ENGLAND'S HISTORIC CHURCHES BY TRAIN


ENGLAND'S HISTORIC CHURCHES BY TRAIN

MURRAY NAYLOR    Book Number: 85915    Product format: Hardback

Cleverly combining his passions of railway organisation and medieval churches, the author embarks on various journeys as he explains how two great ages shaped our lives; that of the Normans who built churches and, much later, the Victorians who built railways. 32 abbeys, churches and priories are described as he travels across England. His journeys include the great medieval abbeys at Tewkesbury, Selby and Hexham, priories at Cartmel and Great Malvern and grand churches severely reduced after the Dissolution of Henry VIII's reign, notably at Bridlington and Christchurch. At Christchurch Priory he sees the 'miraculous beam', which legend says was cut too short so was left overnight to be substituted, only to be found in the correct place and the right length the next morning, whilst another tells of a mysterious carpenter who could have been Jesus Christ himself. St Mary and All Saints Church at Chesterfield is renowned for its crooked spire, which has twisted like a corkscrew and leans eight and a half feet to the south and nearly four feet to the west. Pride of place goes to Beverley Minster. Hundreds of quality colour photos and track diagrams, here are trains and churches existing together in perfect harmony arranged by region. 214pp. Maps and diagrams. 7" x 10".
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ISBN 9781473871427
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