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There are forty-eight Anglican cathedrals in England and Wales. Some of them are ancient places of worship, rich in history and of grand proportions; others are more recent structures of the best of contemporary craftsmanship. There are chapters on the major cathedral-building periods and descriptions of all forty-eight English and Welsh Anglican cathedrals: these comprise brief tours highlighting major features, guiding the reader through the building with the aid of a sketch plan. Roman Catholic cathedrals are also briefly described, but those of Westminster and Liverpool are more fully covered. There are brief descriptions of the ancient Scottish cathedrals, now mainly ruinous, and lists the cathedrals of the Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches in Scotland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 128 x 206 x 10mm | 322.06g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • many col and b/w illus, figs
  • 0747805970
  • 9780747805977
  • 1,616,618

Table of contents

Introduction; What is a cathedral?; It was not built in a day; Plain and simple: Saxon Romanesque architecture; Strength and fortitude: Norman architecture; Grace and elegance: Early English Gothic; Enrichment and splendour: Mid-Gothic of Decorated; Space and light: Late Gothic - the Perpendicular style; Ruin and renewal: from the Renaissance to the Gothic Revival; The twentieth century; Glass, stone and wood; Anglican cathedrals of England and Wales; Cathedrals of Scotland; Further reading; Cathedral websites
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About David Pepin

David Pepin is a retired primary school teacher. An Anglican by tradition and practice and a keen ecumenist, he is involved with several interdominational concerns. He is also a local preacher in the Methodist Church.
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