History Press 2011
Paperback 527pp Illustrated
9780750934749   Product Code: 52411
Stephen Friar's Companion covers all aspects of English parish churches: architecture, fittings and furniture, decorative and allegorical features, stained glass, monuments, brasses and effigies, traditions and folklore, parochial and vestry administration, and the role of the parish church in the history of a community. The book is arranged alphabetically and consists of substantial primary entries on major features, and shorter entries dealing with terminology, historical associations and place names, plus an index of places.