Lancashire

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From Amazon - recommended books about church architecture

Lancashire : 2 the Rural North (The...  

 

Pevsner's essential North Lancashire book is currently available in two editions.

The first is from Penguin Books, the second from Yale University Press. The books appear to be identical. The Yale edition is cheaper and quicker to order.

North Lancashire  

Lancashire - South 

 

Pevsner's essential South Lancashire book is currently available in two editions.

The first is from Penguin Books, the second from Yale University Press. The books appear to be identical. The Yale edition is cheaper and quicker to order.

South Lancashire 

England's Thousand Best Churches  

This county-by-county guide looks at what Simon Jenkins considers to be the best 1000 churches. It is readable, well illustrated from the "Country Life" photographic archive, and is a very popular book.

Discovering Church Architecture  

This slim volume from the Shire series is a useful guide for anyone wanting to know more about the subject. It takes the reader through the basic information about architecture and liturgy that can enrich a visit to a church.

English Country Churches 

Derry Brabbs' book is a celebration of rural parish churches. It is a readable introduction to the subject, and gives the layman an appreciation of how and why country churches grew up to look the way they do today.

How Old Is That Church?  

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One of the joys of visiting old churches is the pleasure that can be had from using your own skills to work out when each part of the building was erected. This book gives the reader useful tips about what to look for when dating churches.

Lancashire's Architectural Heritage 

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John Champness' book looks at the key historical buildings (all types) in post-1974 Lancashire. Pevsner's books apart,it is, to my knowledge, the only architecture book currently available that covers Lancashire.

English Parish Churches  

Edwin Smith's photographs of are the glory of this book. They illustrate the well-known and less well-known churches of England. The accompanying text by Olive Cook traces their development.

Discovering Stained Glass  

A volume in the Shire "Discovering..." series, this is a useful introduction to the subject.

History and Image in British Churches 

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This book is a companion to church visiting. It examines the imagery to be found within the buildings, as well as the social context of churches.

Cumberland and Westmorland 

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Pevsner's book in the "Buildings of England" series looks at the architecture of the historic counties of Cumberland and Westmorland - now called Cumbria. A classic work.

Yorkshire: West Riding 

This volume is co-authored by Pevsner and Enid Radcliffe. It covers the old geographic county in inimitable style.

Cheshire 

Written by Pevsner and Edward Hubbard, this is a further volume of "The Buildings of England".

Derbyshire 

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Derbyshire was written by Pevsner, with the second edition being edited by Elizabeth Williamson. If you want to know about Derbyshire buildings this is the book to own.

Yorkshire: The North Riding 

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Yorkshire:The North Riding by Pevsner is a further volume in the Buildings of England series, covering the original geographical area of the county.

Architecture in Britain and Ireland... 

An excellent guide to pre-Renaissance buildings in the British Isles, with a strong bias to churches. Wonderful photographs by Edwin Smith, informative text by Lucy Archer, and a useful gazetteer of sites.

Photographs and text Tony Boughen