Annotation The ancient churches of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of the country's national heritage, but how were these often considerable edifices constructed? Geoff Sharpe provides a unique guide to the design and construction of historic churches and cathedrals
The ancient churches and cathedrals of England's towns and countryside are among the glories of our national heritage. Yet how were our ancestors able to construct these often substantial edifices without the benefit of modern techniques? How did the medieval masons plan, design and oversee their construction? What methods of construction were used by the medieval carpenters to realise(More)
About The Author
Geoffrey R. Sharpe
Geoffrey R. Sharpe is a member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Chartered Institute of Building, he is also a member of the CIOB Building Conservation Forum and a past chairman of the Building Conservation Trust. He is the author of Traditional Buildings of the English Countryside (I.B.Tauris).
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