The English House; How to Judge Its Periods and Styles

9781150493515: The English House; How to Judge Its Periods and Styles

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... INDEX AND GLOSSARY Abacus: The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. It is a very essential feature in the Grecian and Roman orders. Characteristics de- scribed, 214, 215 Abbot's House, Much Wenlock, Salop, an example of Perpen- dicular Gothic (fifteenth century), 161 Abell, John, carpenter and builder, tempus Charles I., famous for his half-timbered houses in the Herefordshire style, 175 Ab1ngdon Abbey, Berksh1re, A.d. 1250, one of its chimneys described, 98 Acanthus, a plant, the leaves of which, conventionally treated, form the lower portions of Corinthian and Composite capitals, 214, 215, 216 Adam, Robert and James: Architects, of the time of George III. Their work and its characteristics, 208, 244, 246-48, 249, 251, 268 Addy, S. O., his book on "The Evolution of the English House," 87 ; on chimneys, 87; on glass windows, 112; on screens, 171; on English barns and ox-houses used as sleeping-places for labourers, 180-81 Adelph1 Terrace, London, designed and built by the brothers Adam, an example of Anglo-Classic architecture, 244, 268 Albert Hall, London, 240 Aldermaston, Berksh1re, its famous staircase contrasted with those at Crewe Hall, Cheshire, and Burleigh, Northants, 201 Ale-w1ves, in London, during the thirteenth century, their occupa- tion and its dangers, 66, 67 Alfred, K1ng, the reputed inventor of lanterns, 41 All1ngton Castle, Kent, its ceiling decoration, 197 Alnwick Castle, windows at, in Henry IH.'s reign, 114 "Ancient Lights," unknown in London during the Norman period, 65 Ancone: A term in Classic architecture, denoting a small console or. each side of a door to support an ornamental cornice Angel Choir, Lincoln Cathedral, 101 "Anne, Queen ": A style of architecture, popularly so ...

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