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Nave, Looking East

Nave, Looking East

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 7

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Interior view of the nave, Westminster Abbey.

"The excessive, yet elegant elevation of the Nave renders it one of the most remarkable of our English interiors. It is the highest in the kingdom, excelling the Nave of York Minster, the next in rank, by two feet. The new screen which parts it from the Choir was erected by Mr. Blore, who has aptly chosen the decorated style which prevailed in the time of Edward I. The clustered columns and pointed arches, the tracery of the triforium and of the clerestory windows above, and the vaulted roof, form a magnificent tout ensemble. The length of the Nave is 166 feet; its breadth 38 feet, or inclusive of aisles, 72 feet; its height 101 feet."

Descriptive letterpress by John Harrington of Brighton from the book 'The Abbey and Palace of Westminster'

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