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Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them   By: (1872-)

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The Homeland Handbooks No. 55.



SIDNEY HEATH (Author of "Some Dorset Manor Houses," etc.)

Illustrated by the Author and Ethel M. Heath

And by Photographs.

Published under the General Editorship of Prescott Row and Arthur Henry Anderson, by the Homeland Association for the Encouragement of Touring in Great Britain.

[Illustration: The Foundations of a Romano British Church. Uncovered at Silchester. Photograph S. Victor White & Co. ]

London: The Homeland Association Ltd., 22, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.

First Edition. 1907.


With a view to making future Editions of this Handbook as accurate and comprehensive as possible, suggestions for its improvement are cordially invited. If sent to THE EDITORS, The Homeland Association, Association House, 22, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, E.C., they will be gratefully acknowledged.


This Book as a whole, with its contents, both Literary and Pictorial, is Copyrighted in Great Britain.


LOCAL. Terms for Advertising in future issues of this Handbook will be forwarded on application to the General Manager of the Homeland Association, at the above address.

GENERAL. Contracts for the insertion of Advertisements through the whole series of Homeland Handbooks, more than fifty volumes, circulating through the country, can be arranged on application to the General Manager.


Author's Preface 7 Dedication 8 Introduction 9

I. Early British Churches 19 II. Early Church Architecture 26 III. The Saxon and Norman Styles 31 IV. The Early English Style 47 V. The Decorated Style 57 VI. The Perpendicular Style 64 VII. The Renaissance and Later 74 VIII. Church Furniture and Ornaments 80 IX. Bells and Belfries 95 X. The Spire: Its Origin and Development 99 XI. Stained Glass 104 XII. Crypts 109 XIII. How to describe an Old Church 111

Appendix A Glossary of the Principal Terms used in Ecclesiastical Architecture 115 Bibliography 123 Index 124



1 Foundations of a Romano British Church Frontispiece 2 The Church of St. Margaret, Lynn 52 3 A Fine Perpendicular Tower, St. Mary, Taunton 72 4 Sedilia and Chantry, Luton 88 The Various Forms of Arches 10 Plan of a Typical Gothic Cruciform Parish Church, Luton 12 Examples of Gothic Windows 15 Examples of Buttresses 17 A Rood Screen, with a Restoration of the Rood 20 The Church of S. Martin, Canterbury 22 Window Built with Roman Brick, Swanscombe 24 A Reputed Saxon Doorway, Bishopstone 30 Tower of Earls' Barton Church 33 An Example of Norman Tower, Bishopstone 34 A Norman Pier Arcade, Abbots Langley 36 Examples of Norman Mouldings 37 A Late Norman Parish Church, Castle Rising 38 West Doorway, Rochester Cathedral 40 Tympanum of Norman Doorway, Fordington St. George 41 Examples of Norman Capitals 42 A Curious Norman Capital, Seaford 43 Norman and Early English Doorways, Dunstable Priory Church 45 Windows, Showing the Origin of Tracery 47 An Early English Arch, Rochester Cathedral 48 Wall Arcading, Showing Junction of Norman and Early English Masonry, Dunstable Priory Church 50 An Early English Doorway, Huntingdon 51 A Group of Thirteenth Century Lancet Windows, Ockham 53 Salisbury Cathedral 55 Examples of Early English Capitals and Ornament 56 A Late Decorated Window in a Parish Church, East Sutton 59 Examples of Decorated Ornament 61 Examples of Perpendicular Ornament 64 Early Perpendicular Parish Church, Yeovil 65 A Fine Parish Church, Showing Rich Perpendicular Work, Terrington St... Continue reading book >>

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