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a life in architecture

Churches have always fascinated author and journalist Simon Jenkins, and English churches in particular, on which he writes a regular column in Country Life. He regards them as the vernacular museums of the country where the history, faith, arts and crafts and architecture of each community can be traced through the ages. Of the churches which he says have left him gasping, he first names the great double north porch of St Mary Redcliffe in Bristol. 'It is encrusted with Oriental and ...

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