This classic guide from 1934 gives a brief account and pictorial review of every Church of England cathedral in England that existed at the time. Wonderful readable and richly illustrated with photographs and original drawings by Brian Cook, this is still a great read for architectural enthusiasts and those who visit churches and cathedrals.
A new edition of Batsford's classic 1930s guide to England's cathedrals, with foreword by Simon Jenkins.
This classic guide from 1934 gives a brief account and pictorial review of every Church of England cathedral in England that existed at the time. Simply and concisely written to be read by anyone with an interest in the subject, the book features cathedrals from the mighty York Minster, Durham and Canterbury through St Albans to Ripon and Southwark.
The full list of cathedrals covered are:
Bristol, Canterbury, Carlisle, Chester, Chichester, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Lincoln, London, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Ripon, Rochester, St Albans, Salisbury, Southwark, Southwell, Wells, Winchester, Worcester, York. Also the Parish church cathedrals of Birmingham, Blackburn, Bradford, Chelmsford, Coventry (pre-war building), Derby, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Portsmouth, St Edmundsbury, Sheffield and Wakefield.
The book features an iconic book jacket by Brian Cook of Gloucester Cathedral as well as several of Brian's line drawings. A beautiful book to have on any shelf, this is also a practical guide that still works as a reference guide today.
About the Author
Harry Batsford was the author of several books on life in Britain, including How to See the Country, The English Cottage and The Face of Scotland (all co-authored with Charles Fry), and was the chairman of the publisher B. T. Batsford from 1917 to 1952. His passion for all aspects of British life is seen in the books he wrote and also in his stewardship of the publishing house for several decades.