Devon’s Fifty Best Churches
(Todd Gray) £15.00
Already our Best Selling Christmas Book!!
(ISBN 978-1903356609 Price £15 Paperback – 200 pages to be confirmed Over 160 quality colour photographs, size Ht 235 mm Width 160 mm. Publisher: The Mint Press 01.10.11)
208 pages and over 300 illustrations, mainly stunning colour photographs.
Devon’s Anglican churches are our greatest storehouse of ancient treasures but the sheer number of them (there are more than 600) is so daunting that few people discover which ones are particularly worth visiting. This book reveals where they can be found and provides a historical framework to understand them. Fifty buildings have been selected, a personal choice, which hold the most outstanding examples of stained glass, fonts, carved bench ends, screens, memorials and pulpits. These churches continue to fulfil their main purpose as centres of faith but they can also be visited for those who appreciate extraordinary items of beauty, and often local craftsmanship, which are made of wood, stone, glass and metal.
Dr Todd Gray has travelled more than 8,000 miles through the lanes and by-ways of Devon to carefully select the most outstanding churches in the county.
We believe this book will be an excellent quality gift book for people visiting the County and those living in Devon. It will appeal to those that regularly love visiting churches and will inspire other people to start. This book will be a great incentive for planning an interesting “day out”.
The reader will see fantastic details often overlooked by the regular congregations themselves!
If you have already read Lest Devon Forgets you will no doubt enjoy looking at the War Memorials as you enjoy visiting these Churches. Other books that may be of interest-: Lest Devon Forgets Towers and Bells of Devon Exeter Engraved Vol.2 Cathedral and Churches