England’s late-Georgian churches—long dismissed as ‘mere preaching boxes’—are reappraised in new book
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Posted on: 28th September 2022

Early to mid-Georgian churches by the likes of James Gibbs and Nicholas Hawksmoor have long been admired, and over recent decades Victorian ones have also come into their own. In contrast the late Georgian buildings covered by this important book have not had a good press since they were dismissed by the Ecclesiologists—the Cambridge Camden Society was founded in 1839 and its journal 'The Ecclesiologist' published from 1841—as mere “preaching boxes”, designed by architects with an inadequate understanding of the proper arrangement and style required for a “real” church.

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