Chained Library, Dean Leigh building, Hereford Cathedral: rows of bookcases with the books shelved with their foredges facing the reader
|Architect/Designer||Blomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-1899)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CAT/776 (ES13295)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Libraries ; Cathedrals ; Bookcases|
NOTES: The Chained Library, which contains the 8th century Hereford Gospels, was housed in the Lady Chapel until 1842. It was moved to the new Dean Leigh building, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, in 1897. Since 1996, it has been housed, together with the Mappa Mundi, in the purpose-built New Library Building designed by Sir William Whitfield.
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