Markby, St Peter, Lincolnshire, *

“I cannot omit Markby, the kind of church that uninhibited Americans describe as adorable…The best feature is immediately apparent from the approach, the only ecclesiastical thatched roof in Lincolnshire and one of barely a dozen to survive in England.”


Stockport, St George, Cheshire, **

“St. George’s is big and rich, a recreation of East Anglia’s noblest in powerful red Runcorn stone. The plan is cruciform, with transepts, high clerestory, battlements and a massive tower with flying buttresses to its spire. Such is the purity of the Gothic revival that the exterior comes complete with gargoyles, saints’ niches and figures of seated bishops. Hubert Austin was not a reproducer of Gothic, more a recreator. This is a Victorian building.”