Illustrated with black and white photographs and illustrations throughout, this highly informative book is a must-have for anyone with an interest in medieval architecture, particularly Scottish medieval architecture and Christian churches.
A major difficulty for those who wish to enjoy and understand Scottish medieval churches is that the ecclesiological foundation foundation was not laid in the nineteenth century as happened elsewhere. In an effort to interpret and date everything they see when visiting Scottish churches, many people attempt to apply what they have learned from English publications - but that way madness lies.
The present ground-breaking work makes good this deficit and analyses the planning and detailing of Scottish churches from 1120 to 1560 with hundred of illustrated examples, many of which can be firmly dated. The author covers all types of buildings - from the cathedrals through to abbeys, priories, friaries, collegiate and parish churches to the lesser chapels.