Churches of Staffordshire
Series: Churches of ...
- Helen Harwood
15th May 2024
The county of Staffordshire has a rich and varied past which is reflected in its historic churches. Staffordshire has a varied landscape, from the conurbation of Stoke-on-Trent, the county town of Stafford and the cathedral city of Lichfield, to industrial towns such as Burton-upon-Trent, smaller market towns, agricultural land and the more sparsely populated areas of Cannock Chase and Peak District. In Churches of Staffordshire, author Helen Harwood explores a selection of the most interesting churches across the whole of the county, both well-known and those waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. The buildings range from rural and urban churches, dating from the mediaeval period to the modern age, covering various denominations, including the parish church of St Margaret’s, Wolstanton, whose tower is the oldest building in the area, Pugin’s Catholic churches including his ‘masterpiece’ at Cheadle and Coven Methodist chapel built in the 1830s which is one of the oldest Wesleyan chapels in the county. Each has their own interesting story to tell.
This fascinating picture of an important part of the history of Staffordshire over the centuries will be of interest to all those who live in or are visiting this attractive county in England.