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Special Collections Material

From Sir Walter Scott's Provincial Antiquities and Picturesque Scenery of Scotland (Vol. II) (1826)
Sp Coll BD6-b.9

"The form altogether consists of a parallelogram of 69 by 35 feet, enclosing a lofty centre with side aisles, and terminated by a Lady Chapel, extending across the east end.  The centre is connected externally with the side aisles and Lady Chapel by flying buttresses, resting against the upright buttresses of the external walls, and internally by enriched pointed arches, supported by massive clustered columns with richly sculptured capitals.  Each buttress is terminated by a pinnacle of varied design and elaborate detail. and in the interval between the buttresses is placed a window, over which the wall is terminated by a rich cornice surmounted by a foliated parapet."

(page 206)

Pellat & Green's show room
Roslyn Chapel: Interior of the east end.
(Plate between pages 206 and 207: Drawn by E. Blore; engraved by H.LE Keux; printed by McQueen & Co.)

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