Category Archives: Churches and Ecclesiatical

Victorian Visualisations of Rome – Lawrence Alma-Tadema

In Britain there is a long cultural and artistic tradition of visualising and “reconstructing” the past. In late 19th century England this was famously and influentially practiced by the painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema whose images of scenes from ancient Roman … Continue reading

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All Saints Brixworth – Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture

All Saints Church at Brixworth in Northamptonshire is one of the best examples of Anglo-Saxon church architecture in England. Pevsner (1985), Parsons (1988) and Cooper (2010) give a date of C675 for its foundation, probably as a timber building which … Continue reading

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Celtic Monasticism and Benedictine Architecture on Iona

This month we were afforded the marvellous opportunity to visit the early Celtic Christian site of Iona Abbey on the west coast of Scotland. It was founded by St Columba who was a scion of the ruling Uĺ Néill family … Continue reading

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The Borders Textile Towerhouse

A recent visit to Hawick in the Scottish Borders was an opportunity to visit the oldest building in this charming county town of Roxburghshire. The Black Tower as it once known was built by James Douglas of Drumlanrig in the … Continue reading

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Stirling Castle – Jacobean Fortification & Renaissance Palace

Stirling Castle is lies at the most the strategically important location in Scotland, guarding the main north south route between the highlands and the lowlands and the east west route from the Clyde valley to the Forth estuary and controls … Continue reading

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The 14th Century Master Mason John Lewyn and the Durham Episcopal Throne

A recent visit to Durham was a welcome opportunity to re-examine its Cathedral, one of the finest early Norman buildings in England. Much has been written about its seminal place in the development of English medieval architecture but it was … Continue reading

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All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire

All Saints Church at Harewood, West Yorkshire was a small family church in the grounds of Harewood House in West Yorkshire and is now only occasionally used and is looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust. In many ways it … Continue reading

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Touch Screens, Bling and the Word at Lichfield Cathedral

It was a delight to return to Lichfield Cathedral recently as a visitor to re-appreciate the wonderful architecture, sculpture and atmosphere of this ancient English cathedral. Helpfully the Dean and Chapter have provided touch screens in the building to assist … Continue reading

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3D Printed Model of 16th Century Bradgate House

We were recently pleased to deliver a large (1.25m 0.75m) 3D printed model of the late 17th century Bradgate House to the new Bradgate Park Visitor’s Centre, just outside Leicester, UK. This new exhibition which was designed by Creative Good … Continue reading

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Leicester’s Newarke – Through the Ages

The Newarke precinct in Leicester is where De Montfort University has its campus. Its history goes back to the Roman period where there is evidence of farm and other buildings, culverts, agriculture, burials and roads, in a low density settlement … Continue reading

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