edward I. and Eleanor of Castile, Heads of, and Armorial Bearings 95 Westminster Abbey, Inscription from the Tomb of Henry III. .
97 Exeter Cathedral, Corbel-heads in Transept, A.D. 1279
99 Canterbury Cathedral, part of the Screen in Choir, A.D. 1304
105 Edward II., Head of, from his Monument in Gloucester Cathedral 106 Oxford, Merton College, Window of Vestry, A.D. 1310
107 St. Aldate's, Corbel in south Aisle
110 Westminster, St. Stephen's Chapel, Mouldings, A.D. 1320
ib. Garway, Dovecote, A.D. 1326
112 Edward III. and Queen Phillippa, and Edward the Black Prince, Heads of, and Armorial Bearings
113 Bookham Great, Surrey, Inscription, A.D. 1341
115 Oxford Cathedral, Panel from the Tomb of Lady Montacute, A.D. 1355 117 Winchester Cathedral, Panel from Bp. Edington's work, A.D. 1366 118 Warwick, St. Mary, Section of Mouldings of the Chancel, A.D. 1370 120 Richard II. and his Queen, Heads of, and Armorial Bearings, and Badges 121 Winchester Cathedral, Fanel from the work of William of Wykeham, A.D. 1394
125 Henry IV. and Queen Joan, Heads of, Armorial Bearings, and Badges 126 Canterbury Cathedral, Boss in the vault of a Chapel, A.D. 1410
128 Henry V., Head and Badge of, .
ib. Henry VI. and Queen Margaret, Heads of, and Armorial Bearings 130 Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick, Mouldings of east Window, A.D. 1439 133 Edward IV., Head of, and Armorial Bearings and Badges of the House of York
137 Edward V., Armorial Bearings of
140 Richard III., Head of, and Armorial Bearings and Badge
ib. Tudor family, Badges of
141 Henry VII. and his Queen, Heads of, and Armorial Bearings
142 Canterbury Cathedral, Angel Steeple, Inscription, A.D. 1490
144 Henry VIII., Head of, and Badges and Armorial Bearings
148 Thornbury Castle, Plans of upper and lower Windows
149 View of, see the Frontispiece to this volume Darton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Inscription, A.D. 1517.
13, 14 15, 16
1, 2, 3 ARCHES
4, 5, 6, 7 Bases
24 CROSSES IN CHURCH-YARDS, &c.
25 IN MARKETS
26 on GABLES
27 CRYPTS OF CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL—(Plan and views). 28, 29 Doorways;
30, 31, 32 FINIALS
34 TRACERY OF VAULTED CEILINGS
35, 36, 37 TOWERS AND SPIRES
38 WINDOWS. South Porch of King's COLLEGE CHAPEL, CAMBRIDGE. 40