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The Gothic Revival and Design

A. Welby Pugin: The True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture

London: 1841 Sp Coll q58

New Sheffield pattern for a modern Castellated Grate
Page 23

... the inconsistencies of modern grates, which are not infrequently made to represent diminutive fronts of castellated or ecclesiastical buildings with turrets, loopholes, windows, and doorways, all in a space of forty inches ... it is impossible to enumerate half the absurdities of modern metal workers; but these proceed from the false notion of disguising instead of beautifyng articles of utility (p. 23).


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