Account of a Tour in Normandy, Volume 2 eBook

Dawson Turner
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us, was built by Duke William.  We easily gave credit to the mayor’s assertion, as the interior of the nave is good Norman.  The pillars which support the groining of the roof are square; this feature is rather singular.  The tower and spire are copied from Saint Peter, at Caen.  Those of Luc, Courseilles, Langrune, and the other neighboring villages, are upon the same model.  Many instances of the same kind of affiliation occur at home, which shew how easily a fashion was set in ecclesiastical architecture.

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[Illustration:  Font at Magneville]

APPENDIX II.

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The most remarkable among the ancient inscriptions found in that part of Normandy, which is now comprised in the Department of La Manche, are upon an ancient altar, at Ham, on a medallion attached to the outside of the church of Ste. Croix, at St. Lo, and upon the font at Magneville, near Valognes.  The first of these has generally been referred to the seventh century; the second seems to be of the ninth; and the last may with safety be considered as of the latter part of the tenth, or beginning of the eleventh, at which period, the choir of the church of Magneville appears also to have been erected.  Of the sculpture upon the font, as well as of the inscription, an accurate idea may be formed, from the annexed drawing:  the most remarkable character of the inscription seems to be in its punctuation.  The letters upon the altar, at Ham, touch one another, and there is no separation of any kind between the words:  here, on the contrary, almost all the words are divided by three or four points placed in a perpendicular direction, except at the end of the phrases, where stops are wholly wanting.  At Ham, also, the letters are cut into the stone, while at Magneville they are drawn with a brush, with a kind of black pigment.

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INDEX.

A.

Abbey, of Ardennes,
  Bec,
  Bernay,
  Bonport,
  Cormeilles,
  Ducler,
  Jumieges,
  Preaux,
  St. Evroul,
  St. Georges de Bocherville,
  St. Stephen, at Caen,
  St. Taurinus,
  Trinity at Caen.
Academy of Druids, at Bayeux.
Academy of Sciences, at Caen.
Agnes Sorel, buried at Jumieges,
  her statue destroyed by the Huguenots,
  her tomb destroyed at the revolution,
  inscription upon.
Amphitheatre, Roman, found near Lisieux.
Amyot, Mr. his paper on the Bayeux tapestry.
Andelys, origin of the name,
  history of,
  seat of an early monastery,
  great house at,
  birth-place of Poussin.
Andromeda polifolia, found near Jumieges.
Anselm, archbishop of Canterbury, a monk at Bec.
Aqueduct, Roman, remains of, at Vieux.

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