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The Heraldry of Canterbury Cathedral by A W B Messenger

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The Heraldry of Canterbury Cathedral by A W B Messenger
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Extent and format
1 large black fabric/card album (60cmx51cm)
Scope and content
1 large album (60cmx 51cm) containing: (1) 1 loose 100cmx100cm fold out plan entitled “Canterbury Cathedral Cloisters: Plan of the Heraldic Bosses, Looking Up”, which includes analysis of the distribution of 864 bosses (numbered, shown by location and cross-referenced with those given/found by Willement and Griffin); (2) 29 pages with 148 photographs recording the heraldic bosses in the vault of the Great Cloister of Canterbury Cathedral (original photographs by Mr E C Fisher, curator of Maidstone Museum). Photographs are largely arranged a Bay to a page, approximately as they appear in the vaulting to an observer facing the inner wall of the cloister. Accompanying each page is a key to the shields, numbered as in (1) and the beginning of the album contains a typescript explanation of the terms used as well as notes on how to identify the shields, written by Margaret Babington, Hon. Steward and Treasurer, Friends of Canterbury Cathedral (1938).
Messenger, Arthur William Bryant (d 1970), naval officer and antiquary