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Entrance of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 1860

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/18

Scope and Contents

157 x 252 mm. A view showing the domed front facade of the Church, situated in the north-west part of the city. Frith comments: 'The exterior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, as seen in this view, although it suffers much from the mean style of the upper portion, presents a very picturesque appearance. The Norman door-ways, with their rich clustered columns and well-proportioned arches, showing a fine mixture of bold and delicate work, and the not less beautiful, but much injured, windows above, one of which has been partly blocked up, are worthy memorials of the crusaders. Although not on a grand scale, nor displaying the breadth that renders many of our Norman churches admirable, the front is in a style at once pure and rich.

Dates

  • 1860

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

General

WS.

Originator(s)

Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-08 10:22:02+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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