Britain's Lost Churches : The Forgotten Holy Sites of Britain's Christian Past Hardback
by Matthew Hyde
Neglected to the elements, renovated for commercial use or demolished completely, many of Britain' s beautiful churches have vanished, leaving no trace except photographs or illustrations to mark their existence. Architectural commentator Matthew Hyde travels the length and breadth of the country to seek out and tell the stories of these wonderful buildings, from churches that defy the elements in Orkney to abbeys destroyed in Henry VIII's dissolution programme and the cathedrals that suffered the terrible effects of the Blitz in World War Two.
Their architectural heritage and social importance are remembered. Complete with archive photography and illustrations mirroring their glorious past with contemporary images of how they look today, Britain' s Lost Churches is an emotional and poignant tribute to the many buildings that were at one time, the house of God.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Aurum Press
- Publication Date: 23/09/2015
- Category: Architectural structure & design
- ISBN: 9781781311219