Secret Churches: Ecclesiastical Gems from Around Britain & Ireland

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The churches of the British Isles offer an intriguing glimpse into craftsmanship, culture, and Christianity down the centuries. Some are celebrated landmarks while others are well-hidden, but every church harbors its own, fascinating story. More than 250 structures from around the Isles are highlighted in this unique guide, include the 6th-century Irish monastery of Clonmacnois in Offaly, the remote Romney Marsh churches, and St. Anthony's Chapel in Edinburgh. Some structures keep their secrets close including the Rosslyn Chapel with its intricate, 15th-century carvings while others are more overt, such as the chapel on Orkney Island decorated with elaborate frescos by Italian POWs. Beautifully presented with stunning color photographs as well as maps and an illustrated glossary, this is a lavish look at the best of the Isles’ churches.

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Richard Surman has been a professional photographer for 30 years. His previous works include Cathedral CatsChurch Cats, Cloister Cats, Country House Cats, and Dog Collar.

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