Spire on Octagonal Tower; Diagonal Buttresses

Drawn by Banister Fletcher

St. Mary Bloxam

Oxfordshire

Source: A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method (5th ed), plate 140 (p. 338)

The Evolution of Gothic Spires in England

  • Broach Spire (St. Peter Raunds, Northamptonshire)
  • Broach Spire (St. John Keystone, Huntingdonshire)
  • Parapet Angle Turrets & Crockets (St. Wulfram Grantham, Linconshire)
  • Parapet Angle Turrets & Crockets (Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire)
  • Castellated Angle Turrets & Parapet (St. Peter Kettering, Northamptonshire
  • Angle Turrets & Flying Butresses (St. James, Louth, Linconshire)
  • Angle Turrets & Flying Butresses (St. Michael, Coventry, Warwickshire)
  • [In the original all eight examples appear on a single page, arranged in two rows of four.]

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