Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ten of the best

I’ve refreshed my ‘Ten of the Best’ feature, with ten new links in the right-hand column to some favourite posts from the English Buildings blog from the past months and years. This time the theme is places of worship, and I’ve gone for a selection of unusual post-medieval churches and chapels from the Tudor period to the Arts and Crafts movement of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. I hope you find something to enjoy here, especially if you’ve come to this blog recently and missed many earlier posts.


Gaw said...

Wonderful selection. Thanks!

May I make a couple of suggestions? Perhaps you might add a blog search gadget so that a reader can search for posts containing particular words? I ask this as I was wondering whether you'd visited the lovely little church at Winson, Glos, which sounds as if it's quite near you (it used to be local to me).

My second suggestion is that you consider paying a visit to this church as it's an interesting example of a medieval church being given an Arts and Crafts makeover, including the addition of some charming paintings in the interior. It's also in a lovely position with a lovely graveyard.

Here are some photos I found on the web:

Philip Wilkinson said...

Good suggestions, thank you.

I've been to Winson, but not blogged about it. I must give the place another visit soon.

bazza said...

Hi Philip. I love that you have the corrigated iron building among the other gems. No elitism here!
However my favourite is that Arts & Crafts church at Brockhampton; I can't think of anything that comes close to that building for original style and beauty.
Thanks for presenting us with this post.

BRASWELL said...

I am a new comer to your blog...since finding it I am hooked. I am designing a home in Chelsey Green UK and have become so fond of London and surrounding areas. You are such a gift. I thank you. peggy braswell

Vinogirl said...

Great ten. I think my favourite has to be the first, 'Arts and Crafts' although the 'Byzantine' selection is a close second.

Philip Wilkinson said...

The church at Brockhampton is a real gem. If only Lethaby, its architect, had built more.

Peggy: Thanks for your appreciation. And best wishes for your project.