Some account of the abbey church of St. Alban
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Some account of the abbey church of St. Alban illustrative of the plans, elevations and sections of that building.

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Published by Printed by Nichols, son, and Bentley in London .
Written in English


  • St. Albans Abbey.

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ContributionsCarter, John, 1748-1817., Gough, Richard, 1735-1809., Englefield, Henry, Sir, 1752-1822., Society of Antiquaries of London.
LC ClassificationsNA5471.S2 C2
The Physical Object
Pagination1, 20, 7 p., 19 leaves of plates (some folded) :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6541066M
LC Control Number12005816

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  By the late middle ages St Albans Abbey had one of the largest and most important book collections of any Benedictine house in England. It contained many important texts from the Anglo-Norman period, and saw significant expansion between and during the abbacies of Thomas de la Mare and John of Wheathampstead. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Carr, J. Comyns (Joseph Comyns), Abbey church of St. Albans. London: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday, Some account of the Abbey Church of St. Alban: illustrative of the plans, elevations and sections of that building. (London: Printed by Nichols, Son, and Bentley, ), by John Carter, James Basire, Henry Englefield, Richard Gough, and Society of Antiquaries of London (page images at HathiTrust). About this Item: British Library, Historical Print Editions, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Title: An Account of Saint Alban's Abbey, Saint Michael's and Saint Peter's Churches, with historical illustrations, her: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom.

ST. ALBANS CATHEDRAL CHAPTER I. HISTORY OF THE BUILDING. Long before any church stood on the site of the present cathedral, long before the time of Albanus, who is universally allowed to have been the first Christian martyr whose blood was shed in this island, events that have found a place in the early history of Britain occurred in the immediate neighbourhood of the city we call St. Albans. This was the third publication in the Society of Antiquaries' series on the principal ancient churches of Britain, following those on St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster () and Exeter cathedral (). It was followed by accounts of the cathedrals of Durham (), Gloucester () and St Alban's . Buckler, Abbey Church of St. Alban, In this connexion it must be remembered that the aisles had no light from the main span on account of its solid walls. It is possible that the western light was never pierced; the double arrangement being adopted in order to make a feature central with the bay. Before 'restoration' it was of much. Joan Freeman. Reproduced courtesy of the St Albans Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. Until it was dissolved in , St Albans Abbey dominated the life of the town. Most of the ancillary buildings that surrounded the Abbey have now gone, robbed of stone to construct other buildings in the city.

Get this from a library! A history of the architecture of the abbey church of St. Alban: with special reference to the Norman structure. [John Chessell Buckler; Charles Alban Buckler].   Update 3 November Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday 31 October, the Cathedral will only be open for private prayer and reflection from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. The Cathedral shop will remain closed during this time, however many of our gifts can be found on our new online shop. Delivery and click and collect available.  Opening . TL SW ST ALBANS Abbey Church of St Alban TL SE /8/97 and 9/97 I Original Norman church of of which remains North wall of nave, transepts and crossing tower, although end windows of transepts were altered by Lord Grimthorpe in 's. Walls are of flint and Roman brick, the tower almost entirely of Roman brick. Church History 9 St. Albans (England) 9 Hertfordshire (England) 3 St. Albans Abbey 3 + More; Call Number. N - Fine Arts 10 B - Philosophy. Psychology. Religion 3 Publication Year. 14 6 2 to Present.