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Ohio State School for the Blind - Salisbury Cathedral
Description: The Ohio State School for the Blind utilized models, like this one, to allow its students to perceive the shape of large buildings they would otherwise be unable to experience. Attached document reads: [PAGE 1] The negotiations failed; “Hath not the Bishop land of his own that he must needs spoil the Abbess’s? Varily he hath many more sites on which he may build his church than this Wilton,” was the reply of the Abbess to his demand. During his period of indecision, the Virgin appeared to him in a vision and commanded him to build his new church in a place called Myrfiled, or as some accounts have it Maerfield. He searched vainly for a piece of ground by that name, that he might obey the supernatural edict until by chance he overheard a laborer (or a soldier – the legends vary) talking of the Maer-field, and then having as he through identified the place, which appears to have been within his own demesne, he commenced to plan the present building. Misled by the similarity of sound, the name maerfield has been naturally enough interpreted to be Mary-field. Not only from the fact that the site was given by the bishop may we infert that the Poores were a wealthy family, but his brother, who was his immediate predecessor in the see, is described in the osmund register as dives et assiduous (rich and painstaking) and Richard Poore, before his enthronement, was a benefactor to the monastery of Tarrant in Dorsetshire his native village. Later we find he gave a large estate at Laberstook to his new cathedral. Hence, the old theory that his name was derived from Poor or Pauper, as it appears in several old chronicles is untenable. The external length of Salisbury Cathedral is 480 feet, and the internal length is 450 feet. The transept is 230 feet outside and 206 feet inside. The chapter house is 58 feet in diameter and 53 feet high. [PAGE 2] The cloister is 182 feet square and is used mainly for recreation such as religious activities, athletic contests, etc. The plumbery is used as a workshop. The height of the steeple is 404 feet. The height of the building proper is 80 feet. There are two entrances to the cathedral, outside of the gate to the cathedral. The one is by means of the proch which is used for special occasions, such wedding. The amin entrance is on the west side of the cathedral. The word cloister means a covered walk or passageway around a court. This word which comes from the Latin claudere, meaning to close, was at first applied to the entire space enclosed within the walls of the masonry cathedral or collegiate establishment of the Middle Ages. Later it designated the four cornered court in the center of the main group of building, which was surrounded on all sides by a covered, arched corridor. Sometime the term was applied only to those corridors; the central open space, which contained a wall and garden, was known as the garth. Within the cloister, the monks were accustomed to enjoy their recreation. Sacristy or vestry is a room in or attached to a church where there sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept. Nave is the long, narrow halls which ordinarily rises higher than the isles flanking it and which usually has windows on each side above the isle roof. Presbytery is that part of a church reserved for officiating prists, as the choir or sanctuary or both. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B11F04_18_001
Subjects: Models; Salisbury Cathedral; Ohio State School for the Blind; Blind--Education--Ohio--Columbus; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Federal Writers' Project
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)