Britain’s Lost Churches
Matthew Hyde Aurum Press Published: 5 November 2015 Price: £20.00
Britain’s Lost Churches: The Forgotten Holy Sites of Britain’s Christian Past tells the story of the many churches in Britain which have been neglected to the elements, renovated for commercial use or demolished completely. Many of Britain’s beautiful churches have vanished, leaving no trace except photographs or illustrations to mark their existence.
Architectural commentator Matthew Hyde travelled the length and breadth of the country to seek out and tell the stories of these wonderful buildings, from churches that defy the elements in Orkney to abbeys destroyed in Henry VIII’s dissolution programme and the cathedrals that suffered the terrible effects of the Blitz in World War Two. Their architectural heritage and social importance are remembered.
Complete with archive photography, illustrations mirroring their glorious past together with contemporary images of how they look today,
Britain’s Lost Churches is an emotional and poignant tribute to the many buildings that were often the centre of their communities. It is also a worthwhile legacy to the author who passed away recently.