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The western transept was 213 ft.
Like Lincoln, it had an eastern as well as a western transept, each furnished with apsidal chapels to the east.
The art of making stained xxv11.3 2 a glass windows was not practised by the Venetians; almost the only fine glass in Venice is that in a south transept window in the Dominican church, which, though designed by able Venetian painters, is obviously the work of foreigners.
His body lies under the altar in the north transept of the Gesil in Rome.
They represent the Early English style at its best, and the view across the great transept is unsurpassed for architectural effect.Advertisement
The chief building in Agen is the cathedral of St Caprais, the most interesting portion of which is the apse of the 12th century with its three apse-chapels; the transept dates from the 12th and 13th centuries, the nave from the 14th to the 16th centuries; the tower flanking the south facade is modern.
Maria di Provenzano, a vast baroque building of some elegance, designed by Schifardini (1594) Sant' Agostino, rebuilt by Vanvitelli in 1755, containing a Crucifixion and Saints by Perugino, a Massacre of the Innocents by Matteo di Giovanni, the Coming of the Magi by Sodoma, and a St Anthony by Spagnoletto (?); the beautiful church of the Servites (15th century), which contains another Massacre of the Innocents by Matteo di Giovanni and other good examples of the Sienese school; San Francesco, designed by Agostino and Agnolo about 1326, and now restored, which once possessed many fine paintings by Duccio Buoninsegna, Lorenzetti, Sodoma and Beccafumi, some of which perished in the great fire of 1655; San Domenico, a fine 13th-century building with a single nave and transept, containing Sodoma's splendid fresco the Swoon of St Catherine, the Madonna of Guido da Siena, 1281, and a crucifix by Sano di Pietro.
In the interior the sculptured triforium (15th century), the spiral staircase in the transept and a Holy Sepulchre are of interest.
The cathedral, remarkable in having three towers over the transept, one of which is surmounted by a fine spire, dates from the 14th and 15th centuries.
La Chapelle is still older, dating nominally from 1210, the choir and transept being considered to date from about fifty years later.Advertisement
It was the introduction of the apsidal chapels in the churches of France which eventually led to the chevet or cluster of eastern chapels in many of the great cathedrals, and also sometimes to the extension of the transept so as to include additional apsidal chapels on the east side.
The high altar (A) stands immediately to the east of the transept, or ritual choir; the altar of St Paul (B) in the eastern, and that of St Peter (C) in the western apse.
On the eastern side of the north transept is the "scriptorium" or writing-room (P 1), with the library above.
It consists of a vast nave of eleven bays, entered by a narthex, with a transept and short apsidal choir.
Between it and the transept we find the sacristy (X), and a small book-room (Y), armariolum, where the brothers deposited the volumes borrowed from the library.Advertisement
The dormitory, as a rule, was placed on the east side of the cloister, running over the calefactory and chapter-house, and joined the south transept, where a flight of steps admitted the brethren into the church for nocturnal services.
The long gabled building on the east side of the cloister contained on the ground floor the chapter-house and calefactory, with the monks' dormitory above (M), communicating with the south transept of the church.
The restored north transept has a window of remarkable beauty.
The parish church of St Nicholas, an antiquated cruciform structure with curious Elizabethan work in the north transept, and monuments of the Chichester family, was originally a chapel or oratory dependent on a Franciscan monastery.
The nave was begun in 1096 and is Romanesque in style; the transept and choir, which contain magnificent stained glass of the Renaissance period, are of Gothic architecture.Advertisement
The abbey, cruciform, is in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, with pronounced French influence, due probably to the master mason John Morow, or Morreau, who, according to an inscription on the south transept wall, was born in Paris.
There now remain only the transept and choir, a unique example of the Early Pointed style.
It has an interesting and beautiful church (the Marien Kirche), with four spires (of which that on the transept is curiously crooked), built in the 13th century, and restored in 1876-1879; also several other ancient buildings, notably the town-hall, the Fiirstenhof (now administrative offices), and the Hexenthurm.
On the eastern side we find the remains of the dormitory, raised on a vaulted substructure and communicating with the south transept.
The chapter-house (C) always opened out of the east walk of the cloister in a line with the south transept.Advertisement
On the east side stands the two-aisled chapter-house (5), between which and the south transept is a small sacristy (3), and on the other side two small apartments, one of which was probably the parlour (6).
Above this whole range of building runs the monks' dormitory, opening by stairs into the south transept of the church.
The monks' dormitory was in its usual position above the chapter-house, to the south of the transept.
We may also call attention to the greatly lengthened choir, commenced by Abbot John of York, 1203-1211, and carried on by his successor, terminating, like Durham Cathedral, in an eastern transept, the work of Abbot John of Kent, 1220-1247, and to the tower (D), added not long before the dissolution by Abbot Huby, 1494-1526, in a very unusual position at the northern end of the north transept.
Two square unfinished towers flank the western entrance, and another rises above the transept.Advertisement
The existing ruins comprise parts of the Early English choir, the north transept, also Early English but of later date, and the rich Decorated nave.
The whole of the south transept has perished.
The north transept, with early Decorated windows, has been covered in and walled off, and is the burial-ground of the Kerrs of Fernihirst, ancestors of the marquess of Lothian.
The vaulting of the nave takes the form of a series of cupolas, and that of the choir and transept is similar.
The cathedral, which was restored in 1884-1886, has a choir, a crypt and two towers of the 11th, a transept of the 13th and a late Gothic nave of the 16th century.Advertisement
The crypt under the raised transept and choir is one of the largest in the world, and the church is one of the finest in Scandinavia.
Both were buried in the transept which Percy added to Dromore Cathedral.
On the highest ground in the city rises the cathedral, the interior of which was built after his death according to the plans of Giulio Romano; it has double aisles, a fine fretted ceiling, a dome-covered transept, a bad baroque façade, and a large unfinished Romanesque tower.
The main entrance in common use is that in the north transept.
Exquisite ornament is seen in the triforium arcade, and between some of the arches in the transept are figures, especially finely carved, though much mutilated, known as the censing angels.Advertisement
The choir stalls in the body of the church are modern, as is the organ, a fine instrument with an "echo" attachment, electrically connected, in the triforium of the south transept.
A part of the south transept is famed under the name of the Poet's Corner.
The north transept contains many monuments to statesmen.
Its cathedral of St Pierre, in some respects the most daring achievement of Gothic architecture, consists only of a transept and choir with apse and seven apse-chapels.
The transept was built from 1500 to 1548.Advertisement
The plan consists of a nave, with aisles and lateral chapels, transept and choir, with a deambulatory at a slightly lower level.
Gavin Dunbar, who followed him in 1518, was enabled to complete the structure by adding the two western spires and the southern transept.
The knights went out to seek their weapons, and when armed followed him into the north transept, where they fell upon him and brutally slew him with many sword-strokes (December 29, 1170).
The cathedral has some fine stained glass, a sculptured pulpit and the famous astronomical clock in the south transept; this contains some fragments of the clock built by the mathematician, Conrad Dasypodius, in 1574.
The remains include the vestry, the southern transept (the famous rose window of which is still entire), part of the chancel, the southern wall of the nave, part of the entrance towers and the western doorway.Advertisement
The arches are sometimes cusped; circles with trefoils, quatrefoils, &c., are introduced into the tracery, and large rose windows in the transept or nave, as at Lincoln (1220).
The conventional foliage decorating the capitals is of great beauty and variety, and extends to spandrils, bosses, &c. In the spandrils of the arches of the nave, transept or choir arcades, diaper work is occasionally found, as in the transept of Westminster Abbey.
The latter is one of the chief examples of the period, to which must be added the cathedral of Salisbury (except the tower); the Galilee at Ely; nave and transept of Wells (1225-1240); nave of Lincoln; west front of Peterborough; and the minster at Beverley.
There remain a fragment of the south wing of the transept, two sides of the decagonal chapter-house (1282) and the beautiful west gate-house, Early Perpendicular (1332-1388), with an oriel window on the east.
The south transept has a similar blocked door that would have allowed access to the monks ' dormitory.
The south transept has a half-timbered gable with restored Jacobean carving.
The transept has plain buttresses and a plain parapet.
The S transept S window is a glorious piece of flowing tracery.
The south elevation has a short transept that holds the organ.
In 1843 another Chester architect, Thomas Jones, added the south transept, west tower, and perhaps two galleries.
The Pilgrims ' Chapel Pilgrims Chapel From the north east side of the North transept descend a few steps into the Pilgrims Chapel.
The south transept has a Rose Window inspired by Dante's Il Paradiso.
The fine Brindley & Foster organ in the north transept was given by Mr A F Hurt in 1880.
At the end of the service, some had wandered into the south transept.
The central transept is the feature of the new building.
Former Chapter House on north transept became Song School.
Entering through the original south transept many relics of the old abbey can be seen.
It will form a magnificent backdrop to the new Baptistery being set up in the north nave transept.
The west front of the church stands to its full height and the south transept still retains its ribbed vaulting.
Over the south transept aisle, which was the chapel of St Bridget, is the clerestory passage, which ran all round the church.
In the south transept of the church is the tomb of the founder; the figure of Galeazzo guarded by angels lies under a marble canopy, with the Madonna in a niche above.
On the highest ground in the city rises the cathedral, the interior of which was built after his death according to the plans of Giulio Romano; it has double aisles, a fine fretted ceiling, a dome-covered transept, a bad baroque faÃ§ade, and a large unfinished Romanesque tower.
Tickets can be ordered by filling in the slip on the booking forms which will be available in the South Transept of the cathedral.
Session House Window The window now in the Session House was in the north transept of the previous church.
The Pilgrims ' Chapel Pilgrims Chapel From the north east side of the North Transept descend a few steps into the Pilgrims Chapel.
The south transept has a Rose Window inspired by Dante 's Il Paradiso.
At the end of the service, some had wandered into the South transept.
The transept chapel has three windows glazed with 16th century Italian glass.
On the south transept wall is a memorial plaque.
In the north transept window, is glass which is believed to have been made in Spain around the 14th century.
Under a transept roof is the Gypsies ' Gallery, which provided seats for the poor of the parish.
Both transept gables have rougher masonry surrounding their windows, perhaps the result of repair.
The triforium passage in the South transept is essentially matched to the nave clerestorey passage, however.
In 1860 the nave was widened on the north side, swallowing up a transept.
The crossing is surmounted by a dome, and the extremity of the north transept by a fine square tower over 160 ft.
The exterior of the choir, with its four radiating chapels, its jutting cornices supported by modillions and columns with carved capitals, and its mosaic decoration of black and white stones, is the most interesting part of the exterior The rest of the church comprises a narthex surmounted by a tower, three naves and a transept, over which rises another tower.
The first choir was burned down in 1213, but was rebuilt in 1242 at the same time as the transept, and is a superb specimen of pointed Gothic. There are five towers with spires, which give the outside an impressive appearance, and much has been done towards removing the squalid buildings that formerly concealed the cathedral.
The principal portal is a fine specimen of 12th-century Romanesque, and the lower part of the nave is of the same period; the choir and the transept are striking examples of the style of the 13th century.
Pietro Orseolo and his successors rebuilt the church on a larger scale in the form of a basilica with three eastern apses and no transept, and Byzantine workmen were employed.
In Westminster Abbey the space east of the transept is the presbytery, and the same arrangement is found in Canterbury Cathedral.
In 1861 Blondin first appeared in London, at the Crystal Palace, turning somersaults on stilts on a rope stretched across the central transept, 170 ft.
There remain only the fine Early English choir, with Decorated additions, the Norman south transept and the majestic Decorated tower; while slight fragments of a Norman nave are seen.
We not unfrequently find a single transept, sometimes of great size, rivalling or exceeding the nave.
The original edifice is believed to have been erected in the time of Columba, but the transept and nave of the existing structure date from the early part of the 13th century, the choir from the 15th.
The large bronze candelabrum in the left transept is said to be 13th century work.
The remains of the choir and south transept disclose rich work of the Decorated style.
In the interior, which comprises the nave with aisles, transept and choir with ambulatory and side chapels, there are fine rose-windows with stained glass of the r4th century, and other works of art.
The dormi- tory, as a rule, was placed on the east side of the cloister, running over the calefactory and chapter-house, and joined the south transept, where a flight of steps admitted the brethren into the church for nocturnal services.
Each transept has an aisle to the east, forming three chapels.
The south transept contains St Mirren's chapel (founded in 1 499), which is also called the "Sounding Aisle" from its echo.
The transept was added in the 13th century.
The church, however, was almost wholly reconstructed in the Perpendicular period, and is a fine example of that style, the interior gaining in beauty from the scheme of colour-decoration in the choir, while the magnificent stone-vaulted roof with fan tracery, extending throughout the church, excepting the south transept, is unsurpassed.
The body was buried in the north transept of the abbey, where, on the 19th of June 1900, Mrs Gladstone's body was laid beside it.
Thegroinedvaulting of the roof is visible in the choir and the right transept, while the rest of the church has a wooden roof.
The interior, which has a crypt in each transept, in the main preserves its original character.
A curious two-storeyed building which adjoins the north transept consists of a chapel with a piscina below and a priest's chamber above.
An open space forming the heart of the square in which the church stands separates the solitary western tower (14th century) from the choir and transept, the nave having been blown down by a violent hurricane in 1674 and never rebuilt.
To this old track the name of " pilgrims' way " has been given, for along it passed the stream of pilgrims coming through Winchester from the south and west of England and from the continent of Europe by way of Southampton to Canterbury Cathedral to view the place of the martyrdom of Thomas Becket, in the north transept, to the relics in the crypt where he was first buried after his murder, in 1170, and the shrine in the Trinity Chapel which rose above his tomb after the translation of the body in 1220.
In a chapel in the south transept are the effigies of Henry II.