Harris's Guide To Churches & Cathedrals (2nd Hand Hardback)
A super illustrated guide to the unique treasures that lie within England's churches and cathedrals, featuring 300 colour photos and a county-by-county gazetteer. The unique, the unusual, the rare - Brian Harris has travelled all over England, and parts of Wales, in his quest for the most fascinating churches and cathedrals in the land.
Each church comes with a list of must-see features - whether it be the glorious fan-vaulted cloisters of Gloucester Cathedral or a singular monument to children's toys in the church at Chilham in Kent.
Along with a gazetteer of more than 500 churches, there are intriguing, often amazing stories about every aspect of church architecture, from bells and mazes to stained-glass sundials and wooden effigies.
Richly illustrated with 300 colour photos and maps, this is an exceptional work of reference for anyone who loves churches or ecclesiastical architecture.
Note : Churches & Cathedrals in England & Wales only.
- Format : Standard, Heavy 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : As New
- Category : Non-Fiction - Architecture, Design & Engineering
- Published : 2006 (Ted Smart)
- ISBN : 9780091916145
- SKU : B002305
- PPC : SP1200gm
- RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is most probably the only book you will ever need if you have an interest in the many Churches and Cathedrals in England and Wales. There are many outstanding photographs and helpful descriptions of the insides of the buildings and in most cases a history relating to the building concerned."
"This is a very fine resource and reference guide. It opens up many surprises in buildings that were already familiar. Its special box presentations are the fruit of careful research."
- Amazon Reviews.
Brian L. Harris was a teacher for 31 years in numerous primary schools in Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and West Sussex, including the last 19 years as Headmaster of West Wittering Parochial Primary School. After early retirement from teaching, he became a civil servant for 10 years. He has spent over 50 years researching churches and cathedrals in England and Wales. Now retired, he lives with his wife in West Wittering, West Sussex.