A New Book on Gloucestershire Churches

We are delighted to tell you that a new book on Gloucestershire Churches was launched last month.

Nicola Coldstream will be coming on September 19th to talk to GHCT supporters about her new book ‘Churches of Gloucestershire’.

More details on the event will follow on our website.

Here are details from a recent press release:

Churches of Gloucestershire extract by Nicola Coldstream

The county of Gloucestershire has a rich and varied past which is reflected in its historic churches. The landscape is dominated by two principal features – the River Severn and the Cotswold hills – and Gloucestershire’s churches reflect the changing face of the county, from the Forest of Dean to the Cotswold escarpment, the Severn Vale to the watery southern boundary by the River Thames.

In Churches of Gloucestershire, author Nicola Coldstream explores a selection of the most interesting churches across the whole of the county, both well-known and those waiting to be discovered by a wider audience. The buildings range from rural and urban churches, dating from the Anglo-Saxons to the modern age, some displaying Gloucestershire’s wealth from the mediaeval wool trade, others its industrial past.

Selected for their architectural interest or their contents such as tombs, fonts and wall-paintings, interesting Roman Catholic and Nonconformist buildings are also included.

A New Book on Gloucestershire Churches

Nicola Coldstream is a historian of medieval architecture who lives in Oxfordshire, after many years teaching and writing about medieval buildings. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a former President of the British Archaeological Association and a Trustee of the Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust. Her books include ‘The Decorated Style. Architecture and Ornament 1240-1360’ (1994) and ‘Medieval Architecture’, Oxford History of Art (2002