English Medieval Church Towers

The Northern Province

W.E. David Ryan

A beautifully illustrated guide to the medieval church towers of the Northern Province of England.
Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Illustration :
500 color, 2 line drawing
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781783273539
Pages : 344
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$25.95

Overview
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Church towers are a prominent feature of the English landscape and stand as a testament to the skill and ingenuity of medieval masons. The Northern Province, namely the ecclesiastical province of York, contains a rich and varied array of these remarkable constructions. This vast area of England, comprising of the twelve dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southwell & Nottingham and York, contains no less than 500 medieval examples.
Every medieval church tower within the Northern Province is beautifully illustrated here by a watercolour painting and is accompanied by detailed information relating to its location and date and an architectural description. Provided with an index and a glossary of terms, this book can be used both as a visitor's guide and as a reference work for the study of medieval church architecture. Includes 500 colour illustrations.

DAVID RYAN is a retired architect and a former member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Preface
Diocese of Blackburn
Diocese of Carlisle
Diocese of Chester
Diocese of Durham
Diocese of Leeds
Diocese of Liverpool
Diocese of Manchester
Diocese of Newcastle
Diocese of Sheffield
Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham
Diocese of York
Glossary

REVIEWS
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"The churches, the towers, their locations and the page references are so efficiently catalogued that you could easily plan your tower tick-listing activities around a perfectly convivial week’s holiday in the North. If you marry it to the ebook version, and couple them with a Satnav or Google maps, then you will be well on your merry, modern way on a journey through history made visible by a deeply knowledgeable author."

- Michael Clark, 1320elements.com

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