There was no one even to tell her which, of all the sepulchral slabs that paved the nave and transepts
, was the one that was really beautiful, the one that had been most praised by Mr.
But they were in the church, nevertheless--they were in one of the transepts
. Nearly fifty thousand persons assembled in St.
Seating myself in a corner of the transept
where I could see all and be little seen, I with the rest awaited the coming of the overdue bridegroom.
Even if Philip had wanted to hear this it would have been impossible, for the boys of King's School sit in the choir, and the pulpit stands at the corner of the transept
so that the preacher's back is almost turned to them.
Perhaps the glimpse, among the anonymous spectators in the transept
, of a dark coil of hair under a hat which, a moment later, revealed itself as belonging to an unknown lady with a long nose, so laughably unlike the person whose image she had evoked that he asked himself if he were becoming subject to hallucinations.
One priest dressed in white robes sat, to represent the angel, by one of the square-built tombs near the junction of nave and transept
, and three others, personating the Marys, advanced slowly toward him while they chanted their portion of the same dialog.
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH - PLACE OF WORSHIP Condition: Poor THIS medieval parish church in the centre of Coventry has a high crossing tower with spire, a chancel with aisles and chapels, transepts
, a nave with aisles and a north west chapel.
Made of finely cut coral stones, the church was originally cruciform with one main nave and short, semiround transepts
It is the interior that impresses, a complex composition of confined and open spaces, with its double aisles, internal buttresses in the manner of Albi Cathedral, bridges across the transepts
to carry a continuous gallery passage right around the building, and with lancet windows carried higher than the main vaults to give a further sense of complexity and grandeur.
Its popularity as a place of worship saw it extended in 1901, lengthening the chancel and adding the transepts
Built in the early 13th century, a considerable amount of its masonry survives, including the presbytery, the transepts
, the chapter house and the monks' dormitory.