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Spalding, Exterior 36

Spalding, Exterior 36

Photographer: Johnson, Edward

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 4707.g.2

Item number: 36

Length: 18

Width: 12.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

South west view of the parish church of Saint Mary and Saint Nicholas in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

"The expansive elevation from the west front of Perpendicular architecture overbuilt upon and about the sturdy Early English buttresses, with the large seven-light west window rising well into the lofty gable of the nave; the well proportioned tower, with its 'King of Spires' rising royally in the foreground; with the roof and clere-story range of the nave forming a noble back ground far above and beyond the south porch and aisles,...and the Chapel of S. Thomas a Becket, with its peculiar windows of German tracery; and the ridge of the roof of the chancel just visible beyond; its gable cross defining the full extent of the fabric eastwards, completes a picture which when doubled gives some promise of an interior to which it is an introduction."

Text by the Vicar of Spalding Edward Moore from the book 'The Fen and Marshland Churches'.

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