First in a series of invaluable and straightforward pocket guides to the Anglican churches of Suffolk. Substantial reference glossaries provide detailed information on all different aspects of church architecture, history and saints. For example, why are there so many wild men and beasts around so many fonts' And why is there often a painted St. Christopher opposite the main door' These guides provide the answers to these questions and more. This is a fascinating guide that will help the church visitor to understand the universal features of churches as well as those unique to each different area. Each book is highly illustrated with photographs and line drawings and a detailed map aids locating each church within the county. The profusion of churches in Suffolk are not only examples of beautiful architecture but are also records of their communities, and form an important part of the history of England. Volume One covers the churches of west Suffolk.
D.P. Mortlock was former County Librarian of Norfolk and born at Wixoe, Suffolk.