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600 new churches : the church building commission, 1818-1856

Author: M H Port
Publisher: Reading : Spire Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Tells of the setting up of the Commission to build churches in the godless towns, its trials and tribulations as it went about its work, the buildings it erected, and the architects who designed them. This book includes historic and modern photographs, plans and drawings that reveal the diversity of architecture, much of it of the highest quality.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M H Port
ISBN: 9781904965084 1904965083
OCLC Number: 123111417
Notes: Previous edition: London : SPCK, 1961.
Description: 386 pages : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The church building movement, 1810-1818 --
ch. 2. The First Church Building Act --
ch. 3. The Church Building Commission: the first steps --
ch. 4. The crown architects --
ch. 5. The organization and regulation of the Commission --
ch. 6. The relations of the commissioners with the architectural profession and the building trade --
ch. 7. 'Commodity, firmness ... ' --
ch. 8. Rickman, Goodwin & Busby --
ch. 9. Styles and local schools --
ch. 10. Sites and cognate powers --
ch. 11. The half-million grant --
ch. 12. Handling the half-million --
ch. 13. The Commission's last years --
ch. 14. The Church Building Commission: some general conclusions.
Other Titles: Six hundred churches
Responsibility: M.H. Port.

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Professor Ports study of the early nineteenth-century Church Building Commission and its churches first appeared in 1961 and has long been difficult to obtain. He has now thoroughly revised it,  Read more...

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lavishly illustrated with excellent black and white photographs on nearly every page, all of which are clearly annotated.' -- Church Recorders Journal Church Recorders Journal ...lavishly Read more...

 
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