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Church Of St. Cross, N.W.

Church Of St. Cross, N.W.

Photographer: Savage, William

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868


Item number: 1

Length: 91

Width: 118

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Photograph

"It is a massive cruciform structure, with central tower and imposing transepts. The west front, with its lofty buttresses, its elegant early English double doorway ornamented with tooth moulding, and its large decorated window, will repay an attentive survey...The clerestory windows, over the tiled roofs of the aisles, are decorated; and, together with the lead-covered roof above them, were the work of William de Edyndon...John de Campeden completed the tower at a somewhat later period, and costructed and glazed the eight windows, two on each side, which light the lower portion beneath the belfry. The north transept terminates with a central buttress beneath an early English window, and a gable-light above. On each side of the buttress is a finely carved Norman window; that to the east is concealed by the ambulatory, the western one has been recently restored to its original purpose."

Text from 'Memorials of the Hospital of St. Cross and Alms House of Noble Poverty'.

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