Tiny Churches

Wills, Dixe

£12.99

While travelling all over Britain on his push bike, non-flying travel writer Dixe Wills is forever popping into old churches to look around, grab a moment of tranquillity or just to shelter from the elements. Extending his love of all things tiny into yet another area, this book is his guide to 60 of the loveliest and most diminutive churches that Britain has to offer, many of which are known only to locals or tourists who are simply lucky enough to stumble across them. Each church is so tiny that only about 30 people could fit comfortably inside, and each is open to the public.

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Description

A handpicked selection of Britain’s most interesting diminutive churches, written in an amusing, accessible style to appeal to modern readers. Puts the spotlight on Britain’s tiniest churches for the first time and uncovers their fascinating historical background. Includes up-to-date practical information on getting to each tiny church via public transport. Highlights special architectural features to look out for, all of which are represented by closeup color photos. Beautifully presented in full color throughout, the book uncovers 60 of the loveliest and most diminutive places of worship in Britain, many of which are known only to locals. Each church is so tiny that fewer than 50 people could fit comfortably inside, each is open to the public, and many boast fabulous wall paintings, stained glass, and artworks as well as fascinating histories. Representing a unique slice of British local history and attitudes, tiny churches are the great survivors of the world. Still standing after centuries of religious unrest and the meddling of the Victorian “church improvers,” they live on in this most irreligious of centuries, scattered all over Britain. Each entry features information on how and when to visit the church, a concise round-up of its history, and details of any must-see architectural features.

Additional information

Weight 630 g
Dimensions 203 × 127 × 25 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

726.50941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K