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The Anglo-Saxon Church

L A S Butler and R K Morris (editors)

CBA Research Report No 60 (1986)

ISBN 0 906780 54 3


Title page of report 60

This volume is the record of a conference held in Cambridge in September 1983 in honour of Harold McCarter Taylor. The papers are on the history and archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon church, and explore current ideas, discoveries and trends in the study of Anglo-Saxon architecture.


  • Title pages
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Contributors
  • Prologue by Christopher Brooke
  • Archaeology, architecture, and the cult of saints in Anglo-Saxon England by Martin Biddle
  • The shines of saints in later Anglo-Saxon England: distribution and significance by David Rollason
  • Church dedications and the cult of Anglo-Saxon saints in England by Lawrence Butler
  • The archaeologist on the road to Lourdes and Santiago de Compostela by Philip Rahtz and Lorna Watts
  • The audience of architecture in post-Roman Gaul by Ian Wood
  • Alcuin, York, and the alma sophia by Richard Morris
  • The iconography of architectural form by Carol Heitz
  • The furnishing and sculptual decoration of Anglo-Saxon churches by Rosemary Cramp
  • Sacarium: ablution drains in early medieval churches by David Parsons
  • Recognizing Christian origins: an archaeological and historical dilemma by Charles Thomas
  • Is there a relationship between pagan and Christian places of worship in Scandanavia? by Olaf Olsen
  • The study of early church architecture in Ireland: an Anglo-Saxon viewpoint, with an appendix on documentary evidence for round towers by Michael Hare with Ann Hamlin
  • A B C: how should we periodize Anglo-Saxon architecture? by Richard Gem
  • Anglo-Saxon church building: aspects of design and construction by Warwick Rodwell
  • Outlines of the church development in Northamptionshire by Hugh Richmond
  • A reconstruction of the 10th century church of St Oswald, Gloucester by Carolyn Heighway and Richard Bryant
  • The 7th century minster at Winchester interpreted by Birthe Kjobye-Biddle
  • Ground-based remote sensing for the archaeological study of churches by Christopher J Brooke
  • Index

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