The Old Rectory Hardback
The Story of the English Parsonage
by Anthony Jennings;
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The Old Rectory
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The author examines the place of rectories and vicarages in the history of the English Church, and traces their evolution through the centuries. It looks at their many and varied styles of architecture, profiling some individual houses and highlighting some of the most architecturally outstanding and interesting ones. It is handsomely illustrated with quality colour and black-and-white photographs. Although rectories and vicarages have had their ups and downs throughout history, the period from the early twentieth century to the present day has posed perhaps the greatest challenge: why, if they are so desirable, has the Church been selling off its finest houses? The Old Rectory examines the contribution to our culture made by the clerical families who occupied these houses, and looks at some of the famous people (and eccentrics) who have been associated with them.
The Old Rectory by Anthony Jennings was published by Continuum in October 2009. The ISBN for The Old Rectory is 9780826426581.
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The Old RectoryJohn Thomas, via The Good Book Stall
Written by the director of Save Our Parsonages, this book is more than a history of English rectories and vicarages, as it looks at a multitude of issues concerned with selling-off, rural retreat, and the future of the countryside community – indeed, the future of England itself (the foreword is by Clive Aslett (of Country Life), a distinguished advocate of building conservation); thus, chapters are headed ‘The Present’, ‘The Legacy’, ‘The Future’, etc. But it is also a history of clergy accommodation from earliest times to 1939. Appendices and indexes allow readers to search for detailed information by location (village names; the book can become a travelling companion), architects, and published accounts/evaluations. One extra advantage is the quality and frequency of the 68 photographs (and others in the text), almost half of which are in colour.
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Details for The Old Rectory
|Page last updated||10th October 2016|
|Author / Artist||Anthony Jennings|
|Publisher||Continuum (October 2009)|
|Number of Pages||336|