This book explores 320 Shropshire churches, from those with Anglo-Saxon origins to ones built in the last few decades.
The first chapters consider various aspects of their foundation, architecture, decoration, furnishings and monuments, whilst later chapters consider the different geographical areas of the county in turn, describing each church within each area and highlighting what is of particular interest. John Leonard’s deep knowledge of church architecture and history and his responsiveness to spiritual beauty and vitality will help visitors to Shropshire’s churches interpret and understand what they are seeing. A starring system is used to indicate which churches the author feels offer most to a visitor.
The book is an updated edition of that first published in 2004, to a new design and now including just under 500 colour photographs.
John Leonard is a retired consultant physician who lives in Hopesay, Shropshire. He has written books on the parish churches of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and London.
Paperback | 384 pages | 242 x 171 mm | 2013
Over 500 colour photographs