English Medieval Church Towers: The Northern Province (Paperback)

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English Medieval Church Towers: The Northern Province By W. E. David Ryan Cover Image


A beautifully illustrated guide to the medieval church towers of the Northern Province of England.

Church towers are a prominent feature of the English landscape and stand as a testament to the skill and ingenuity of medieval masons. The Northern Province, namely the ecclesiastical province of York, contains a rich and varied array of these remarkable constructions. This vast area of England, comprising of the twelve dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Chester, Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southwell & Nottingham and York, contains no less than 500 medieval examples.
Every medieval church tower within the Northern Province is beautifully illustrated here by a watercolour painting and is accompanied by detailed information relating to its locationand date and an architectural description. Provided with an index and a glossary of terms, this book can be used both as a visitor's guide and as a reference work for the study of medieval church architecture. Includes 500 colourillustrations.

DAVID RYAN is a retired architect and a former member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783273539
ISBN-10: 1783273534
Publisher: Boydell Press
Publication Date: August 24th, 2018
Pages: 344
Language: English