This book explores Anglican churches in the Black Country and shows a wide variety of architectural styles in the region.
Many Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular churches are present, and so are Georgian, Commissioners’, Victorian, Arts and Crafts and modern buildings — an eclectic mix enriched by restorations and rebuilds. An introductory chapter sets the scene of church development in the Black Country.
This is followed by a gazetteer which describes each church — its architectural development, fittings, glass, memorials and much besides. Using elements of Black Country history, Tim Bridges brings out the special character of each settlement and its church.
Tim Bridges is also the author of Churches of Worcestershire. He lectures widely on church architecture and history. Following many years on the staff of Worcester City Museums, he now works for the Victorian Society. He is also a trustee of the Worcestershire and Dudley Historic Churches Trust, which along the Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust will benefit financially from the sale of each copy of this book.
Paperback | 160 pages | 259 x 203 mm | 2008
Over 150 b&w photographs