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- Pauline Nicholson provides an image and short history for each of five churches in the Cuckmere Valley in Sussex: four Norman and Gothic parish churches and a Nonconformist built in 1801.
Bourne, Lincolnshire, and Around
- Photographs and historical information are available for churches in the town of Bourne and many of the villages nearby.
Britannia: Parish Churches
- Britannia's guide to the Parish Churches of England, Wales and Scotland. Provides a great deal of historical and architectural information.
- Large photographs by Bill Moston.
- Phil Draper has listed the churches of his home city of Bristol, but likes to visit others off the beaten track too. Exterior and interior photos and much information.
Church of England's Built Heritage
- The official Church of England site. Organization, history, built heritage.
Church Plans On Line
- An online database of the church plans of the Incorporated Church Building Society, founded in 1818 to provide funds for the building and enlargement of Anglican churches throughout England and Wales.
- Coach tours of English country churches on behalf of several charitable organisations. Tour diary, book list and related links.
Churches in Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex
- For each church of his selection, John Owen Smith offers a photograph and verse. For some there is a history extracted from the guidebook.
Churches in the Yorkshire Dales
- Attractive presentation from Daelnet of 44 parish churches: a line drawing and brief history of each.
The Churches of Britain and Ireland
- Steve Bulman provides thousands of photographs of churches of all types in the British Isles, with brief notes. There is also a discussion forum.
Churches of Cumbria
- A guide to some 130 of the town and rural churches in Cumbria, with photographs and brief descriptions. From Visit Cumbria.
Churches on the Isle of Wight
- Guide to the churches, with illustrations and varying notes.
- Peter Fairweather's guide to ecclesiastical architecture, stained glass, church monuments and other funerary monuments such as cast-iron grave markers.
Cornish Parish Churches
- Internal and external photographs of all the parish churches in the county, with excerpts from the Kelly's Directory of 1893 giving their history. Also a database of photographs of stained glass in these churches.
Devon Historic Churches Trust
- A registered charity that assists Devon churches and chapels, of all denominations, with grants and loans for repairs, maintenance and restoration work.
Diocese of Southwark
- Access is available to a short history and description of each of the parish churches of the South London Diocese.
East Anglian and Other Churches
- Annotated images by Sarah Stanbury and Virginia Raguin, part of a study of medieval mystic Margery Kempe. There are brief histories and bibliographies for some of the churches, particularly in Kings Lynn and Long Melford.
- History of Society which was founded in 1879, events, publications, membership details. Also monthly articles and images of church features.
Enfield, St Mary Magdalene
- This prominent Butterfield Church of the early 1880s is portrayed in detail using many photos along with the details of its history. There is also a page with a photograph and brief details of all churches in the Enfield Deanery.
- Exterior and interior photographs of churches in Essex with brief descriptions by John Whitworth. In some cases there are also historic images from postcards. Includes a short bibliography.
The Friends of Christ Church Spitalfields
- The charity leading the restoration of Nicholas Hawksmoor's masterpiece. Includes a biography, history, description and photographs and details of the restoration.
Friends of Friendless Churches
- Cares for nearly 30 historic and redundant places of worship in England and Wales. Details of properties and joint membership with Ancient Monuments Society.
Gloucestershire Parish Churches
- Photographs of many churches, but no history. John Wilkes has included detailed charts analysing the architectural features on the top of each church's tower.
Highgate, St Augustine
- The architect of this N London church was J D Sedding, work started in 1887 but was not completed for many years. Includes photos and some history.
The Historic Churches in Wales Survey
- This database from the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust provides a photograph, history and description for all historic churches so far covered, accessed by list or map.
Images of the North East of England
- Photographs of some churches, the images are expandable and are then accompanied by a paragraph of historical information.
- Photographs and brief histories of about a dozen churches between Sheffield, Rotherham and Worksop (around J31 of the M1 motorway).
- Historian John Vigar's collection of old postcards, together with modern interior photographs by John Salmon of the parish churches of Kent. Includes some brief descriptions.
Kentish Town, Saint Silas the Martyr
- Photos and information on this church designed for this inner London area by Ernest Shearman and consecrated in 1912.
- London Ancestor provides engravings - mainly early 19th-century - of churches in London.
London Docks, St Peter
- Many photos and details on this comprehensive site of St Peter London Docks, a church built in one of the poorest districts in London, and consecrated in 1866.
Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church
- An illustrated catalogue by Anne Marshall, Open University. Includes an introduction to the topic, bibliography, location list and access details.
North Oxfordshire Church Photographs
- Photographs only of churches radiating out from the author's home town of Banbury and taking in some parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
North West Kent Parish Gazetteer
- The North West Kent Family History Society include church photographs in their coverage of parish information useful to genealogists.
Northamptonshire Church Photographs
- Photographs and short descriptions of some churches in the county.
Parish of Penarth and Llandough
- The official site of St Augustine's Church includes an illustrated history and restoration appeal. This fine polychromatic church was designed by the notable Victorian architect, William Butterfield.
Pictures of Churches in Cornwall
- Cornish Light offers small images of a handful of churches.
Regents Park, London NW1, St Mark's Church
- Often known as the Zoo Church, St Mark's was built by Thomas Little in 1851-2. The site details changes made in 1890 and 1957, and shows pictures including many of the stained glass.
Round Tower Churches Society
- Works for the preservation of churches with round towers, mostly found in East Anglia, and investigates their history. Council members, application to join, churches to visit, tour programme.
Shropshire's Nonconformist Chapels
- Pictures of, and historical notes on many of the various nonconformist chapels in Shropshire, by Janice Cox.
Simon's Suffolk Churches
- County-wide overview and historical background. Entries for individual churches have large, clear photographs and colourful descriptions by Simon Knott.
The Society for Church Archaeology
- Promotes the study of churches and other places of worship in Britain and Ireland. Aims, committee, list of contents of its journal, news and conference.
Southend-on-Sea, St Erkenwald's Church
- John Whitworth celebrates this now demolished Edwardian church: history, newspaper articles and photographs.
Southwell DAC Church History Project
- Project by the Diocesan Advisory Committee to supply histories for all the churches in the Diocese of Southwell. A few are already available.
St Martin in the Fields Church
- Official website for this famous church in Trafalgar Square, London, designed by James Gibbs, and consecrated in 1726. Brief information about the history of the building.
St Vincent Street Church, Glasgow
- Gallery of expandable photographs from the Glasgow Guide of the eclectic church designed (1859) by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.
- Martin Snow provides photographs, history, bibliography and two maps: one of parishes and the other showing the position of churches and monasteries.
A Thousand Years of English Churches
- The Churches Conservation Trust cares for over 325 Church of England churches no longer needed for parish use. Details of churches, events, publications, all in full version or text only.
- Information and photographs of many of the tin churches, chapels and mission halls that were built since 1870. As temporary buildings most have long disappeared, but a surprising number do still survive.
West Gallery Churches
- An illustrated directory of churches in England and Wales which preserve galleries and other pre-Victorian features.
Wharram Percy, Yorkshire
- Details and plans based on archaeological evidence from the 1980s. They show the development of this church from the 10th to the 14th centuries, and its subsequent decline as the village became deserted.
- History of the church of St Philip and St James, particularly of its complete rebuilding in the Early English style between 1842 and 1844.
Willesden Green Parish - St Andrew & St Francis - London NW10
- Details are included of these two churches, St Andrew's built in 1897 by James Brooks, and St Francis built in 1933 by J Harold Gibbons.
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