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Title A print comparing the inside of the old North transept with an outside view of the new North transept at St. Albans abbey
Collection The Sir Henry Dryden Collection
Title Variant A print comparing the inside of the old North transept with an outside view of the new North transept at St. Albans cathedral
Author/Creator Steinmetz, I H
Date Mar-89
Description The old North transept had Wheathampstead windows, these are now gone. [This probably relates to Abbot John Wheathampstead in the 15th century.] This re-designing of the church is what seemed to offend Dryden. The 'restoration' resulted in loss of almost all the 15th century work in the cathedral. This happened as a result the cathedral being in a sorry state, part of it walled off as a school and the public way led through the retrochoir. In 1871 Sir G. G. Scott issued a report, work began but he died in 1878 and funds ran out. Lord Grimthorpe, a lawyer and amateur architect, then spent 130,000 on the abbey.
Id Number Current Accession DR/16/032
Location Hertfordshire
Location Current Repository Northamptonshire Central Library
Subject Church architecture, Religious buildings, Abbeys, Priories, Structural elements (buildings), Windows, Arches, Cathedrals, Restoration, Monastic buildings, Hospital Buildings (Medieval)
Object Notes 34cm x 52cm
Negative Reference MF R05 F049
Rights Northamptonshire Libraries and Information Service
Work Type Print
 

 

 

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