[The Norman Porch and Staircase, Canterbury Cathedral.] 36.[This is a wonderfully well preserved piece of Norman work, having been constructed about 1130-40. It is now the approach to the principal schoolroom of the famous King's School, which claims to have been in existence in the days of Ethelbert and Augustine; at one time the hall-or schoolroom- -was used for dispensing hospitality to necessitous pilgrims. The School was refounded in the reign of Henry VIII., and has an outstanding scholastic record; many eminent men commenced their education here. As a memorial to the scholars who fell in the war of 1914-18, the level of the ground in the vicinity of the Staircase was sunk, thereby exposing the Norman base of the columns on which the schoolroom rests.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14617] £60.00