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PALACE Continued 001 Only One Row of Arched Windows lighting the Parliament Hall and Crossing What is Called "The Ladies Gallery", This gallery or passage, Arched at intervals by the Windows Crossing it was the Convenience of spectators looking into the Hall below -under the passage, again, is another in the thicKness of the Wall and receiving light from the Court by a row of Narrow openings, leading to where the portcullis was fixed for working the drawbridge In this side of the Quadrangle is the inner gateway of the Original entrance Over which is a richly Carved label moulding, above this moulding are three nitches, the Centre and largest One resting on the apex of the gateway a hansomely Carved support -this nitche contained the Statue of Pope Julius 2, the others Contained the figures of two Cardinals The Carving of these nitches is very fine, the brackets or supports being Cut with figures and foliage, at the sides are slender buttresses with crocheted pinnacles and the Canopy of each nitche is beautifully Carved in tabernacle work and Crowned with minature Castles Over each nitche is a winged figure with Scroll, high up, the whole is embraced by a bold projecting hood Moulding, enriched with gothic Cusps and terminating with heads of Various Animals N. [North] of the inner gateway was Another gate, now built up. and which appears from the remains to have also been Ornamented - This was at one time the principal entrance to the Parliament Hall. The South front of the Court in which the inner gateway and present entrance is, and over which is a bracket and Canopy with the remains of a statue, there are three more brackets higher up, in Centre One is a vase of flowers and in Another is a female figure with hands Crossed on the breast the third is empty

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