The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520. Click on image to enlarge it.. Signed with initials “H.W.B.” lower left. Source:
“The Shrewsbury Chapel shown in our sketch, occupies the south-east corner of the church. Hunter, the historian of Hallamshire, thus writes of Shrewsbury Chapel:—“I regard the monuments in this chapel as among the finest in the kingdom.”. The chapel seems to have been intended as the family vault of the House of Talbot. It was built by the fourth Earl of Shrewsbury during the reign of Henry VIII., and is about 25 feet long by 17 wide. Recumbent figures in marble of the Earl and his two wives, Ann and Elizabeth, adorn the top of the altar tomb on the north side. Another unfinished monument exists in the centre of the chapel, regarding the construction of which there are various conjectures. Placed against the south wall is the effigy of the sixth Earl encased in plate armour” (523).
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“Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520-22. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021
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