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The Lower Cloister

The Lower Cloister

Photographer: Harrington, John

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: J/10350.h.10

Item number: 38

Length: 17.2

Width: 11.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The Cloisters of S. Stephen's have always been considered one of the most beautiful examples of the architecture of their time and style existing in England; and in their restoration, the architect of the New Palace has shewn the best judgment. The upper story of the Cloister had been almost entirely destroyed, either by innovations or by the fire of 1834, and only just sufficient remained to afford an idea and authority for its restoration. The lower Cloister is now used as a depository for Members' cloaks on entering from the Star Chamber Court or from Westminster Hall."

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

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