This remarkable guide is devoted entirely to the picturesque thatched churches that survive in the English countryside. Those who visit them, as well as readers who delight in the beauty of thatch, will find the book an invaluable aid to enhancing enjoyment of the many churches that remain hidden away in remote locations. In addition to the artistry of the beautiful thatched roofs, the interiors reveal a host of treasures, such as 14th century wall paintings, the intricate stone carvings of the Norman masons, ornate wood carvings, rood screens, and the skill of the stained glass window designers. The churches also give an insight into the history of England, as most consist of an architectural mix of various centuries, ranging from the Saxon period to the 20th century. An invaluable and unique reference guide to England's thatched churches, a concise glossary of architectural terms and short summaries of the saints to whom the thatched churches are dedicated are also included.
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Michael Billett has written several books on countryside matters, including The Complete Guide to Living with Thatch, Thatching and Thatched Buildings, Thatched Buildings of Dorset, and A History of English Country Sports.
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Book Description Robert Hale, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0709079850
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