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
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
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.