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Special Collections Material

From Britton's History and Antiquities of the Cathedral Church of Salisbury (1814)
Sp Coll RQ 675

"The Tower rising from the roof, and near the centre of the church, consists of three divisions; and its whole surface is decorated with pilasters, columns, arches, panels, crocketed pediments, foliated pinnacles, and three different and varied bands or parapets ... The octangular Spire rises from the centre of the tower: four of its sides rest on the walls of the tower, and four on arches raised at the angles."

(page 71)

"[The plate] shows two of the interior flying buttresses, on the north side, that were constructed to support and strengthen the tower when the spire was raised; also the timber-work of the roof on the same side, the large external flying buttresses on the south side, the interior and exterior extent of the transept, with the forms, proportions, and situations of the arches, windows, buttresses &c.  At the right hand side is shown a section of the cloister, with one compartment of the library over it."

(page 77)

Pellat & Green's show room
Salisbury Cathedral Church, Section & Elevation of the great Transept, Tower & Spire.
(Plate XXII: Drawn by Cattermole; Engraved by G. Gladwin)

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