The Rewley House Studies in the Historic Environment have established a track record of publishing the valuable papers given at conferences on architectural history organized by Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education. This volume, the seventh in a projected series of ten on places of worship, covers the building, restoration, and adaptation of churches, chapels, and synagogues in the British Isles in a period when population growth, economic resources, and denominational competition encouraged a dramatic expansion in the religious built environment. The thirteen chapters range from overviews of Ireland, Scotland, and Welsh Nonconformity to studies of worship and music, English Roman Catholic cathedrals, Catholic monasteries, Orthodox churches, and synagogues. Geoff Brandwood and Michael Hall provide expert analysis of the Cambridge Camden Society and Anglican High Church architecture after 1870, respectively; both chapters are enriched by outstanding illustrations. William Whyte supplies an introduction, while Paul Barnwell gathers up the threads of...

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