The Historical Growth of the English Parish Church

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 22, 2012 - History - 156 pages
Originally published during the early part of the twentieth century, the Cambridge Manuals of Science and Literature were designed to provide concise introductions to a broad range of topics. They were written by experts for the general reader and combined a comprehensive approach to knowledge with an emphasis on accessibility. The Historical Growth of the English Parish Church by A. Hamilton Thompson was first published in 1911, and reissued as this second edition in 1913. The volume presents an account of the key features of parish churches and the historical conditions amid which they were built.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
churchbuilding
2
on private estates 3 The Danish invasions and the monastic revival 4 German influence on preConquest architecture
4
Influence of the Normans on the architecture of parish
5
The parish church at the Norman conquest
6
ordination
7
of vicarages
12
Relation of monastic owners to the fabrics of churches
13
its relation to the clerestory of the nave
62
Western doorways and porches
65
Side doorways of the church
67
altars in porches 36 Chambers above porches
71
habitations in connexion with churches
73
Variety of position of the tower 39 The chancel arch
77
ment
78
Fourteenth century chancels in Yorkshire and the northern midlands
80

The builders of medieval parish churches
15
The parish church and its rectors
17
SECTION PAGE 18 Religious and trade guilds
19
Disadvantages of pluralism and litigation 18 ll Disadvantages of pluralism and litigation 12 Growth of the chantry system
20
Chantry chapels at Beckingham Lincolnshire 14 Summary
22
CHAPTER II
24
Foundation of chantry colleges
29
Parochial chapels
30
plan
33
Chancels of collegiate churches
37
St John Baptists Cirencester
39
Chesterfield and Scarborough charnel chapels
41
Burford church Oxon
42
St Michaels and Holy Trinity Coventry
45
Importance of the work of lay benefactors
48
CHAPTER III
51
The western tower before the Conquest
53
Survival of the older type of tower after the Conquest
56
Architectural development of the tower
59
The spire
60
the laity and the nave
85
Sacristies
88
Squints priests doors low side windows
90
Crypts and boneholes
95
CHAPTER IV
98
Mural paintings
101
Stained glass
103
Coloured furniture of stone and Wood
105
font and benches
106
Chapels in aisles
110
The rood screen
112
The rood loft and beam
117
The altar and its furniture
122
The Easter sepulchre
126
Exceptional furniture
128
Parish churches after the Reformation
129
Postreformation work and modern restoration
131
Bibliography
134
Index
137
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