Scotland
Kelso Abbey -- North Transept
Another Quality Print from Martin2001
 
Type of print:
Steel engraving - Original vintage antique print
Year of printing:
1852
Artist - Engraver - Publisher:
Billings - n/a - R.W. Billings, 3 St. Mary's Bond, London. 
Condition:
Excellent - Very good - Good - Fair.
Overall size of print in inches:
8 1/2 x 11 1/2, 1 inch = 2,54 cm
Type of paper:
Thick - Heavier - Medium heavy - Slightly heavier - Thin
Reverse side:
Blank - With text or pictures
Notes:
Green color around the print is just a contrasting background on which the print was photographed, it is not part of the print.
 
Description:
An excerpt from the original description:
Here, again, another gorgeous "relic of monastic times" rises in isolated majesty over the subject buildings, and confers an importance and solemnity on the whole scene.  This Abbey is a noble specimen of the solid and majestic style of architecture, called the Saxon, or early Norman.  Over the intersection of the  cross, in the centre of the  building, rose a lofty square tower, or lantern, upon four spacious arches, in the pointed style, with six windows in each of its sides, and open galleries within.  Only the south and west sides now remain, but these are the grandest and most striking parts of the ruin.  The Scottish  reformers had no hand in the demolition of this church; for   having been burnt by the duke of Norfolk in 1542, and occupied as a place of defence by the townspeople, during the invasion of Earl Hertford three years after, it was  destroyed by the enemy. From the state of the ruin, it may be inferred that the   cannon employed in battering it down, were directed against it from the north-east.  The    monks of Kelso—as stated in the preceding note—were of a  reformed class of the Benedictine order, first established at Tiron, in France, A.D. 1109, and hence called  TIRONENSES.
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