Late-Medieval Brasses and the St. Quintins in the East Riding

If I were to make an achievable new year's resolution for 2017, it would be to appreciate more church monuments. In what little time has come to pass of January already I've visited eight East Riding parish churches, ones which I'd previously only read about in books. Of these eight churches, St. Giles at Goxhill … Continue reading Late-Medieval Brasses and the St. Quintins in the East Riding

York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

The North and South choir aisles in York Minster contain an overwhelming number of funerary monuments. The crowded South aisle contains more wall-mounted memorials in marble and stone, dating almost in equal measure between the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, than the North aisle. The manner of their display is a scramble for wall space. … Continue reading York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

Kinlochbervie and Telford’s 1829 ‘Parliamentary church’

Blessed with unusually pleasant weather on a visit to the extreme North West of Scotland in September I've decided after looking over some images from the trip that it's time to share a few of the Highland churches I was able to whirl around whilst visiting family in the area earlier in the year. This … Continue reading Kinlochbervie and Telford’s 1829 ‘Parliamentary church’

Sutton-upon-Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels.

St. Michael and All Angels church in Sutton-upon-Derwent typifies architectural development in the early English church building. One of the most exciting things to do on a visit to an old church is to trace the development of architectural styles through the ages by attempting to read and make sense of the building's stone fabric … Continue reading Sutton-upon-Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels.