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.