Exploring English Churchyard Memorials
Visiting village churches has never been more popular than it is today. An essential part of such a visit is the ancient churchyard and the typical English churchyard will contain memorials that are more than simple markers. They are visible links between the living and the dead, and are valuable records of changing social patterns; many are excellent examples of vernacular art and architectural design. This authoritative, but eminently readable, survey is based on all those churchyard memorials that have been officially listed Grade I or II*. Coming from all parts of the country, these are summarised in two invaluable appendices that can form the basis for individual exploration.
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Foreword by H R H The Prince of Wales
The history of the churchyard
The churchyard cross
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