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PARISH CHURCH AT BRISTOL, WHICH WAS BUILT THROUGH THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE CANYNGES, MAYORS AND MERCHANT PRINCES

PARISH CHURCH AT BRISTOL, WHICH WAS BUILT THROUGH THE MUNIFICENCE OF THE CANYNGES, MAYORS AND MERCHANT PRINCES

The fine late Perpendicular church of S. Mary Redcliffe, at Bristol, was built mainly through the munificence of the Canynges family of merchant princes. William Canynges, the elder, who died in 1396, began the good work; it was completed by his grandson of the same name, who survived till 1474. In the south aisle of the nave are monuments to the younger Canynges and his wife, and another in the south transept represents the former in his capacity of Dean of Westbury College, a house for secular clerks which he founded three miles north of Bristol. He was mayor of the city. The photograph shows the south side of his parish church, which was described by Queen Elizabeth as "the fairest, the goodliest" in England.

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