Cullompton Church, (west view) ([1851])

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Devon West Country Studies pB/CUL 3/1851/MIT
Illustration Reference
SC0436F
Publication Details
Date
[1851]
Place
Publisher
Scope and Content
Mitchell, J. C. Eight views of Cullompton and neighbourhood; together with a concise compilation of explanatory particulars and description. Cullompton: I. Frost, 1851.Church Street should be particularized as affording from Fore Street, an admirable sight of the principal entrance to the Church with its lofty tower, a truly majestic and noble pile, containing eight fine toned bells. This is a substantial building, embattled and of good proportions, one hundred feet high with pinnacles of twenty feet, and was begun to be built in the year 1545, as stated by an inscription over the entrance, being completed in about four years. The arms of England and those of JOHN VEYSEY, then Bishop of Exeter, are distinctly visible, and above them the statue of King Edward 6th in good preservation. It is to be regretted however, that the effigy of St. George, and the figure of the crucified Redeemer, have been wantonly mutilated and defaced. The commanding prospect from the leads, is finely diversified and eminently beautiful.From the bottom of Church Street also, we have a full view of the west end of the ancient and venerable Church, to the left of which is seen the Vicarage.[Text may be taken from a different source or edition than that listed as the source by Somers Cocks.]
Format
Steel l.engr vign
Dimensions
69x98mm
Note
WSL copy is 1991 reprint
Aspects
West view
Counties
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Dates
1851