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The Gothic Revival and Design

John Rutter: Delineations of Fonthill and its Abbey
(London: 1823) Sp Coll q63

Fonthill Abbey: View of the West & North Fronts: from the End of the Clerk's Walk
Drawn by J. Martin; engraved by T. Higham.
Plate 11
(Published June 2nd 1823, by J. Rutter, Shaftesbury)

The grouping of the great divisions of the Abbey is very perfect from this point. The enormous height of the central tower is reduced into proportion by the lofty erections about its base, and a magnificent idea of extent is produced by the great distance at which the towers appear, which teminate the eastern and southern extremities ... (p.67).

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