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Pugin, Augustus Charles; Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore; Willson, Edward J.; Walker, Thomas Larkins; Pugin, Augustus Charles [Editor]; Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore [Editor]; Walker, Thomas Larkins [Editor]
Examples Of Gothic Architecture: Selected From Various Antient Edifices In England: Consisting Of Plans, Elevations, Sections, And Parts At Large ; ... Accompanied By Historical and Descriptive Accounts ... (Band 3) — London, 1840

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PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION.

XI

clential motives it was found expedient (after the roof and two
exterior walls of the Guest Chamber had been taken down, in con-
sequence of their threatening danger to the inmates,) to abandon
those repairs — so far as regarded the restoration of the original
design, and the late Sir Harry Burrard Neale, anxious to consult the
comforts of a worthy tenant, consented to cut the noble Banqueting
Hall into two heights, in order to supply bedrooms above, and kitchen,
&c. below!!! # Thus, the interior symmetry of the Hall is totally
destroyed, the Screen removed, and the North Frontage disfigured by
tlie insertion of modern windows under the original ones of the Hall;
and the armed knight, which terminated the gable of the Guest
Chamber, is enshrined inside the semicireular Oriel Window!!!

I take a respectful leave, hoping soon to revive my acquaint-
ance with those who, humble as my exertions may have been,
have shewn themselves ready to “take the will for the cleed,” and
to appreciate a zeal which I trust may never abate.

THOMAS LARKINS WALKER.

2 Ke'p'pel Sireet, Russell Square,

London, February 1840.

* See “ A Visit to Great Chalfield, Wiltshire,” by Viator, in “ Gentleman’s Magazine,”
March 1838, Vol. IX. No. 3.
 
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