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 locationand 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 colourillustrations.
DAVID RYAN is a retired architect and a former member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 484 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
The illustrations are captivatingly intricate, teasing out the character and charm of their subjects..The book is both highly useful as a gazetteer for visits, but also as an attractive quick reference for the ecclesiastical professional. * EASA JOURNAL *
The most perfect example that I've seen so far of a physical book that is enhanced by the availability and functionality of an ebook version. -- MICHAEL CLARK, 1320elements.com
The idea is simple: 500 medieval church towers from the Northern Province of the Church of England depicted in watercolour with accuracy and feeling. -- CHRISTOPHER HOWSE * DAILY TELEGRAPH *