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PALACE Continued 001 Windows of this side are in the Old English style -they are moulded on the lintels, which are straight And formed with radiated Arch Stones and divided into three and four lights by handsomely Carved Stone Mullions with a semicirce under the lintel and having Cusps in each; the windows in the lower floor are in the same Character, but plainer The N. [North] side of this Court, built by James 6, is different from any of the Others, it is five storeys high with an Octagonal tower in which is a Circular staircase, in the Centremost of the windows in this Side are Crowned with angular pidiments, having the rose, thistle, or fleur de lis on the Apex, And in the tympanums Are the initials of James 6 thus,
J.R.6. in nearly all the windows, with Crown, Sceptre, lion, the initials of Charles 1. Prince of Wales feathers and Irish Harp - the tympanums of the upper windows are filled with Angels, over one of the windows on the E. [East] side of the above tower is the date 1619 and over the upper window of the tower is the date 1620, the Only dates that Can be discovered about the building This side contained the private apartments and dining hall which were floored with wood and was Completely destroyed by fire in 1746 occasioned it is said by Hawley's dragoons who had taken up their Quarters in it - the Other sides of the building escaped this fate,
as the first or principal floors Are strongly Arched with stone And the upper Surface paved with flags The W. [West] front of the Court is quite plain, having only eight Windows, four Arched & four Square, over the largest of the latter is a Semicircular moulding
in which are the initials J R 6. inside an Ornamented Scroll & Surmounted by a Crown

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