: 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.
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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.
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.
: 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)