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Alberti, L. B.:  On The Art of Building In Ten Books, MIT, 1991

Aldrich, M:  The Gothic Revival, Phaidon, 1994

Bevan, R.:  The Destruction Of Memory:  Architecture at War, Reaktion, 2006

Brooks, C. & Saint A. (eds):  The Victorian Church:  Architecture & Society.  Manchester University Press, 1995

Brooks, C.:  The Gothic Revival, Phaidon, 1999

Brunskill, R.:  Traditional Buildings of Britain, Cassell, 2004

Cherry, B. (ed):  Dissent and the Gothic Revival, Chapels Society, 2007

Chitham, R.:  Classical Orders of Architecture, Architectural Press, 1985

Clarke, Basil F. L.:  The building of the eighteenth-century church, SPCK, 1963

Clifton-Taylor, A.: The Pattern Of English Building, Batsford, 1962 (Faber, 1972)

Clifton-Taylor, A.:  English Parish Churches as Works of Art, Batsford, 1974

Colvin, H.:  A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600 – 1840 Yale, 2007 (Fourth Edition)

Cunnington, Pamela: How Old is That Church?, Marston House, 1993

Curl, J. S.:  Piety Proclaimed:  An Introduction to Places of Worship in Victorian England, Historical Publications, 2002

Daniels, R. & Brandwood, G:  Ruskin & Architecture, Spire Books, 2003

Davey, P.:  Arts and Crafts Architecture, Phaidon, 1995

Eastlake, C. (ed Crook, J.M.):  A History of the Gothic Revival, Leicester University Press, 1978 (reprint)

Evers, B.:  Architectural Theory from the Renaissance to the Present…, Taschen, 2003

Fawcett, J. (ed):  The Future of the Past:  Attitudes to Conservation 1174 – 1974, Thames & Hudson, 1976

Friar, Stephen: A Companion to the English Parish Church, Sutton Publishing, 1996

Friedman, T.:  The Eighteenth Century Church in Britain, Yale, 2011

Harvey, J.:  English Medieval Architects – A Biographical Dictionary down to 1550, Sutton Publishing, 1984

Harvey, J.:  The Perpendicular Style 1330 – 1485, Batsford, 1978

Harvey, J.:  The Medieval Architect, Wayland, 1972

Harwood, E.:  England:  A Guide to Post-War Listed Buildings, Batsford, 2003

Heathcote, Edwin and Spens, Iona: Church Builders, Academy Editions, 1997

Hill, R.:  God’s Architect:  Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain, Allen Lane, 2007

Hunt, T.:  Building Jerusalem, the Rise & Fall of the Victorian City, Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2004

Jenkins, S.:  England’s Thousand Best Churches, Allen Lane/Penguin, 1999

Kidder Smith, G. E.:  The New Churches of Europe, Architectural Press, 1964

Maguire, Robert and Murray, Keith: Modern Churches of the World, London 1965

Martin, C.:  A Glimpse of Heaven:  Catholic Churches of England and Wales, English Heritage, 2006

Mercer, E.:  English Vernacular Houses, HMSO, 1975 (RCHM)

Pace, P.:  The Architecture of George Pace, Batsford, 1990

Palladio, A.:  The Four Books of Architecture, MIT, 1997

Parsons, D.:  Churches and Chapels:  Investigating Places of Worship, C.B.A., 1998

Pevsner N. (& Others):  The Buildings of England/Scotland/Wales Series, Yale/Penguin, various.

Platt, C.:  Parish Churches of Medieval England, Chancellor Press, 1995

Port, M. H.:  Six Hundred New Churches:  The Church Building Commission 1818 – 1856, Spire Books, 2006

Pugin, A.W.N:  The True Principles etc., Gracewing, 2003

Rickman, T.:  An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England, Longman etc., 1835

Rodger, J.(ed):  Gillespie, Kidd & Coia:  Architecture 1956 – 1987, The Lighthouse, 2007

Rosman, Doreen: The Evolution of the English Churches 1500-2000, Cambridge University Press, 2003

Ruskin, J.:  The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Dover, 1989

Salzman, L. F.:  Building in England down to 1540, Oxford (various editions 1952 – 1997)

Stalley, R.:  Early Medieval Architecture, Oxford U.P., 1999

Stock, W. J.:  Towards Modernity:  European Church Architecture 1900-1950, Prestel, 2006

Stock, W. J.(ed):  European Church Architecture 1950 – 2000, Prestel, 2002

Summerson, J.:  Architecture in Britain 1530 – 1830, Yale/Penguin, (current edition)

Twentieth Century Society: The Twentieth Century Church (No.3 in C20 Architecture series), 1998

Webster, C. & Elliot, J. (eds):  “A Church As It Should Be”:  The Cambridge Camden Society & Its Influence, Shaun Tyas, 2000

Webster, C.:  “temples…worthy of His Presence”:  the early publications of the Cambridge Camden Society, Spire Books, 2003


BSI:  BS 7913:  1998.  Guide to the Principles of the Conservation of Historic Buildings, BSI, 1998

Choay, F.:  The Invention of the Historic Monument, Cambridge U.P., 2001

Clark, C.:  Informed Conservation, English Heritage, 2001

Colston, B. and Watt, D. (eds):  Conservation of Historic Buildings and their Contents, Donhead, 2003

Earl, J.:  Building Conservation Philosophy, Donhead, 2003

English Heritage:  Conservation Principles:  Policies & Guidance for the Sustainable Management of the Historic Environment, 2008 (free of charge or downloadable)

English Heritage:  The Power of Place, 2000  

English Heritage/CABE:  Building in Context:  New Development in Historic Areas, 2007

English Heritage:  Constructive Conservation in Practice, 2008

English Heritage:  The Setting of Heritage Assets, 2011

English Heritage:  Understanding Historic Buildings:  A Guide to Good Recording Practice (parts 1, 2 & 3), 2006

English Heritage:  Understanding Places:  An Introduction, 2010

English Heritage:  Understanding Places:  Character and Context in Local Planning, 2011

English Heritage:  Historic Area Assessments:  Principles in Practice, 2010

English Heritage:  Valuing Places:  Good Practice in Conservation Areas, 2010

Feilden, B.:  Conservation of Historic Buildings, Architectural Press, 2003 (Third Edition),

Feilden, B. & Jokilehto, J.:  Management Guidelines For World Cultural Heritage Sites, ICCROM, Rome, 1998 (Second Edition)

Harwood, E. & Powers, A. (eds.):  The Heroic Period of Conservation, Twentieth Century Society, 2004

Hunter, M. (ed): Preserving the Past:  The Rise of Heritage in Modern Britain, Sutton Publishing, 1996

ICOMOS:   various Charters, (available to download)

Insall, D.:  The Care Of Old Buildings Today, Architectural Press, 1972

Insall, D.:  Living Buildings, Architectural Conservation:  Philosophy, Principles & Practice, Images Publishing, 2008

Jokilehto, J.:  A History Of Architectural Conservation, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999

Klemisen, J.:  Maintenance of Historic Buildings, Donhead, 2011

Latham, D.:  Creative Reuse of Buildings (2 vols), Donhead, 2000

MacDonald, S. (ed):  Modern Matters:  Principles & Practice In Conserving Recent Architecture, Donhead, 1996

MacDonald, S. (ed):  Preserving Post-War Heritage:  The Care & Conservation of Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture, Donhead, 2001

Miele, C.:  From William Morris: Building Conservation and the Arts & Crafts Cult of Authenticity 1877 – 1939, Yale, 2005.

Mynors, C:  Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas & Monuments, Sweet & Maxwell, 2006 (Fourth Edition)

Orbasli, A.:  Architectural Conservation, Blackwell Science, 2008

Oxley, R.:  Survey & Repair of Traditional Buildings:  A Sustainable Approach, Donhead, 2003

Semple Kerr, J.:  Conservation Plans, National Trust of Australia, 2000 (Fifth Edition)

Stanley Price N. et al. (eds) Readings In Conservation:  Historical & Philosophical Issues In the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Getty Cons. Inst., 1996

Stovel, H. et al. (eds):  Conservation of Living Religious Heritage, ICCROM, 2005

Stovel, H.:  Risk Preparedness:  A Management Manual for World Cultural Heritage, ICCROM, 1998

Stratton, M. (ed):  Structure and Style:  Conserving 20th Century Buildings, E. & F. N. Spon, 1997

Suddards, R. W. & Hargreaves, J. M.:  Listed Buildings (etc), Sweet & Maxwell, 1996 (Third Edition)

Thompson, M.: Ruins Reused: Changing Attitudes to ruins…, Heritage Marketing Publications, 2006

de la Torre, M. (ed):  Heritage Values in Site Management:  Four Case Studies, Getty Cons. Inst, 2005

Vinas, S. M.:  Contemporary Theory of Conservation, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005


Ashurst J. (ed):  Conservation of Ruins, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007

Berrow, J. (ed):  Towards the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Organs, Church House Publishing, 2000

Burkinshaw, R. and Parrett, M.:  Diagnosing Damp, RICS Business Services, 2004

Burman, P. (ed):  Treasures on Earth: A Good Housekeeping Guide to Churches and their Contents, Donhead, 1994

Caröe, A.D.R.: Old Churches and Modern Craftsmanship, Oxford U.P., 1949

English Heritage:  Practical Building Conservation Series:  Martin, B. & Wood, C. (eds), Ashgate, 2011:

  •         Glass and Glazing
  •         Metals
  •         Stone
  •         Timber
  •         Mortars, Renders & Plasters

Forsyth, M. (ed):  Understanding Historic Building Conservation, Blackwell, 2007

Forsyth, M. (ed):  Understanding Historic Building Conservation:  Materials & Skills, Blackwell, 2008

Forsyth, M (ed):  Understanding Building Conservation:  Structures & Construction, Blackwell, 2007

Gowing, R. & Heritage, A.(eds):  Conserving the Painted Past:  Developing Approaches to Wall Painting Conservation, James & James Ltd, 2003

Henry A. (ed):  Stone Conservation:  Principles and Practice, Donhead, 2006

Hill, P. & David, J.:  Practical Stonemasonry, Donhead, 1995

Holmes, S. & Wingate, M.:  Building with Lime – A Practical Introduction, Intermediate Technology Publications, 1997

National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies:  Inside Churches:  A Guide to Church Furnishings, NADFAS, 1993

National Trust:  Manual of Housekeeping, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007

Powys, A.R.:  Repair Of Ancient Buildings, London, 1929 (reprinted by SPAB, 1981 &1995)

Robson, P.:  Structural Repair of Traditional Buildings, Donhead, 1999

Rosewell, R.:  Medieval Wall Paintings, Boydell Press, 2008

Tuttan, M. & Hirst, E. (eds):  Windows:  History, Repair and Conservation, Donhead, 2007

Watt, D. & Swallow, P.:  Surveying Historic Buildings, Donhead, 1996

Watt, D. S.:  Building Pathology:  Principles and Practice, Blackwell Science, 1999 (new edition)


Gordon, J. E.: Structures:  or Why Things Don’t Fall Down, Penguin, 1991

Gordon, J. E.:  The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Didn’t Fall Through The Floor, Penguin, 1968

Harris, H.:  Discovering Timber-Framed Buildings, Shire Publications, 1978

Hewett, C. A.:  English Historic Carpentry, Phillimore, 1980

Heyman, J.:  The Stone Skeleton:  Structural Engineering of Masonry Architecture, Cambridge U.P, 1995/1997

Heyman, J.: The Science of Structural Engineering, Imperial College Press, 1999

Levy, M.:  Why Buildings Fall Down, W. W. Norton, 1994

Salvadori, M.:  Why Buildings Stand Up, W. W. Norton, 1991


Addleshaw, G.W.O. & Etchells, F.: The Architectural Setting of Anglican Worship, London, 1948

Anson, Peter F.: Fashions in Church Furnishings 1840-1940, London, 1960/1965

Cooper, Trevor & Brown, Sarah (eds): Pews, Benches and Chairs, The Ecclesiological Society, 2011

Cunningham, Colin: Stones of Witness: Church Architecture and Function, Sutton Publishing, 1999

Giles, R.:  Repitching the Tent:  Reordering the Church Building for Worship and Mission, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 1999

Giles, R.:  Creating Uncommon Worship:  Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2004

Hammond, P.: Liturgy and Architecture, London, 1960

Hammond, P.:  Towards a Church Architecture, Architectural Press, 1962

Schwarz, Rudolf: The Church Incarnate. The Sacred Function of Christian Architecture, (1938) Chicago, 1958

Yates, N.: Buildings, Faith & Worship. The Liturgical Arrangement of Anglican Churches 1600-1900, Oxford U.P., 1991/2000



Barker, P. et al (eds):  Building Sight, Royal National Institute for the Blind/HMSO, 1995

Blair, J. & Pyrah, C.:  Church Archaeology:  Research Directions for the Future, C.B.A., 1996

Bradley, Simon (ed): Pevsner’s Architectural Glossary, Yale U. P., 2010

Brand, S.:  How Buildings Learn, Viking/Penguin, 1994

Church Buildings Council (former C.C.C.):  guidance publications including Model Statements of Need and Significance and Quinquennial Inspections Template.

Church Building Magazine (bimonthly)

Cramer, J & Breitling, S.:  Architecture In Existing Fabric, Birkhauser, 2007

Curl, J. S.: Encyclopaedia of Architectural Terms, Donhead, 1992

English Heritage:  Easy Access to Historic Buildings, 2004

Fermor, P. Leigh:  A Time to Keep Silence, John Murray, 2004

Hamilton, A.:  Writing Dissertations, RIBA, 1990

Hamilton, A.:  Writing Matters, RIBA, 1990

Heritage Lottery Fund:  various publications including guidance about the Repair Grants for Places of Worship Scheme available to download from their website

Littlefield, D. & Lewis, S.: Architectural Voices – Listening to Old Buildings, Wiley, 2008

Lowenthal, D.:  The Past Is a Foreign Country, Cambridge U.P., 1986

Parker, J. H.: A Concise Glossary of Architectural Terms, (1896) Studio Editions, 1989

Penton, J.:  Widening the Eye of the Needle:  Access to Church Buildings for People with Disabilities, C.B.C., 1999, rev.2007

Scott, Fred:  On Altering Architecture, Routledge, 2008

SPAB/Faith in Maintenance:  The Good Maintenance Guide, SPAB, 2008

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