Chapels of England

    SubTitle

    Buildings of Protestant Nonconformity
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        Hardback

        Publication Date

        15 Sep 2017

        Summary

        A chronological history of Nonconformist architecture from the 17th century to the present day.
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        9930905

        Main Summary

          Religion in Britain after the Reformation was remarkably unstable and places of worship were the focus of dispute and regular change.

          This book is the first substantial synoptic account of Nonconformist church architecture in England and aims to provide a history of Nonconformist architecture, using existing buildings wherever possible.  It includes examples from the 17th century to the present day, covering all parts of the country and each of the main religious traditions within Nonconformity.

          Despite the loss of very large numbers of chapels in the past half-century, there are still around 20,000 Nonconformist congregations in England. The book includes some of the smallest wayside chapels as well as some grand urban structures and aims to mention the most influential Nonconformist buildings as well as giving examples of the most common types.  These examples are set in the architectural, religious and cultural context of the development of English Nonconformity. The chronological arrangement allows the reader to follow the main architectural development in the Nonconformist world

          The range and varied nature of the architecture is illustrated with new photographs of both interiors and exteriors.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Christopher Wakeling

          Author Information

          Christopher Wakeling is an academic and acknowledged expert on nonconformist chapels

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276cm

          Number of Illustrations

          261

          Number of Pages

          320

          ISBN

          9781848020320

          Contents

            1. Dissenters and places of worship before 1689
            2. The Age of Toleration
            3. Enthusiasm and enlightenment
            4. The Age of Methodism
            5. Growth and renewal 1820–50
            6. The Age of Pluralism: 1850–90
            7. 1890–1914: The Nonconformist heyday?
            8. Chapels since 1914

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