Churches of Northern Yorkshire
Series: Churches of ...
- David Paul
15th July 2024
The historic county of Yorkshire, is the largest county in England, with 157 Grade I listed churches alone in the whole county. This book will cover a cross section of churches throughout the northern half of Yorkshire, both well-known and those waiting to be discovered by a wider audience, covering a wide range of styles through the centuries. It covers a huge diversity of places and landscapes, and its churches reflect this variety as well as representing the history of this section of Yorkshire. Some of the mediaeval churches reflect the wealth of their local area at the time, often from trade or monasteries nearby, or the importance of the local town or city, but others served more remote communities and still stand out in the landscape today. Later centuries also made their mark on Yorkshire churches, both in their structures and furnishings, from Georgian simplicity to often spectacular Victorian and twentieth century architecture in and design in Yorkshire’s industrialised towns and cities.
In Churches of Northern Yorkshire, author David Paul explores a cross-section of historical churches throughout the county, both the well known and those waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. This fascinating picture of an important part of the history of the northern half of Yorkshire over the centuries will be of interest to all those who live in or are visiting this splendid county in England.