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Ancient Cotswold Churches: Illustrated With Pen-And-Ink Drawings By Cecily, Daubeny and the Author's Photographs, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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In the following pages it has been attempted to give a methodical account of the ancient churches within a certain well-defined area of the northern Cotswolds. Although so remarkable for their wealth of early work, these churches have been accorded surprisingly little printed notice. Some of the more important ones are described in the earlier archaeological journals, but even where such information is conveniently accessible, much of it has been superseded by later study or rendered obsolete by subsequent restorations. Meanwhile, a great mass of interest, distributed mainly among the smaller churches, remains unrecorded, and in the majority of cases is yet scarcely appreciated, even in the immediate neighbourhood. It is with these less-known buildings that the present volume particularly deals. Descriptions of famous churches such as Cirencester, Fairford and Burford have been purposely compressed, in order to leave all possible space for new material: even so, at an early stage this became so voluminous that no absolutely exhaustive account of any one particular church could be entertained. Much had to be omitted, in order to keep the letterpress within tolerable bounds. For this reason no very detailed descriptions have been attempted of Norman doorways, of fonts, of bells, of monuments or of plate, these in most instances having been set forth in the monographs enumerated in the appendix, or mentioned in the footnotes. It falls as a significant sidelight upon Cotswold churches that, having touched even so lightly upon such details, there remains so much of genuine interest to record. The I ntroduction, while classifying the main characteristics of the churches, provides also a short glossary, the various paragraphs of which may be read in conjunction with the description of any individual church. As an appendix, an index has been designed to give, at a g
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  • PDF | 244 pages
  • Ulric Daubeny (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (29 Jun. 2012)
  • English
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  • Art, Architecture Photography

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