"This book is a guide to the parish churches of the old historic county of Yorkshire. The incredible wealth of church architecture in the county is introduced to the reader with an invitation to observe the buildings in their landscape, examine their diverse styles of architecture, consider the materials used in their construction and take a tour of the frequently beautiful interior fittings. A useful guide to the history of many of these features, often peculiar to the English parish church, is included." "The second part of the book is a gazetteer of about six hundred selected churches, each with a brief description of features to look for and a map reference to locate it." "Yorkshire Churches will appeal to the beginner, becoming interested, perhaps for the first time, in church-browsing and also to the more experienced, who will find this book a useful hand guide to a county which has a diverse and rich heritage of parish churches."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Containing an Account of the First Introduction and Progress of Christianity in that Diocese, Until the End of William the Conqueror's Reign ... To which is Added, a Scheme and Proposals, in Order to Form a Society for Compiling a Complete Civil and Natural History of the Antient and Present State of Yorkshire ... To this is Subjoined a Short Historical Account of the Parish of Hemingbrough, as a Specimen, Shewing what Materials the Author Has Collected Toward Assisting Such a Society, According to the Above Proposals
This is a reprint in A4 format of Volume I of the History and Topography of Yorkshire by J. J. Sheahan and T. Whellan, a work originally published in 1856. The original was in two volumes; this Volume is about York and the Ainsty Wapentake (now part of the West Riding). Volume II, republished separately, is about the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Inspired by studies of Carolingian Europe, Kingship, Society and the Church in Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire argues that the social strategies of local kin-groups drove conversion to Christianity and church building in Yorkshire from 400-1066 AD. It challenges the emphasis that has been placed on the role and agency of Anglo-Saxon kings in conversion and church building, and moves forward the debate surrounding the 'minster hypothesis' through an inter-disciplinary case study. Members of Deiran kin-groups faced uncertainties that predisposed them to consider conversion as a social strategy, in their rule between 600 and 867. Their decision to convert produced a new social fraction - the 'ecclesiastical aristocracy' - with a distinctive but fragile identity. The 'ecclesiastical aristocracy' transformed kingship, established a network of religious communities, and engaged in the conversion of the laity. The social and political instabilities produced by conversion along with the fragility of ecclesiastical identity resulted in the expropriation and re-organization of many religious communities. Nevertheless, the Scandinavian and West Saxon kings and their nobles allied with wealthy and influential archbishops of York, and there is evidence for the survival, revival, or foundation of religious communities as well as the establishment of local churches.
Release on 2013-03-21 | by William Farrer,Charles Travis Clay
Author: William Farrer,Charles Travis Clay
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
This thirteen-volume series, which first appeared between 1914 and 1965, is an extensive collection of the pre-thirteenth-century charters and related records of Yorkshire, which had previously remained largely unpublished. The first three volumes were edited by William Farrer (1861–1924), after whose death Charles Travis Clay (1885–1978) took up the task. The series was well respected for the quality of Farrer's editing, which was surpassed only by that of Clay in the later volumes. Volume 6 (1939) is devoted to the Paynel fee, drawn from English and Norman sources. The first chapter focuses on the Paynel family, and the Latin charters presented here are predominantly concerned with lands held by Ralph Paynel and his immediate descendants. The volume also contains facsimile plates of select documents as well as detailed indexes.