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Identifier: antiquitiesofen01gros (find matches)
Title: The antiquities of England and Wales
Year: 1785 (1780s)
Authors: Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791
Publisher: London : S. Hooper
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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eftend terminated in a femi-octagon, infcribed in the half of a longoval. It was defended by four round towers j two on the angles,formed by the concurrence of the north and fouth fides with theeaft end; and two others, placed on the angles formed by thejunction of the fame fides with the femi-poligon. The length ofthe eaft end, including the towers, was eighty-five feet; and theextent, from eaft to weft, reckoning the thicknefs of the walls,one hundred and twenty feet. Near the north-weft tower was awell; and in the fouth-eaft angle a fquare building, whofe fidesmeafured twenty-four feet. Two of thefe fides were formed bythe exterior wall, and enclofed the tower. The entrance was at the eaft end, through a ftone gate-houfe,having a paffage forty feet long; at the end of which is remain-ing the place for the portcullis. It is flanked by two round tow-ers : that on the fouth has a ftair-cafe. This gate is now ftanding,and is fhewn in the view. In it is held the manor-court. On its weft
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BERKSHIRE. 9 weft fide a fmall drinking room has lately been added by the pro-prietor. Round about, and almoft occupying the whole emi-nence, are the modern works, thrown up for the defence of thecaftle. Thefe explain and juftify the fpeech of Sir John Boys;which otherwife, confidering its ftate at that time, would havebeen a mere rodomontade. Their fhape is that of an irregularpentagon ; the greateft angle fronting the fouth, on which was aveiy capacious baftion. There was another, but fmaller, on thenorth-weft angle ; and the north-eaft was defended by a demi-bafdon, placed on its fouthern extremity. From the gorge of thegreat fouthern baftion, to the falient angle of the demi-baftion,ran a double, and from thence to the north-eaft angle of thepentagon a triple rampart. The road parTed through thefeworks, clofe to the gate of the caftle. This view was taken inthe year 1768. ST. GEORGES CHAPEL, WINDSOR. T HIS view (hews the chapel dedicated to St. George, thehoufes of the poor knight

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